fun facts about daschunds

Dachshunds are the national dog of Germany.

Dachshunds are common in the U.S.

Dachshunds are the smallest breed of dog used for hunting.

They have many more sensory 'smelling' cells than a man's 5 million. A Dachshund has 125 million.

Dachshund means badger dog in German

The longer-haired Dachshund is considered to be the most docile of all the coat varieties

The first Dachshund dog show was in England in 1859, and they were a favorite of Queen Victoria.

The breed lost its popularity in WWI because of their German origin.

A Dachshund's body was developed to be long and low to the ground, so it can fit into badger dens.

A Dachshund can detect movement at a far greater distance than humans, but it cannot see as well up close.

A Dachshund can see well in low light.

A Dachshund can hear four times better than humans.

A Dachshund's best sensory organ is its sense of smell; it can track a scent that is a week old. The Dachshund makes an excellent watch dog! They are little dogs with loud barks. They also have good hearing and a great sense of smell and are very protective of their territory.