meet theDachshund


Training &Temperament

​You should always choose a dog based on what he’s like, not what he looks like, and the Dachsie’s unique physical appeal easily becomes the focal point. Luckily, he is as much fun to live with as he is to look at. But because he was an eager hunter, he can be a bit stubborn and sometimes wonders why you’re not onboard with his plans. It’s hard to stay in a bad mood with a Dachsie around—his upbeat, curious, and friendly nature is contagious.

  • Children


    38% agree

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  • Training


    58% agree

  • Time Alone


    63% agree

Did You Know?

The Dachshund was developed in Germany more than 300 years ago to hunt badgers (dachs, badgers; hund, dog).

From 1930 to 1940, Dachshunds advanced from 28th to sixth rank among American registrations, and maintained this average rank through World War II by constructive public relations.

Dachshunds are bred with three coat varieties: (1) Smooth, (2) Long, and (3) Wirehaired, and is shown in two sizes: standard and miniature.

Dachshunds are accomplished hunting dogs despite their lapdog reputations.

In the postwar years, to avoid associations with Germany, the Dachshund’s name was temporarily translated to "badger dog."

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black & Cream 010
Black & Tan 018
Blue & Cream 273
Blue & Tan 044
Chocolate & Cream 526
Chocolate & Tan 072
Cream 076
Fawn (Isabella) & Cream 524
Fawn (Isabella) & Tan 317
Red 140
Wheaten 224
Wild Boar 226
Black 007
Chocolate 071
Fawn 082


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Brindle 051
Dapple 020
Sable 026
Brindle Piebald 127
Double Dapple 050
Piebald 025