The Dachshund is a beloved dog breed known for its playful, affectionate, brave temperament and short, long, wire-haired coat. Classified as a hound breed, the Dachshund is a small dog with an average weight of 16-32 pounds and a height of 5-9 inches.
This breed typically has a 12-16 year life span and requires a moderate amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Dachshund has low grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Dachshund’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Dachshund Breed Information
Breed Group: hound
Average Weight (lbs): 16-32
Average Height (in): 5-9
Life Expectancy (years): 12-16
Daily Sleep: 12-14 hours
Coat Type: short, long, wire-haired
Coat Colors: black, chocolate, cream, red, fawn, brindle, dapple, piebald
Dachshund Temperament and Personality
Temperament: playful, affectionate, brave
Trainability: can be stubborn, requires patience and positive training
Exercise Needs: moderate
Grooming Needs: low
Common Health Issues: intervertebral disc disease, patellar luxation, dental issues
To learn more about this breed, visit our Dog Breeds category.