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Miniature Old Dog Breeds

Updated on July 12, 2016

Miniature Dachshund Dog

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Miniature Dachshund Dog

Miniature Dachshund Dog Breed

Miniature Dachshunds are very energetic dogs but they sometimes give the impression they like to be cuddled. They love to go to the dog park to play and go for walks. They will become very destructive if they are left alone for very long.


Old Working Breed

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The Miniature Dachshund dog breed goes back to the Middle Ages. Some people think they may go back further.

Their ability to hunt animals below ground and above ground were believed to be because of their short legs, great sense of smell and stamina. They were able to track animals for days. The small Dachshund dogs were used to hunt foxes. The larger Dachshund dogs were used to hunt wild boar. The present day Dachshund comes in normal, miniature and toy sizes.

Old Companion Breed

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This little dog loves to be outside and to run around and chase critters. They also love to dig holes. If they get lots of walks and play time they can make good dogs for apartment living. They are a favorite dog breed for city living.

They make good pets for families with older children. Their favorite place to live is in a home with one person

Appearance of Miniature Dachshund

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The Miniature Dachshund will usually weigh around 11 pounds and will be 5 to 7 inches tall. The Miniature Dachshund's legs are very short. They can have coats that are smooth, wire-haired or long haired. Their coats are usually tan, red, yellow and mixtures of black, gray and chocolate.

Very Alert Breed

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The Miniature Dachshund is careful around strangers but they are loyal and devoted to their owners. They will bark at strangers so they make very good small watch dogs.

Miniature Schnauzer Dog

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There are three types of Schnauzer dogs. The miniature Schnauzer is the smallest. All Three types go back to the 15th century in Germany.

The schnauzer was originally to herd sheep, guard property and catch rats and other vermin. There was only one type of Schnauzer until the 1800s when the other two types were developed.

Origin of the Miniature Schnauzer Dog Breed

The Miniature Schnauzers was developed by crossing the Affectionate, Schnauzer, Miniature Pinscher and Poodle. The Miniature Schnauzer make very good companion dogs.

Appearance of the Miniature Schnauzer

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The Miniature Schnauzer is usually salt and pepper in color. They can also be found in solid black and solid white. Their top coat is coarse and their undercoat is soft. They usually weigh 11 to 15 pounds and are 13 to 14 inches tall at the shoulder.

Miniature Spitz Dog

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The Miniature Spitz dog is curious, active and small. They thrive on attention and they love to play.

Appearance of the Miniature Spitz Dog

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They will weigh 18 to 22 pounds and stand 9 to 11 inches tall. Their appearance resembles a fox. They have a full and rough. Coat. They are usually black, gray, brown, orange and off white.

Working Dog

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The European Spitz dogs can be traced back 6,000 years. They were original bred to be herders, hunters and watch dogs. The Giant Spitz was used for guard dogs, and herding dogs. The miniature Spitz was used as companion dogs.

Companion Dogs

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The Miniature Spitz is very loyal and they will become very attached to their owners. They are wary of strangers and make good watchdogs. They are very loud barkers so they need to be socialized and trained when they are young.

Great for Apartment Living

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They will make good apartment dogs as long as they are walked every day. They can not be left alone very long or they will get lonely and become destructive.


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    • norlawrence profile imageAUTHOR

      Norma Lawrence 

      2 years ago from California

      I will check it out. I am new at submitting articles to Hub Pages and I do not know what is happening. Yesterday this article was published and you made this comment on it. This morning the article is no longer published and needs work done on it. Can you tell me what is going on.


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      Peggy Woods 

      2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      That would be interesting to know. Their outward appearance is certainly similar.

    • norlawrence profile imageAUTHOR

      Norma Lawrence 

      2 years ago from California

      Thanks Peggy W for your comment. The Pomeranian and Spitz do look alike. I will have to check and see how close they are related.

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      That miniature Spitz looks a bit like our oversized Pomeranian dog. The Pomeranians are also known for their barking. Unfortunately we did not get Skippy until he was older. Sometimes if we wish to hear something on TV we have to close the blinds so that he does not bark at anything outside. Ha! All of these dogs you featured are cute. I had no idea that the Dachshunds were used to help hunt foxes and wild boars. They must be fierce little things with big hearts! Will share this first article of yours.


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