10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Dachshunds

9) Dachshunds Will Steal Your Heart

Most Dachshund owners will claim that they are like potato chips – you can’t have just one – and many people who claim to not like Dachshunds change their mind after spending some quality time with one.

Dachshunds will steal your heart

Their spunky little spirits, clownish antics, and silly looks will definitely steal your heart.

They are also very loyal dogs and often follow you around the house (including into the bathroom) to keep an eye on you.

Many people have two at the same time and the “once a dachshund owner, always a dachshund owner” mentality leads people to get several over their lifetime.

10) The Hot Dog Was Named After the Dachshund

Well, this one might not be a 100% proven fact but it’s a fun thought.

Some historians believe hot dogs were first known as Dachshund sausages, after the long round dogs, which were favorite companions of German butchers.

Some suggest that the name was changed to “Wiener” dog after one cartoonist had trouble spelling “Dachshund” and shortened it.

Unfortunately, no one has been able to find this comic so the truthfulness of this theory is seriously doubted.

If you own a Dachshund, or are thinking of getting one, I hope you learned something you didn’t know about them. Do you have any other fun facts to share?

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