The unique appearance of the Dachshunds, affectionately known as “weiner dogs,” makes them truly irresistible to dog lovers. Their short legs and long bodies truly make them an icon of purebred dog breeds and beloved by many.
The Dachshund personality is just as endearing, as these tireless hounds are known for being spunky and curious with just a dash of stubbornness. Weiner dogs were originally bred for hunting independently, which accounts for their “do now, ask later,” approach to life and unmistakably brave attitude.
There are several different sizes and coat types found in the Dachshund dog breed, including the Longhaired Dachshund and the Miniature Dachshund. They come in one of three coats types: smooth, wirehaired or longhaired and are bred at a standard size (16-32 pounds) or miniature (11 pounds and under).
Clever and adaptable, the Dachshund can be found in the field as a hunting companion or in the home as a family pet. Take a look at the Dachshund field guide below to learn all you need to know about this breed.