Dachshunds are native to Germany and they boast a long and interesting ancestry. They were originally bred to hunt badgers, rabbits and to track wounded deer.
The Miniature Dachshund is the smaller of the two types with the Standard being the larger dog. Today these charming short legged dogs are among the most popular companion dogs and family pets both here in the UK and elsewhere in the world. Miniature Dachshunds are always a big hit at dog shows too thanks to the charming looks and kind, affectionate natures.