Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Question: What were Dachsunds originally bred to do?

Answer: In German, “dachsund” translates as “badger dog,” and that’s what the dachsund was bred to do: Hunt badgers. Dachsunds have short legs to fit into badger holes, with well-angled shoulders for digging and a long ribcage to provide endurance for long battles underground. Weiner dogs may look goofy to us these days, but they were bred for combat.