Group: Hunting Dogs

Popularity/Rank: 13

Origin: Germany

Breed Type: Purebred

Price: USD $500-$700

Lifespan: 12-15 years

Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 13
Origin Germany
Other Names Bassotto, Sausage Dog, Teckel, Tekkel, Tekkel Doxie, Weenie Dog, Worshond
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $500-$700
How much does it cost to purchase a Dachshund?
The price of a Dachshund will vary from breeder to breeder as well as from place to place. As a rough guide, you should expect to pay between $500 to $700 per Dachshund if you purchase from a reputable breeder. Prices will be higher for show-quality dogs with a distinguished pedigree. Adult dogs who have already been trained may cost even more. It is usually less expensive to adopt a Dachshund through a shelter.
Size Small
Weight Toy: 8-11 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 16-32 pounds (7-15 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg)
Height Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 8-11 inches (20-27 cm), Miniature: 5-7 inches (13-18 cm)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Recognized by AKC, FCI
The American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. And FCI in the Dachshunds group, in the section.
Purpose Small Game Hunting
Date of Origin 1500s
Ancestry Braque, French Basset Hound, Pinscher, Spaniel, Terrier

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Fine
Coat Colors Black, Blue, Brown, Red, Silver, Tan, White
Grooming Level
Dachshund is low maintenance breed. They has fine and medium-length coats. That's why the dachshund requires minimal grooming task.
Shedding Level
The Dachshund is a very low shedding breed. An ideal dachshund has a straight and normal coat of medium-length. That makes very low amount of fur. Shedding is a normal and natural process for all dogs. But, the quantity of hair a dog sheds depends on the dog's breed type, season/weather, length of coat but sometimes it depends on pregnancy situation, health status, and specially on the type of food.
Solution: Brush regularly with right brush, and healthy diet food can reduce and control the amount of hair shedding.
Eye Color Possibilities Blue, Brown, Hazel
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Isabella
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Brindle, Brown, Cream, Isabella, Pied, Red, Sable
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Deshedder, Nail Clipper, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Monthly
Recommended: (All dogs benefit from regular brushing.)

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Brave, Clever, Courageous, Daring, Dedicated, Devoted, Lively, Playful, Sportive, Stubborn
Dachshund dogs are moderate-level intelligent and according to canine psychologist and pHD, Stanley Coren, they learn commands and tricks with normally. They can learn and understand new commands & tricks after 40-50 tries.
Dachshunds are easy to train. Their intelligence level is moderate to learn commands, tricks and new things.
Dog's playfulness depends on activity levels and health conditions. Naturally, Dachshund breed is moderate playful breed and they have moderate activity level.
Some dog breeds have different signs and alerts when they want to play. But, probably the easiest dog body language to understand is a happy dog and want to play: Tail up, relax body, pupils dilated, mouth open (optional), tongue exposed and front-end lowered.
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Yes
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Yes
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Acanthosis Nigricans, Baldness, Bloat, Cancer, Canine Diabetes Mellitus, Cushing's Syndrome, Deafness, Demodectic Mange, Elbow Dysplasia, Epilepsy, Intervertebral Disk Disease, Legg-perthes D
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness Low
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 7 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 1.4 cups
Daily Cost $1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost $34.00 - $45.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Dachshund have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 4-8 puppies (Once a year.)


The Dachshunds are Small sized dog breed with Avg. Weight Toy: 9.5 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 24 pounds (11 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg), Avg. Height Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 9.5 inches (23.5 cm), Miniature: 6 inches (15.5 cm). This breed coat comes in different colors Silver, Tan, Black, Red, Brown, White, Blue. with the Medium outer coat. The Dachshund breed, also known as the Bassotto, Teckel, Tekkel Doxie, Tekkel, Worshond, Weenie Dog, Sausage Dog. They are ranked No. 13 the most popular dog breeds in the world.
The Dachshund dog live around 12 to 15 years of age. If the dog is treated carefully and has a good diet with regular exercise, it could be 1 or 2 more years will live. Although, This dog is considered to be a moderate healthy breed, This dog is not a hypoallergenic breed. it can have a few health issues. Some of the major concerns are related to the Acanthosis Nigricans, Demodectic Mange, Elbow Dysplasia, Legg-perthes D, Cushing's Syndrome, Deafness, Bloat, Intervertebral Disk Disease, Canine Diabetes Mellitus, Cancer, Baldness, Epilepsy (Health related problems are a part of life).
Some types of breed who have expertise to help people with various disabilities and impairments. Dachshund breed have many qualities that make them great Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog, Therapy Dog.
Cause of their size, temperament, intelligence and strength Dachshund , can be found working as assistance, helper, and Therapy Dogs, as well as assisting the detection and security dog for military and police, Dachshunds were born for get wet in water, and natural swimmers. That's why they can be a good boat dog, its original purpose is to fishing from the sea or lakes.
Dachshund provide many such good services that help people in different environments.


As above mentioned, the date of origin of the Dachshund dog is 1500s. Dachshund breed type is Purebred and relate to the Hunting Dogs group. Originated from Germany. This breed purpose is Small Game Hunting and the ancestor of Dachshund was the Braque, French Basset Hound, Pinscher, Spaniel, Terrier. Dachshund breed Recognitions are American Canine Registry, American Kennel Club, Canadian Kennel Club, Dog Registry of America Inc., Federation Cynologique Internationale, Kennel Club of Great B, America's Pet Registry.

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