Origin of the Long-Haired Dachshund

Historically, the term dachshund goes back to a group of specific hunting dogs that were used as so-called ground dogs in construction hunting, especially badger hunting. The breeding of the long-haired dachshund, which incidentally is one of the oldest descendants of the original dachshund, dates back to the 18th century.

The original crossing took place between a dachshund, a setter, a spaniel, and a spaniel. At that time, the dog, which was used almost exclusively for hunting, wanted to be established in higher circles, such as the royal court, with a long and shiny coat.

However, the breed only became fully established in the 20th century and a breed register was not introduced until after 1900. For a long time, the long-haired dachshund was considered the most popular offspring of the dachshund, until it was finally replaced by the wire-haired dachshund.

The dog breed became popular, among other things, because during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Waldi represented the mascot of the competition, a dachshund.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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