Dachshunds : sometimes nicknamed wiener dogs.
Dachshunds are delightful. The breed comes from Germany. They were bred to hunt badgers and tunneling animals. Dachs=badger and hund=dog. They dare to be bold and tenacious.Though bred for hunting, they are ideal family companions .Dachshunds are a good choice for apartment dwellers because of their size and ease of care. They come in three sizes : 1- standard = 16 to 32 pounds.
2 - tweenies =11 to 16 pounds.
3 - minis =under 11 pounds.
They also come in three different coats. 1- smoothcoat (short)
With the variety of size, coat types, and personalities, there is a dachshund to suit almost anyone!
The dachshunds below are my adults, and some of my best friends.
You can see some of the varieties I mentioned above...
Below are some of my dogs and a little about them.
This is Mighty Maverick.
He is a chocolate and tab smooth coat.
He is about 8.5 pounds.
She is a blue and tan dapple smooth coat.
She weighs about 11 pounds.
This is Zany Zinnia. She is a real sweet dog.. She is sister to Sukee.
Meet Penelope. She is a red tweenie. She weighs in at 14 pounds. She loves everybody. She likes to be in charge. Great with the children and strangers.
This is Wilbur. He is such a happy fellow. Very sweet. He is a cream dapple pied.