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Our collection of Dachshund images features many champions and best of breed. Whether you are a specialist looking for stock images of breed examples, a designer looking for a striking picture, or you're simply a Dachshund fan, we're confident we'll have the image you're looking for.

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Dachshund overview

The Dachshund originated in Germany for following badgers and foxes to earth (rabbits in the case of the miniatures). One of Germany's most effective earth dogs, they are also good companions but retain the instinct to hunt.

There are 3 distinct varieties which all come in 2 sizes: the standard smoothhaired Dachshund, the miniature smoothaired Dachshund, the standard wirehaired Dachshund, the miniature wirehaired Dachshund, the standard longhaired Dachshund and the miniature longhaired Dachshund.

Other known names for Dachshund

Weenie Dog, Wiener Dog, Hotdog, Sausage Dog

Dachshund foreign names

Tekkel (Dutch), Teckel (French), Bassotto (Italian), Perro Salchicha (Spanish), Sosis (Turkish)



Breed Group

Hound Group

Biological data

9-12 kg (Standard); 4.5-less than 5 kg (Miniature).
16-32 lbs (Standard)
Under 11 lbs (Miniature).
Standard: Height 8-11 inches (20-27cm.)
Miniature: Height up to 5-7 inches (13-18 cm.)
Colours, markings and patterns
All colours allowed, but no white permissible, save for a small patch on chest which is permitted but not desirable.
The exception is dappled markings, which should be evenly marked all over.
Nose and nails black in all colours except chocolate/tan and chocolate/dapple, where brown permitted.

Dachshund links we are happy to endorse

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Dachshund – Breed standard

The below links are external

Dachshund references and further reading

Aktion Teckelhilfe  


The Dachshund Club of America
Dachshund Rescue
Dachshund Rescue of North America
Dachshund Owner Guide
Dachshund Club of UK 
Dachshund Showcase UK
Dachshund UK Show Results
The Dachshund Breed Council
Dachshund Health UK

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Dachshund coats

Below are some examples of the various coats of Dachshunds, coat names sometimes differ from country to country, 
Coat lenghts can vary depending on the age of the dog.

Smoothhaired Dachshunds

AP-0LPUHI - black and tan smooth Dachshund on white background
Photo © Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki

Longhaired Dachshunds

AP-0LRWUL - Dachshund Longhaired (miniature)
Photo © Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki

Wirehaired Dachshunds

AP-1Q5SLL - Dachshund (Miniature Wire), posed
Photo © Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki

Dachshund picture ideas

Featured image

AP-PGNPLP - smooth miniature Dachshund
Photo © Animal Photography, David Jensen

Dachshund puppies

AP-GN6BDK - wirehaired Dachshund puppies
Photo © Animal Photography, Ron Willbie

Dachshunds indoors

AP-06AEIF - Dachshund following owner into bathroom
Photo © Animal Photography, David Jensen

Dachshunds outdoors

AP-0YBLU9 - wirehaired Dachshund in the woods
Photo © Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson

Dachshund groups

AP-02XQKP - Five miniature wirehaired Dachshunds together
Photo © Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson