This smallest of the hounds is short on leg but long on personality.
Vital Stats
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

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. Full Dachshund profile on
[usrlist “Affectionate with family:4” “Good for new owners:4” “Heat Tolerance:3” “Intelligence:3” “Need for exercise:3” “Playfulness:3” “Amount of shedding:3” “Dog friendly:3” “Ease at being home alone:3” “Friendly toward strangers:2” “General health:2” “Vigor:2” “Drooling potential:1” ]