Weighing up to 32 pounds and ranging in size from 5 to 9 inches, the Dachshund is the perfect lap dog. It has a low, long body, short legs and colors such as black, red, chocolate and more.
This dog has many nicknames such as sausage dog, wiener dog, doxie, hot dog and many others. In fact, these names are usually associated with the special appearance of the breed.
Dachshunds come in miniature or standard size; the miniature is perfect for small dog lovers. They are affectionate and loving with their families, but wary of strangers.