Our dog, Hottie, ran in the Wiener Nationals at Los Alamitos race track July 2006 and July 2008. She did well, but did not win. She came in 2nd place in her heat and that was not enough to move forward to the final races. Hottie has raced at Old World in Huntington Beach too. It is fun for all of us.
Some of Hottie's favorite tricks are to shake paws, sit, catch, stand and show us her doggie mess. We ask her to show us her p_ _ p and she takes us right to it and points. She is a great dog and companion.
Did you know?
The Dachshund was developed in Germany more than 300 years ago to hunt badgers.
From 1930 to 1940, Dachshunds advanced from 28th to sixth rank among American registrations, and maintained this average rank through World War II by constructive public relations.
Dachshunds require minimal routine brushing to keep their coats healthy and in good condition. The longhaired and wirehaired Dachshunds may require extra grooming or help from a professional.
The Dachshund is naturally free from "doggy" odor.
The Dachshund makes a good companion whether you live in a small city apartment or the country. Dachshunds are loyal .
Dachshunds are generally easy to train for the show ring, and many of them really enjoy showing.
Sizes - The miniature dachshund weighs 11 pounds or less at maturity; a standard dachshund weighs 16 to 32 pounds - and, for the wires and long-hairs, maybe even more. So what is the dog that weighs something between 11 and 16 pounds? While not officially recognized as an official size, such dachshunds are referred to as "tweenies."
Coats - Both dachshund sizes come in three coat types - smooth, long-haired, and wirehaired.
The smooth is the original dachshund. Long-haired dachshunds were developed by crossing the smooth dachshund with spaniels; the standard long-hairs tend to be somewhat larger than the smooths, and their temperaments may be calmer and more focused on their humans. Wirehairs were developed by crossing smooth dachshunds with the Dandie Dinmont terrier, and probably other terriers as well.
Colors and Patterns - The "classic" dachshund colors are red (actually a reddish-brown) and the same black-and-tan that is characteristic of Doberman pinschers and Rottweilers. The most common wirehair color is a grayish-brown called wild boar. However, breeding programs have created numerous other coat colors - including chocolate, blue, blue-and-tan, cream, and Isabella (a fawn shade).
The word "color" refers to the solid color of the coat. A dachshund may have only a coat color, or it may have a pattern superimposed on the color. Patterns in dachshund coats include dapple (silver swirls over the color), brindle (black streaks over the color), and piebald (large areas of white over the color).
Hottie as a puppy was pretty cute. Her colorings are different than most dachshunds. Some think that she is in the beagle family.
Dachshund Rescue of North America, Inc. (DRNA) is a 501(c)3 exempt non-profit organization and since our humble beginnings, we have placed over 4,000 dachshunds and dachshund mixes in wonderful homes like yours. If you are visiting our site to add a new family member, please view our Adoption Process to become familiar with our procedures.