Dachshund puppies typically cannot be found for free. Breeders charge between $500 and $800 to adopt. Rescues specializing in dachshunds tend to charge less, though getting a puppy is not a guarantee.
Anyone interested in adopting a dachshund puppy may adopt from a local animal shelter or from a rescue organization. Dedicated dachshund rescue groups are also a good option to adopt a puppy.
On average, Dachsunds typically have one to six puppies per litter. Since they are a small breed, it is common for dachshunds to have small litters.
You may be able to find adoptable dachshund puppies by working with a local dachshund rescue group, which you can find by contacting the Dachshund Club of America. You can also use a pet adoption website, such as Petfinder.com, to search for adoptable dogs by breed.
The first step in caring for any puppy is to find a good vet as soon as possible. The puppy needs immunizations and a check-up. The vet can recommend an appropriate puppy chow. When young, a puppy needs four small meals a day, dropping to three meals at 3 months of age....
The average-sized dachshund is between 11 and 32 pounds and 8 to 9 inches tall. There is also a miniature version of this breed. The average miniature dachshund weighs from 1 to 11 pounds and measures 5 to 6 inches tall.
The standard Dachshund grows to stand between 8 to 11 inches from the ground to the shoulder. On average, a Dachshund can weigh from 6 to 32 pounds.