The Fascinating History and Origin of the Dachshund Breed

The Dachshund originated in Germany over 600 years ago, originally bred to hunt badgers due to their long, low-slung bodies.

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The name "Dachshund" comes from the German words "dachs" (badger) and "hund" (dog).

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Dachshunds were first registered as a breed in 1870 and quickly became popular in Europe and America.

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During World War I, Dachshunds fell out of favor due to their German origins, but regained popularity in the 1920s.

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Dachshunds come in two sizes: standard and miniature, with three coat types: smooth, wirehaired, and longhaired.

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Famous historical figures, including Queen Victoria and Pablo Picasso, were proud owners of Dachshunds.

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Due to their hunting instincts, Dachshunds may have a strong prey drive and may be prone to digging and barking.

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Dachshunds have been popular with celebrities such as Mariah Carey, Adele, and Picasso, who famously included the breed in many of his paintings.

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