Dachshunds come in three sizes: the standard, the miniature and the tweener. But how much should dachshunds weigh?
The question of how much should dachshunds weigh will depend on the breed size.
Standard Dachshund Weight
The standard size adult Dachshund should weigh from 16 up to 32 pounds, according to The American Kennel Club Dachshund Breed statistics.
The average weight for most standard-size Dachshunds will be around 20 pounds.
Dachshunds will be fully grown before 12 months, and by their eighth month, they will be at their adult height and weight.
Beyond eight months, they will still keep filling out just a bit, but most of their growth rate will be finished.
Miniature Dachshund Weight
The miniature dachshunds are almost full-grown at 12 months old and should weigh between 9 and 11 pounds. The ideal weight for most adult Mini Dachshunds is around 11 pounds.
This will allow the dog to move around easily, and it is the right weight for such their small frame
If your Dachshund puppy is a bit ahead or behind these growths rate, don’t be concerned. These are just the estimated weights.
Most dachshund puppies grow at their own rate. If somehow you believe your dachshund is way beyond these numbers, you can go talk to your vet.
Tweener Dachshund Weight
The tweener-sized dachshund should weigh between 12-15 pounds.
Dachshund Weight Chart – How Much Should Dachshunds Weigh?
Age and Weight
- 1 month old 3-5 lb
- 2 months old 5-11 lb
- 3 months old 6-13 lb
- 4 months old 8-17 lb
- 5 months old 10-20 lb
- 6 months old 12-25 lb
- 7 months old 14-27 lb
- 8 months old 15-29 lb
- 9 months old 15-30 lb
- 10 months old 15-31 lb
- 11 months old 16-32 lb
- 12 months old 16-32 lb
- 2 years old 16-32 lb
But the varying differences from 16-32 pounds depends on their bone structure and height, as these factors will decide whether your doxies healthy, underweight or overweight.
For example, do you see more than two ribs that stick out when they stand? If so, they are underweight.
Or when your dachshund is standing, does their belly line up with their chest or is their belly close to the ground. If their belly is close to the ground they are overweight you can talk to your vet as they can help determine if their weight is right for their body structure.
How To Estimate A Dachshund’s Weight
If bought your dachshund from a breeder they can give you a good estimate of the proper weight from the dachshund’s parents.
They can also tell you from the previous dachshund litters how much they weighed. Most dachshund puppies will grow to about the size of their parents.
You need to pay attention to their weight as dachshunds can develop back problems if they become overweight. This is due to their elongated back structure, as too much weight can put too much pressure on their backbone.
An overweight dachshund can develop heart disease as well.
You must take special care on how much you feed them along with making sure you give them them regular exercise.
Your dachshund should get at least 30-60 minutes of exercise per day. This would be walking and playing in the house.
Dachshund Total Calories Based On Weight and Size
The proper amount of proteins, carbs, and fats are listed as well.
WEIGHT (Pounds) – TOTAL CALORIES – PROTEIN (calories) – CARB (calories) – FATS (calories)
- 8, 242, 55.5, 157.3, 30.3
- 13, 363, 81.7, 236, 45.4
- 17, 484, 108.9, 314.6, 60.5
- 22, 605, 136.1, 393.3, 75.6
- 26, 726, 163.4, 471.9, 90.8
- 30, 847, 190.6, 550.6, 105.9
- 35, 968, 217.8, 629.2,121
Again, you should make sure they get 30-60 minutes of exercise daily.
Here is an article on how much to feed a dachshund.