Nicknamed “weiner dogs or badger dogs,” Miniature Dachshunds were originally bred in Germany. They are about 11 pounds in weight, up to 7 inches in height, and can live for up to 16 years. As for temperament, they are high-spirited as well as intelligent and independent.
A German Dachshund is a mixed-breed dog from a German Shepherd and a Dachshund. Due to the differences in size, breeders prefer to have the German Shepherd as the female carrying the pups. The resulting mix usually takes after the Dachshund in terms of build with the sausage dog silhouette. In terms of size, the dogs range from small to medium. Everything else from coat traits to temperament varies from puppy to puppy.
Dachshunds cost about $500 to $2,500. Due to their small size, monthly maintenance cost is affordable at around $100. However, they are prone to back and knee problems, so be prepared for expensive vet bills especially as they get older. They also need a lot of attention, so you may need to spend more time with them apart from just your money.
Out of these Dachshund mixes, Pekehund is the hybrid dog breed that you can’t afford to miss checking out. Dashalier and Papshund are definitely the names you haven’t heard before, but believe us, these are two very awesome Dachshund mixes.
Teacup Dachshunds are the exact replica of the standard Dachshund but with one major difference – they are smaller, lighter, and have a personality that’s filled with joie de vivre. On average, these dogs barely tip the scale at 8 lbs. They are also pocket-size at just about 5 to 7 inches long. A perfect apartment pet, indeed!
Isabella Dachshunds have a fawn coat color over their entire body but may also have a cream or tan pattern with the fawn. The fawn color results from a recessive gene carried by both parents which causes dilution to the chocolate color. This gene can also cause skin problems. But the Isabella Dachshund is generally a healthy and loyal family dog.
I found out that there are actually two types that can be full white Dachshunds – Double Dapples and Albinos. Interestingly, there is a common denominator between the two aside from the coat color. They are both predisposed to a certain health issue unique to these kinds.
The Long Haired Dachshund is one of the three coat type variants that Dachshunds come in. It is characterized by long, silky smooth fur over most of the body and shorter, feathery strands on the legs and ears.
Blue dachshunds have a diluted shade of black which appears as a very hazy shade of bluish-grey. This is considered one of the most rare coat colors when it comes to dachshund variants. The color is a result of genetic mutation which affects the expression of black coat genes resulting in a more diluted hue. Other than the pigmentation, the blue dachshund is like any other dachshund in terms of build and personality.