What came first—the hot dog, or the Dachshund? Dachshund lovers will be able to tell you without missing a beat that it was their beloved furry friends who first capitalized on their sausage-like shape. And while they aren’t perhaps as delicious smelling as their bbq counterparts, dachshunds have nevertheless been just as iconic in the homes and hearts of their devoted owners.
When it comes to having a loyal, loving, and talented dog we can’t think of a better fit than the Dachshund breed. These little “wiener” dogs were originally bred to be hunters in Germany during the 15th century. Their sensitive noses and small elongated size made them perfect for finding and chasing badgers down small holes. Today, dachshunds carry that same enthusiasm for the original hunt by being very playful and dedicated dogs. Many owners can spend hours playing fetch, racing around the yard, or creating obstacle courses for their furry friends. Dachshunds love to show off their unique skills, especially when they know that they are going to get rewarded with a cuddle and a treat afterwards!
Their small size today makes dachshunds the perfect dogs for city-dwellers who are tight on space. They love to cuddle up with you on the couch or lay by your feet at night when you sleep. However, dachshunds can be just as stubborn as humans when it comes to following their own ideas. For instance, an untrained dachshund will avoid going potty outside or for walks if it’s wet just as a human might like to avoid going to work on a particularly stormy day. Luckily, if there’s one thing dachshunds’ love more than their own will it’s pleasing their humans! With consistent training, perseverance, and love dachshunds will respond to your scheduled walks in different climates with ease. A little treat here and there couldn't hurt in convincing them too!
There are many different kinds of dachshunds, just as there are many kinds of humans--from smooth haired to wiry, long hair to miniature. That means that you can have a dog as unique and loving as you! With loving and affectionate personalities, people will be hard pressed to find a photo of you without your elongated best friend.