Dachshunds come in several colors: red (which really looks brown), black and tan, and chocolate. According to the AKC, they are standard or miniature size. Standards range from 16-32 pounds, while Miniatures weigh 11 pounds and under. They can be smooth or long-haired and brindle or dapple. This is a red long-haired.
Wirehaired Dachshunds are not as velvet-smooth as I like. They are cute, though.
Our daughter and her family have two--a male and a female. Here's Shirley and Lewis basking in the sunshine, one of their favorite things to do.
Our son and his family have one black and tan dachshund shown in this photo. Their doxie is a brindle, so he looks as if he has a few gray spots. He's older than our daughter's dogs, so his muzzle is getting gray.
A miniature dachshund lives several houses away from us. He looks very much like our most recent guy. Naturally, we ooh and aah every time we see little Remi being walked. One day as we drove into our driveway, I asked the owner if I could pet the dog. She brought him across the street.
After letting him smell my hand, I scratched behind his ears and around his neck. He loved it, and didn't want to leave. His owner actually had to pick him up! (I know how to scratch.)
Now, his owner tells me that whenever they're out for a walk and Remi hears our car, he tugs on his leash to come see me! Sweet. Dachshunds are so smart and such good judges of character! Are you a dog family? What kind of dog do you have?