The Dachshund - the Long and Short of It

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The Dachshund is a small, hound-type dog with a muscular, elongated body, and short legs.  Like the Corgi, the Dachshund can be funny looking because its legs are extremely short compared to its brawny body.

The "Badger" Dog 

 

Long Haired Dachshund

The name Dachshund is a combination of two German words - Dachs which means "badger", and Hund which means "dog".  Back in the 1600s, Dachshunds were first bred in Germany, where they were used for hunting small animals like rabbits and badgers. Their keen sense of smell and swiftness make them the ideal dogs for digging burrows and chasing badgers.

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