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Dachshund
This smallest of the hounds is short on leg but long on personality.
Height: Miniature, 6 inches at shoulder; Standard, 8 to 9 inches at shoulder
Weight: Miniature, 11 pounds and under; Standard, 16 to 32 pounds
Coat: short and shiny
Life span: 12 to 15 years or older
Breed Group: Hounds
Dachshunds are scent hounds who were bred to hunt badgers and other tunneling animals, rabbits, and foxes. Packs of Dachshunds were even used to trail wild boar. Today their versatility makes them excellent family companions, show dogs, and small-game hunters.
Dachshund profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
Amount of shedding
  
  
  
  
  
Cold tolerance
  
  
  
  
  
Drooling potential
  
  
  
  
  
Ease of training
  
  
  
  
  
Friendly toward strangers
  
  
  
  
  
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Vigor
  
  
  
  
  
Potential for weight gain
  
  
  
  
  
Sensitivity
  
  
  
  
  
Watchdog ability
  
  
  
  
  
Affectionate with family
  
  
  
  
  
Compatible with kids
  
  
  
  
  
Easy to groom
  
  
  
  
  
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