Is a dachshund the right dog for you?
Dachshunds have long bodies, short legs and deep chests. There are 3 types of dachshund coats: smooth (shorthaired), wirehaired and longhaired. They can be one-colored or two-colored. In addition to color, they can also come in a variety of patterns: dapple, brindle and piebald.
Dachshunds come in two sizes: miniature (11 pounds or less with a shoulder height of about 5 inches) and standard (16 to 32 pounds with a shoulder height of 7 to 10 inches).
Dachshunds are outgoing, strong-willed, intelligent and very alert. They are curious, persistent and enjoy participating in activities. Dachshunds are very vocal and serve as excellent watchdogs. They are also avid diggers!