Hello all


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Hey there

I'm a first time dachshund owner.

I have a shaded red female. My question is do they lose the black shading as they get older? My bitch is 9 months. Also she is 7,5 kg, is that considered a standard or mini?


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Sometimes they lose the shading, sometimes not, depends on length of coat too. The smooth coats usually lose most of it.

7.5kg (16.5 lbs) is a Standard. Mini's are considered anything under 5 kg (11 lbs), though here, the smaller standards (which yours is, as the AKC says they're usually between 16 and 32 lbs or 7.25 kg and 14.5 kg) are usually called tweenies


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I heard tweenies can be between 12-18pounds

Mine seems to have balanced out at 12 pounds.


Alberta Region Moderator
Well technically, anything over 11 lbs is a standard, but backyard breeders want to put a special name on things to be able to sell them for more money, hence tweenie, teacup, etc. those aren't real, just something byb's dreamed up.

No at 9 months old, your pup will not grow more, unless she gets fat LOL