Dachshund puppies for sale



Dachshund is a hound dog preferred for its comical appearance. It has short legs and a long body that it uses to dig tunnels. It loves hunting tunneling animals and it has a curious, brave, and independent nature.


Inquisitive, independent, brave, friendly, charismatic, playful

Adult Weight 16-32 lbs
Adult Height 8-9 in
Life Expectancy 12-15 yrs
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Dachshund puppies for sale

The Dachshund is known for its famously long, low silhouette, and vivacious personality. Dachshunds typically come in two sizes and in three coat types with various colors. The Dachshund has tiny legs and a long-backed body with a big personality that makes them truly an icon of purebreds.   

The Dachshund was developed and used to dig their way into a badger den and run the animal out to the hunter. Hence, the name “Dachshund” which in German means “badger dog”. This breeds German history dates back 600 years!

Dachshunds are very clever, curious, playful and brave which makes this short-legged pup quite outgoing and willing to approach people. Despite its intelligence, it can also be stubborn and mischievous so it is important to start training early. Socialization at a young age can help shape a Dachshund into a well-rounded dog. It can learn quickly with motivation and encouragement. It is an excellent watchdog but may be noisy at times.

This breeds coat can be smooth and short haired, wire haired and long haired and its personality is different depending on the type it is. Short haired Dachshunds do not need much maintenance and does not shed excessively. A longhaired Dachshund needs to be brushed daily and a wirehaired will need a professional trim twice a year. Because of this breeds droop ears, they need frequent cleaning to avoid ear infections. Its nails will need to be trimmed once or twice a month and dental hygiene should be regular to remove tartar build-up.

Because of its small size, the Dachshund can adapt easily and will do fine in apartment living. They do need regular exercise to stay fit and build strong muscles to support and protect their back. Two walks a day should be sufficient to keep them in shape.

It is important to keep your Dachshund away from stairs and off of high furniture to avoid back problems. They also do not do well as outdoor dogs, they love to be with their humans. Due to its physical features, the Dachshund is prone to spinal disc problems and may suffer from heart disease and diabetes as well. Overall, with proper care the Dachshund is generally a healthy dog and can have a long life-span of 12-16 years.