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Miniature dachshunds are available for sale through breeders, some animal shelters and nonprofit rescue organizations. Depending upon breed availability, they can be sometimes be purchased from pet stores.


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.


The average lifespan of a dachshund is 15 years. They are generally a healthy breed, but can experience complications such as disc disease, and tooth and gum problems.


Find free dachshunds, other purebreds and lovable hybrid mutts at a local animal shelter. Websites such as Adoptapet.com offer an easy way to browse pets that are ready for adoption in the local area.


The miniature dachshund is a smaller version of the standard dachshund. The American Kennel Club does not officially acknowledge the toy variety of this breed, although it is recognized in Europe. Besides standard and miniature size, the dachshund has three coat varieti...


Dachshund breeders are people who breed and raise Dachshunds, a specific type of dog. While breeding Dachshunds and raising the puppies may sounds like an easy task, a lot of preparation and work is required.