The first being the dwarf Dachshund zwergteckel that measures approximately Retrieved September 30,from Dogtime website: Miniature Dachshund dogs [Fact sheet]. The dachshund breed was developed in Germany and has existed since at least the 16th century. The predominant theory regarding the origin of the Miniature, Dwarf and Rabbit Dachshund s is that Standard Smooth Dachshunds were bred with toy terriers or pinschers to reduce their size.
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Retrieved September 30,from Dogtime website: Where the muscles contract, the skin of the miniature dachshund is elastic and pliable without excessive wrinkling. During that late 19th century, German hunters desired smaller dachshunds to be used on European harewhich lived in smaller burrows than the dachshunds' historic quarry -- badgers and foxes. Please visit the "Dachshund Main page" for the complete breed profile. These now smaller Smooth Dachshunds were then bred with the Papillon to create the longhaired variety, and with the Miniature Schnauzer to create the the Miniature Wirehaired Dachshund.