Very low on his legs, the Dachshund is compact but has good muscles. He is very vigorous and despite his particular size, he gives an impression of great pride but still has a somewhat heavy appearance.
Between 30 and 35 cm (11.81 to 13.78 inches) for the male
Between 30 and 35 cm (11.81 to 13.78 inches) for the female
Between 6 and 10 kg (13.23 to 22.05 pounds) for the male
Between 6 and 10 kg (13.23 to 22.05 pounds) for the female
His coat exists in three colours, either unicolour (from dark red to light red, sometimes even black), bicolour (wild boar, brown and tan or black and tan), harlequin (brown and tan or black and tan).
His fur is short, hard or long. Each size has all three categories: smooth, wire-haired, or long-haired.
His head has a rather rounded skull. His eyes are black and almond-shaped. His rounded ears are close to the cheek. His nose is black. His tail is the extension of his back line.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 4, section 1 and is #148