are 6 varieties of dachshund in the UK, falling into 2 sizes, standard
and miniature. There are 3 coat types, smooth-haired, long-haired
and wire-haired. The name "dachshund" translates from
German into badger dog, and this was probably their original purpose.
Popular in the UK since the 19th century, Queen Victoria had several.
These teckel dogs are long and lean, with a defiant carriage of
head and intelligent expression. Can be independent due to the hound
nature, generally happy and characterful little beings.
The name dachshund is often misspelt - Daschund, Dachsund, Dachund,
Dashound, Dashund, Dashhound, Daschshound, Dachshound, Dachound,
Doxhund, Dauchsand, Dauchound.
and many nicknames exist Wiener dog (often spelled weiner dog),
Hot dog, Sausage dog, Doxie, Dachsie, Dackel (GER, FR), Teckel (GER,