Dachshunds are very friendly, curious, and spunky dogs that are categorized in the hound group. They range from a variety of colors including red, black and tan, cream, black and cream, blue and cream, chocolate and tan, chocolate and cream, blue and tan, fawn and tan, fawn and cream, wheaton and wild boar. They also can be found to have a variety of patterns. Compared to other dog breeds, dachshunds are moderate shedders and don’t shed much at all. They are known as a small dog breed with a height ranging from 8-9 inches for the standard size, and 5-6 inches for the miniature size of the breed. They have an average weight of 16-32 pounds for the standard, and 11 pounds and under for miniature size. Their life expectancy is 12-16 years.