Joey is a dapple dachshund. The gray in his fur and the white spot on his chest are the main characteristics of a dapple. Other than the gray, he has the same coloring as a black and tan dog. He weighs approximately 14 pounds. His mom was a full sized black and tan dapple and his dad was a miniature. Joey was under 10 pounds at 1 year, so he is considered a miniature. He was the biggest puppy in the litter.
Suzy is black and tan. She is tiny, she weights approximately 6 pounds. Her mom was a red, full sized dachshund. Her dad was small like her and black and tan. She was the smallest puppy in the litter.
I recently purchased a ramp for them. I didn't want them jumping off the bed and hurting their backs. You can see pictures of the ramp below. For more information, visit http://www.bedderbacks.com. Problems can still arise, however, I try to minimize their jumping.
Construction and Pictures of Bed Stairs
Latest Pictures of Joey and Suzy