Miniature Dachshunds are not only adorably cute, they are also willful little creatures on short legs.
Their very short toothpick legs and their long body give them that waddling look when they walk ... it seems like their tummy is almost rubbing on the floor!
But don't be fooled - they may look small and slow but they are an action packed dog with lots of courage, independence and endurance ... and they can run fast too! With a Miniature Dachshund, daily walks can feel more like a rabbit-sniffing adventure than actually walking.
They love food and tend to gain weight easily. This can cause health problems, but other than that they are a very hardy breed.
Mini Dachshunds are not easy to train as they love to chase and hunt, are stubborn and very smart. Any weakness they sense, they will use to their advantage. And how are you going to say 'no' to that tiny body, puppy eyes and floppy ears anyway?
|Life expectancy:||14-16 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Low|