Archive for May, 2009

About Dachshunds and Why I Love Them

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Hi, Everyone!

I realized the other day that I had not posted exactly why I love Dachshunds.  They are certainly a different shape than most dogs.  They’re called “wieners” or “hot dogs” because they are short and long.  That’s because, in Germany, they were bred as hunting dogs that would follow badgers down into their burrows.  Their short, powerful legs allowed them to dig down into the burrow, find the badger and bring it out.

Here’s a picture of Itty Bitty with Grandma, Roxy.  See how powerful their legs look!

Roxy and Itty Bitty

 Fortunately, for the most part, they’re not used for hunting today.  They are pretty good at letting you know when a possum, raccoon or squirrel is in the yard, though!

Today, they are better known for being loyal and loveable family pets.  They are very affectionate and love to cuddle on a couch with you.  There are times when I lay on the couch and our Dachshunds join me.  It’s like I have a Dachshund blanket to keep me warm! 

Those are just a few of the reasons why I love Dachshunds.  What are yours?  Let me know why you love Dachshunds by commenting on this blog.

Well, time to go and cuddle with my Doxies!

God Bless,


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