Dachshund (Miniature)

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Like the Standard Dachshund, the Miniature Dachshund breed dates back to at least the Middle Ages.

The word Dachshunds comes from the German dach, which means “badger,” and hund, which means “dog”. This breed were used widely in 17th century Germany as hunting dogs.

The Dachshund “look” is hard to miss: low, long and short with a body that somehow stays solid and balanced in spite of its squat frame. Its convex head is erect and alert with ears that hang low and a pair of friendly oval eyes. The base of the neck slopes down to a protruding chest and a tighter abdomen, and the tail follows the line of the back. Miniature Dachshunds come in three varieties— smooth, longhaired and wire-haired—and colors can vary from solids of red, tan or yellow or combinations of chocolate, black and gray (among others).

A healthy Miniature Dachshund can live as long as 16 years, providing years of fun and companionship.

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