Dachshunds are very interesting dogs and have a long history as hunting dogs and they even made an appearance in WWI.
There are two categories of dachshund. The American Kennel Club (AKC) recognizes two different categories of dachshund: standard and miniature. Within these two categories, there are different coat colors and types.
Dachshunds are great watch dogs. They will start barking alarm when a stranger is at the door or walking past your house. They are very alert and make great watch dogs.
World War I made the dachshund breed unpopular. Today, dachshunds are on the top 10 list of most popular dogs, but during WWI, they were very unpopular. They became so unpopular because they became the icon of anti-German propaganda. It took a very long while for them to recover, but they are once again popular and loved.
Dachshunds were originally bred to hunt badgers. The name ‘dachshund’ means ‘badger dog’ in German. The interesting body shape of the wiener dog was bred that way to allow them easy and fast access and exit from badger homes.
Dachshunds are the smallest hunting dogs. They may not be the smallest dog breed, but they are the smallest breed that is used for hunting and they is really good at it. They should not be underestimated because of their size as they can be very scrappy and are excellent small game hunters.
The rich, famous, and royal all love dachshunds. Many famous actors and writers love dachshunds and even the royals enjoy their company. A few examples of famous and royal owners and lovers of dachshunds include Queen Elizabeth, Andy Warhol, EB White, and Pablo Picasso.
A dachshund was the mascot of the Olympics in Munich. The 1972 Olympics that took place in Munich used a dachshund as their mascot.
Dachshunds have been around for many years and many people love this short and small breed. Whether they are hunting companions, watch dogs, or just furry companions, they are loved by many.