dachs·​hund | \ ˈdäks-ˌhu̇nt How to pronounce dachshund (audio) , -ˌhu̇nd How to pronounce dachshund (audio) ; 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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And Mel the pug and Buddy the dachshund are hardly in this story. Samantha Incorvaia, azcentral, "'The Secret Life of Pets 2' boasts three story lines, one heartfelt theme," 5 June 2019 Last, but not least, her precious dachshund, Mindy. orlandosentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 6/4," 4 June 2019 The 1950s design by Remco features nine playful, painted wood obstacles—from the clown, lighthouse, and dachshund shown here to a pink elephant and storybook castle. Jessica Leigh Hester, Country Living, "3 Outdoor Games to Play This Summer," 27 June 2014 Also returning to the cast is the unstoppable, hilarious duo of pug Mel (Bobby Moynihan) and dachshund Buddy (Hannibal Buress). Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "The Star-Studded Cast of 'The Secret Life of Pets 2' Has Surprising Additions," 13 May 2019 Thus the dearth of dire wolves, versus the proliferation of darling dachshunds. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Why Are Some Animals Impossible To Domesticate?," 13 Mar. 2019 My miniature dachshund seriously needs to stay on his side. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "Ford Created a Mattress That Prevents People From Hogging The Bed," 19 Feb. 2019 Looking to relieve her miniature dachshund Parky’s arthritis, mother of two Teressa Sworsky discovered hemp oil. Kate Thayer, The Seattle Times, "Move over, jewelry and leggings. Selling CBD oil is the new side hustle for moms," 29 Jan. 2019 The low-slung 7-year-old did well just to get this far — there were a whopping 76 dachshunds entered in three varieties at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club. Ben Walker, The Seattle Times, "Dachshunds get chance to break out of Westminster doghouse," 12 Feb. 2019

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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 How to pronounce dachshund (audio) , 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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