Dachshund - Mini

  • SIZE: 1
  • GROOMING:: 6
  • EXERCISE NEEDS: 5
  • GOOD WITH DOGS: 1
  • WATCHDOG: 9
  • BREED: Dachshund - Mini
  • COLOR(S):Red, sable, or cream, black and tan, brown and tan, gray and tan, or reddish brown and tan, and brindle.

DESCRIPTION

 Dachshund - Mini puppies and dogs come in three varieties: Smooth, Wire-Haired, and Long-Haired. The Smooth variety is sleek and short. The Wire-Haired variety is a double coat. The outer coat is short and hard, the under coat is soft and fine. The Long-Haired variety is elegant, glistening, slightly wavy, and is longer on the neck, chest, underside of the body, and behind the legs. 

TEMPERAMENT

 Dachshund - Mini puppies and dogs are affectionate, devoted, and loving. Due to their small stature and tendency to be snappish when teased they do best in a home with older, considerate children. The Mini Dachshund breed is often aggressive or jealous of other pets. They are wary of strangers and will alert their family to visitors or out of the ordinary occurrences. 

GROOMING

 Mini Dachshund\'s are relatively easy to care for. The Smooth and Wire-Haired coat varieties require weekly brushing to remove loose and dead hair. In addition, the Wire-Haired variety needs professionally trimmed twice a year. The Long-Haired coat variety requires daily brushing to prevent matting and tangling. Bathing should be done when necessary. 

HEALTH

 Dachshund - Mini puppies and dogs are prone to such health issues as obesity, hip dysplasia, spinal problems, epilepsy, bloat, and eye disease. 

EXERCISE

 Mini Dachshund\'s are ideal for both country or city living. They require sufficient exercise to prevent boredom and obesity. Dachshund - Mini puppies and dogs enjoy securely leashed walks, indoor family play time, and off-lead play in a securely fenced yard. 

TRAINING

 The Mini Dachshund has a tendency to be stubborn and willful; making training a challenge. They are notoriously difficult to housebreak and the crate training method is recommended. Early socialization and obedience is a must. Dachshund - Mini puppies and dogs will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.

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