Dachshund Physical Appearance

Wanting to get a Dachshund Dog and wondering what is the general appearance of Dachshund or what are the popular colours of a Dachshund?

Learn more about the colors, weight and height of Dachshund Dogs from this page.

Dachshund Appearance

Dachshund Size, Height and Weight

    Consider the personality traits and appearance of the Dachshund, as this breed is not for everyone. Use this information below to see if a Dachshund would suit your lifestyle and household.

    Size of Dachshund: The Dachshund Dog is a small sized dog.

    Height of Dachshund:
  • Toy: 12 inches (30 cm) Miniature: 5-7 inches (13-18 cm)
  • Standard: 8-11 inches (20-27 cm)

  • Weight of Dachshund:
  • Toy: 8-11 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg) Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg)
  • Standard: 16-32 pounds (7-15 kg)

    The Popular Colours of Dachshund Dogs

  • Black
  • Black and Tan
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Red
  • Silver
  • White

Dachshund Appearance

Dachshund Information

The dachshund's long, low-slung body enables it to enter and move freely inside the confines of a den or tunnel, without sacrificing the necessary jaw and body strength to overcome its quarry. Its confidence, hunting instinct, keen nose and loud voice also are of significant aid in hunting underground. Agility, freedom of movement and endurance are necessary for the dachshund's work, and its gait is fluid and smooth. The dachshund has an energetic, pleasant expression. Each of the three coat varieties has special attributes: The smooth is short and shining, imparting some protection against the elements; the longhair is sleek, sometimes slightly wavy, providing somewhat more protection; the wire has tight, thick and hard hair with a finer undercoat, providing maximal protection.

The dachshund is bold, curious and always up for adventure. It likes to hunt and dig, tracking by scent and going to ground after game. It is independent but will join in its family's activities whenever given a chance. It is good with children in its own family, but some may snap at strange children. Most are reserved with strangers. Some bark. The longhaired variety may be quieter and less terrier-like; the wires may be more outgoing. Some miniatures are more prone to be timid.

What to do if you lose your Dachshund

If your Dachshund Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Register your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Report the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.

3. Phone the nearby vets to see if someone has handed in your missing pet.

4. Telephone the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Pounds.

What to do if you find a lost Dachshund

If you find a Dachshund Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Report the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Phone the Local Authority to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the animal to the local Animal Pound assigned to your area.

5. Take the pet to the local Vet who usually scan the animal’s microchip and locate the registered pet owner.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must contact your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.