- This dog was bred to be a hunting dog and has a tendency to bark quite often.
- They are sensitive to changes in their environment which leads to an increase in barking.
- Dachshunds were bred to be independent hunters.
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History Of The Dachshund
The dachshund was originally bred in Germany and was slightly larger than the modern versions that are around today. The name dachshund is the German word for badger dog and while it is believed that they may have been around earlier, they didn’t get their start until the 17th century when they were created by foresters and hunters as hunting dogs for use in flushing badgers, and other burrow-dwelling animals, out of their holes.
The breed was developed in two sizes – standard and miniature, although in Germany there is a third size called kaninchen, which means “rabbit” in German. The miniature dogs were used to hunt smaller animals like foxes and hare while the larger, standard size was used for the larger game like badgers. Dachshunds were brought to the United States in the late 1800s.
Interesting Facts About Wiener Dogs
This little dog may go by many different names – wiener dog, hot dog, sausage dot, doxie – but one thing is certain, the dachshund has the courage of many wrapped up in one. This friendly, playful dog is known to take on animals much larger than itself yet will also become lonely if not given enough attention by the object of their affection – you! Read on for more interesting facts.
- They come in two different sizes – miniature and standard.
- During World War II, they were rebranded as “badger dogs” to disassociate them from Germany.
- The first cloned dog in the United Kingdom was a dachshund named Winnie.
- There are actual dachshund races held yearly, for fun, in several locations throughout the world. In Southern California, they are called the Wienerschnitzel Weiner Nationals.
- The first Olympic Mascot was a Dachshund named Waldi.