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Favorite Images of Dachshunds
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A list of my favorite images of Dachshunds.
The dachshund is a short-legged, long-bodied dog breed belonging to the hound family.
The name "dachshund" is of German origin and literally means "badger dog". Although "dachshund" is a German word, in modern German they are more commonly known by the name Dackel or, among hunters, Teckel.
There are three dachshund coat varieties: smooth coat (short hair), longhaired and wirehaired.
Dachshunds have a wide variety of colors and patterns. Their base coloration can be single-colored (either red or cream), tan pointed (black and tan, chocolate and tan, blue and tan, or Isabella and tan) and, in wirehaired dogs, a color referred to as wildboar.
Patterns such as dapple (merle), sable, brindle and piebald also can occur on any of the base colors.
Dachshunds in the same litter may be born in different coat colors depending on the genetic makeup of the parents. The dominant color in the breed is red, followed by black and tan.
Because of their long, narrow build, they are often nicknamed wiener dog or sausage dog.
The standard size dachshund was developed to scent, chase and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, while the miniature dachshund was bred to hunt smaller prey such as rabbits.
In the United States, they have also been used to track wounded deer and hunt prairie dogs.
Dachshunds also participate in conformation shows, field trials and many other events organized through pure bred dog organizations such as the American Kennel Club (AKC). According to the AKC, the dachshund remains one of the top 10 dog breeds in the United States.
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