Doxie is short for dachshund, a short-legged, long-bodied, hound-type dog breed. The standard size dachshund was developed to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, while the miniature dachshund was bred to hunt smaller prey such as rabbits. In the United States, they have also been used to track wounded deer and hunt prairie dogs. Also known as the sausage dog or wiener dog.

The name “dachshund” is of German origin and literally means “badger dog,” from Dachs(“European badger”) and Hund (“hound, dog”).

Dachshunds are one of the most popular dogs in the United States, ranking 13th in the 2016 AKC registration statistics. They are popular with urban and apartment dwellers, ranking among the top ten most popular breeds in 76 of 190 major US cities surveyed by the AKC. One will find varying degrees of organized local dachshund clubs in most major American cities, including New York, New Orleans, Portland, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

In Tennessee you can contact the Tennessee Dachshund rescue, www.tndachshundrescue.com/.

 

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