The Dachshund originated in Germany and is a very popular breed today. This dog is small but feisty and full of energy. He is great for seniors or those who live in small spaces.
Scientific Name: Canis lupus familiaris
Characteristics: The Standard Dachshund stands 8 to 11 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 16 and 32 pounds when fully grown. This dog is classified as a small breed. The Dachshund was bred for hunting and has a high prey drive. The Dachshund can have a long coat or short coat; either are acceptable for the breed. The Dachshund's coat can be many different colors; no color pattern is disqualified by the AKC.