Pronounced dak-sun(s), Dachshunds are a small breed of dog that sometimes are known in vernacular as wiener dogs, sausage dogs or hot dogs because their bodies are long and their legs are short and muscular. They used to be known as "badger dogs" for they hunted back in Germany before they were exported to other countries. Variations of Dachshunds include them being either shorthaired, wirehaired, or longhaired. The colors they come in are red, chesnut, cream, tan, brown, or black. These lively creatures can be good watchdogs.
My favorite dog is the Dachshund.