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Dachshund

A short-haired standard dachshund
Nicknames Doxie (US), Dackel or Teckel (GER, FR), wiener dog/hotdog (US), sausage dog (UK/US/AUS/NZ), Worshond, Weenie Dog (US) (S.A.)
Traits
.The dachshund is a short-legged, elongated dog breed, of the hound family.^ The Dachshund dog breed is a wonderful breed to travel with.
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^ The Dachshund dog breed comes in many different coats types.

^ The Dachshund dog breed can have many different types of coats.
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.The standard size was developed to scent, chase, and flush badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, while the miniature was developed to hunt smaller prey, like rabbits.^ Paws 4 Life - We breed Standard and Miniature size dachshunds.
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In the American West, they have also been used to hunt prairie dogs.
.The name "dachshund" is of German origin and literally means "badger dog", from Dachs ("badger") and Hund ("dog").^ Danke's Creations - AKC Louisiana Mini Dachshunds (Louisiana) Danna's Dogs - Offering quality German Shepherds and Miniature Dachshunds (South Carolina) Dan's Doxies Inc.
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The pronunciation varies widely in English: variations of the first syllable include /ˈdɑːks/, /ˈdæks/, /ˈdæʃ/, and of the second syllable /hʊnt/, /hʊnd/, /ənd/. In German it is pronounced [ˈdakshʊnt]. .Because of their long, narrow build, they are sometimes nicknamed hot dog dog, wiener dog or sausage dog.^ Make a sauce and eat with sausages while they are hot.
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.Although "dachshund" is a German word, in modern German they are also commonly known by the name Dackel; in the case of the formally certified hunting and tracking rank, the name Teckel is used.^ I believe they are the same word, although my Latin .
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[1]
.While classified in the hound group or scent hound group in the United States and Great Britain, there are some who consider this classification to be arguable,[2] speculating that it arose from the fact that the word Hund is similar to the English word hound – and the word "Dachshund" has even been both pronounced and translated, albeit incorrectly, as "Dash Hound".[3] Many dachshunds, especially the wire-haired subtype, may exhibit behavior and appearance that are similar to that of the terrier group of dogs.^ There are Short-haired dachshunds, wired-haired Dachshunds, and long-haired Dachshunds.

^ DachshundPuppiesForSale.net is a group of devoted Dachshund breeders and dog lovers offering only the best purebred Doxie puppies for sale from across the country.

^ The Dachshund dog breed comes in many different coats types.

[4] .An argument can be made for the scent (or hound) group classification because the breed was developed to utilize scent to trail and hunt animals, and probably descended from scent hounds, such as bloodhounds, pointers, Basset Hounds, or even Bruno Jura Hounds; but with the dogged and persistent personality and love for digging that probably developed from the terrier, it can also be argued that they could belong in the terrier, or "earth dog", group.^ Could they be made ahead of time and .
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^ Our puppies are handled with LOTS of love and attention from the day they are born and have wonderful personalities!
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[4] In the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (World Canine Federation), or FCI, the dachshund is actually in its own group, Group 4, which is the dachshund group.[5] .Part of the controversy is because the dachshund is the only certifiable breed of dog to hunt both above and below ground.^ The Dachshund dog breed is a wonderful breed to travel with.
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^ DachshundPuppiesForSale.net is a group of devoted Dachshund breeders and dog lovers offering only the best purebred Doxie puppies for sale from across the country.

^ The Dachshund dog breed comes in many different coats types.

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Characteristics

Appearance

.The typical dachshund is long-bodied and muscular, with short and stubby legs.^ Dachshunds can be Short-haired dachshunds, wired-haired Dachshund, and long-haired Dachshund.
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^ The Dachshund puppy will have a little but long body with short stumpy legs and a muscular frame.

^ A Dachshund puppy will have a little long body with short stumpy legs and a muscular frame.
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Its paws are unusually large and paddle-shaped, for efficient digging. It has skin that is loose enough not to tear while tunnelling in tight burrows to chase prey. The dachshund has a deep chest to allow enough lung capacity to keep going when hunting. Its snout is long with an increased nose area that absorbs odours.[7]
.There are three types, classified by their coats: short-haired, called "smooth"; long-haired; and wire-haired.^ Long, wire and smooth.
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^ We have piebalds,wires, short & long hairs in many colors!
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^ We raise long and short hair puppies.
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Size

A standard long-haired dachshund (left) and miniature short-haired dachshund (right)
.Dachshunds come in three sizes: standard, miniature,[8] and kaninchen, which means rabbit.^ We are breeders of miniature and standard dachshunds.
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^ Paws 4 Life - We breed Standard and Miniature size dachshunds.
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^ Standard Doxies, Mini Dachshunds, and Toy Dachshunds are perfect for an apartment, but this doesn't mean that they don't need a large area to run around.

.Although the standard and miniature sizes are recognized almost universally, the rabbit size is not recognized by clubs in the United States and the United Kingdom, but is recognized by all of the clubs within the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (World Canine Federation) (FCI), which contain kennel clubs from 83 countries all over the world.^ Doxn Daze Dachshunds - We are a breeder of registered dachshunds of both the standard and miniature variety located in the beautiful state of Alaska (Alabama) Doxtail Kennels - We raise quality dogs in a loving environment with lots of social stimulation.
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^ Country Dachshund Kennel - We are a small Miniature Dachshund Kennel located in Texas.We only have a few litters a year.
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^ Paws 4 Life - We breed Standard and Miniature size dachshunds.
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[9].
.A full-grown standard dachshund averages 15 lb (6.8 kg) to 28 lb (13 kg), while the miniature variety normally weighs less than 11 lb (5.0 kg).^ We are breeders of miniature and standard dachshunds.
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^ CBWags4u Dachsies - Bernadette Wagner, is the primary full time caregiver - who's understanding of the miniature dachshund is a lifelong passion!
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^ Danielle's Dachshunds - Specializing in AKC Miniature Dachshunds with excellant personalities, in a variety of colors, patterns and coats.
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[8] The kaninchen weighs 8 lb (3.6 kg) to 10 lb (4.5 kg). .According to kennel club standards, the miniature (and kaninchen, where recognized) differs from the full-size only by size and weight, thus offspring from miniature parents must never weigh more than the miniature standard to be considered a miniature as well.^ Country Dachshund Kennel - We are a small Miniature Dachshund Kennel located in Texas.We only have a few litters a year.
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^ Paws 4 Life - We breed Standard and Miniature size dachshunds.
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[8] .While many kennel club size divisions use weight for classification, such as the American Kennel Club, other kennel club standards determine the difference between the miniature and standard by chest circumference; some kennel clubs, such as in Germany, even measure chest circumference in addition to height and weight.^ The Dachshund Dog Breed comes in many different sizes.
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^ The Dachshund Dog Breed has many different sizes.
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^ Paws 4 Life - We breed Standard and Miniature size dachshunds.
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[10]
.H. L. Mencken said that "A dachshund is a half-dog high and a dog-and-a-half long,"[11] although they have been referred to as "two dogs long".[12] This characteristic has led them to be quite a recognizable breed, and they are featured in many a joke and cartoon, particularly The Far Side by Gary Larson.^ Countylinepets - *We feature many small dog breeds.
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^ My breeding dogs are of true dachshund type, they come from good, sound backgrounds with great tempermants.
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^ (Louisiana) Crystal's Dachshund Crossing - We here at Crystal's Dachshund Crossing love our dogs as they are one of the family.
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Coat and color

Black and tan double dapple smooth-haired miniature dachshund with one blue eye and one brown eye
.Dachshunds exhibit three coat varieties: smooth coat (short hair), long hair, and wire-hair.^ Dachshunds can be Short-haired dachshunds, wired-haired Dachshund, and long-haired Dachshund.
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^ I breed a variety of colors in long and smooth coat.
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^ Long, wire and smooth.
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[8] Wirehaired is the least commonly seen coat in the US (it is the most common in Germany) and the most recent coat to appear in breeding standards.[8]
.Dachshunds have a wide variety of colors and patterns.^ Variety of colors & patterns.
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^ We offer a variety of colors & patterns.
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^ Deep River Dachshunds - True mini's in Randleman, NC. Offering a health guarantee and a variety of colors and coats.
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.They can be single-colored, single colored with spots ("dappled"-called "merle" in other dog breeds), and single-colored with tan points plus any pattern.^ We also have red, dapples, and other colors.
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^ Ditz Doxies - We're a small local AZ breeder that ONLY breeds mini Doxies, all colors/patterns,also rare diliutes.
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^ Several colors/patterns-Focusing on beautiful Chocolate and tan solids/dapples!
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Dachshunds also come in Piebald. The piebald has a white background with various shades of brown. .The dominant color is red, the most common along with black and tan.^ The Solid-colored Dachshunds can be red, tan or yellow in color.
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^ There are solid red Doxies, sable Dachshunds, English cream or cream Dachshunds; black and tan doxies, chocolate colored Dachshunds and tan colored Dachshunds, wild boar colored Dachshunds are quite unique and, gray and tan colored dachshunds, and brindle colored Dachshund puppies.
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.Two-colored dogs can be black, wild boar, chocolate, or fawn ("Isabella") with tan "points", or markings over the eyes, ears, paws, and tail, of tan or cream.^ Colors we offer are Chocolate/Tan, Red, Isabella/Tan, Red Brindles, English Creams and Black/Tan.
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^ Doxiechicks Kennels - Cream smooth and long haired, blue, isabella, dapples, piebalds, brindle, chocolate, (Colorado) .
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^ We raise longhairs in creams, chocolates, red and black/tan and occassionaly smooth hair.
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A two-colored dachshund would be called by its dominant color first followed by the point color, such as "black and tan" or "chocolate and cream". Other patterns include piebald, in which a white pattern is imposed upon the base color or any other pattern, and a lighter "boar" red.[14] The reds range from coppers to deep rusts, with or without somewhat common black hairs peppered along the back, tail, face, and ear edges, lending much character and an almost burnished appearance; this is referred to among breeders and enthusiasts as a "stag" or an "overlay" or "sable". True sable is a dachshund with each single hair banded with three colors: light at the base of the hair, red in the middle, black at the end. .An additional, striking coat marking is the brindle pattern.^ We provide a variety of Coats, Colors, & Patterns: Solid, Dapple, Piebald, Brindle in a wide variety of colors including Dilute & English Creams.
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."Brindle" refers to dark stripes over a solid background, usually red; if a dachshund is brindled on a dark coat and has tan points, you will see brindling on the tan points only.^ Smooth and long haired, dapples, reds, blacks (Louisiana) Candy Coated Doxie - Breeder Of Miniature Dachshunds.
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^ We raise all 3 coats in all colors from Red, Black/Tan, Chocolate, and English Cream.
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^ Darnell's Dachshund's - Breeder of AKC registered dachshund puppies, we have solid, dapple and piebald patterns in smooth and long coats.
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Even one single, lone stripe of brindle is brindle. If a dachshund has one single spot of dapple, it is a dapple.
Wire-haired dachshund
.Solid black and solid chocolate dachshunds occur and, even though dogs with such coloration are often considered handsome, the colors are nonstandard, that is, the dogs are frowned upon in the conformation ring in the US and Canada.^ Even though we love puppies, our dogs are first and foremost members of our family.
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^ No cage ever used .All of our dogs tested DNA: PRA, NCL, NARC Member:CKC, CTEC Inscrit: OFA database Inscrit:Dog's In Canada We have shaded cream, Chocolate\cream, Black\cream, English cream, cream brindel.
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^ Home raised little Doxies in a variety or Colors and Patterns, Including IMPORTED English Chocolate Cream and Cream and also chocolate piebalds to Isabella and blue piebalds and solids.
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Chocolate is commonly confused with dilute red. Additionally, according to the conformation judges of the Dachshund Club of America (DCA) and the American Kennel Club (AKC) the piebald pattern is nonstandard. However, The Piebald dachshund can still be shown, the only disqualifying Fault in Dachshunds is Knuckling over. While some judges choose to dismiss a dog of color, many choose to judge them and those who are actually judging the dog will look past the cosmetic color of a dog and judge the conformation of the dog first. .There were several Piebald dachshunds that became AKC Champions in 2008. All things being equal between the dogs in the ring, the traditional colors which are listed in the Official AKC Standard (governed by DCA) should be visibly listed.^ So, for this period sausage list, should it contain things like a .
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Light-colored dachshunds can sport amber, light brown, or green eyes; however, kennel club standards state that the darker the eye color, the better. They can also have eyes of two different colors; however, this is only found in dapple and double dapple dachshunds.[15] Dachshunds can have a blue and a brown eye. Blue eyes, partially blue eyes, or a blue eye and a brown eye are called "wall" coloring, and are considered a non-desirable trait in kennel club standards. Dappled eyes are also possible. The standard was changed by the DCA in 2007 to exclude the wording double-dapple from the standard and strictly use the wording dapple. The reason is that the double merle gene is linked to blindness and deafness. Wall-eye is permissible. Piebald-patterned dachshunds will never have blue in their eyes, unless the dapple pattern is present.
Breeders may also breed a Piebald Dapple Brindle but though these are increasing popularity due to their unique markings, They are not considered standard and are not allowed to show.

Temperament

A long-haired standard dachshund
Dachshunds are playful, known for their propensity for chasing small animals, birds, and tennis balls with great determination and ferocity.[16][17][18] Many dachshunds are stubborn, making them a challenge to train.[17][19][20][21] Several quotes have been recorded regarding the training of dachshunds; one is from E. B. White:
"Being the owner of dachshunds, to me a book on dog discipline becomes a volume of inspired humor. Every sentence is a riot. Some day, if I ever get a chance, I shall write a book, or warning, on the character and temperament of the dachshund and why he can't be trained and shouldn't be. I would rather train a striped zebra to balance an Indian club than induce a dachshund to heed my slightest command. When I address Fred I never have to raise either my voice or my hopes. He even disobeys me when I instruct him in something he wants to do."[22] [23]
They have a loud bark and without proper training they can become nuisance barkers.[17][18] Dachshunds are known for their devotion and loyalty to their owners,[18][24] though they can be standoffish towards strangers.[16] If left alone, many dachshunds will whine until they have companionship. Like many dogs if left alone too frequently, some dachshunds are prone to separation anxiety and may chew objects in the house to relieve stress. They rank 49th in Stanley Coren's Intelligence of Dogs, being of average working and obedience intelligence.
Dachshunds can be difficult to housebreak, and patience and consistency is often needed in this endeavor.[17][19][25][26]
A long-haired dachshund with puppies
According to the American Kennel Club’s breed standards, "the dachshund is clever, lively and courageous to the point of rashness, persevering in above and below ground work, with all the senses well-developed. Any display of shyness is a serious fault."[27] .Their temperament and body language give the impression that they do not know or care about their relatively small size.^ These little doxie puppies may seem small and tiny in size, but they carry themselves with a lot of confidence and pride.
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Like many small hunting dogs, they will challenge a larger dog. Indulged dachshunds may become snappy or extremely obstinate.[17][19][28]
Many dachshunds do not like unfamiliar people, and many will growl or bark at them.[16][29] .Although the dachshund is generally an energetic dog, some are sedate.^ Some people call the Dachshund by the name of Doxie, or Weiner dog, or Hot dog.

This dog's behavior is such that it is not the dog for everyone. A bored dachshund will become destructive.[16] If raised improperly and not socialized at a young age, dachshunds can become aggressive or fearful.[17] They require a caring owner who understands their need for entertainment and exercise.
Dachshunds may not be the best pets for small children. Like any dog, dachshunds need a proper introduction at a young age. Well trained Dachshunds and well behaved children usually get along fine. Otherwise, they may be aggressive and bite an unfamiliar child, especially one that moves quickly around them or teases them.[17][18][19] .However, many Dachshunds are very tolerant and loyal to children within their family, but these children should be mindful of the vulnerability of the breed's back and not carry them around roughly.^ The Dachshund breed is very little and adorable.

^ The Dachshund dog breed comes in many different coats types.

^ The Dachshund Dog Breed comes in many different sizes.

.A 2008 University of Pennsylvania study of 6,000 dog owners who were interviewed indicated that dogs of smaller breeds were more likely to be "genetically predisposed towards aggressive behaviour". Dachshunds were rated the most aggressive, with 20% having bitten strangers, as well as high rates of attacks on other dogs and their owners.^ Using our long-standing relationships with some of the most respected Dachshund breeders , we provide home-raised, well-socialized, healthy Doxie puppies for sale from highly regarded and trustworthy Dachshund dog breeders.

^ The Dachshund dog breed comes in many different coats types.
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^ The Dachshund Dog Breed comes in many different sizes.
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The study noted that attacks by small dogs were unlikely to cause serious injuries and because of this were probably under-reported.[30][31]

Health

A double dapple longhaired Dachshund
The breed is known to have spinal problems, especially intervertebral disk disease (IVDD), due in part to an extremely long spinal column and short rib cage.[32] The risk of injury may be worsened by obesity, jumping, rough handling, or intense exercise, which place greater strain on the vertebrae.
Treatment consists of various combinations of crate confinement and courses of anti-inflammatory medications (steroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like carprofen and meloxicam), or chronic pain medications, like tramadol. Serious cases may require surgery to remove the troublesome disk contents.[33] A dog may need the aid of a cart to get around if paralysis occurs.
A new minimally invasive procedure called "percutaneous laser disk ablation" has been developed at the Oklahoma State University Veterinary Hospital.[34] Originally, the procedure[35] was used in clinical trials[36] only on dachshunds that had suffered previous back incidents. Since dachshunds are prone to back issues, the goal is to expand this treatment to dogs in a normal population.
In addition to back problems, the breed is also prone to patellar luxation which is where the kneecap can become dislodged.[37]
In some double dapples, there are varying degrees of vision and hearing loss, including reduced or absent eyes.[38] Not all double dapples have problems with their eyes and/or ears, which may include degrees of hearing loss, full deafness, malformed ears, congenital eye defects, reduced or absent eyes, partial or full blindness, or varying degrees of both vision and hearing problems; but heightened problems can occur due to the genetic process in which two dapple genes cross, particularly in certain breeding lines. Dapple genes, which are dominant genes, are considered "dilution" genes, meaning whatever color the dog would have originally carried is lightened, or diluted, randomly; two dominant "dilution" genes can cancel each other out, or "cross", removing all color and producing a white recessive gene, essentially a white mutation.[39] When this happens genetically within the eyes or ears, this white mutation can be lethal to their development, causing hearing or vision problems.
Other dachshund health problems include hereditary epilepsy,[40] granulomatous meningoencephalitis, dental issues, Cushing's syndrome, thyroid problems,[40] various allergies[41] and atopies, and various eye conditions including cataracts, glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy,[40] corneal ulcers, nonucerative corneal disease, sudden acquired retinal degeneration, and cherry eye. Since the occurrence and severity of these health problems is largely hereditary, breeders are working to eliminate these characteristics.

History

Old-style dachshund showing the longer legs. Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum, Tring, England
.Some writers and dachshund experts[42] have theorized that the early roots of the dachshund go back to ancient Egypt, where engravings were made featuring short-legged hunting dogs.^ The Dachshund puppy will have a little but long body with short stumpy legs and a muscular frame.

^ Some people call the Dachshund by the name of Doxie, or Weiner dog, or Hot dog.

[43] Recent discoveries by the American University in Cairo of mummified dachshund-like dogs from ancient Egyptian burial urns may lend credibility to this theory. In its modern incarnation, the dachshund is a creation of German breeders and includes elements of German, French, and English hounds and terriers. Dachshunds have been kept by royal courts all over Europe, including that of Queen Victoria, who was particularly enamored of the breed.[44] They were originally bred for hunting badgers by trailing by scent.
The first verifiable references to the dachshund, originally named the "Dachs Kriecher" ("badger crawler") or "Dachs Krieger" ("badger warrior"), came from books written in the early 1700s.[45] .Prior to that, there exist references to "badger dogs" and "hole dogs", but these likely refer to purposes rather than to specific breeds.^ I suspect the lucanian is a very saltly sausage that is eaten in smaller quantities, or maybe as a favoring (sort of like choriz) rather than a brat type meal sausage.
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.The original German dachshunds were larger than the modern full-size variety, weighing between 30 and 40 lb (14 and 18 kg), and originally came in straight-legged and crook-legged varieties (the modern dachshund is descended from the latter).^ Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 18:02:30 -0800 (PST) .
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Though the breed is famous for its use in exterminating badgers and badger-baiting, dachshunds were also commonly used for rabbit and fox hunting, for locating wounded deer, and in packs were known to hunt game as large as wild boar and as fierce as the wolverine.
.There are huge differences of opinion as to when dachshunds were specifically bred for their purpose of badger hunting, as the American Kennel Club states the dachshund was bred in the 15th century, while the Dachshund Club of America states that foresters bred the dogs in the 18th or 19th century.^ The Dachshund dog breed comes in many different coats types.
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^ The Dachshund Dog Breed comes in many different sizes.
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Dachshund circa 1915
Double-dapple dachshunds, which are prone to eye disease, blindness, or hearing problems, are generally believed to have been introduced to the United States between 1879 and 1885.[citation needed]
The flap-down ears and famous curved tail of the dachshund have deliberately been bred into the dog. In the case of the ears, this is so that grass seeds, dirt, and other matter do not enter the ear canal. The curved tail is dual-purposed: to be seen more easily in long grass and, in the case of burrowing dachshunds, to help haul the dog out if it becomes stuck in a burrow.[7] .The smooth-haired dachshund, the oldest style, may be a cross between the German Shorthaired Pointer, a Pinscher, and a Bracke (a type of bloodhound), or to have been produced by crossing a short Bruno Jura Hound with a pinscher.^ Dachshunds can be Short-haired dachshunds, wired-haired Dachshund, and long-haired Dachshund.
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^ The short-haired Dachshunds coat is very sleek.
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^ German Shorthaired Pointer .
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[21] Others believe it was a cross from a miniature French pointer and a pinscher; others claim that is was developed from the St. Hubert Hound, also a bloodhound, in the 1700s,[46] and still others believe that they were descended from Basset Hounds, based upon their scent abilities and general appearance.[42]
What is clear, however, is that no one seems to know for sure. .According to William Loeffler, from The American Book of the Dog (1891), in the chapter on Dachshunds:"The origin of the Dachshund is in doubt, our best authorities disagreeing as to the beginning of the breed."^ The Dachshund dog breed is a wonderful breed to travel with.
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^ The Dachshund dog breed comes in many different coats types.

^ The Dachshund dog breed can have many different types of coats.
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[42] .What can be agreed on, however, is that the short haired dachshund gave rise to both the long-haired and the wire-haired varieties.^ Dachshunds can be Short-haired dachshunds, wired-haired Dachshund, and long-haired Dachshund.
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^ There are Short-haired dachshunds, wired-haired Dachshunds, and long-haired Dachshunds.

^ The short-haired Dachshund has a coat that is very sleek.

.There are two theories regarding how the standard longhair dachshund came about.^ First, there is the Standard Dachshund dog; next we have the Toy Dachshund dog.

^ There is the Standard Dachshund dog, The Toy Dachshund dog, The Miniature Dachshund dog or Mini Doxie Dachshund.
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.One theory is that smooth Dachshunds would occasionally produce puppies which had slightly longer hair than their parents.^ Chili is a male red short hair Miniature Dachshund puppy.

^ Cherry Pie is a female red pie short hair Miniature Dachshund puppy.

^ Angilique is a female black & tan piebald smooth coat Miniature Dachshund puppy.

.By selectively breeding these animals, breeders eventually produced a dog which consistently produced longhair offspring, and the longhair dachshund was born.^ We will contact our Dachshund dog breeders and find the Doxie puppy that's right for your family.

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Another theory is that the standard longhair dachshund was developed by breeding smooth dachshunds with various land and water spaniels. .The long-haired dachshund may be a cross among any of the small dog breeds in the spaniel group, including the German Stoberhund, and the smooth-haired dachshund.^ Dachshunds can be Short-haired dachshunds, wired-haired Dachshund, and long-haired Dachshund.
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^ The Dachshund dog breed is a wonderful breed to travel with.
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^ The Dachshund dog breed comes in many different coats types.

[21]
.The wire-haired dachshund, the last to develop, was created in late nineteenth century.^ Dachshunds can be Short-haired dachshunds, wired-haired Dachshund, and long-haired Dachshund.
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^ There are Short-haired dachshunds, wired-haired Dachshunds, and long-haired Dachshunds.

.There is a possibility the wire-haired dachshund was a cross between the smooth dachshund and various hard-coated terriers and wire-haired pinschers, such as the Schnauzer, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, the German Wirehaired Pointer, or perhaps the Scottish Terrier.^ Dachshunds can be Short-haired dachshunds, wired-haired Dachshund, and long-haired Dachshund.
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^ There are Short-haired dachshunds, wired-haired Dachshunds, and long-haired Dachshunds.

^ Sparky is a male black & tan piebald smooth coat Miniature Dachshund puppy.

[21][47]

Symbol of Germany

Waldi, the mascot of the 1972 Summer Olympic Games
Dachshunds have traditionally been viewed as a symbol of Germany. Political cartoonists commonly used the image of the dachshund to ridicule Germany.[48] During World War I the dachshunds' popularity in the United States plummeted because of this association and there are even anecdotes such as a Dachshund being stoned to death on the high street of Berkhamsted, England at this time because of its association with the enemy. As a result they were often called "liberty hounds" by their owners similar to "liberty cabbage" becoming a term for sauerkraut.[49] The stigma of the association was revived to a lesser extent during World War II, though it was comparatively short-lived. German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was known for keeping dachshunds.
Due to the association of the breed with Germany, the dachshund was chosen to be the first official mascot for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, with the name Waldi.[50]

Sports

A wire-haired dachshund running
.Some people train and enter their dachshund to compete in dachshund racing, such as the Wiener Nationals.^ All of our Dachshund puppies for sale are from some of the most respected national and local Dachshund breeders.
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^ Some people call the Dachshund a Doxie, or Weiner dog, or Hot dog.
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Several races across the United States routinely draw several thousand attendees, including races in Buda, Texas; Davis, California; Phoenix, Arizona; Los Alamitos, California; Findlay, Ohio; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Kansas City, Kansas; Palo Alto, California; and Shakopee, Minnesota. There is also an annual dachshund run in Kennywood, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, called the Wiener 100, and in Huntington, West Virginia called the Dachshund Dash.
Despite the popularity of these events, the Dachshund Club of America opposes "wiener racing", as many greyhound tracks use the events to draw large crowds to their facilities. The DCA is also worried about potential injuries to dogs, due to their predisposition to back injuries. Another favorite sport is earthdog trials, in which dachshunds enter tunnels with dead ends and obstacles attempting to locate an artificial bait or live but caged and protected rats.[51]

Dackel versus Teckel

In Germany, dachshunds are widely called Dackel (both singular and plural). To be classified as a full Teckel, these dogs must undergo blood tracking tests. Classically, any dog of Dackel heritage is given an official tattoo upon one ear. After suitable training, the dog must then follow a blood trail that is at least 48 hours old successfully to its conclusion. Once this is completed, another tattoo is marked on the other ear to denote full Teckel rank. Teckel, whether tattooed or not, are bred for hunting purposes, and they tend to be visibly larger in their chests than their Dackel counterparts, though marginally shorter in length.[1]

Popularity

Dachshunds are popular pets in the United States, ranking seventh in the 2008 AKC registration statistics.[52] .They are popular with urban and apartment dwellers, ranking among the top ten most popular breeds in 76 of 190 major US cities surveyed by the AKC.[53] One will find varying degrees of organized local dachshund clubs in most major American cities, including New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Chicago.^ Standard Doxies, Mini Dachshunds, and Toy Dachshunds are perfect for an apartment, but this doesnt mean that they dont need a large area to run around.

^ All of our Dachshund puppies for sale are from some of the most respected national and local Dachshund breeders.

^ Standard Doxies, Mini Dachshunds, and Toy Dachshunds are perfect for an apartment, but this doesn't mean that they don't need a large area to run around.

The breed is popular in Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Chile, Brazil, Canada, and Japan.

Famous Dachshunds and owners

  • Rodolfo Cebolinha was the star of publicity campaign Cofap (a Brazilian company in the automotive parts) in the 90's. This Dachshund turned the name Cofap a synonymous of his breed, in Brazil.
  • William Randolph Hearst was an avid lover of dachshunds. When his own dachshund Helena died, he eulogized her in his "In The News" column.[54]
  • .
  • Fred, E.B. White's dachshund, appeared in many of his famous essays.
  • Lola bean is a black dachshund that has starred in many motion pictures, but is much more notably known for her vast awards and honors she has received for being one of the first dachshunds to function as a seeing eye dog.
  • Lump, the pet of Pablo Picasso, who was thought to have inspired some of his artwork.^ First, there is the Standard Dachshund dog; next we have the Toy Dachshund dog.

    ^ Kramer is a male black/tan/white Miniature Dachshund puppy.

    ^ The Dachshund dog breed comes in many different coats types.

    (Pronounced: loomp; German for "Rascal") Picasso & Lump: A Dachshund's Odyssey tells the story of Picasso and Lump.
  • Kevin Smith has a dachshund named Shecky.
  • Jack Ruby, the killer of Lee Harvey Oswald, had a dachshund named Sheba, which he often referred to as his wife.[55] At the time he committed his infamous murder, he had four of them—although he once had as many as ten.[55]
  • Andy Warhol had a pair of dachshunds, Archie and Amos, whom he depicted in his paintings and mentioned frequently in his diaries.
  • Stanley and Boodgie, immortalized on canvas by owner David Hockney, and published in the book David Hockney's Dog Days.
  • Wadl and Hexl, Kaiser Wilhelm II's famous ferocious pair. Upon arriving at Archduke Franz Ferdinand's country seat, château Konopiště, on a semi-official visit, they promptly proceeded to do away with one of the Austro-Hungarian heir presumptive's priceless golden pheasants, thereby almost causing an international incident.[56]
  • Senta, Kaiser Wilhelm II's companion during World War I and his exile to Huis Doorn. Senta died in 1927 at age 20 and is buried in the park of Huis Doorn, near the Kaiser's grave.
  • Dinah the Dachshund
  • Joe, owned by General Claire Lee Chennault and the mascot of Chennault's Flying Tigers of World War II.
  • Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her husband own and have owned a large array of dachshunds, both smooth- and wirehaired.
  • Harry Mulisch, one of the three famous Dutch postwar writers, owns a dachshund. .He once said his dog is more intelligent than a lot of people.
  • Japanese singer Namie Amuro owns two Miniature Long-haired Dachshund, named Koto and Gat-chan.
  • Belle Constantine Chappy, [Katakana: ベルコンスタンティンチャピ-], nicknamed Belle, was the name of the long-haired miniature Dachshund owned by Japanese artist Gackt.
  • Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was asked, in 2003, whether he has duct tape, plastic sheeting, and a three-day supply of bottled water at home.^ Let it be two or three days .
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    ^ My brine was more than just salt water; I figured a household making .
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    He replied, "I would like to say I did. I don't believe we do. .But I do have a miniature dachshund named Reggie who looks out for us."^ Reggie is a male black/tan pie Miniature Dachshund puppy.

    ^ If you don't see the Dachshund puppy you're looking for then please call us at 866-592-5322 or fill out our Puppy Finder form below: .

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  • Jepha Howard from The Used has a Long Haired Miniature named Zelda
  • In Zelenogorsk, Russia, is a Dachshund monument near which passes a parade of Dachshunds on City Day, July 25.[58]
  • Late British reality television star Jade Goody owned a short-haired miniature Dachshund aptly named 'Batman'.

Dachshunds in fiction

See also

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German

Noun

Dachshund m. (genitive Dachshunds or Dachshundes, plural Dachshunde)
  1. basset
  2. dachshund

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The dachshund is a breed of dog. It is usually short (small in height), but long from front to back and with short legs. “Dachshund” is a German word that is used in English, and it means “badger dog.” (In German, dachshunds are called Dackel or Teckel.)

The breed was developed to use its sense of smell to find, chase, and hunt badgers and other animals that live in holes. A dachshund has a long, narrow body, so it is sometimes called a wiener dog, hot dog, or sausage dog. Some people believe that using those words does not show respect.

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Appearance (looks)

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Black-and-tan miniature dachshund, smooth coat

Today, dachshunds have crooked legs, loose skin, and a barrel-like chest. Over time, breeders selected dogs so that those features would appear in puppies. That way, dachshunds could do a better job of burrowing into tight spaces. Another feature is a long tail.

The coat or fur of a dachshund comes in three kinds – smooth or short-haired, long-haired, and wire-haired. The wire-haired dachshund usually is shorter front to back than the other two.

Size

A fully-grown dachshund weighs between 16 and 28 lb. (7 to 12.7 kg), while the miniature dachshund may weigh less than 11 lb. (5 kg). The writer H. L. Mencken said that “A dachshund is a half-dog high and a dog-and-a-half long.”

Coat (fur) and color

Dachshund fur comes in many colours. The colors that are most common are red (a brown color that looks a little reddish) and black-and-tan (black body with brown parts). There are solid black and solid chocolate-brown dachshunds. Many people think those dachshunds are handsome, but the colors are not standard or official – that is, you cannot enter those dogs in some dog shows.

Temperament (mood or emotions)

Dachshunds are playful, fun dogs. People know that dachshunds like to chase small animals and birds, and when they chase those animals they do it ferociously (without fear and very intensely). Many dachshunds are strong-headed or stubborn, and that means they can be hard to train. Dachshunds are often very loyal to their owners (devoted to their owners, or very interested in their owners). In fact, they can be much more loyal than other kinds of dogs. But wire-haired dachshunds often do not show that kind of loyalty to their owners.

People know that dachshunds have deep and tender eyes, and that dachshunds have many facial expressions (dachshunds can communicate just with the look on their faces).

Health

[[File:|thumb|left|Wire-haired dachshund]] Dachshunds often have spinal problems, that is, their backbone can become injured. That is because of the dog’s very long spinal column and short rib cage. The problems are usually hereditary (genetic), that is, they are passed down from parent dogs to puppies.

A dachshund that is obese (fat) can have a higher risk of getting injured. That is because the extra weight puts more strain on the backbone (vertebrae). To prevent injury, dachshunds should not climb stairs or jump unless they really have to. It is also important to hold the dog the right way – by holding up the front and the rear parts of the body at all times.

History

Some people have wondered if dachshunds go back to ancient Egypt. People have found drawings and engravings from ancient Egypt that show hunting dogs with short legs. But the dachshund of today was bred in Europe, and it has parts of German, French, and English hounds and terriers.

Kings and queens all over Europe have had dachshunds. Queen Victoria especially liked dachshunds.

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