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What is a miniature smooth haired dachshund?

What is a miniature smooth haired dachshund?

This is a long-backed, short-legged dog of diminutive height. He has a short, dense, smooth coat that comes in a range of colours (see the breed standard for full details). The adult Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund weighs 4.5-5kg and is approximately 12-15cm in height.

Do miniature smooth dachshunds shed?

Dachshunds do shed a little but not as much as other dog breeds. Smooth-haired dachshunds lose fur throughout the year. But wire-haired dachshunds with ‘pin wire’ coats – shorter, coarser hair that generally doesn’t need stripping – shed the least of all the varieties and may be the best option for allergy sufferers.

Do miniature dachshunds make good pets?

Dachshunds are loving, loyal and affectionate dog breeds. They are good family dogs and get along with children if you introduce them at an early age. However, Dachshunds can likewise be a bad choice for some families because they can be hard to housetrain. Dachshunds can also be very greedy when it comes to food.

How much should I pay for a miniature dachshund?

So how much do Dachshunds cost? The average price of Dachshunds on the AKC marketplace (reputable breeder) is $1,500 USD. However, the price of all Dachshunds range between $400 and $1,100. You can adopt one for $100 to $300 on sites like – even less at a local shelter.

What is the rarest Dachshund color?

While black is one of the main base colors of Dachshunds, a solid black is the rarest Dachshund color in the world. This is because a solid black coat is achieved when both parents have the same rare recessive gene.

Do Dachshunds like to cuddle?

19) Dachshunds Are Fiercely Loyal They love to snuggle with you on the couch, sleep with you in bed, and follow you around the house (including into the bathroom).

Do dachshunds like to cuddle?

How often should you bathe a mini dachshund?

every three months
Dachshunds only need a bath every three months or so. This is the same whether smooth-haired, long-haired or wire-haired. If you bathe your dog too often, it washes away the natural oils that make their coat nice and shiny, leaving them with dry fur and skin.

Can Dachshunds be left alone all day?

No, you can’t leave a dachshund alone all day. Dachshunds need plenty of attention, exercise, stimulation, playtime and love throughout the day. You could ask a friend or family member to call in while you’re at work during the day or use a dog-sitting service.

Do miniature Dachshunds like to cuddle?

Dachshunds are loyal to their people. They love to snuggle with you on the couch, sleep with you in bed, and follow you around the house (including into the bathroom). They will be protective of their family members and sometimes one particular member of the family.

What is the rarest dachshund color?

What is the life expectancy for a miniature dachshund?

around 12-16 years
On average, Miniature Dachshunds live for around 12-16 years and Standard Dachshunds live for around 12-14 years. Dachshunds generally live a long life compared with other dog breeds, with many owners reporting their Dachshunds lived 18+ years.

How much do miniature dachshunds cost?

You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,300 upwards to $10,000 or even more for a Mini Dachshund with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Mini Dachshunds sold is $700.

What are the traits of a dachshund?

Dachshunds were bred to hunt vermin. They needed to be able to work alone, be brave and clever in order to chase down and catch their prey. These traits can still be seen today in Dachshunds, manifesting themselves in behaviors including barking and biting.

How big are miniature dachshund puppies?

The AKC (American Kennel Club) separates dachshunds into two size groups for competition. Miniatures are 11 pounds and under at 12 months of age and older; Standards are over 11 pounds, usually falling between 16 and 32 pounds.

What type of hair does a dachshund have?

Dachshunds can have one of three types of fur. Smooth dachshunds have a close, short coat that doesn’t tend to shed extensively. Wieners with long hair require regular grooming to maintain their silky locks. The third option for a dachshund is a wirehaired dog, which appears to have almost curly hair.