- one of a German breed of dogs having short legs, a long body and ears, and a usually tan or black-and-tan coat.
Origin of dachshund
Examples from the Web for dachshund
A listener from Thousand Oaks put me in touch with the Dachshund rescue center where I adopted Lisa-Marie.Here's How Kevin James Would Make Los Angeles Better for Animals
February 11, 2013
The dachshund's pathetic shriek of outrage made the rafters ring.The Prophet of Berkeley Square
If mere quaintness of design be desired, is there not already the Dachshund!Three Men on the Bummel
Jerome K. Jerome
Oh, well, of course it has been short too, summers always are; like the dachshund!The Merryweathers
Laura E. Richards
It was very nice to have the Prince asking after your dachshund's cough, but she had got past that.Mammon and Co.
E. F. Benson
He pointed to the dachshund, and added, in his ordinary tone, "That's him."Penrod
- a long-bodied short-legged breed of dog
Word Origin and History for dachshund
Probably so called because the dogs were used in badger hunts, their long, thin bodies bred to burrow into setts. French taisson, Spanish texon, tejon, Italian tasso are Germanic loan words.