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The Dachshund, also known as the "wiener dog", is a small breed with a distinctive elongated body and short legs. They are friendly, curious, and independent, making them popular pets for families and individuals alike. Dachshunds are adaptable and can thrive in a variety of living situations.

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Dachshunds are small dogs, weighing 16-32 lbs for the standard size and 8-11 lbs for the miniature size, with a height of 8-9 inches.

energy level

Dachshunds are active and lively but don't require an excessive amount of exercise.

exercise needs

Dachshunds enjoy daily walks and playtime to maintain their physical and mental health.


Dachshunds can be stubborn, but with patience and consistency, they can learn commands and tricks.


Dachshunds are intelligent dogs but can be independent thinkers, which may make training challenging at times.


Dachshunds are adaptable and can thrive in various living situations, including apartments and houses.

with kids

Dachshunds can be good with kids, especially when socialized from a young age.

with other pets

Dachshunds can get along well with other pets when properly socialized.

in cold climates

Dachshunds can tolerate mild cold weather, but they should be protected from extreme cold due to their short legs and low body clearance.

in hot climates

Dachshunds can handle some heat but should be provided with shade, water, and limited time outdoors in high temperatures.


Dachshunds have low shedding, depending on their coat type (smooth, longhaired, or wirehaired).


Grooming needs for Dachshunds depend on their coat type but are generally low maintenance.

bark tendency

Dachshunds tend to bark more frequently and may require consistent training to manage their barking.

health issues

Dachshunds may have some health issues, requiring regular veterinary checkups and preventative care.