Origin of dachshundGerman from dachs, badger (prob. from Indo-European base an unverified form tegu-, thick) + hund, dog: see hound
any of a breed of small dog with a long body, short legs, and drooping ears, of three varieties — smooth (or short-haired), long-haired, and wire-haired
A dog of a small breed developed in Germany for hunting badgers, having a long body, a brown or black-and-brown coat, drooping ears, and very short legs. Dachshunds are bred in long-haired, smooth-coat, wire-haired, and miniature varieties, sometimes considered separate breeds.
Origin of dachshundGerman Dachs badger ( from Middle High German dahs ) ( from Old High German; see teks- in Indo-European roots.) Hund dog ( from Middle High German hunt ) ( from Old High German; see kwon- in Indo-European roots.)
German Dachs (“badger”) + Hund (“dog”)
- Charles Decker: This children's book introduces a small dachshund and a prairie dog with autism who become friend, learn to accept each others' differences and become heroes together.
- These include not only the typical dachshund and Labrador, but also more obscure breeds like the Bedlington terrier and the komondor.
- Conversely, if you are trying to outfit a Dachshund in a vampire costume, then select one size smaller.
- It comes in three varieties: Labrador and Friends, Chihuahua and Friends, and Dachshund and Friends.
- Coincidentally, that dog was also a Dachshund and died at the age of 20.