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14 Cool Facts To Learn About Dachshunds

Find out these fun facts, and more, below.

#1 Although Dachshunds are now kept predominantly as pets in many countries, they were originally bred as working dogs.

#2 The first names by which they were known were ‘Dachs Krieger’, which translates as badger warrior, and ‘Dachs Kriecher’, which translates as badger crawler.

#3 They Possibly Originate from Egypt

#4 According to Stanley Coren’s book ‘Intelligence of Dogs’, the Dachshund is the 49th most intelligent dog breed.

#5 Dachshunds are prone to spinal disorders

#6 Throughout history, many famous and notable people have owned a Dachshund and this includes some of the Presidents of the United States.