Sunday, August 19, 2007

Dachshunds are Big Dogs in Small Packages

Hey everydog & Girl Girl,

It has been a gloomy weekend in Singapore and I am *stuck* at home. I have been home bound for 2 whole weeks now. This is not acceptable...but I guess since my hoomans are also stuck at home, it does make me feel a tad bit better.

Maggie tagged me the other day to share about the Dachshund breed. Okay, I took a short cut and decided to google "Dachshund". heh heh....

The dachshund is a short-legged, elongated dog breed of the hound family. The breed's name is German and literally means "badger dog," from (der) Dachs, badger, and (der) Hund, dog. The standard size was developed to scent, chase, and flush badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, while the miniature was to hunt rabbits. (Okay, show me the whabbits!! I'm going to HUNT you down.) Due to the long, narrow build, they are sometimes referred to in the United States and elsewhere as a wiener dog, hot dog, or sausage dog, though such terms are sometimes considered disparaging (I totally AGREE!!) Notwithstanding the German origin of the dachshund's name, within Germany the breed is known—both formally and informally—as the Dackel or Teckel.

Dachshunds are playful, fun dogs, known for their propensity to chase small animals, birds and tennis balls with great determination and ferocity. Many dachshunds are strong-headed or stubborn, making them a challenge to train. (I am not stubborn - I chose not to learn.) Dachshunds are known for their devotion and loyalty to their owners. If left alone many dachshunds will whine until they have companionship. (I dunno who wrote that but I have to say I do not WHINE and need constant companionship. It is Mom who insists that I spend time with her. So what's a dog got to do but to obey her Mom?)

We come in 3 different coats, namely smooth coat, long hair & wire hair coats. We also come in many different colours and patterns. Although I must say some colours & patterns are really quite rare, that's what makes each one of us special in our very own way. Besides the standard & miniature size, those in-betweens are called tweenies. hehe..like me! Gee, dachshunds are sure versatile huh? Appearing in different coats, size and patterns!

We have quite a few dachshies frenz here...do you know what size, coat and patterns they are? I have to say Ricky & Maggie the Dachshund have one of the more unique colors among us. Ricky is a silver dapple boy and Maggie is a red brindle girl.

Now, I'll like to tag Hana (yes, you again!!), Toby & River to tell us more about their breed.

PS : Oh Copper, let me know once you get your paws on your Mom's plastic. I need to prepare for our date. :)

27 comments:

Amber-Mae said...

Oh Luckie, thanks' for sharing that with us. Now I know more about you & your beautiful & unique breed. I hope some facts in there are not true, hehe!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Balboa & Mommy said...

WOW, Thanks for telling us all about your breed.

I agree with you choosing not to learn. Us Frenchies are accused of being stubborn too, maybe the humans don't know how to teach us!!!!!

Frenchie SNorts
Balboa

Maggie said...

Nice job Luckie! We now know lots more about your breed than we did!

Love ya lots,
Maggie

ToFFee said...

no.. I don't think you're stubborn too.
why doesn't it say about being a good surgeon?

thanks for sharing! my grandma told me before when she was young, she had a dachshund named waffle..


Wuffs!
Toffee
mom's email is
irvi.go@gmail.com

Putter said...

Luckie!

Greatest facts! Neato!

Your Friend,

Putter ...:)

Seadra & Zoe said...

Very informative. Thanks for sharing.

We would never call you a weiner dog. You are a beautiful "Luckie Girl" dachshund to us!!

Love, Seadra and Zoe

Joe Stains said...

thank you for teaching us about your breed. I chose not to learn stuff too, no problem in that!

Ruby Bleu said...

Hey Luckie...
I feel so smart after reading all about your breed. It's really good of you to keep your Mom company like that...it's good she doesn't whine when you do that..hee, hee, hee!!!

Lots of licks, Ruby

Lorenza said...

Hi, Luckie.
Here in Mexico people call me "salchicha" (sausage). When someone asks what breed I am, my mom always says "dachshund"... but nobody understends that!
You are so right, we are not stubborn, we decide what to do or not!
Tell us about your date!!
Have a good night
Lorenza

Hana said...

Oh Luckie!! I am soooo behind in my posts and now you've tagged me again!!! Maybe you should talk to my mom about letting me have my own computer.

Hana said...

By the way, we are "neighbors." Even though my breed is called American Eskimo Dog (the full name is really American Eskimo DOG), my heritage is actually German!!!

Deefor said...

I play with some spunky Dachunds in Denver. You guys do have some delicious nick names.

Deefor

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh.. I didn't know that daschie can come in all shapes, size and colors. Do you think that I could be another type of daschie too??

~ Girl girl

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Thanks for this interesting info. Now we know your breed better,

Love
Boy n Baby

Scruffy said...

I always thought there was only one type of dachsunds. Now I know. Thanks.

The Mighty Scruff

Clover said...

Hi Luckie,
It was so interesting to learn about your breed. My friend Sophie in Nova Scotia is a dachshund too- she has long hair. Thanks for sharing with us!
Love Clover xo

Casper said...

Hi Luckie
Mommie wanted to send you something but we could not get your addy from the card you sent us before. Could you email it me at casper_d_dog@yahoo.com?
Thanks!
Casper

PreciOus said...

Hi Luckie gal, thank you for this information. No doubt it's your mom needing your company and not the other way round. Tee hee.

Snuggle,
Precious

Tadpole said...

Yay Luckie! That was great! I learned a lot! Although I can't believe they would even TYPE the names "weiner dog" and "hot dog" on there - how offensive!

*sigh* I'm a little bit jealous of Copper....

Pacco de Mongrel said...

thanks 4 sharing wit us about ur breed....u guyz r real lovely...

Simba said...

Now I know more about you and your breed. I bet not all of that is true of you.

Simba xx

Suki said...

Thanks for teaching us all about Dachsies, Luckie! You sure are a cool breed.

I know a lady who has a mini Dachshund and she is always calling it a "weiner dog" and it really gets on my nerves. Stoopid hoomans.

Puggy kisses
Suki

The Brat Pack said...

Hey cutie!

No mail here yet, have you gotten ours?

:)
Kisses,
The Brat Pack

Ricky Pepper said...

That's right! i am a fancy pants dapple-doo! Mom isn't sure if I am a mini or not since I am only 5 months old. My sister Lucy is 9 months old and weighs 12 pounds so she is over the weight for a mini but not big enough to be a standard so we aren't sure about her either!

xoxo,
Ricky

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Luckie,
We know what you mean about being housebound. It has done nothing but rain & storm all week. Thanks for sharing about your breed. Papa knows some about your breed since he grew up with a little smooth coated dachshund & his grammie had one too.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Stanley said...

Luckie Girl!

You're not stubborn... just selective about what you listen to. I get it.

Goob love,
Stanley

Lady Kaos said...

Now I understand my sister so well! Stuborn is her #1 talent! Dad calls her Sasha-Weenie-Butt and now I know why. I'm a little confused about the whining thing though. you said once they get companionship, they stop. Sasha doesn't stop, she actually whines more so you'll feel sorry for her!
Thanks for the info!
Kaos