The Miniature Dachshund (Japanese: ダックス Dachshund) is a toy dog breed in Nintendogs and Nintendogs + Cats. It is the mascot of Dachshund and Friends.

In Nintendogs

The breed comes in standard and miniature size and has three coat variations: smooth-hair, long-hair, and wire-hair. The Dachshunds in-game are all short-hair. The breed comes in more colors than are available in-game, such as gray, brown, pure black, chocolate-and-tan, and merle. They may not actually come in pure white in the real world, but they do come in piebald (white with black) and skewbald (white with other colours), which is nonstandard according to the American Kennel Club.

Coat Colors

In Nintendogs + Cats

The Miniature Dachshund has bigger eyes, it's cost has been increased to $1,380.

Coat Colors

If the player chooses "Surprise Me!" they may find a white Dachshund or golden Dachshund.



"This breed appeared in Germany, Its elongated torso and short legs of this breed give it a comical air."

Nintendogs + Cats

"This breed from Germany is unmistakable, with its very long torso and short legs."

Unlocking the Breed


Chihuahua & Friends Obtain 50,000 Trainer Points
Labrador & Friends Obtain 45,000 Trainer Points
Dachshund & Friends Starter Breed
Dalmatian & Friends Obtain 50,000 Trainer Points
Best Friends Starter Breed

Nintendogs + Cats

Toy Poodle & New Friends Obtain 5,800 Owner Points
Play for 21 days
Golden Retriever & New Friends Starter Breed
French Bulldog & New Friends Obtain 600 Owner Points
Play for 5 days



  • Aster, owned by Billy
  • Fathom, owned by Nate
  • Lucky, owned by the kennel (Display dog)

Nintendogs + Cats

  • Loulou/Trixie, owned by Joe/Bob



  • There is a popular mispronunciation of the word "dachshund"; Usually pronounced as "dash-und".
  • Black & Tan dachshunds are the most popular type of dachshund.
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