Meet the breed, which for centuries has been a thorn in the side for tunnel game like badgers, foxes and yes, Bugs Bunny. The Dachshund may look like a cute, yet awkwardly shaped lap dog, but this long, low and narrow bodied hound has a heart the size of many large sized breeds.
Originating in Germany, the “Hot Dog” was brought to the United States back in the late 1800’s primarily as a dog to hunt rabbits.
After the anti-German sentiment relaxed following World War 2, the Dachshund has continued to increase its stock as one of the most popular breeds in the U.S.
What makes this breed so special, and why is the breed such a popular dog?
Here is what you need to know about the Dachshund.