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The Miniature Dachshund (Japanese: ミニチュア・ダックスフンド Minichua Dakkusufundo) is a toy dog breed in Nintendogs and Nintendogs + Cats. It is the mascot of Dachshund & Friends.

Breed Information

Official artwork of the Dachshund

Dachshunds are small dogs, originally bred with their characteristic elongated bodies to hunt problematic tunneling animals such as badgers and foxes.

Dachshunds come in standard and miniature size and can have three coat variations: short-hair, long-hair, and wirehair. They also come 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.

In-Game Description

  • Nintendogs: "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
Chihuahua & FriendsJA Obtain 50,000 Trainer Points
Shiba Inu & FriendsJA Obtain 40,000 Trainer Points
Dachshund & FriendsJA Starter Breed

Nintendogs + Cats

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

In Nintendogs

In Nintendogs, Dachshunds come in three coat colors: Black & Tan, Red, and Yellow. They are classified as long-haired.

In Nintendogs + Cats

The Miniature Dachshund has bigger eyes and is classified as a short-hair dog. Its original color options are all available, but yellow Dachshunds are only available through the "Surprise Me!" option.

If the player chooses "Surprise Me!" they may find:

  • a "golden" Dachshund
  • a white Dachshund



Nintendogs + Cats



Nintendogs + Cats


  • There is a popular mispronunciation of the word "dachshund" as "dash-und". The correct pronunciation is "dock-sund".
  • Black & Tan dachshunds are the most popular type of dachshund.