Mini Dachshunds are also called hot dogs, wieners, or sausage dogs because of their elongated bodies. They may take some time to be comfortable around people but once they are adjusted, they are affectionate and friendly. These dogs are independent, loyal, and curious. They do well in small or large households and are easy to groom. They can have smooth, longhaired, or wirehaired coats in solid or mixed colors of black, tan, and reddish brown. Depending on the length of their coats, most of them shed moderately.
Origin of the Mini Dachshund
The Miniature Dachshund is a breed of short-legged, long-bodied dogs who despite their small size are born hunters. The name Dachshund was derived from German words ‘dachs’ and ‘hund’ which translates to ‘badger dog’. They were developed since the 16th century from Germany mainly to hunt badgers, rabbits, and foxes. They were later exported to America in mid to late 1800s.
Is a Mini Dachshund right for me?
If the Mini Dachshund is your breed of choice, you have gained a high-spirited, tireless, playmate who will make your life livelier. Being a hunter by nature, they love the outdoors and would need a lot of exercise and playtime. If you are an energetic person, this breed is a good fit for you.
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