Sunday, 25 January 2009

Featured Breed: Dachshund

Dachshunds are believed to have originated in Ancient Egypt due to their having been drawn on walls there, although the Dachshund as we know it today was bred in European for the purpose of hunting badgers. The breed's name in German literally means "Badgerdog", however we know it better as the sausage dog. A little known fact is that the name is less to do with it's unusual shape and more to do with how delicious it is.
Dachshunds have an extremely long spinal column and short rib cage which can unfortunately lead to them having spinal problems, such as intervertebral disc disorder. However this is a small price to pay for the sake of looking hilarious.
According to Wikipedia they are "viewed as a symbol of Germany". I've never thought this though, I've always just considered them as the symbol of a funny looking dog. So take that with a pinch of salt, yo.

What people are saying about Dachshunds:
Eric - "I like them. I like all dogs."
Taylor - "Eh, they're okay."
Hans - "You mean the symbol of Germany? They're awesome."

Dog of Indeterminate Length


  1. How does this dachshund manage to look cute and badass at the same time?

    Hmmm, perhaps it's the eyes.

  2. It's those funny eyebrow things they have.