The Miniature Dachshund, also known as the "Mini Dachshund" or "Mini Doxie," is a small breed of dog that originated in Germany. They were originally bred to hunt small animals, such as badgers and rabbits. Their long, narrow bodies and short legs allowed them to easily navigate through tunnels and burrows. Miniature Dachshunds typically weigh no more than 11 pounds and stand 5-6 inches tall at the shoulder. They have a distinctive appearance with their long, low-slung bodies and short legs. Their coat can come in a variety of colors and patterns, including red, black and tan, and dapple.