A Quick Guide to Miniature Dachshund Puppies
There are few things more adorable than a puppy, and miniature dachshund puppies are even cuter than most because they barely get any bigger. One of the most adorable things about puppies is how small they are, so it’s no wonder miniature dachshund puppies are so popular. They stay small even when they are adults!
The dachshund comes in two sizes: standard and miniature. Standard dachshunds weigh an average of 20 to 22 pounds, and the miniature dachshund weighs an average of 10 pounds or less. And these are the weights of the adults we are talking about, not the weight of the miniature dachshund puppies.
As with any newborn puppy, miniature dachshund puppies are super small at birth and do not reach their maximum weight, a whopping 9 or 10 pounds, for a year or more. This is a really small dog that can be easily transported. So if you are looking for a lap dog, the miniature dachshund may be the breed for you.
Miniature dachshunds have the same characteristics as the standard dachshund breed, with the biggest difference in their size. The maximum healthy weight for a standard dachshund is 30 pounds and its average weight is 22 to 25 pounds. The average weight of a miniature dachshund is only 8 or 9 pounds, and its maximum healthy weight is no more than 11 pounds.
Maintaining a healthy weight is important for all small dogs, but it is especially vital for dachshunds due to their unusually long spines. The dachshund has a long back and very short legs, giving it its characteristic “hot dog” shape. Carrying too much weight on the abdomen will put additional stress on the spine and spine, which can cause injury. Dachshunds should also be helped when climbing stairs and jumping on tall furniture because this also puts additional pressure on the spine when done repeatedly over time.
Dachshunds are a friendly and intelligent breed, and their size makes them a perfect pet for apartment dwellers and anyone who doesn’t have a backyard and doesn’t want to run around the park every day. Dachshunds require daily exercise, but a short walk is more than enough. They are energetic, but will never knock and drool your guests or stomp the house, smashing trinkets as they go.
Training a dachshund can be challenging, but it’s not because it lacks intelligence to learn. It’s because they are smart and independent and they don’t always see things the same way you do. For example, potty training is probably very important to you, but sometimes, especially when it’s raining or cold, your dachshund just won’t agree. Always have your favorite treats on hand. This is the best way to convince your dachshund to do what you want him to do when you want him to.