Up to 14" (35 cm); chest circumference 12-14" (30-35 cm) Up to 11 lb (5 kg) Double coat with soft straight or wavy outercoat. Solid (red, cream), two coloured (black, chocolate, grey or white with rust-brown or yellow markings), dappled (brown, grey or white background with irregular patches of black, grey, brown, red or yellow) or striped (red or yellow with darker striping).
A German breed, the Dachshund was bred to be a hunter followed on foot by his handler. The long sleek profile typical of the breed allows him to get inside the burrows of his prey. Miniature-sized Dachshunds were primarily used to hunt rabbits and similar small prey. The Miniature Long-haired Dachshund may have originated from the selective breeding of longer haired individuals to produce a line of dogs that consistently have a longer coat. Others suggest that breeders incorporated Field Spaniels into their breeding programs, thus adding a longer softer coat to the sleek long-bodied dogs. Whatever his origin, the Miniature Long-Haired Dachshund is prized for his elegant appearance.
Fun-loving and easy to get along with, Dachshunds do well in a variety of homes. With their short legs and small size, Miniature Long-Haired Dachshunds do well as apartment dogs. Like most scent hounds, Dachshunds like to follow their noses, and are likely to investigate any interesting holes in the ground.
Dreamhund, Diane Horvat and David Horvat, Owner and Breeder. Creams and derivative of creams. Soft temperamented and playful home raised puppies from healthy, quality championed bloodlines. Puppies are raised in our home with their mom and dad as our pets. Well socialized, CKC Reg’d, microchipped, vet checked, vaccinated prior to placement in selected homes. Lifetime return policy. Wellandport, ON (905) 536-6820; email@example.com; www.dreamhund.ca
Bournecrest Reg’d, Christine Bourne. Quality puppies, with excellent temperaments. Five year congenital health guarantee. Most colours including cream and white piebalds. Give us a call and come and meet all the dogs. 8435 Concession 8, Moorefield, ON N0G 2K0. (519) 638-3445; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.bournecrest.com
Polonez, Wojciech & Margaret Krzewski. Home-raised, fun-loving, affectionate and well socialized healthy puppies occasionally available to approved homes. Mississauga, ON. (905) 615-8566; email@example.com