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September 16, 2021

  • Dachshund is a breed of dog, also known as wiener dogs, badger dogs, or sausage dogs. They are recognizable for their short legs and long bodies. Here are some other facts about Dachshunds.


  • Dachshunds have been bred to be regular-sized (16-32 pounds) and miniature (11 pounds). An even smaller variety, known as rabbit-sized, is also bred. However, it is not a recognized breed according to the American Kennel Club.
  • There are three coat types found in dachshunds: smooth coat (short hair), long-haired, and wire-haired.
  • Their distinct long ears and long tail were purposely bred into the breed.
  • The long, flap-down ears aid in protecting the ear canal from grass, dirt, and other things entering the ear while digging and burrowing.
  • The long tail serves to help their master find them in tall grass and bushes.
  • Their long spines and short legs make them prone to issues with their spines and knees.

Breeding Purposes

  • They began to be bred in the 18th century to hunt burrowing animals like badgers, rabbits and foxes.

Fun Facts 

  • Dachshund is a German name, which translates to badger dog.
  • Though discouraged by breeding associations, dachshund racing is an immensely popular spectator sport, often drawing large crowds to greyhound tracks for the infrequently occurring events.
  • A Dachshund named Waldi was the first mascot of the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.
  • Famous Dachshund owners have included Grover Cleveland, John F. Kennedy, William Randolph Hurst, E.B White, Pablo Picasso, Clark Gable & Andy Warhol.


  1. Barbara Briere

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  2. Stancy Armstrong

    As a Dachshund owner of a long/hair! He is the most loving, sweet , and smart dog I have ever owned! His devotion to our family is remarkable! I am a proud owner of a beautiful animal, who loves life!


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