Miniature Longhaired Dachshund
The Dachshund has often been called the ‘hot dog’ or ‘wiener dog’.
Alert, lively and active dogs.
Enjoy activities that take advantage of its keen sense of smell like earthdog trials and both outdoor and indoor tracking. Many retrieve tennis balls.
Because of their background as hunting dogs may engage in behaviors such as barking, scratching at the ground or digging and chasing wildlife.
May be suspicious or fearful of strangers, in some cases as a way to avoid discomfort from being picked up due to their long-backed body.
Did You Know?
As beautiful as they are intelligent, the famous Dachshund has often been called the ‘hot dog’ or ‘weiner dog’. But perhaps ‘Wurst’ dog might be more accurate, as some believe they originated in Germany around the 15th century.
There is some evidence to suggest that the breed may also have been around in Greece, Egypt, China and Mexico – quite a long way for their trademark little legs to carry them.
The Miniature Longhaired Dachshund received American Kennel Club recognition in 1885. Many believe they are the result of cross breeding the longhaired Dachshund with the toy dog Papillon – resulting in the miniaturization. These dogs may well be small, but they’ve attracted a big following over the years.
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