Thursday, April 30, 2009
Related: Meet 'Baron,' a giant dachshund from Chicagoland (the longest dachshund in the world?) in a video from last year's MidWest Dachshund Festival.
Related: Giant Dachshund?
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
A DACHSHUND was rescued by spade-wielding firefighters after being stuck for a day down a badger hole outside Bovey Tracey.
The trapped hound disappeared down the hole in a bank at Higher Elsford Farm early on Monday.
And a few hours after sunset he emerged bleary-eyed, but unhurt from his underground prison.
Firefighters from Moretonhampstead grafted away with their shovels to remove the distressed animal.
Fire spokesman Tony Hayward said: "They worked very hard. The only way to get the poor dog out was to dig him out.
"He went down early in the day and could not turn around in the tight space to get out again."
He said the dog was visible to his rescuers throughout the ordeal.
"A good pair of long arms eventually scooped him out," said Mr Hayward.
The dog, found to be in good shape despite his prolonged subterranean stay, was reunited with his owners.
The alarm was raised just after 10pm.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
'Frank,' a 7-year-old smooth red dachshund from Tampa, Florida, suffers from IVDD: Intervertebral Disc Disease. In this informative news video, Frank gets spinal surgery from Dr. Gillian Irving, one of 170 board-certified veterinary neurologists in the world capable of performing this type of surgery. Glad to see Frank recovering so well. Read more at WTSP.com.
Learn about dachshunds and Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) at Dodger's List. What a great resource. There's always a link to Dodger's List in the links column on your right. They have a very active discussion list, and are real pros when it comes to offering advice for IVDD dachshunds and general dachshund health.
The GOOD news is that the humane society paid for her surgery, and although there are still some medical complications, Cammy is getting a new home! Read all about it at the Brewton Standard.
Related: Harley the Dachshund Survives Mississippi Tornado
Monday, April 27, 2009
UPDATE April 28th, 2009: According to the official site, the 2009 winners were:
1st Place - Kosmo
2nd Place - Charlie
3rd Place - Molly Marie
Way to go!
RUN WIENER RUN! Celebrating the saltwater breeze that blows onto the shores of the Gulf Coast, the 2009 Portland Windfest took place LAST weekend in Portland, Texas. Maybe it should be called Wienerfest instead of Windfest...over 70 dogs competed to be Top Dachshund in the wiener races. This video is great....don't miss the doxie chasing his ball down the track who suddenly stops at the finish line and turns around once he's got his ball....HILARIOUS!
2-time CHAMPION 'Wyatt Earp' defended his title. See more great pics at the Caller-Times.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Best of luck to all the dachshunds competing in the 12th Annual Buda Wiener Dog Races in Buda, Texas, this weekend. Have a great time! This year's theme is Wienerdog Millionaire! Above, enjoy an awesome documentary by docubloggers which was put out shortly after last year's event.
Each year in Buda Texas the Lions Club host the County fair, and one of the featured activities are the wiener dog races. Now, people from all over the US bring their Dachshund to dress up and run!
Related: Buda Wiener Dog Race 2008 - Radio Ad
Related: Attention Buda Wiener Race Fans!
We've featured this video about the Buda races from CBS Sunday Morning before, but that was almost 2 years ago! You can never get enough Dachshund.
Thanks to our good friends 'Oscar' and 'Hans' for sending in this nice training clip which appeared on their local Sioux Falls, South Dakota News! They note: there are some ADORABLE close-ups of the pretty weenie girl.
More on Dachshund Training
We're going to a local meetup tomorrow, and we can't wait!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
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2. formerly, a child's undergarment consisting of short pants and a shirt that buttoned together at the waist.
3. weak; fainthearted.
4. Informal. childish.
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1. weakling, milksop, namby-pamby.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
My name is Barbara Lewis and I am with All Texas Dachshund Rescue. I am writing to you to make a plea for each and every one of you to send prayers and healing rays to sweet, little Joanie.
She is a pathetic little thing that came into a shelter as a stray. The shelter sent out a plea asking for a rescue organization to take on, not only the care giving challenge of this dog,but the financial challenge as well. We (All Texas Dachshund Rescue) agreed to take that challenge and try our best to give this sweet little thing a second chance at life that she so deserves.
Please remember Joanie in your prayers and if you can spare a few dollars to go towards her care, it would be greatly appreciated. She is a sweet little thing, and as long is she is up for the fight for life, we will stand and fight beside her all the way. Please read her story at www.atdr.org
Thank you, Barbara Lewis--Founder All Texas Dachshund Rescue
See what love and medical care can do by keeping up with Joanie's story at All Texas Dachshund Rescue.
Thanks to reader Kat B. for sending in this great old image from her vintage card collection. Our hearts go out to Kat who lost her red smooth boy 'Ziggy' just a few weeks ago. Don't miss his special tribute at Ramblings of a Crafty Mama.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Kisses! Meet beautiful red longhair 'GG,' and her human, Bill Smith, who hail from Charleston, West Virginia. He didn't want her. He got her anyway.
I made the mistake of putting the tiny thing into bed with me. She's been there ever since. Some nights I feel her breath on my cheek. I put my arm around her and she snuggles in a little deeper.
Don't miss this dachshund love story at The Charleston Daily Mail.
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In a follow-up to yesterday's Dachshund News Roundup!, here's a closer look at the dachshunds rescued near Omaha, Nebraska. Some dogs will be available for adoption as early as today, so get those apps in at Hearts United for Animals or Nebraska Dachshund Rescue.
Read more at Action 3 News.
Still, his humans don’t regret the past year and a half. “The good months were really good,” said his mom.
Read all about Bart in a nice article at The Daily Item. RIP little guy.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Proving once again that dachshunds are sleek, strong, short, and long, here's a dachshund news roundup on a wet Spring day, Monday, April 20th, 2009. Above, it's another puppy mill bust with lots of dachshunds, this time near Omaha, Nebraska. "Dozens of dogs" were rescued on Sunday. "Freedom at last for these dogs," said Nebraska Dachshund Rescue, Vice-President, Julie Siebler. Read more at Action 3 News. A couple of those dachshunds look oddly familiar.
Meanwhile, ninety-six dachshunds competed in the annual Doxie Derby wiener race as part of the University of California, Davis, annual Picnic Day on Saturday. An estimated 100,000 people turned out for the Picnic Day, of which the wiener races have been a part of for over 30 years! Enjoy this fun video from the event.
In celebrity gossip, there was BIG trouble at the home of Dachshund Lover David Hasselhoff last week. Apparently his dachshund killed his cat. 'He was my long-haired miniature dachshund, and she was an Abyssinian cat I bought for one of my daughters for Christmas six years ago, and he just killed it. And now we're probably going to have to get rid of him, too. Because once they do that kind of thing, it's too dangerous to keep them. So I suddenly won't have my dog or my cat.' Source.
Please call The Dog Whisperer David. We're terribly sorry to hear about your cat, but at this point, your doxie needs his home.
More Dachshund TROUBLE: A wiener dog may have been the cause of a vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The Blazer had stopped at the intersection when the driver's pet dachshund became tangled in her safety belt. She became distracted and proceeded to step on the vehicle's gas pedal, causing the Blazer to accelerate, striking the Pontiac Grand Am. The impact of the collision caused antifreeze from the Grand Am to spill onto the road. There were no injuries, and the dachshund was fine. Source.
And finally, stepping back in time to this day 70 years ago in 1939 in Ely, Nevada: Ely, beyond question, is Nevada’s greatest badger fightin’ town. Both Ely papers Friday gave a lot of publicity to the fight scheduled between “Copper King,” White Pine County’s badger, and “Gus” a German dachshund. A block on Aultman Street will be roped off for the bout.
Source. PETA would've had a field day.
Have a great Monday.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Rejoice! From the always entertaining 'Baxter' via kalyxcorn on youtube: Baxter the dachshund celebrates the transition from winter to spring.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Q: If your dachshund is barking at the back door and your wife is yelling at the front door, who do you let in first?
A: The dachshund, of course. He'll shut up once you let him in.
When we told this to our friend 'Peaches' she replied: I assumed it was because a man always listens to his wiener.
Have a great Friday.
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On May 29th the DogTown episode on National Geographic Explorer Network will include coverage of the Whispering Oaks Kennel puppy mill bust which occurred in Parkersburg, West Virginia last fall. Over 1,000 dogs, mostly dachshunds, were rescued in what may have been the largest puppy mill bust in history. Check your local listings for showtimes. Thanks to 'JBC' for the story tip.
Related: Parkersburg WV Puppy Mill Bust
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Related: Dachshunds in Art
If you haven't done so already, please head on over to Who's Your Dachshund and give generously in their Donate 4 Dachshunds fundraiser. Contributions will be split up between ten dachshund rescue organizations and animal shelters all over the world!
A local video company helped out by donating their time to create this really nice video for the cause. Can we get a woof?
Related: Dachshund News Roundup!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Children in the area were delighted to lavish attention on the dogs and, perhaps in the spirit of the Easter holiday, crammed dollars into a collection cup nearby.
Read all about it at the New York Times.
Related: Dachshund Rescue of North America
Dear Joey and Maggie,
I enjoy reading your blog and thought I would tell you a little about my dachshunds. I've had dachshunds as pets since my teens, smooth, long-haired, wire-haired, standard and mini, I've had them all over the years. They are wonderful dogs, full of fun, courageous, loving and of course stubborn! At the moment I have two dachshunds, Max who is a red smooth mini who is nearly eight and my first puppy Pepsi (I'd always had rescue Dachsies before) who is a six month old mini wire-haired dog. Max took to Pepsi right away and they are best friends, in fact it has given Max a new lease of life, he's livelier and plays more since Pepsi arrived and his patience when the little one is chewing on his ear or tail is amazing!
Looks like a match made in heaven!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
So how are our famous furry friends Girlsie and Boysie? The New York Daily News has an update!:
As Brooke Astor's son stands trial in a drab Manhattan courtroom on charges he looted the famed philanthropist's $200 million fortune, her beloved dachshunds, Boysie and Girlsie, are living it up in Vermont.
"They're safe, they're happy, but they miss Mrs. Astor," said Molly Flint, kennel manager for Astor confidant and Guggenheim heiress Iris Love.
Read lots more at The New York Daily News!
Related: Dachshund Lover Literature: Mrs. Astor Regrets
Related: NY Socialite Brooke Astor Dies at 105
Related: What Ever Happened to Brooke Astor's Dachshunds?/Who is Iris Love?
Related: Dachshund Lap of Luxury
Up until now, the requirement for being listed in The Long and Short of it All's Popular Culture series is for the pop culture icon to be photographed with their dachshund. Unfortunately, we could not locate a photo of Mr. Diddley and his doxie. But, in honor of our First Dog, the Obama's naming their new Portuguese water dog 'Bo,' after Bo Diddley, we're letting this one slide. By all means, if anyone has a photo of Bo and his dachshund, or any more information at all, please send it in! Here's the dish about his dachshund from The Gainesville Sun:
Bo Diddley, whose given name was Elias McDaniel, loved dogs, according to his first-born daughter, Evelyn Kelly, and grandson Garry Mitchell.
His house dogs were more pocket-sized pooches, however. Mitchell remembers two of his grandfather's Chihuahuas, while Kelly said more recently he kept a dachshund named Whiskey.
Whiskey was part of a four-footed Diddley entourage that included a cat named China and several "outside" dogs, including two female Rhodesian ridgebacks, Yin and Yang.
All went to family members when Diddley died last June 2 at the age of 79.
'Whiskey.' We love it.
Keep up with the Obama's new puppy at Dachshund Lover Moira McLaughlin's Obama Dog Blog. It's Bo's official debut today!
Enjoy Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley
Monday, April 13, 2009
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Related: Diamonds Are A Dachshund's Best Friend
In show dog news, Paige Hartman, 4, of Strasburg, Pennsylvania, helps her mother, Tara Hartman, prepare 'William,' a black and tan long-hair owned by Linda Beamer of Hanover, for the Harrisburg Kennel Club Dog Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Saturday. Read all about the event at pennlive.com.
Kisses! In rescue news, meet red longhair 'Sophie,' and her human Lynne Van Luven, who hail from Birch Bay, Washington. Sophie is one of 150 dogs rescued from a Gold Bar, Washington puppy mill in January. Sophie was in poor medical condition after her rescue, but with lots of love and medical care, she's doing great. Read her story at The Bellingham Herald.
And finally....SAY CHEESE (our favorite)! Camera operator Julian Gibbs of Bedord, Canada, photographs a pair of dachshunds for our friends Who's Your Dachshund? last week in DeWolfe Park in Bedford. Read about Mr. Gibbs' company, Firefly Digital Media Inc. at The Chronicle Herald.
Please make sure to stop and visit Who's Your Dachshund, they have put together a great on-line fundraiser for dachshunds and companion animals all over the world called Donate 4 Dachshunds, and need your support if you haven't done so already!
Have a great Monday!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
(Early 1900s postcard).
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Ch. Brentwald's 'Joshua,' the top winning wirehair of all time, with William Ake, who handled him throughout his show career. Joshua, whelped in 1946, was purchased from his breeders Mr. and Mrs. Howard Patrick by Mr. Ake in 1947, and sold to Herman G. Cox (Dychland Kennels) in 1949.
via The NEW DACHSHUND by Lois Meistrell, 1976.
Frank Hardy, whose Hubertus Kennels produced both the sire and dam of Ch. Brentwald's Joshua, pictured with Joshua.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Did someone say jewelry? We recently featured diamonds for dachshunds, this time it's for the humans. Woof, WOOF!
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Know Thine Enemy.
Dachshund by Anna Powlas, fifth grade
The dancing dachshund, dashed to the door,
Every time the doorbell dings,
Woof Woof says the devilish doggie,
Let’s see what the mail man brings.
Chomp and chew on my Dad’s old shoe,
Digging up daisies is what I like to do,
Dip; dodge, dash away from the devilish dog,
He wants you to stay and won’t let you get away.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
We've been pretty curious about the dachshund act in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Thanks to youtuber ellieperry1 for documenting it. She notes: This video was taken at the Ringling Brothers Circus...They have definitely gone low budget but it was still cute.
That photo reminds us of this photo of E.B. White. There's always a dog behind the man.