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.