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About Doxies

Miniature dachshunds can be quite stubborn, very vocal and extremely loyal, almost to a fault. Since they were originally bred to hunt, they love to investigate, so be prepared for the unexpected. They make a playful and devoted family pet, a joy to own and very low maintence!

Size
Miniatures are 11 pounds and under at 12 months of age and older.

Temperament
Dachshunds are clever, lively and courageous, with well-developed senses.

Dachshunds come in three coat types and several colors
(1) Smooth: Coat is short, smooth and shining. Smooth haired doxies' shedding is practically unnoticeable.

(2) Wirehaired: With the exception of jaw, eyebrows, and ears, the whole body is covered with a uniform tight, short, thick, rough, hard, outer coat but with finer, somewhat softer, shorter hairs (undercoat) everywhere distributed between the coarser hairs. Wired haired doxies actually shed very little, but a little grooming goes a long way; a good brushing and/or combing once a week, and some require "stripping" (sort of like thinning) two to three times a year. There are different types of wires, so your groomer will be your guide on what your wirehaired Doxie needs.

(3) Longhaired: The sleek, glistening, often slightly wavy hair is longer under the neck and on the forechest, the underside of the body, the ears, and behind the legs. The coat gives the dog an elegant appearance. Long haired doxies will usually shed some twice a year they get their new coats.

Colors - red, black and tan, chocolate and tan, blue, cream, dapple, brindle and piebald patterns

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