Buon Appetito! Dachshund Puppy Delights Millions with Happy Kibble Crunches
Did you know that Dachshund — a German word — means badger dog?
According to the American Kennel Club, this dog was originally bred to hunt badgers. Their short legs and narrow bodies were advantageous for tracking scents on the ground and creeping into burrows. Bravery and fierceness are likewise among their primary traits. Hence, these dogs were futher bred into more varieties to catch various kinds of prey.
Here are more interesting facts about the Dachshund:
- The First Olympic Mascot was a Dachshund. His name was Waldi, and he appeared at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. To celebrate the historic event, the marathon route was designed in the shape of this adorable dog.
- The Dachshund Came Before the Hotdog. This dog breed is often called a weiner dog because its long body is similar to a hotdog. However, it was the hotdog which was named after this dog breed: Dachshund sausage. People just later shortened the name of the popular deli product to hotdog.
- Two Dachshunds Joined the Record of World’s Oldest Dog. This dog breed has a normal lifespan of 12 to 15 years, which is longer compared to other breeds. And two of them, along with a Dachshund mix, have won the Guinness World Record for the oldest living dog: Chanel as the title-holder until 2009, when she died at 21 years old; Otto, a Dachshund-Terrier mix until 2010, after passing away at 20 years of age; and Scolly, who also lived to be 20, holding the title until 2013.
- A Dachshund was Britain’s First Cloned Dog. Another historic record for this amazing breed. It was from a Dachshund named Winnie that experts obtained a skin sample for cloning. this was after her owner won the contest with the opportunity to take part in the experiment as the reward. The experiment was successful, and Mini-Winnie was created, who resembled Winnie in appearance 100%. The cloned dog was also healthy and expected to have a long lifespan just like the breed where it originated.
- During the Second World War, the Dachshund was temporarily rebranded as “badger dog” and “liberty pup.” This was to counteract the prejudice that their breed suffered due to Germany’s wide use of them in their propaganda and the fondness of Kaiser Wilhelm II for Dachshunds. Later on, the breed became popular again in the United States of America and retained its original name.
And this Tiktok post will absolutely delight you, too! With 2.6 million views, this video of a Dachshund puppy named Marty will make you smile and wish you’d have an enjoyable meal at the end of the day, as well.
Come and watch Marty crunch his way to happiness!
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