Concept

Dachshund

Summary
The dachshund (UK'dækshʊnd,-ənd,-hʊnt or USˈdɑːkshʊnt,-hʊnd,-ənt ; German: "badger dog"), also known as the wiener dog, badger dog, doxie, and sausage dog, is a short-legged, long-bodied, hound-type dog breed. The dog may be smooth-haired, wire-haired, or long-haired. Coloration varies. The dachshund was bred to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals. The miniature dachshund was bred to hunt small animals such as rabbits. According to the American Kennel Club, the dachshund was ranked 9th in popularity among dog breeds in the United States in 2022. Etymology The name dachshund is of German origin, and means "badger dog," from Dachs ("badger") and Hund ("hound, dog"). The German word is pronounced ˈdaks.hʊnt. The pronunciation varies in English: variations of the first and second syllables include ˈdɑːks-, ˈdæks- and -hʊnt, -hʊnd, -ənd. It may be incorrectly pronounced as ˈdæʃ-hound by some English speakers. Although Dachshund is a
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