Appearance: 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.
Miniature Long-Haired Dachshund Breeders:
Wojciech & Margaret Krzewski. Home‐raised, fun‐loving, affectionate and well socialized healthy puppies occasionally available to approved homes. Mississauga, ON.
Phone: (905) 615-8566; Cell (416) 816-6511