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How big is a Miniature Dachshund?
The AKC Dachshund Standard states: “miniatures are not a separate classification but compete in a class division for 11 pounds and under at 12 months of age or older.”
The NMDC Standard states: “The preferred weight of the Miniature Dachshund is between 8 and 11 pounds.”
At AKC shows, a Dachshund entered in the Open Miniature class can be weighed. This is common practice at specialties. The NMDC Standard lists a “preferred” weight and there will be no weighing of Miniatures at their National show.
Think about this… the history of the Miniature Dachshund in the US has always had a weight limit. Those that have been in favor of separation of Miniatures have claimed that it would be the only way to tell if a Dachshund is a true Miniature. Now NMDC is not asking for a weight limit… does this make sense?