Dachshund: Weight charts, life expectancy, size, and more

Discover everything about the Dachshund, including weight charts, weight progressions of registered dogs, life expectancy, size, and other useful information.

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Head of the dog breed Dachshund
  • 25 - 45 cm
  • 11 - 20 lbs
  • 12 - 16 years
  • from 12 months
  • 25 - 45 cm
  • 11 - 20 lbs
  • 12 - 16 years
  • from 12 months

Size, development and life expectancy of Dachshunds

The Dachshund belongs to the small dog breeds and reaches a size of about 25 - 45 cm. Already after a maximum of 13 months Dachshunds are fully grown and reach their final size.

With a life expectancy ranging from 12 to 16 years, the Dachshund falls into the upper average compared to other dog breeds. The final weight varies depending on gender, ranging between 11.0 - 19.8 lbs. Fully grown female Dachshunds have approximately the same final weight as males.

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Male Weight Curve: Development of the Dachshund from 2 to 13 Months

Male dogs of the Dachshund breed belong to the category of light dogs. After 3 months, they reach a relatively low weight of 6,8 lbs. Within another 3 months, their average weight increases to approximately 12,0 lbs. With a growth period of 6 months, these males ultimately reach a final weight ranging from 11.0 - 19.8 lbs.

Age Weight
2 Month 5.51 lbs
3 Month 8.38 lbs
4 Month 11.02 lbs
5 Month 13.23 lbs
6 Month 14.99 lbs
7 Month 16.31 lbs
8 Month 17.42 lbs
9 Month 18.30 lbs
10 Month 18.74 lbs
11 Month 19.18 lbs
12 Month 19.51 lbs
13 Month 19.84 lbs

Female Weight Curve: Development of the Dachshund from 2 to 13 Months

Female dogs of the Dachshund breed are classified as part of the light dog category. By the end of 3 months, they attain a weight that can be considered relatively low, amounting to 6,8 lbs. Over the subsequent 3 months, their average weight rises to approximately 12,0 lbs. As they continue to grow for 6 more months, these females eventually achieve a final weight range spanning from 11.0 - 19.8 lbs.

Age Weight
2 Month 5.51 lbs
3 Month 8.38 lbs
4 Month 11.02 lbs
5 Month 13.23 lbs
6 Month 14.99 lbs
7 Month 16.31 lbs
8 Month 17.42 lbs
9 Month 18.30 lbs
10 Month 18.74 lbs
11 Month 19.18 lbs
12 Month 19.51 lbs
13 Month 19.84 lbs
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Precise prediction of the final weight of Dachshunds

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Dachshund: Frequently asked questions about the dog breed

How much does a Dachshund puppy weigh?

Typically, a Dachshund puppy weighs around 4,7 - 6,8 lbs at 2 months old and continues to gain an additional 4,19 lbs over the next 2 months. By approximately 18 weeks, when the puppy reaches the adolescent stage, a Dachshund puppy weighs about 8,9 - 10,7 lbs.

What is the typical size of a Dachshund?

The size of an Dachshund can vary depending on gender and genetics. Generally, male Dachshunds reach a shoulder height of approximately 35 cm, while females have an average shoulder height of around 35 cm.

When is the dog breed Dachshund fully grown?

The dog breed Dachshund usually reaches full physical maturity at about 12 to 13 months of age. However, this may vary from individual to individual, as each dog has its own growth rate.

What is the average weight of a fully grown Dachshund?

The weight of a fully grown Dachshund dog can vary depending on factors such as gender and genetics. On average, male dogs of this breed typically weigh between 11.0 - 19.8 lbs. Female dogs, on the other hand, usually have a weight range of 11.0 - 19.8 lbs.

What is the average lifespan of a Dachshund dog?

Dachshunds generally have a life expectancy of approximately 12 to 16 years. With proper care, nutrition, and regular veterinary attention, they can lead happy and healthy lives.