Miniature Dachshunds

Diamond Valley Kennels Mini Dachshunds

Miniature Dachshunds are cute little bundles that have individual characters all of their own. They are a breed that becomes attached to their family and usually one family member becomes their special human.

Miniature Dachshunds are approximately 4-6kgs / 30-35 cms when fully grown dependent on the size of Mum and Dad. Their height is measured by chest girth. It’s important to note that because of their long spine/back to discourage frequent climbing up and down stairs as this activity may harm their spine.  They are very well suited to living in an apartment.

Although small, Miniature Dachshunds enjoy a long walk every day. The inherited instincts of Miniature dachshunds does mean that they have a tendency to want to run off to pursuit new smells, hunt and have a dig. It’s important to ‘puppy proof’ your back yard to ensure they do not become escape artists. 

Miniature dachshunds  have a smooth coat and will shed. It’s recommended that you groom them once a week to remove dead hair and minimise the shedding.

We breed mainly short haired miniature dachshunds but occasionally will have long haired. The most common colours are Black and Tan, but we also have Red, Silver Dapple and Chocolate from time to time which are extra special.