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The authentic origin of the Dachshund as a breed can be traced to Germany during the years 1550-1850. The Dachshund first appeared in the United States between 1879 and 1885. World War I almost spelled the end for the doxie. Anti German sentiment made it unpopular to own a Dachshund at the time. The popularity of the breed improved somewhat only to once again encounter anti German sentiment during World War II.
After WW II, the Dachshund Club of America carried out a successful educational campaign to reduce and/or eliminate the unfair bias the breed had endured. The Dachshund has since experienced an ever growing popularity.
The primary purpose for which the Dachshund was developed was to hunt the badger. The Dachshund (translation: Badger Dog) required specific traits such as courage, stamina and, perseverance beyond what is usually expected of any other hunting dog. This and other Dachshund facts make the breed unique and memorable.
Dachshunds are best known for their elongated body and short, stout legs. This made them the perfect hunting dog in regards to digging into and entering the underground home of the badger. Dachshunds are also known as wiener dog, hot dog and, sausage dog. A Dachshund is also referred to as “doxie” or “a doxie”.
The two sizes, Standard and Miniature, come in several colors with black, black and tan, and red being the most common. Their coats are distinguished by three varieties: Smooth, Long-haired and, Wire-haired.
I Have a Dachshund Website
I love Wiener Dogs so much that I have a website dedicated to them. The site tells you about Charlie, the wonderful Dachshund I use to have, gives you information about Wiener Dogs in general and, acts as a portal to thousands of wonderful Dachshund gifts.
There is Dachshund news and articles 2012 to current in addition to articles I have authored myself. There are vintage and antique Dachshund photos and postcards as well as contemporary ones.
I am sure that the Links Page on my site is the most comprehensive in the world. There are links for 47 of the 50 states as well as from 37 countries. Many Dachshund Blogs are listed.
There are also Dachshund videos, comedy and in general, lots of fun to be had.
UPDATE - As of 4/14/15, I have had 211,275 visits to the site since I started it in 2008.
I am constantly working on and adding to the site and give all proceeds to Dachshund Rescues.
Thank you very much for visiting this hub!