15 Things You Didn’t Know About Dachshunds

One of the most recognizable dog breeds on Earth, the dachshund is also one of the most popular breeds.

#1 They Come in 15 Colors.

Colors include black & cream, black & tan, blue & cream, blue & tan, chocolate & cream, chocolate & tan, cream, fawn (also called Isabella) & cream, fawn & tan, red, wheaten, wild board, black, chocolate and fawn. 

#2 They’re Known As A Badger Dog.

The name Dachshund comes from the German “Dachs” meaning “badger” and “hund” meaning dog. 

#3 They Come in Three Sizes.

Many people are so used to seeing a miniature Dachshund, they forget that the standard size exists, and it can be almost triple the size of the mini.

#4 Have 3 coat types.

Another trait people are not always aware of is that the doxie comes in the popular smooth coat as well as a longhaired and a wire-haired. 

#5 They Are A Queen’s Favorite.

Queen Victoria is known for being partial to the breed, saying “Nothing will turn a man’s home into a castle more quickly and effectively than a Dachshund.”

#6 They Were The First Olympic Mascot.

The very first Olympic mascot in the history of the Olympic Games was Waldie a dachshund for the 1972 Munich Olympic Games.