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Chiweenie Dog Breed Information

Nickname: Mexican Hotdog, Chihuahua / Miniature Dachshund Hybrid. The Chiweenie is not a purebred dog.

It is a cross between the Chihuahua and the Miniature Dachshund or Standard Dachshund. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed.

This hybrid cross is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club. I've included information on both the Chihuahua Breed and the Miniature Dachshund Breed below so you can see the type of dog you would be getting. I will include more information and pictures of the Chiweenie as they become available.

Chihuahua: The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog in the world and is named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico, where it was discovered in 1850.[1] Some academics believe the Chihuahua to be descended from Chinese hairless dogs—who may have crossed over from Asia to Alaska on a land bridge before continental separation created the Bering Strait—and bred with the ancient Toltec and Aztec Techichi dog, creating the modern-day Chihuahua.


The following dog rescues and animal shelters are listed in case you decide to adopt a puppy or dog.
Please contact each rescue and shelter directly to see which dog breeds they have available and the cost involved for adoption.

Tailchaser Rescue
San Jose, CA 95124

Furrever Cat and Kitten Rescue
P.O. Box 153
Los Gatos, CA 95031
(408) 316-8662

Itty Bitty Orphan Kitty Rescue
P.O. Box 321232
Campbell, CA 95008

Bay Area Siberian Husky Rescue/Referral
2633 S Bascom Ave
Campbell, CA 95008

Heading Home Animal Rescue
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

St. Francis Animal Protection Society
P.O. Box 506
Campbell, CA 95009

CARE Companion Animal Rescue Effort
1080 Saratoga Ave., #3
San Jose, CA 95011
(408) 227-2273

Cal State Dog Rescue
PO Box 111103
Campbell, CA 95011

South Bay Purebred Rescue
San Jose, CA 95158

Nike Animal Rescue Foundation (NARF)
P.O. Box 26587
San Jose, CA 95159
408-224-NARF (6273)

One Planet Rescue
San Jose, CA 95154
(408) 431-6954

Jakes Wish Dog Rescue
PO Box 1345
San Martin, CA 95046
San Jose, CA 95155

Silicon Valley Pet Project
PO Box #6145
San Jose, CA 95150
(408) 641-8745

City of San José Animal Care Center
2750 Monterey Road
San Jose, CA 95112

13th St Cats
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 566-3637

Toy Breed Rescue
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 379-5554

Schwartz Family Animal Welfare Foundation
1555 S. Winchester Blvd
San Jose, CA 95128

Woofie's Rescue
San Jose, CA 95128

Hope For Animals International
Manteca, CA 95337

Pets Care
P.O.Box 10241
San Jose, CA 95129


Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority
3370 Thomas Road
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Animal Rescue and Care Network Inc.
Santa Clara, CA 95056
(408) 655-9625

Westie Rescue Northern California
Santa Clara, CA 95050
408 242-0990

Every Pet's Dream
2010 El Camino Real #143
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary
Cupertino, CA 95014

AKarmic Connections Animal Rescue
Cupertino, CA 95014


Valley SPCA
PO BOX 8275
Stockton, CA 95208

Humane Society Silicon Valley
901 Ames Ave.
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 262-2133

People for Pets
1852 W. 11th Street
Box 499
Tracy, CA 95376

East of Eden Canine Rescue
PO Box 236
Tracy, CA
Tracy, CA 95376

Animal Rescue of Tracy
793 S. Tracy Blvd. PM#133
Tracy, CA 95376

Amazing Greys Retired Racers
Tracy, CA 95376
(209) 835-9780 

Guardian's Light Dog Rescue
Tracy, CA 95376

Baxter and Friends
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(818) 602-7481

Guardian Angels International Rescue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089


Copper's Dream Rescue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085


Bay Area Cat Rescue
Mountain View, CA 94040

Fat Cat Rescue
Mountain View, CA 94041

Calaveras County Animal Services
891 Mountain Ranch Road
San Andreas, CA 95249

Russell Rescue (North Carolina)
Use email
Stockton, CA 95206

Stockton Animal Shelter and the Animal Protection League
1575 S. Lincoln Street
Stockton, CA 95206

Delta Humane Society & S.P.C.A.
4590 S. Hwy 99 Frontage Road
P.O. BOX 30908
Stockton, CA 95215
(209) 466-0339

The Perfect Dog
PO Box 361441
MILPITAS 95036, not fremont
Fremont, CA 94538

Tri-City Animal Shelter
1950 Stevenson Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 790-6640 

Doggie Protective Services
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Peninsula CatWorks
P.O. Box 60837
Palo Alto, CA 94306

East Bay Rabbit Rescue
Livermore, CA 94550


BnB Rescue
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 998-9309

Feline Friends Network
P.O. Box 18287
Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 566-8287

The Kitten Whisperer
P.O. Box 1410
Stanford, CA 94305


Palo Alto Animal Services
3281 E. Bayshore Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Calys Cats Feline Rescue
PO Box 20114
Stanford, CA 94309

Community Cat Rescue
Palo Alto, CA 94302

Cavy House Guinea PIg Rescue
PO Box 324
La Honda, CA 94020


P.O. Box 644
La Honda, CA 94020
(650) 747-9650

Woof Animal Rescue
P.O.Box 1607
Fremont, CA 94536
(510) 985-9924

The Abandoned Cat Team
Stockton, CA 95204

Pleasanton Valley Humane Society
3670 Nevada Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 426-8656

Lucky Dog Rescue Inc
PO Box 1257
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 787-5825

Forsaken Cats Rescue
PO Box 5163
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Allie's Pals Cat Rescue
P. O. Box 1835
Pleasanton, CA 94566

NorCal German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue
PO Box 933
Menlo Park, CA 94026

Pups Rescue
Stockton, CA 95212
(209) 956-3004

Second Chance Kitty
Stockton, CA 95212

Rescue of Cairn Terrier Club of Northern California
4218 Fairlands Dr.
Pleasanton, CA 94588
(925) 846-9337

Tri-Valley Animal Rescue
PO Box 11143
Pleasanton, CA 94588

Humanimal Connection Inc.
Redwood City, CA 94061
(888) 538-9402

Pound Puppy Rescue
Redwood City, CA 94061

Nine Lives Foundation
3016 Rolison Road
Redwood City, CA 94063

Pets In Need
871 Fifth Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 367-1405

Whis-Purr Rescue, Inc.
Redwood City, CA 94062
877-307-2747 (msg) 

Finding A Best Friend Rescue
Stockton, CA 95209
(209) 425-9665

East County Animal Shelter
4595 Gleason Drive
Dublin, CA 94568

East Bay SPCA- Dublin Adoption Center
4651 Gleason Street
Dublin, CA 94568
Dublin, CA 94568

Dublin Creek Animal Foundation
6570 Donlon way
Dublin, CA 94568

Hayward Animal Services Bureau
16 Barnes Court
Hayward, CA 94544
510-293-7200 x 7 

Homeless Cat Network
P.O. Box 6
San Carlos, CA 94070

All My Tomorrows Pet Rescue
Lodi, CA 95240


Poke-A-Dot's Dalmatian's and Friends Rescue
Lodi, CA 95240

Animal Friends Connection Humane Society
933 S. Cherokee Lane
Lodi, CA 95241
(209) 365-0535

People Assisting Lodi Shelter (PALS)
1405 West Kettleman Lane
Mailing: 1040 W. Kettleman Lane #379
Lodi, CA 95242
(209) 224-0354 

Lodi Animal Shelter
1345 W. Kettleman Ln
Lodi, CA 95242

Love & Second Chances
San Ramon, CA 94582

Throw Me A Bone Dog Rescue
Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 308-6221

A Better Chance Rescue
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 580-3639

Dusty Paws Rescue, Inc.

Adopt a Doggie
Castro Valley, CA 94546

Rhodie's Rescue
Knightsen, CA 94548
(925) 344-9959

Companions In Waiting
P O Box 213 
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
650 328 0474

Pets and Pals
P.O. Box 582
Danville, CA 94526

Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue
1 Oakley Area
Oakley, CA 94561


Animal Rescue Recon
P.O. Box 638
Oakley, CA 94561
(925) 392-7654

Nobody's Perfekt Dogs
Bayfair Mall, 15555 E. 14th Street
Suite #308
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 459-0396

Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA
1450 Rollins Road
Burlingame, CA 94010

Shellden Shelter for Cats & Dogs
13525 Montfort Rd
Herald, CA 95638
(916) 207-4807

Oakland, CA 94605
(510) 414-6461

Gentle Spirits Project
Antioch, CA 94509
(707) 567-2560

Antioch Animal Services
300 L Street
(Corner of 2nd and L Street)
Antioch, CA 94509

Contra Costa Rabbit Rescue
Antioch, CA 94509

East Bay SPCA- Oakland Adoption Center
8323 Baldwin Street
Oakland, CA 94621
(510) 569-0702

Homeless Animals Response Program (H.A.R.P.)
P.O. Box 3167
Antioch, CA 94531
(925) 431-8546

Homeless Animals' Lifeline Organization (H.A.L.O.)
P.O. Box 2011
Antioch, CA 94531
(925) 473-4642 

Tails of Gray
P.O. Box 434
Clayton, CA 94517

Oakland Animal Services
1101 29th Ave
Oakland, CA 94601

Island Cat Resources & Adoption
P.O.Box 1093
Alameda, CA 94501

Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter
1590 Fortmann Way
Alameda, CA 94501

West Coast Boxer Rescue
Alameda, CA 94501

Match Made in Heaven Animal Rescue
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 244-3880

NorCal Poodle Rescue
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Northern California Sled Dog Rescue (NorSled)
PO Box 30877
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(800) 471-5822

TnT Small Animal Rescue
PO Box 5371
South San Francisco, CA 94083

Community Concern for Cats
P.O. Box 3795
Walnut Creek, CA 94596


Namaste Akita Rescue Alliance
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Hopalong Animal Rescue
PO Box 27507
Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 267-1915

Maine Coon Adoptions (MCA)
Oakland, CA 94602

The Power of Chi
Oakland, CA 94602

Ratbone Rescues - West Region
Isleton, CA 95641

Camp Cocker Rescue
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(800) 431-5911

North Star Rescue
1610 Francisco Blvd.
Pacifica, CA 94044


Umbrella of Hope
4040 Railroad Ave
Pittsburg, CA 94565


K9 Paw Print Rescue
Pittsburg, CA 94565


East Bay Animal Rescue & Refuge (EBARR)
5433 Clayton Rd., K125
Concord, CA 94518
(925) 222-7047

Avian Rescue Corp aka Cockatiel Rescue
1212 Saint Elizabeth Ct
Concord, CA 94518

Shake Wiggle N' Roll Animal Rescue
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 284-8508

Underdog Animal Rescue
Lafayette, CA 94549

Performance Rescue
Somerset, CA 95684
(530) 409-9800

California Pit Bull Rescue
Oakland, CA 94611



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prize winning chiweenie dog does amazing tricks.

the most highly trained dog in the USA. This Chiweenie is very disciplined and obedient.



Tricks For Chiweenies

This is my Noob video for teaching tricks. Lol. Don't be too hard on me. Enjoy.



Dog Loves The Hair Dryer - Penny The Chiweenie

This is our dog Penny, who loves to be hair dryer-ed. She is part chihuahua and part dachshund. Colloquially known as a Chiweenie.



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Molly, our 11 week old Chiweenie, after taking her cough medicine- she can't keep her eyes open!



1st "Weenie Chiweenie" puppy being born.

We decided to get a rescue dog from the local pound. We were assured she was not pregnant, that she only needed to lose weight.



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As per request, here are the Chiweenie puppies! They're my brothers' poppies, but I'm happy to see them.



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My chiweenie scrappy going through one of his twice daily psycho assaults on me.




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This is our 2 month old Chihuahua-Daschund mix named Jäger. As you can see he is afraid of his own bark. Pretty cute. He is a handful.



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Our Two Chiweenies Swimming.



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The American Kennel Club registered its first Chihuahua in 1905.

Appearance: Chihuahuas are best known for their large eyes large, erect ears and for being the smallest of all dog breeds. The AKC (American Kennel Club) recognizes two varieties of Chihuahua: the long-coat and the smooth-coat.

Hair: In the Chihuahua there are two types of hair , long-haired and short-haired, also referred to as smooth coat. They are genetically the same breed, and are often present in the same litter, though in many kennel clubs, including the AKC, they are judged in separate categories. The term smooth coat does not mean that the hair is necessarily smooth as the hair can range from having a velvet touch to a whiskery feeling. Long-haired chihuahuas are actually smoother to the touch having a very soft, fine guard hairs and a downy undercoat, which gives them their fluffy appearance. Unlike many 'long haired' breeds long-haired chihuahuas require no trimming and minimal grooming. Contrary to popular belief they also typically shed less than their short-haired counterparts. In long-haired chihuahuas it may take up to two or more years before a full long hair coat develops.

Standards: Breed standards for this dog do not generally specify a height, only a weight and a description of their overall proportions. As a result, height varies more than within many other breeds. Generally, the height ranges between 6 and 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) at the withers. However, some dogs grow as tall as 12 to 15 inches (30 to 38 cm). AKC show dogs (American standard) must weigh no more than 6.0 lb (2.7 kg).[3] The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) standard calls for dogs ideally between 1.5 and 3.0 kg (3.3 to 6.6 lb), although smaller ones are acceptable in the show ring.[4] However, pet-quality Chihuahuas (that is, those bred or purchased as companions rather than show dogs) can, and do, range above these weights, to 10 pounds (4.5 kg), or even more if they have large bone structures or are allowed to become overweight. This does not mean, however, that they are not purebred Chihuahuas, it only means that they do not meet the requirements to enter a conformation show. Oversize Chihuahuas are seen in some of the best, and worst, bloodlines.

Colors: A tricolor Chihuahua The AKC Chihuahua standard] lists under color: "Any color-Solid, marked or splashed". This allows for all colors from solid blacks to solid whites, spotted, or a variety of other colors and patterns. A few examples are Fawn, Red, Cream, Chocolate, Blue, and Black.

Patterns, all with or without white markings, include: Sable, Irish spotting, Piebald spotting, Extreme white spotting, Brindle
Masks, Merle with Tan points.

Classifying Chihuahua colors can be complicated due to the large number of possibilities. Examples would be a Blue Brindle or a Chocolate and Tan. Colors and patterns can combine and affect each other, resulting in a very high degree of variation. That said, the classic Chihuahua color remains Fawn. No color or pattern is considered more valuable than the others. Although blue is considered rare, it is all just a matter of personal preference.

Sizes: Such terms as "teacup," "pocket size," "tiny toy," "miniature," and "standard" are often used to describe different-sized Chihuahuas. These are to be used only in describing the expected adult size. There are two types of Chihuahua's, the short coat or short hair and the long coat or long hair Chihuahua.

Temperament: Chihuahuas and Great Danes. Chihuahuas are prized for their devotion, ferocity and personality. Their curious nature and small size make them easily adaptable to a variety of environments, including the city and small apartments. Chihuahuas are often stereotyped as high-strung, though it has been shown that correct training and socialization can result in an outstanding companion animal.

Chihuahuas are not well-suited as small children's pets because of their size, temperament and tendency to bite when frightened. It is recommended that children be school aged or older before adding a Chihuahua to one's home. Also, many Chihuahuas focus their devotion on one person, becoming overly jealous of that person's human relationships. This can be mitigated through socialization. Chihuahuas also tend to have a "clannish" nature, often preferring the companionship of other Chihuahuas over other dogs.

Chihuahuas seem to have no concept of their own size and may fearlessly confront larger animals, which can result in injury.

Health: Overfeeding a Chihuahua can be a grave danger to the small dog's health, shortening their life and leading to diabetes. This breed requires expert veterinary attention in areas such as birthing and dental care.

Chihuahuas, and other toy breeds, are also prone to the sometimes painful disease Hydrocephalus. It is often diagnosed by the puppy having an abnormally large head during the first several months of life, but other symptoms are more noticeable (since "a large head" is such a broad description). Chihuahua puppies exhibiting Hydrocephalus usually have patchy skull platelets rather than a solid bone, and typically are lethargic and do not grow at the same pace as their siblings. A true case of Hydrocephalus can be diagnosed by a veterinarian, though the prognosis is grim.

Chihuahuas are also known for their moleras, a soft spot in their skulls. Chihuahuas are the only breed of dog to be born with an incomplete skull. The molera does fill in with age, but great care needs to be taken during the first six months until the skull is fully formed. Many veterinarians are not familiar with Chihuahuas as a breed, and mistakenly confuse a molera with hydrocephalus. The Chihuahua Club of America has issued a statement regarding this often deadly misdiagnosis.

Chihuahuas can also be at risk for hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Left unattended, hypoglycemia can lead to coma. Chihuahuas are also prone to eye infections due to their large, round, protruding eyes and their relatively low ground clearance. Chihuahuas also have a tendency to tremble but this is not a health issue, rather it takes place when the dog is stressed or excited. One reason for this may be because small dogs have a higher metabolism than larger dogs and therefore dissipate heat faster. Although figures often vary, as with any breed, the average lifespan for a Chihuahua is approximately 8 to 18 years of age.

Chihuahuas are sometimes picky eaters, and care must be taken to provide them with adequate nutrition. At the same time, care must be exercised not to overfeed this tiny breed. Overweight Chihuahuas are prone to joint injuries, tracheal collapse, chronic bronchitis, and shortened life span.

Clubs: A long-haired Chihuahua. Because Chihuahuas are such a popular breed, there have been clubs created for them. These clubs talk about the breed, host competitions, etc. Sometimes they have information on adoption for members. A couple of clubs are ones such as the Chihuahua Club of America, (CCA) or the British Chihuahua Club, the latter formed in 1947. Also, online forums have been made about these dogs.

Famous Chihuahuas: Bruiser (real name: Moonie), Elle Woods' companion in the Legally Blonde movies.
Ducky, who was named the World's Smallest Living Dog by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2007. (Ducky succeeded Danka Kordak of Slovakia, a Chihuahua who measured 5.4 inches tall.)
Coco, the dog featured on the television series Dog Whisperer and owned by Cesar Millan.
Coco, Donna Cabonna´s dog from the Disney Channel Original Series That's So Raven.
Lou, a chihuahua featured on the television show The Soup.
Madame Shirley the Medium is an old-fortune teller chihuahua featured in a TV Show Cartoon, Courage the Cowardly Dog.
Mimi, Sharon Osbourne's chihuahua.
Nunu, the "demon chihuahua" who was featured in the Dog Whisperer pilot episode.
Pepito, Xavier Cugat's chihuahua immortalized in the children's book Pepito the Little Dancing Dog: The Story of Xavier Cugat's Chihuahua.
Ren Höek, of Ren and Stimpy fame.
The Spooky Chihuahua from Invader Zim.
The Taco Bell chihuahua.
Tinkerbell Hilton and Bambi, companions of Paris Hilton. Tinkerbell is the "author" of "Tinkerbell Hilton Diaries".
Tito from Oliver & Company.
Geraldo, Max Shreck's chihuahua in Batman Returns.
Wheely Willy, a paraplegic chihuahua from Long Beach, California who has become a celebrity as the subject of two bestselling children's books.
Mammoth Mutt from Krypto the Superdog.
Heart-Kun, a Japanese Chihuahua born with a heart shaped pattern in his fur.

Activity: Chihuahuas can usually get all the exercise they need by running around indoors. If the dog becomes overweight it should be allowed to walk rather than carried from room to room. Chihuahuas may be taken for short walks but are not an outdoorsy breed.

More CHIHUAHUA Information

Country of Origin: The Chihuahua (affectionately called 'Chi') may descend either from tiny, hairless Chinese dogs or the South American 'Techichi', a favored pet which was buried with the deceased in the hope they would lead the way to the afterlife. Modern Chihuahuas hail from Chihuahua, Mexico. They are the smallest dog breed and the oldest North American breed.

Size: The Chihuahua has a shoulder height of 15-23 cm (7-10 in) and weighs 1-3 kg (2-8 lbs). Chihuahuas have an apple shaped head with a short, pointy muzzle, large erect ears, and tiny feet. The tail may curve over the back or side.

Coat: The Chihuahua can have a long or short coat. A variety of colors are acceptable, including sand, chocolate, silver, chestnut, and blue, blue merle, brindle. A variety of patterns including sable and masks are also possible. My Favorite two color combinations are Blue Merle and Blue Brindle

Character: Chihuahuas are intelligent, graceful, and very brave. They love to bond with one person but if you make sure that everyone in the house gets to spend time with them they will be happy to sleep and cuddle with anyone in your home.

The Chihuahua is reserved around strangers, and may attempt to defend their owner, usually with little effect, but it's oh so cute!

Chihuahuas are tenacious, proud, and very energetic but they love to take naps with their owner and generally sleep thru the night even with the occasional daytime nap.

Temperament: Chihuahuas can usually live with other dogs and cats without problem. They get along particularly well with other Chihuahuas. It is important to socialize the Chihuahua as a puppy to prevent aggressiveness. Small children may regard the Chihuahua as a toy, and we suggest close supervision with very young children.  I can't speak for all Chihuahua's but our Chihuahua's are generally very good with children. It's all about socialization and breeding.

Care: Short Hair Chihuahuas don't require much grooming at all. Long Haired Chihuahuas require regular grooming with a brush and comb for their long coat. The Chihuahua’s claws must be kept trimmed, and its teeth must be checked for tartar buildup.

Chihuahuas get cold easily and should be kept in a warm environment. Most love to sleep under a blanket at night or when they cuddle in your lap.

There is typically a soft spot on the top of the skull; this is normal and is usually closed by adulthood. The Chihuahua has a long life span at 14-18 years.

Training: Chihuahuas are eager to learn, with effort and a little dedication you'll have your Chihuahua potty trained in no time.


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Dachshund dog breed information

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. Due to the long, narrow build, they are sometimes referred to as a wiener dog, hot dog, or sausage dog. Notwithstanding the German origin of the dachshund's name, within Germany the breed is known—both formally and informally—as the Dackel or Teckel.

Appearance and Size: Dachshunds come in three sizes. A full-grown standard dachshund averages 16 to 28 pounds. (7 to 12.7 kg), while the miniature variety typically weighs less than 11 lb. The kaninchen weighs 7-9 lb. (5 kg)[1].

A black and tan standard Dachshund According to kennel club standards, the miniature variety differs from the full-size only by size and weight, thus offspring from miniature parents must never weigh more than the miniature standard to be considered a miniature as well[2].

H. L. Mencken said that "A dachshund is a half-dog high and a dog-and-a-half long," which is their main claim to fame, although many poems and songs refer to them as "two dogs long." This characteristic has led them to be quite a recognizable breed and featured in many a joke and cartoon, particularly The Far Side by Gary Larson.

Coat and color: Dachshunds have a wide range of colouration. Dominant colors and patterns are red and black-and-red (often referred to as black-and-tan). Also occurring are cream, blue, wild boar, chocolate brown, fawn, brindle, piebald, and a lighter "boar" red[3]. The reds range from coppers to deep rusts, with somewhat common black hairs peppered along the back, tail, face, and ear edges, lending much character and an almost burnished appearance; this is often desirable and is referred to among breeders and enthusiasts as a "stag" or an "overlay."

Black and Tan Double dapple smooth-haired miniature dachshund with a blue eye and brown eye Solid black and solid chocolate-brown dachshunds occur and, even though dogs with such coloration are often considered handsome, the colors are nonstandard – that is, the dogs are disqualified from conformance competitions in the U.S. and Canada

Light-colored dachshunds usually sport light grey, light hazel, green or blue eyes, rather than the various shades of brown. They can also have eyes of two different colors; in rare cases, such as the double-dappled coloration (called merle in other dog breeds[4]), dachshunds can have a blue and brown eye. Color aside, this eye condition has led to the double-dapple coat being disfavored among breeders and owners.

Dachshunds come in three coat varieties. The most common and associated with the dachshund is the smooth coated dog. The next most recognized is the long coat. The wire-haired dachshund is least common. Many people cannot recognize wire-hairs as dachshunds and can be mistaken as other kinds of dogs[5].

Temperament: The miniature dachshund. 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. Dachshunds have been known to have a liking to dig holes in the garden, or chase small animals such as birds, squirrels, or lizards. They have a particularly loud bark, making dachshunds good watchdogs. Dachshunds are known for their devotion and loyalty to their owners. If left alone many dachshunds will whine until they have companionship. Some dachshunds are prone to separation anxiety and may chew objects in the house to relieve stress.

According to the American Kennel Club’s breed standards, "the dachshund is clever, lively and courageous to the point of rashness, persevering in above and below ground work, with all the senses well-developed. Any display of shyness is a serious fault."[6] Their temperament and body language give the impression that they do not know or care about their relatively small and comical stature. Indulged dachshunds may become snappy[7]. Fanciers of the breed often say that "Dachshunds are big dogs in small packages".

The dachshund's temperament may vary greatly from dog to dog. Seemingly most dachshunds do not like unfamiliar people, and will growl or bark in response. Although the dachshund is generally an energetic dog, some are laid back. Due to this dog's behavior, it is not the dog for everyone. A bored dachshund will become destructive. If raised improperly, dachshunds can become aggressive or fearful. They require a caring owner that understands their need to have entertainment and exercise. Some may not be good with children, and they may bite an unfamiliar child.

Health: Wire-haired dachshund The breed is known to have spinal problems, especially intervertebral disk disease (IVDD), due in part to an extremely long spinal column and short rib cage[8]. The risk of injury can be worsened by obesity, which places greater strain on the vertebrae. In order to prevent injury, it is recommended that dachshunds be discouraged from jumping and taking stairs, and encouraged to instead take the elevator (though some veterinarians say that slow stair-climbing is unlikely to lead to injury). (Holding the dog properly is important, with both front and rear portions of the body fully supported.) However, according to the same article above, dachshunds that climb stairs regularly may actually be less prone to IVDD, probably because the exercise helps to keep them fitter and healthier, and positive correlations were found between physically fit dogs and a lower incidence of IVDD.

As it has become increasingly apparent that the occurrence and severity of these spinal problems, or intervertebral disk disease, is largely hereditary, responsible breeders are working to eliminate this characteristic in the breed. Treatment consists of various combinations of crate confinement and courses of anti-inflammatory medications (steroids). Serious cases may require surgery to remove the troublesome disk contents[9]. Some double dapples have problems with deafness and blindness. Therefore they need an owner who understands a disabled dog's special needs. Generally responsible breeders refuse to breed this coloration because of this.

History: Old-style dachshund showing the longer legs. Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum, Tring, England Some have theorized that the early roots of the dachshund go back to Ancient Egypt, where engravings were made featuring short-legged hunting dogs[10]. But in its modern incarnation, the dachshund is a creation of European breeders, and includes elements of German, French, and English hounds and terriers. Dachshunds have been kept by royal courts all over Europe, including that of Queen Victoria, who was particularly enamored of the breed.

The first verifiable references to the dachshund, originally named the "Tachs Kriecher" (badger crawler) or "Tachs Krieger" (badger warrior), came from books written in the early 1700s. Prior to that, there exist references to "badger dogs" and "hole dogs", but these likely refer to purposes rather than to specific breeds. The original German dachshunds were larger than the modern full-size variety, weighing between 30 and 40 lb. (14 to 18 kg), and originally came in straight-legged and crook-legged varieties (the modern dachshund is descended from the latter). Though the breed is famous for its use in exterminating badgers and badger-baiting, dachshunds were also commonly used for rabbit and fox hunting, for locating wounded deer, and in packs were known to hunt game as large as wild boar and as fierce as the wolverine.

Double-dapple dachshunds are prone to eye disease and therefore are rare. It is generally believed that the breed was introduced to the United States between 1879 and 1885.

Waldi, the mascot of the 1972 Summer Olympic GamesDachshunds have traditionally been viewed as a symbol of Germany, despite their pan-European heritage. During World War I many Americans began referring to dachshunds as "liberty pups." Political cartoonists commonly used the image of the dachshund to ridicule Germany. The stigma of the association was revived to a lesser extent during World War II, though it was comparatively short-lived. German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was known for keeping dachshunds.

For this association with Germany, the dachshund, was chosen to be the first official mascot for the 1972 Summer Olympics with the name Waldi.

The flap-down ears and famous curved tail of the dachshund have deliberately been bred into the dog. In the case of the ears, this is so that grass seeds, dirt and other matter do not enter into the ear canal. The curved tail is dual-purposed: to be seen more easily in long grass and, in the case of burrowing dachshunds, to help haul the dog out if it becomes stuck in a burrow.

Sports: Some people train and enter their dachshund to compete in dachshund racing, such as the Wiener Nationals. Several races across the country routinely draw several thousand attendees, including races in Buda, Texas, Davis, California, Los Alamitos, California, Findlay, Ohio, Oklahoma City, OK, Kansas City, KS, and Shakopee, MN. Despite the popularity of these events, the Dachshund Club of America opposes "wiener racing", as many greyhound tracks use the events to draw large crowds to their facilities. The DCA also is worried about potential injuries to dogs, due to their predisposition to back injuries.

Another favorite sport is earthdog trials, in which dachshunds enter tunnels with dead ends and obstacles attempting to locate an artificial bait or live but caged and protected mice. Dachshunds, being true scent hounds, also compete in scent tracking events, with a national championship sponsored every year by the DCA.

Dackel versus Teckel
In Germany dachshunds are widely named as 'Dackel' (both singular and plural). To be classified as a full Teckel, these dogs must undergo Blood Tracking tests. Classically, any dog of dackel heritage is given an official tattoo upon one ear. After suitable training, the dog must then follow a blood trail that is at least 48 hours old successfully to its conclusion. Once this is completed, another tattoo is marked on the other ear to denote full Teckel rank. As 'Teckel' are bred for hunting purposes, teckels tattooed or not, tend to be visibly larger in their chests than their dackel counterparts, though marginally shorter in length.

Legend: A long-haired dachshund with puppies.See also: Hot dog#History
The modern American hot dog may be the descendant of the "dachshund" or "little-dog" sausage.[11]

Popularity: Dachshunds are a popular pet in the United States, ranking 6th in the most recent AKC registration statistics.[12] They are popular with urban and apartment dwellers, ranking among the top ten most popular breeds in 39 of 50 major US cities surveyed by the AKC.[13] One will find varying degrees of organized local dachshund clubs in most major American cities, including New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Chicago. American dachshund enthusiasts will enjoy their visits to overseas, as the breed's popularity is legion in places such as Germany, France, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, and Japan.

Miscellaneous: Having been bred at one point as Wild Boar hounds, the Teckel breed of these dogs have a tendency to roll on their backs. This 'cute behaviour' has rather morbid beginnings. The dog would be sent into the undergrowth, to flush out the boar. The boar would, upon seeing the smaller dog, give chase. The dog would lead the boar towards the huntsman, whereupon it would throw itself upon its back. The boar would then pass over the dog, who would then attempt to either attack the throat or the genitalia of the passing boar, thus wounding the boar sufficiently for the huntsman to kill their prey.

During World War I the dachshunds' numbers declined because they originated in Germany and anything having to do with Germany was disliked. However, the dachshunds' charm brought a resurgence during the Roaring Twenties.

















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