Better known as the “weiner dog,” Dachshunds are an unmistakable breed. Originally raised in Germany to help with hunting, the iconic Dachshund has short little legs and a long body, along with a strong personality.
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This dog breed originated from Germany and back then they were referred to as the badger dog. In essence, the ‘Dachs’ in Dachshund stands for badger while the ‘hund’ means dog. This dog breed can be traced to the 15th century and they came in different sizes.
However, in the 18th and 19th centuries ‘Teckel’ as called in Germany was refined and elongated. The purpose of this was to create a dog that could fit into the burrows of a badger and lure him out or kill him.
A lot of years went into this development and in the 1800s people started keeping Dachshunds as pets rather than hunting dogs.