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Dachshund Truth


The Dachshund (pronounced dak sund) originated in Germany many hundreds of years ago. “Dachs” is the word for badger. The Dachshund was bred to hunt and follow these animals to earth, gradually becoming highly evolved, with shortened legs to dig the prey out and go down inside the burrows. Smaller Dachshunds where bred to hunt hare and stoat. Dachshunds have many “terrier” characteristics. They are versatile and courageous dogs and have been known to take on foxes and otters, besides badgers.

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HEY my mini dachshund is named Ella. She is also small. Her full AKC name is Ella Enchanted, and her main alias is Ella la Bella. She has a high degree of snuggle, is afraid of the vacuum, and loves cat poop. If my hobby (hatting) ever becomes a company large enough to necessitate a catalogue or website, you have my business because of Gary!

Posted by: Yep Hats on 10/28/06 at 10:13 AM

Thought maybe maybe you might appreciate this Dachshund deed I witnessed in the park a couple weekends ago:
(Notice the cat in the middle background, catching up with owner and dachshund. Cat became nervous (understandable - high dog presence in the park) and bunks down in a grassy depression. Owner commands dachshund to “fetch” the cat, which he does, and — ta dah — cat’s in the bag!

Posted by: Michelle on 11/02/06 at 9:52 PM

As a graphic designer myself, I feel a great connection with Gary. Particularly because I had a dachshund growing up‚€”Wilbur.

One thing not mentioned in this bio is how they are little trouble makers. Proud, snooty little guys. Quite the characters. In fact, when my folks were in Germany, they came across a woman with her dachshund and in broken english she kept talking about how “there’s something wrong in their heads.”

Anyway, now my folks have an Australian Shepherd, Ringo. He’s great, but he’s definitely a kiss-ass mama’s boy.

Anyway, keep up the good work. Your passion for design is motivating.

Posted by: Neal Peterson on 11/04/09 at 7:58 AM

Hey did you know that Picasso had a dachshund? His name was Lump. They where the bestest of buds. I have a book about it. ‚€œPicasso & Lump: A Dachshunds Odyssey‚€ By David Douglas Duncan.

Posted by: Amy Kruse on 06/02/10 at 9:55 PM
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