Jump to navigation Jump to search “Wiener-Dog” redirects here. The standard size dachshund was developed to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, while the miniature dachshund was bred to hunt smaller prey such as rabbits. According to the AKC, the dachshund is ranked in 13th forex такса in popularity amongst dog breeds in the United States.
Although “dachshund” is a German word, in modern German they are more commonly known by the short name Dackel or Teckel. Because of their long, narrow build, they are often nicknamed wiener dog or sausage dog. Dachshund may be mispronounced as “dash-hound” by some English speakers. A typical dachshund is long-bodied and muscular with short stubby legs. Its front paws are disproportionately large, being paddle-shaped and particularly suitable for digging.