Dachshund (Miniature Wire Haired)

KC Pedigree, X-Small

Moderate shedding

Good for first time owners

With the addition of the German Pinscher, the Wire Dachshund was developed by German foresters for hunting and tracking the fearsome wild boar.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Someone that wants a confident 'big dog' character in a small package.

Not the best for ...

Someone that doesn't want the cost or time of handstripping the coat three or four times a year.

Aliases

Mini Wire Dachshund

Cross between

None

Origin

Germany

Size

X-Small
Small enough to carry when needed

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Spikey
If not hand stripped will go fluffy. If you don't pluck their fur in the old fashioned way they transform from spikey to soft.

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?

Yes

Trustpilot

Tailwise is consistently rated as Excellent

AS FEATURED IN

Evening Standard
FT Sifted
Pet Gazette
BBC Radio 4

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