Dachshund – Page 9 – Dog Breed Review


Fun facts about the Dachshund

  • Waldi the Dachshund was the official mascot created for the 1972 Olympics.
  • It was said that this breed inspired legendary painter, Picasso, who was said to have owned his own Dachshund.
  • Not only does this breed come with a variation of coat colors and texture types, but they also have many nicknames including: Weiner Dog, Weenie Dog, Sausage Dog, Hot Dog, Datsun, Dotson, Doxie, Dox and many more.
  • Many celebrities own the Weenie Dog, such as, Ashley Olsen, Adele, Christian Slater, Clint Eastwood, and Bret Michaels.
  • Other famous people such as, Andy Warhol, Audrey Hepburn, and rock singer, David Bowie all had pet Dachshunds.
  • This breed was originally named the “Badger Crawler” or “Dachs Krieger” in German.
  • Although the Dachshund Club of America opposes annual “Weiner Racing,” many states throughout the United States train and compete their dogs.