dachs·hund | \ˈdäks-ˌhu̇nt, -ˌhu̇nd;ˈdäk-sənt; especially British ˈdak-sənd \

Definition of dachshund 

: any of a breed of long-bodied, short-legged dogs of German origin that occur in short-haired, long-haired, and wirehaired varieties

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In top form, Trevor is a dashing black-and-brown dachshund with a long, slender body, stout little legs and droopy ears. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, "Dachshund blew up like a balloon, 'crackled like Bubble Wrap'," 1 June 2018 Here, her patients include a Doberman pinscher suffering from a gunshot wound, a tortoiseshell cat impaled by an arrow and a miniature dachshund seriously sick after eating a hot dog. New York Times, "Wild Animals Gallop, Swim and Scamper Their Way Through These Books," 25 May 2018 Dogs with shorter coats — Labs, dachshunds and others — still need regular baths, brushing and nail trims. USA TODAY, "Don't let puppy love blind you to the expense of having a dog," 22 June 2018 Yep, dachshunds dressed in fancy clothes, as cars, and, of course, as hot dogs! Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "10 reasons to take your kids to these 10 Milwaukee summer festivals," 6 June 2018 Using a custom-built, silent-shutter camera to avoid bothering the artist, Duncan captured Picasso painting, dancing in his underwear, jumping rope with his two young children and playing with Duncan’s dachshund, Lump. Washington Post, latimes.com, "Famed photojournalist David Douglas Duncan dies at 102," 8 June 2018 Using a custom-built, silent-shutter camera to avoid bothering the artist, Mr. Duncan captured Picasso painting, dancing in his underwear, jumping rope with his two young children and playing with Mr. Duncan’s pet dachshund, Lump. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "David Douglas Duncan, ‘photo nomad’ who captured war and Picasso, dies at 102," 7 June 2018 Old World typically hosts dachshund races monthly, but during the venue’s Oktoberfest celebration, the doxies will be duking it out every Sunday between Sept. 9 and Oct. 28. Daily Pilot Staff, latimes.com, "Racing dogs draw a crowd in Huntington Beach," 25 June 2018 The dogs' exact breeds are unknown, but shelter euthanasia technician Amanda Dinwiddie told television station KXII that six of the dogs appeared to be a dachshund and terrier mix, while the seventh appeared to be a border collie mix. CBS News, "Oklahoma woman mauled to death by neighbor's pack of 7 small dogs," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of dachshund

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dachshund

German, from Dachs badger + Hund dog

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English Language Learners Definition of dachshund

: a small type of dog that has a long body, very short legs, and long ears


dachs·hund | \ˈdäks-ˌhu̇nt, ˈdäk-sənt\

Kids Definition of dachshund

: a small dog of German origin with a long body, short legs, and long drooping ears

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