Up to 14" (35 cm); chest circumference 12-14" (30-35 cm) Up to 11 lb (5 kg) Smooth, shiny short coat. 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).
All Dachshunds originated in Germany, where they were used as go-to-ground hunting hounds. Different sizes specialized in different prey, with larger dogs pursuing badgers and smaller ones going after rabbit and hare. To differentiate Dachshund sizes, the Germans measured the circumference of the dog’s chest. A smaller chest meant the dog could pursue smaller prey; the smallest were called rabbit-sized. In North America, we do not recognize the rabbit-sized dogs, and measure their sizes by weight rather than girth. The Miniature Smooth Dachshund is the small version of the original Standard Smooth version of the breed; it’s believed these “minis” were developed by breeding together smaller-than-usual Standard Dachshunds.
A bright and friendly family favourite, the Miniature Smooth Dachshund may be small, but not in personality. He has plenty of energy, though his short legs make it easy to keep him well exercised. Because he was bred to be a hunter, it is important to remember that he loves to follow a scent, and will dig if he finds something interesting in the yard.
Careanuff Reg’d, Tammy L. Brown. ALL my Dachshunds LIVE in my home. Pups are BORN in my Bedroom and come to you Pre-Spoiled, Socialized and Loved. Choose from a Variety of Colours and Patterns. I look forward to filling your Arms, Heart and Home with the Pitter Patter of little Dachshund feet!! Newbury, ON N0L 1Z0. (519) 695-6596; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.careanuff.webs.com
Bournecrest Reg’d, Christine Bourne. Quality puppies, with excellent temperaments. Five year congenital health guarantee. Most colours including chocolate and dapples. Give us a call and come and meet all the dogs. 8435 Concession 8, Moorefield, ON N0G 2K0. (519) 638-3445; email@example.com; www.bournecrest.com