The dachshund is known by a number of different names including the wiener dog, badger dog, or most commonly, the sausage dog. These sweet natured dogs are short-legged, long-bodied, and are a hound-type dog breed.
Their coats can be smooth-haired, wire-haired, or long-haired and thought to have originated in Egypt due to the fact that there are early Egyptian carvings which look similar to a short legged hunting dog.
For the Daschund fans, here are 10 fun facts about these gorgeous creatures:
Dachshunds were originally bred as working dogs as they were good badger hunters.
Dachshunds can be difficult to house train.
A Dachshund called Waldi was the official mascot for the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972.
Dachshunds were bred with a curved tail so the tip could be seen whilst the dog was in long grass and also so that it could be easily pulled out of a tunnel if the dog got stuck whilst hunting.
There is a Dachshund called Crusoe who has his own FB page and YouTube channel with over 84 million views. He has become a social media sensation.
Celebrities who have owned Dachshunds are Adele, Clint Eastwood, David Bowie and Jack Black.
Dachshund is German for badger dog.
Dachshunds love their food but obesity can be a health risk as it can put a strain on their short legs and long backs.
Dachshunds were bred to have long floppy ears to stop grass and other debris getting lodged in the ear canal whilst the dog was hunting.