Originally bred to hunt badgers and rabbits, “doxies” or “wiener dogs” quickly found their way into millions of homes all over the world. And millions of hearts, too. It is not hard to understand why: those little sausages are hilarious most of the time: their over-confidence doesn't fit their size (or their look), emotional spectrum on their faces is human-like and vivid, and they are certainly one-wiener-of-a-kind.
Love is a two way street
Nobody runs faster than the short and stocky Dachshund when he hears you at the door. Once you're home, they won't let you have privacy before sharing some (read: a lot of!) happiness and love.
1 / 10
Dig is his thing
The doxie has the skill. He will take care of the garden. And pots with flowers. Maybe will make some mess, but hey, he was only trying to help by doing what he does best.
2 / 10
Companionship is important
Whether you're about to sleep, eat or take a walk, your doxie will always want to be by your side. Always.
3 / 10
Proud spirit as doxie can be. And stubborn!
Wiener dogs are proud, independent and confident. They will do what they want to do, and if you don't have the right approach, they might get offended. And doxie's pouting will surely make you laugh!
4 / 10
Your bed is not yours anymore…
No other dog breed loves cotton sheets as much as Dachshund does. Get used to sharing.
5 / 10
…nor are your candies and cookies!
Doxies are omnivores who just adore chocolate, gummy bears and cakes. It's unsafe for a dog? Well, the pickles will do, too.
6 / 10
Wiener dog can get used to cat, but when it comes to love, puppy's silly jealousy will come up eventually.
7 / 10
The varieties are endless
The shorthaired, the wirehaired or the longhaired; black, red or chocolate; one color or mixed – they are all adorable.
8 / 10
Privacy is a bit overrated, don't you agree?
Wiener doggy doesn't understand why would you need space.
9 / 10
Yes, doxie can make some mess…
…but, all in all, he is one cuddling ball of love.
10 / 10