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6 inches
High
Medium
10-14 Years
Short , long and Wire haired
Low
Germany
Any color but white
High
Bold and playful
Under  11 pounds
High
Dachshund (Miniature)
Appearance

H. L. Mencken said that "A Dachshund is a half-dog high and a
dog-and-a-half long." Nicknamed the "sausage dog," as it is low to the
ground, long in body and short of leg. A full-grown standard dachshund
averages 16 to 28 pounds, while the miniature variety typically weighs
less than 11 lb.  As early as the 1990s, owners' use of a third weight
class became common, the "tweenie," which included those
dachshunds that fell in between standard and miniature, ranging from
10 to 15 lb.

Temperament

Dachshunds are playful, fun dogs, known for their propensity to chase
small animals, birds and tennis balls with great determination and
ferocity. Many dachshunds are strong-headed or stubborn, making
them a challenge to train. Dachshunds are known for their devotion
and loyalty to their owners. If left alone many doxies will whine until they
have companionship.

History

Some have theorized that the early roots of the dachshund go back to
Ancient Egypt, where engravings were made featuring short-legged
hunting dogs. But in its modern incarnation, the dachshund is a
creation of European breeders, and includes elements of German,
French, and English hounds and terriers. Dachshunds have been kept
by royal courts all over Europe, including that of Queen Victoria, who
was particularly enamored of the breed.
The naming of the modern American hot dog
was supposedly influenced by the dachshund.