I wholeheartedly support the weighing of Miniature Dachshunds.
Weighing of Miniature Dachshunds
"The Dachshund Breed Council supports the
right of Judges to weigh all Miniature
Dachshunds should they so choose and reminds
them of their responsibility to use the powers
given to them by the KC to act on any health
and welfare issues"
From the Breed Council Newsletter 2009.
Or breed standard clearly states
Ideal weight: 9-12 kgs (20-26 lbs).
Miniature ideal weight; 4.5kgs (10lbs). Desired maximum weight 5kgs (11lbs). Exhibits which appear thin and undernourished should be severely penalised.
Any departure from the foregoing points, including desired body condition, should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog."