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Mini Dachshund puppies for sale
  • Breed: Mini Dachshund
  • Group: Hunting
  • Height: 5-10"
  • Weight: 9-10 lbs
  • HypoAllergenic: No
  • Coat: Smooth
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Our Mini Dachshund puppies for sale will be a bold, energetic, and devoted companion to you and your family! Mini Dachshunds have large, beautiful eyes, sweet droopy ears, and an iconic low profile. They are great for small homes and apartments and make excellent watchdogs. Browse our Mini Dachshund puppies for sale, and bring home your new best friend for life!

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overview of the Mini Dachshund Dog Breed

Are you looking for a small, adorable (and sometimes mischievous!) puppy that is also a loyal companion and excellent watchdog?

Take a look at our Mini Dachshund puppies for sale below!

Known for their long, low bodies and strong legs, Dachshunds were originally bred in Germany to dig into badger holes, but they have since won a place in many family’s hearts.

While Standard Dachshunds weigh between 16 and 32 pounds and are 8-9 inches in height, Mini Dachshunds weigh 9-10 pounds and are just 5-6 inches in height!

If you are ready for a devoted companion that doesn’t take a lot of room but still brings a lot of energy and humor into your home, then a Mini Dachshund puppy may be right for you!

Purchase your Mini Dachshund puppy today and welcome your new best friend to your home!

You can also check out our other types of puppies for sale.

Mini Dachshund temperament

Playful: Mini Dachshunds love to play and have fun. No matter the activity you are doing, they are sure to be close by and wanting to enjoy the moment with you.

Brave: They may be small, but nobody told the Dachshund breed that this matters! Bred originally to fight badgers, they aren’t afraid to confront strangers or times of danger. This bravery can become an issue and result in aggressive or brash behavior if not properly trained.

Curious: Mini Dachshunds have a curious nature and are often intrigued by their surroundings. They might explore and investigate new scents and objects, showcasing their inquisitive and adventurous personalities.

Energetic: These dogs have good energy levels and enjoy playtime and short bursts of activity. They might happily chase after toys or engage in games that challenge their physical and mental abilities.

Devoted: Mini Dachshunds quickly develop a secure bond with their owners, especially when they have a small family or single owner. They are known to become jealous if they sense their devotion or time with their owner is being challenged by others.

Determined: With their short, strong body and a high level of intelligence, Mini Dachshunds can be stubborn. They aren’t quick to give up on something they want, and their intelligence allows them to focus on something until they have it.

Bold: The breed is not afraid of strangers or other animals, although they are quick to be alert and bark if they sense strangers or danger. However, when they know everything is alright, they are quick to make new friends.

As with any breed, individual personalities can vary based on genetics, early socialization, training, and the environment they are raised in. Providing a loving, consistent, and positive environment can help bring out the best in a mini Dachshund’s personality traits.

Mini Dachshund Breed history

The Dachshund breed originated in Germany and was bred to dig into badger holes.  In fact, the word “Dachshund” literally means “badger dog” in German!

It is thought the breed started being bred and used for badgers in the 1300s or 1400s. Dachshunds were also used for foxes and wild boar at the time. Because of the size of a badger hole and the ferocity of badgers, the German people looked for a small dog with the bravery, boldness, and strength to fight a badger in its hole. However, these dachshunds were larger, weighing 30-35 pounds. Smaller dachshunds hunted rabbits and weasels. 

As the breed became standardized, it started growing on people’s hearts and was used for more than just badger hunting and farm work. Its heritage includes, the Braque, a small French pointing breed, and the Pinscher, a small terrier-type ratter, as well as French Bassets Hounds. Long haired and wire haired dachshunds are said to have terrier in them. 

By the late 1800s, there were common standards when it came to the breed’s size.

The breed entered the AKC (American Kennel Club) in 1885, and they have been popular ever since. They hit a significant milestone in the 1950s when they were ranked as one of the most popular breeds.

They did have a dip in popularity in America during World War I due to their association with the German Republic. Some took to calling the breed “Liberty Hounds” during the war and several years after.

However, these charming dogs were irresistible, and it didn’t take long before they became popular again!

Today, they rank twelfth in the breeds registered with AKC. 

A few breeds with similar to Mini Dachsunds include Jack Russells, Mini Schnauzers, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.


Mini Dachshund Average size

Mini Dachshunds weigh 9-10 pounds and are 5-6 inches in height. Standard Dachshunds are 16-20 pounds and 8-9 inches in height.

Average Mini Dachshund lifespan

If fed a good diet and kept a healthy weight, Dachshunds can live 12-16 years.

Mini Dachshund body features

Mini Dachshunds are recognized for their short legs, long back, and floppy ears. They have big, expressive eyes.  

There are three varieties of coats: smooth, longhaired, and wirehaired. Mini Dachshunds coats can be a various of colors, including red, black, chocolate, cream, brindle, and more. 

Dachshunds also have barrel-like chests and extra-large lungs. These traits give them a loud, hound-like bark.

grooming Your Mini Dachshund Puppy

The grooming needs of your Mini Dachshund will depend on the type of its coat. However, all dachshunds love to roll in smelly things – so they’ll need an extra bath when that happens!

Smooth-coated Dachshunds are the easiest to care for – a wipe with a damp towel in between baths and a brush with a hound glove occasionally should keep their coat healthy. 

For Longhaired Dachshunds, brushing and bathing needs will vary depending on the thickness of their coat. A good brush every few days to once a week will keep tangles out of their elegant coat. 

Wirehaired Dachshunds will be brushed every 2 -3 weeks, and their coat will need “stripped” 2-3 times a year. 

In addition to brushing and bathing, your Dachshund will need other basic grooming; their nails will need to be trimmed regularly, and their ears will need to be cleaned.

Keeping Your Mini Dachshund Puppy Healthy

Mini Dachshunds can quickly become lazy and overweight. This is taxing on their long back. Dachshund should have at least 20 minutes of walking and playing each day. Feed them high-quality food that will nourish them. Talk to your breeder and vet about the right amount of food for your size and breed of Dachshund. 

Along with keeping your Mini Dachshund a healthy weight, make sure your puppy never jumps off furniture; this can injure their long back. Train your Dachshund puppy to use ramps or steps if you want them to climb onto the couch or a bed. 

The breed is also susceptible to bloat, so watch for unusual restlessness, nervous pacing, or other signs of pain and abnormal behavior.

Like all dog breeds, they are susceptible to hip and elbow dysplasia, two of the most common health issues among dogs.

Hip and elbow dysplasia occurs when the leg or hip becomes weakened, and it can result in arthritis or potential lameness if not addressed.

One of the best ways to prevent this is by keeping your dog from too much running on hard surfaces, especially when they are puppies.

Typical Mini Dachshund Allergens

Allergens are caused by dander, which is dead skin cells. Both animals and humans shed these dead skins cells. Dander is attached to the hair that animals shed. 

Mini Dachshunds are considered a moderate shedding dog and are not hypoallergenic.

Allergens can be kept at a minimum if they are brushed and bathed regularly. 

If you or someone in your home has animal allergy concerns, please consult your family physician before adopting a puppy.

  • Are Mini Dachshunds good watchdogs?
    Yes, Mini Dachshunds are loyal, alert, and willing to take on any adversary. They are also sure to alert you when anything is out of the ordinary, so they can make great watchdogs.
  • Do Mini Dachshunds get attached to one person?
    Mini Dachshunds are very loyal and sometimes get very attached to one particular person. This can be sweet if it is what you want, just be careful that it doesn’t result in negative behaviors like jealousy and separation anxiety.
  • Are Mini Dachshunds stubborn?
    Mini Dachshunds do have an independent streak in them. They also have a tendency to fixate on things they want and not give up till they succeed in getting them. This means their training will require a firm hand plus lots of consistency and patience.
  • Do Mini Dachshunds bark excessively?
    Mini Dachshunds tend to be more vocal than some breeds, and they have a surprisingly loud bark for their small size! They are sensitive to changes in their environment, and this increases the likelihood of barking. The good news is that there are steps owners can take to prevent excessive barking.
  • Are Mini Dachshunds prone to weight gain?
    Yes, Mini Dachshunds can easily become overweight. This is a problem because being overweight can strain their long, delicate spines. It’s crucial to monitor your Mini Dachshund’s food intake so he doesn’t become obese.
  • Do Mini Dachshunds like to dig?
    Yes! Mini Dachshunds were originally bred to burrow into badger dens and fight the badgers. Even though they don’t hunt badgers today their love of digging is still hardwired into them.
  • Do Mini Dachshunds have fragile spines?
    Mini Dachshunds have long, fragile spines that are easily injured. To protect your Mini Dachshund’s spine you should: Prevent your Mini Dachshund from jumping off of high things. Always be sure to support your Mini Dachshund’s chest and rear when holding him.
  • Do Mini Dachshunds shed a lot?
    Dachshunds do shed, but not too much. They come in three coat types: Smooth Wirehaired Longhaired Smooth Mini Dachshunds are the easiest to groom, but none of the types take an excessive amount of grooming.
  • Are Mini Dachshunds aggressive?
    This depends on the individual. A well-socialized Mini Dachshund should not be aggressive. However, they are devoted to family and suspicious of strangers by nature and are willing to take on any adversary, so it’s important to socialize your Mini Dachshund when it is young.
  • Are Mini Dachshunds good family dogs?
    Yes, Mini Dachshunds can make great family dogs! With proper training, they can be devoted, energetic, and entertaining companions. Be sure to teach your children how to play with your Mini Dachshund gently so they don’t injure his fragile back or make him snappy by teasing him.

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