They have may names, the Dachshund, weiner dog, weenie, weiner, sausage dog, but no matter what you call it, it’s an amazing breed. Dachshunds have a rich history and many dedicated fans. We may focus more on bulldogs, but the folks at Bullyfambam love themselves a Dachshund.
1. They’re a hunting breed
If you didn’t think this was their breeding purpose, you aren’t alone. Dachshunds are tiny, but they were bred to hunt tiny animals, like rabbits. Their shape makes it easy for them to go into small holes in the ground that catch underground-dwelling animals. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) reports that The breed comes from Germany and that the breed was recognized in writing in the 18th century. The name for the breed was dachs krieger, which translates to badger warrior. Who knew such a little guy could have such a big name? However, don’t let this breed get big.
2. Obesity is especially dangerous for dachshunds
This breed’s stomach is already close to the ground, and the American Kennel Club (AKC) warns owners that extra weight can cause herniated discs. As cute as the long body shape is, the likelihood of a herniated disk is higher because of it. Too much body fat will hinder a weiner dog’s mobility and is damaging to his/her overall health. The AKC says to be strong when a dachshund asks for table scraps; limit the amount of people food you give to them and be sure to get quality kibble. This breed needs quality kibble and quality owners.
3. Grover Cleveland had a dachshund
Presidential Pet Museum states President Grover Cleveland had a wiener dog. The 22nd president had tons of pets and. One of those pets was a famous poodle named hector along with ponies and birds. Grover Cleveland is not the only fan of this adorable breed, there are groups everywhere that celebrate the breed.
4. There are lots of Dachshund clubs
There are many, many great clubs around the country dedicated to the beloved weiner dogs. Here are only some of them.
- There is a Dachsund club of America
- National miniature Dachshund club,
- Badger Dachshund CLubs,
- The longhaired Dachshund club
- The Greater Portland Dachshund Club
- The Dachshund Breed Council
- The Dachshund Club of California
- Central Iowa Dachshund Club
- Columbine Dachshund Club
These sound like amazing organizations, and this isn’t even all of the clubs dedicated to Dachshunds. Who doesn’t love themselves a good wiener dog? People who suck, that’s who.
Dogs are incredible, but weiner dogs are particularly fascinating. They have belonged to presidents, hunters, and many people throughout history. The breed is so great that it even has many fan clubs.
We may have answered some questions about this breed, but we have questions for you.
Do any of you have a Dachshund?
Are any of you members of a dachshund club?
Do any of you hunt with weiner dogs?
Tell us about your wiener dog in the comments!