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(Miniature Long-haired)

Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other.
- Robert Benchley (1889-1945)

Miniature Longhaired Dachshund puppy
BJ's Mini Dachshund Chocolate puppy


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For more information on the characteristics and care of the Miniature Dachshund please contact any of the breeders listed below or:

Dachshund Club of America Inc.

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Miniature Longhaired Dachshund adult
Cedarhurst Gold Dust

Since the 1500s, Dachshunds have been used to hunt badger and fox. The original dog was the Standard Smooth Dachshund and all other dachsies were developed from this dog. Miniature Dachshunds were bred in Germany specifically to hunt rabbits as they are small enough to go down into a rabbit's burrow.

The Miniature Dachshund is about 6 inches high at the shoulder. This dog comes in three coat types. The long-haired dog has a soft, straight or slightly wavy coat and can be red, black and tan, gray or white with rust markings, dappled or brindle. Despite its size, this breed has terrier-like qualities and likes to be the boss! He may be stubborn, dominant, and a challenge to train. However, the Dachshund is also friendly, playful, alert, and spirited, and makes a terrific companion. 

Because of his temperament, the Miniature Dachshund requires early and consistent training from a strong, patient, take-charge master. If spoiled, he may become snappy. Training can be difficult and may require extra time and patience. Early socialization is a good idea.  The Miniature Dachshund makes a good watchdog as he can make a surprising amount of noise when barking!

A fenced yard is a must as the Miniature Dachshund has a great sense of smell and will wander off after an interesting scent. Dachshunds require regular exercise to fight a tendency to become overweight. This is particularly important as the Dachshund's body shape does not support extra weight well. If regularly exercised, this dog can live in an apartment. However, the neighbors may not appreciate his watchdog instincts! Children should not be allowed to roughhouse with this dog. 




Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Sandie Jones, BJ's Mini Dachshunds
California Breeders




Sandie Jones
35305 Powerhouse Road
Auberry, CA  93602
(559) 855-7779

BJ's Mini Dachshunds





Mary Huebing
10107 CR 209
Oxford, FL   34484
(352) 330-0191


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