Dachshund Breed Sizes
Weight 8 pounds 3 5 kg at age 12 months.
Dachshund breed sizes. When most people think of a dachshund they think of a small. In the united states dachshunds are either miniature 11 pounds and under as an adult or standard usually between 16 and 32 pounds as an adult. The dachshund comes in three coat varieties and two sizes. Definitive evidence of the dachshund as a breed isn t found until the sixteenth century when reference was made to a low crooked legged dog called a little burrow dog dacksel or badger dog.
Other countries have a wider variance in the sizes. A standard sized dachshund appears much longer than a miniature. If your dachshund weighs between 11 and 16 pounds he s called a tweenie. The dachshund is a dog breed of german origin.
The dachshund is already a small dog but they actually come in an even smaller. Different types of dachshunds according to size 1. All three varieties of dachshunds the smooth wire and long coated are found in two sizes called standard and miniature. Types of dachshund coat s.
16 32 pounds standard 11 pounds under miniature life expectancy. A guide to dachshund types sizes miniature dachshund. The dachshund s coat is one of the most. Dachshunds were ranked 6th out of 154 dog breeds registered by the american kennel club akc in both 2004 and 2005.
Prior to that there exist references to badger dogs and hole dogs but these likely refer to purposes rather than to specific breeds. The akc has grouped all of the breeds that it. Dachshunds come in three sizes. Height up to 5 7 inches 13 18 cm.
Miniatures are not a separate akc classification but compete in a class division for 11 pounds and under at 12 months of age and older weight of the standard size is usually between 16 and 32 pounds. The unofficial terms such as tweenie dwarf toy teacup or micro mini dachshund are not akc recognized size variations. The original german dachshunds were larger than the modern full size variety weighing between 14 and 18 kg 31 and 40 lb and originally came in straight legged and crook legged varieties the modern dachshund is descended from the latter. The modern name dachshund means simply badger dachs dog hund in german.
Height up to 12 inches 30 cm. The dachshund is an extremely popular dog breed which has ranked in the top ten most popular dog breeds for many years. Submit a comment cancel reply.
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