The Dachshund, meaning "badger dog" in German, is a lively breed with a friendly personality and keen sense of smell. Known for their long and low bodies, they are eager hunters that excel in both above- and below-ground work. One of the most popular breeds according to AKC® Registration Statistics, they come in three different coat varieties (Smooth, Wirehaired or Longhaired) and can be miniature or standard size.
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.
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|
|Fawn (Isabella) & Cream||524|
|Fawn (Isabella) & Tan||317|
|Description||Desc.||Standard Markings||Std. Markings||Registration Code||Reg. Code|