? ??????????????????? ????Easy Install Instructions:???1. Copy the Code??2. Log in to your Blogger account
and go to "Manage Layout" from the Blogger Dashboard??3. Click on the "Edit HTML" tab.??4. Delete the code already in the "Edit Template" box and paste the new code in.??5. Click "S BLOGGER TEMPLATES AND TWITTER BACKGROUNDS ?

domingo, 25 de novembro de 2007


dachshund is a short-legged, elongated dog breed of the hound family. The breed's name is German and literally means "badger dog," from (der) Dachs, badger, and (der) Hund, dog. The standard size was developed to scent, chase, and flush badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, while the miniature was to hunt rabbits. Due to the long, narrow build, they are sometimes referred to as a wiener dog, hot dog, or sausage dog. Notwithstanding the German origin of the dachshund's name, within Germany the breed is known—both formally and informally—as the Dackel or Teckel.
[edit] Appearance and Size
Dachshunds come in three sizes. A full-grown standard dachshund averages 16 to 28 pounds. (7 to 12.7 kg), while the miniature variety typically weighs less than 11 lb. The kaninchen weighs 7-9 lb. (5 kg)[1].

A black and tan standard Dachshund
According to kennel club standards, the miniature variety differs from the full-size only by size and weight, thus offspring from miniature parents must never weigh more than the miniature standard to be considered a miniature as well[2].
H. L. Mencken said that "A dachshund is a half-dog high and a dog-and-a-half long," which is their main claim to fame, although many poems and songs refer to them as "two dogs long." This characteristic has led them to be quite a recognizable breed and featured in many a joke and cartoon, particularly The Far Side by Gary Larson.

[edit] Coat and color
Dachshunds have a wide range of colouration. Dominant colors and patterns are red and black-and-red (often referred to as black-and-tan). Also occurring are cream, blue, wild boar, chocolate brown, fawn, brindle, piebald, and a lighter "boar" red[3]. The reds range from coppers to deep rusts, with somewhat common black hairs peppered along the back, tail, face, and ear edges, lending much character and an almost burnished appearance; this is often desirable and is referred to among breeders and enthusiasts as a "stag" or an "overlay."

Black and Tan Double dapple smooth-haired miniature dachshund with a blue eye and brown eye
Solid black and solid chocolate-brown dachshunds occur and, even though dogs with such coloration are often considered handsome, the colors are nonstandard – that is, the dogs are disqualified from conformance competitions in the U.S. and Canada. Additionally, according to the Conformation judges of the DCA (Dachshand Club of America), and the AKC (American Kennel Club) assert the Piebald pattern a nonstandard [2] and has voted to dismiss this pattern from competition.
Light-colored dachshunds usually sport light grey, light hazel, green or blue eyes, rather than the various shades of brown. They can also have eyes of two different colors; in rare cases, such as the double-dappled coloration (called merle in other dog breeds[4]), dachshunds can have a blue and brown eye. Color aside, this eye condition has led to the double-dapple coat being disfavored among breeders and owners.
Dachshunds come in three coat varieties. The most common and associated with the dachshund is the smooth coated dog. The next most recognised is the long coat. The wire-haired dachshund is least common. Many people cannot recognize wire-hairs as dachshunds and can be mistaken as other kinds of dogs[5].

[edit] Temperament

The miniature dachshund.
Dachshunds are playful, fun dogs, known for their propensity to chase small animals, birds and tennis balls with great determination and ferocity. Many dachshunds are strong-headed or stubborn, making them a challenge to train. Dachshunds have been known to have a liking to dig holes in the garden, or chase small animals such as birds, squirrels, or lizards. They have a particularly loud bark, making dachshunds good watchdogs. Dachshunds are known for their devotion and loyalty to their owners. If left alone many dachshunds will whine until they have companionship. Some dachshunds are prone to separation anxiety and may chew objects in the house to relieve stress.
According to the American Kennel Club’s breed standards, "the dachshund is clever, lively and courageous to the point of rashness, persevering in above and below ground work, with all the senses well-developed. Any display of shyness is a serious fault."[6] Their temperament and body language give the impression that they do not know or care about their relatively small and comical stature. Indulged dachshunds may become snappy[7]. Fanciers of the breed often say that "Dachshunds are big dogs in small packages".
The dachshund's temperament may vary greatly from dog to dog. Seemingly most dachshunds do not like unfamiliar people, and will growl or bark in response. Although the dachshund is generally an energetic dog, some are laid back. Due to this dog's behavior, it is not the dog for everyone. A bored dachshund will become destructive. If raised improperly, dachshunds can become aggressive or fearful. They require a caring owner that understands their need to have entertainment and exercise. Some may not be good with children, and they may bite an unfamiliar child.

[edit] Health

Wire-haired dachshund
The breed is known to have spinal problems, especially intervertebral disk disease (IVDD), due in part to an extremely long spinal column and short rib cage[8]. The risk of injury can be worsened by obesity, which places greater strain on the vertebrae. In order to prevent injury, it is recommended that dachshunds be discouraged from jumping and taking stairs, and encouraged to instead take the elevator (though some veterinarians say that slow stair-climbing is unlikely to lead to injury). (Holding the dog properly is important, with both front and rear portions of the body fully supported.) However, according to the same article above, dachshunds that climb stairs regularly may actually be less prone to IVDD, probably because the exercise helps to keep them fitter and healthier, and positive correlations were found between physically fit dogs and a lower incidence of IVDD.
As it has become increasingly apparent that the occurrence and severity of these spinal problems, or intervertebral disk disease, is largely hereditary, responsible breeders are working to eliminate this characteristic in the breed. Treatment consists of various combinations of crate confinement and courses of anti-inflammatory medications (steroids). Serious cases may require surgery to remove the troublesome disk contents[9]. Some double dapples have problems with deafness and blindness. Therefore they need an owner who understands a disabled dog's special needs. Generally responsible breeders refuse to breed this coloration because of this.

[edit] History

Old-style dachshund showing the longer legs. Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum, Tring, England
Some have theorized that the early roots of the dachshund go back to Ancient Egypt, where engravings were made featuring short-legged hunting dogs[10]. But in its modern incarnation, the dachshund is a creation of European breeders, and includes elements of German, French, and English hounds and terriers. Dachshunds have been kept by royal courts all over Europe, including that of Queen Victoria, who was particularly enamored of the breed.
The first verifiable references to the dachshund, originally named the "Tachs Kriecher" (badger crawler) or "Tachs Krieger" (badger warrior), came from books written in the early 1700s. Prior to that, there exist references to "badger dogs" and "hole dogs", but these likely refer to purposes rather than to specific breeds. The original German dachshunds were larger than the modern full-size variety, weighing between 30 and 40 lb. (14 to 18 kg), and originally came in straight-legged and crook-legged varieties (the modern dachshund is descended from the latter). Though the breed is famous for its use in exterminating badgers and badger-baiting, dachshunds were also commonly used for rabbit and fox hunting, for locating wounded deer, and in packs were known to hunt game as large as wild boar and as fierce as the wolverine.
Double-dapple dachshunds are prone to eye disease and therefore are rare. It is generally believed that the breed was introduced to the United States between 1879 and 1885

[edit] Symbol of Germany

Waldi, the mascot of the 1972 Summer Olympic Games
Dachshunds have traditionally been viewed as a symbol of Germany, despite their pan-European heritage. During World War I many Americans began referring to dachshunds as "liberty pups." Political cartoonists commonly used the image of the dachshund to ridicule Germany. The stigma of the association was revived to a lesser extent during World War II, though it was comparatively short-lived. German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was known for keeping dachshunds.
For this association with Germany, the dachshund was chosen to be the first official mascot for the 1972 Summer Olympics, with the name Waldi.
The flap-down ears and famous curved tail of the dachshund have deliberately been bred into the dog. In the case of the ears, this is so that grass seeds, dirt and other matter do not enter into the ear canal. The curved tail is dual-purposed: to be seen more easily in long grass and, in the case of burrowing dachshunds, to help haul the dog out if it becomes stuck in a burrow.[citation needed]

[edit] Sports
Some people train and enter their dachshund to compete in dachshund racing, such as the Wiener Nationals. Several races across the country routinely draw several thousand attendees, including races in Buda, Texas, Davis, California, Los Alamitos, California, Findlay, Ohio, Oklahoma City, OK, Kansas City, KS, and Shakopee, MN. Despite the popularity of these events, the Dachshund Club of America opposes "wiener racing", as many greyhound tracks use the events to draw large crowds to their facilities. The DCA also is worried about potential injuries to dogs, due to their predisposition to back injuries.
Another favorite sport is earthdog trials, in which dachshunds enter tunnels with dead ends and obstacles attempting to locate an artificial bait or live but caged and protected mice. Dachshunds, being true scent hounds, also compete in scent tracking events, with a national championship sponsored every year by the DCA.

[edit] Dackel versus Teckel
In Germany dachshunds are widely named as 'Dackel' (both singular and plural). To be classified as a full Teckel, these dogs must undergo Blood Tracking tests. Classically, any dog of dackel heritage is given an official tattoo upon one ear. After suitable training, the dog must then follow a blood trail that is at least 48 hours old successfully to its conclusion. Once this is completed, another tattoo is marked on the other ear to denote full Teckel rank. As 'Teckel' are bred for hunting purposes, teckels tattooed or not, tend to be visibly larger in their chests than their dackel counterparts, though marginally shorter in length.

[edit] Legend

A long-haired dachshund with puppies.
See also: Hot dog#History
The modern American hot dog may be the descendant of the "dachshund" or "little-dog" sausage.[11]

[edit] Popularity
Dachshunds are a popular pet in the United States, ranking 6th in the most recent AKC registration statistics.[12] They are popular with urban and apartment dwellers, ranking among the top ten most popular breeds in 39 of 50 major US cities surveyed by the AKC.[13] One will find varying degrees of organized local dachshund clubs in most major American cities, including New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Chicago. American dachshund enthusiasts will enjoy their visits to overseas, as the breed's popularity is legion in places such as Germany, France, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, and Japan.

[edit] Miscellaneous
Having been bred at one point as Wild Boar hounds, the Teckel breed of these dogs have a tendency to roll on their backs. This 'cute behaviour' has rather morbid beginnings. The dog would be sent into the undergrowth, to flush out the boar. The boar would, upon seeing the smaller dog, give chase. The dog would lead the boar towards the huntsman, whereupon it would throw itself upon its back. The boar would then pass over the dog, who would then attempt to either attack the throat or the genitalia of the passing boar, thus wounding the boar sufficiently for the huntsman to kill their prey.[citation needed]
During World War I the dachshunds' numbers declined because they originated in Germany and anything having to do with Germany was disliked. However, the dachshunds' charm brought a resurgence during the Roaring Twenties.[citation needed]

[edit] Famous and Fictional Dachshunds
The book Dumpling. Made by Dick-King-Smith.
Lump, the pet of Pablo Picasso, who was thought to have inspired some of his artwork. (Pronounced: loomp; German for "Rascal")
Stanley and Boodgie, immortalized on canvas by owner David Hockney, and published in the book David Hockney's Dog Days .
Wadl and Hexl, Kaiser Wilhelm II's famous ferocious pair. Upon arriving at Archduke Franz Ferdinand's country seat, château Konopiste, on a semi-official visit, they promptly proceeded to do away with one of the Austro-Hungarian Crown Prince's priceless golden pheasants, thereby almost causing an international incident[citation needed]
Senta, Kaiser Wilhelm II's companion during World War I and his exile to Huis Doorn. Senta died in 1927 at age 20 and is buried in the park of Huis Doorn, near the Kaiser's grave.
Hot Dog in renegade Krypto the Superdog
Schotzie in That 70s Show
Itchy Itchiford in All Dogs Go to Heaven
Boots in Emergency!
Little Dog in 2 Stupid Dogs
Slinky in Toy Story and "Toy Story 2"
Buster in Toy Story 2
Wiener Dog, the name of Norm Henderson's dachshund on The Norm Show
Mr. Weenie in Open Season
Jorge in Clifford's Puppy Days
Waldi, the mascot of the 1972 Summer Olympics
Dinah the Dachshund
Pretzel in Pretzel by H.A. and Margaret Rey
Hundley in Curious George by H.A. and Margaret Rey
Weenie, the pet of Oswald the Octopus, Oswald (TV series)
Oscar, in the comic strip Liberty Meadows.
Schnitzel von Krumm, in the Hairy Maclary series of children's picture books by Lynley Dodd.
Odie in Garfield The Movie and Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties.
The dogs of The Ugly Dachshund
Willie from the books by Ezra Jack Keats
Oliver in the anime series Ginga Nagareboshi Gin
Bodo in Hausmeister Krause (a German sitcom)
Origami in Raising Helen
Rufus "The Red" of (Morehead, Kentucky). Credited for saving 4 children from a burning daycare in Kentucky. Has appeared on many talk shows.
Belle Constantine Chappy, [Katakana: ベルコンスタンティンチャピ-] the name of the miniature dachshund owned by Japanese artist, Gackt.
In the early Mickey Mouse comics, Mickey had a dachshund named Weenie.
When Cap Toys resurrected Stretch Armstrong in the 1990s, they also created Stretch's dog, a dachshund named Fetch Armstrong.
Joe, owned by General Claire Lee Chennault and the mascot of Chennault's Flying Tigers of World War II.
Lump, a pet Dachshund owned by Pablo Picasso A Dachshund's Odyssey, by David Douglas Duncan
JONES in the adventures of wiener jones

[edit] References
^ Dachshund Breed Standard. American Kennel Club. Retrieved on July 3, 2007.
^ Dachshund Breed Standard. American Kennel Club. Retrieved on July 23, 2007.
^ Dachshund Colors and Patterns. The Dachshund Magazine Online. Retrieved on July 2, 2007.
^ The Double Dapple. The Dachshund Magazine Online. Retrieved on June 25, 2007.
^ Dachshund Breed Standard. American Kennel Club. Retrieved on July 3, 2007.
^ Dachshund Breed Standard. American Kennel Club. Retrieved on May 14, 2007.
^ Dachshunds. Burke's Backyard with Don Burke. Retrieved on May 14, 2007.
^ V. F. Jensen, A. K. Ersbøll (2000) "Mechanical Factors affecting the Occurrence of Intervertebral Disc Calcification in the Dachshund - a Population Study", Journal of Veterinary Medicine Series A 47 (5), 283–296.
^ Sarit Dhupa BVSc, Nita Glickman MS, MPH, David J. Waters DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS (1999) "Reoperative Neurosurgery in Dogs With Thoracolumbar Disc Disease", Veterinary Surgery 28 (6), 421–428.
^ M. Zedda, P. Manca, V. Chisu, S. Gadau, G. Lepore, A. Genovese, V. Farina (2006) "Ancient Pompeian Dogs - Morphological and Morphometric Evidence for Different Canine Populations, Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia", Journal of Veterinary Medicine Series C 35 (5), 319–324.
^ Schmidt, Gretchen (2003). German Pride: 101 Reasons to Be Proud You're German. New York: Citadel Press, 241. ISBN 0806524812.
^ 2006 AKC Dog Registration Statistics
^ 2006 AKC Top Breeds By City

[edit] See also
Nintendogs: Dachshund and Friends

[edit] External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
North America
Prairie Dachshund Club (Canada)
North American Teckel Club
Dachshund Club of America
Dachshund Club of Hawai'i
South African Dachshund Club
National Dachshund Council
Dachshund Club of Queensland
United Kingdom
The Dachshund Club
Dachshund Club of Wales
Alpine Dachsbracke · Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie · Ariegeois · Artois Hound · Basset Bleu de Gascogne · Basset Fauve de Bretagne · Basset Griffon Vendéen (Grand) · Basset Griffon Vendéen (Petit) · Basset Hound · Bavarian Mountain Hound · Beagle · Beagle-Harrier · Blackmouth Cur · Black and Tan Coonhound · Bloodhound · Bluetick Coonhound · Dachshund · Drever · English Coonhound · Finnish Spitz · Foxhound (American) · Foxhound (English) · Grand Bleu de Gascogne · Hamiltonstovare · Harrier · Hungarian hound · Otterhound · Siberian Tiger Hound · Plott Hound · Polish Hound · Portuguese Podengo · Segugio Italiano · Schweizer Laufhund
Afghan Hound · American Staghound · Azawakh · Borzoi · Chart Polski · Chippiparai · Galgo Español · Greyhound · Hortaya Borzaya · Irish Wolfhound · Italian Greyhound · Kanni · Longdog · Lurcher · Magyar Agar · Mudhol Hound · Rajapalayam · Rampur Greyhound · Saluki · Scottish Deerhound · Silken Windhound · Sloughi · Whippet
Other hounds
Basenji · Cirneco dell'Etna · Silican Hound · Kombai · Ibizan Hound · Pharaoh Hound · Rhodesian Ridgeback · Thai Ridgeback
Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dachshund"
Categories: Dog breeds All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements since March 2007 Articles with unsourced statements since February 2007 Hounds Dog breeds originating in Europe Scent hounds German loanwords Dog breeds originating in Germany

0 comentários: