Wednesday, May 27, 2015


We just learned about the type of dog the Lhasa Apso.

Another type of dog is the Dachshund.

The dachshund was used in the past to hunt badgers that would go underground.
The German word dachs means badger, and the word hund means dog.

Many people say the dog's name in different ways.
Some people say the first part like docks or dash or dacks,
and some people say the second part like hoont or hooned or hunned.

Because the dog has a long body and is very short, people have joked that the dog is half a dog high and two dogs long.

Some people thought the dog looked like a hot dog or a sausage, also called a weiner, so the dog is sometimes called a sausage dog or weiner dog!

Dachsunds come in three sizes, standard, miniature and kaninchen which means rabbit.
The smallest are 8 pounds and the largest are twice the size at 16 pounds.

They also come in three different types of fur. Short hair, long hair and wiry hair.

(from: wikipedia - dachshund)

(from: wikipedia - dachshund)

(from: wikipedia - dachshund)

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