Watch this hilarious video of a startled Dachshund when he saw a moving and singing penguin toy. The Dachshund tried to smell and check out the penguin toy at first, but before he did so he looked at his owners as if he was asking for their permission. The confused dachshund did not know what to do as the penguin toy started to move so it just ran from one room to another just passing by where the penguin toy was standing! It’s ok little guy, the penguin is harmless.
1. Dachshunds are short-legged dogs that belong to the hound family.
2. The name Dachshund came from the German words “Dachs” meaning “badger” and “Hund” meaning “hound”. Given this, Dachshund means “badger dog”.
3. They are one of the top 10 dog breeds in the United States.
4. They are fondly called the “sausage dogs” because of their long and narrow build.
5. In terms of size, there are three types of Dachshund, namely: the standard, the miniature, and the kaninchen (German word for rabbit)
6. In terms of coats, there are three types of Dachshunds; the short-haired called smooth, the long-haired, and the wire-haired
7. Dachshunds are by nature burrowers, thus, if they get bored or tired, they are likely to burrow in blankets or any other items inside your house.
8. Every 25th day of July which is the City Day of Zelenogorsk, Russia a parade of Dachshunds would pass by the Dachshund monument built in the same city.
9. Some of the known personalities who owned a Dachshund are:
A. Queen Victoria had a Dachshund which she named Dash.
B. Then US President Grover Cleveland (22nd and 24th President) had a Dachshund in the White House.
C. Pablo Picasso’s Dachshund named Lump was his inspiration for some of his artworks.