“Nothing will turn a man’s home into a castle more quickly and effectively than a dachshund.”
The quote, attributed to Queen Victoria, is a sentiment echoed timelessly by proud pup-parents of these goofy, intelligent animals.
Dachshunds, affectionately called “wiener dogs”, “hot dogs” or “doxies” among a long list of nicknames, may be small in size but have big, endearing personalities that make them irreplaceable additions to the family, despite their reputation for occasional stubbornness.
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It’s wired into their systems – dachshunds belong to the “hound” breed group, bred specifically to hunt badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals.
In fact, the name “dachshund” originates from the German words for “badger” (dachs) and “dog” (hund).