The AKC has grouped all of the breeds that it registers into seven categories, or groups, roughly based on function and heritage. Breeds are grouped together because they share traits of form and function or a common heritage. Low to ground, long in body and short of leg, with robust muscular development; the skin is elastic and pliable without excessive wrinkling. Appearing neither crippled, awkward, nor cramped in his capacity for movement, the Dachshund is well-balanced with bold and confident head carriage and intelligent, alert facial expression. His hunting spirit, good nose, loud tongue and distinctive build make him well-suited for below-ground work and for beating the bush. His keen nose gives him an advantage over most other breeds for trailing. NOTE: Inasmuch as the Dachshund is a hunting dog, scars from honorable wounds shall not be considered a fault. Viewed from above or from the side, the head tapers uniformly to the tip of the nose. The eyes are of medium size, almond-shaped and dark-rimmed, with an energetic, pleasant expression; not piercing; very dark in color.
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Keep your furry friend warm and cozy in this cute lion hood! Perfect for those chilly fall and winter walks or use as a costume. Handmade in chunky yarn in Goldenrod. Model is a Miniature Dachshund weighing approx. Size Small will fit smaller Dachshunds and other small breeds. Size Large will fit large breed dogs - tested on a Great Dane!
They may be smooth, wire, or long-haired. The standard sized dachshund was developed to scent , chase , and flush out badgers and other burrow -dwelling animals, while the miniature dachshund was bred to hunt small animals such as rabbits and mice. In the Western United States, they have also been used to track wounded deer and hunt prairie dogs. Dachshunds also participate in conformation shows , field trials and many other events organized through pure-bred dog organizations such as the American Kennel Club AKC. According to the AKC, the dachshund is ranked 12th in popularity among dog breeds in the United States in The name dachshund is of German origin and literally means "badger dog," from Dachs " European badger " and Hund "hound, dog". Because of their long, narrow build, they are often nicknamed wiener dog  or sausage dog. 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. Its skin is loose enough not to tear while tunneling in tight burrows to chase prey.