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Dachshunds Are An Awesome Breed… And This Is What You Need to Know.

Who doesn’t love wiener dogs? Stop, before you become one of those ridiculous nay-sayers let me inform you a little about these little cute and stretched-out dogs. Maybe I can change your mind. Not only are they great for the family, but have you seen them? They’re just so adorable.

1. Dachshunds were originally bred to hunt badgers, but it looks like they’ve stepped up to bigger and badder prey.

Dachshunds were originally bred to hunt badgers, but it looks like they've stepped up to bigger and badder prey.

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2. Dachshunds belong to the hound family of dogs.

Dachshunds belong to the hound family of dogs.

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3. They look adorable playing in the snow.

They look adorable playing in the snow.

4. Dachshunds are dated back as early as the 15th Century.

Dachshunds are dated back as early as the 15th Century.

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5. They like Taco Bell (Not confirmed, but there is photographic evidence).

They like Taco Bell (Not confirmed, but there is photographic evidence).

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6. If you let them sleep in your bed, they will do insanely cute things.

If you let them sleep in your bed, they will do insanely cute things.

7. Spinal issues affect about 1 out of every 4 dachshunds.

Spinal issues affect about 1 out of every 4 dachshunds.

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8. Dachshunds are one of the most popular breeds in America.

Dachshunds are one of the most popular breeds in America.

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9. These dogs are highly intelligent. This one doesn’t need you to play fetch.

These dogs are highly intelligent. This one doesn't need you to play fetch.

10. Dachshund is German for “Badger dog,” which points to their history as badger hunters.

Dachshund is German for "Badger dog," which points to their history as badger hunters.

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11. Their litter size is roughly 4-8 puppies.

Their litter size is roughly 4-8 puppies.

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12. They can fly. Okay, I made that one up but wouldn’t that be awesome?

They can fly. Okay, I made that one up but wouldn't that be awesome?

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13. Even if they can’t fly, they can pull a mean chariot.

Even if they can't fly, they can pull a mean chariot.

14. They live for typically 12-15 years.

They live for typically 12-15 years.

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15. In the American West, Dachshunds were used to chase prairie dogs.

In the American West, Dachshunds were used to chase prairie dogs.

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16. They’re also used for snuggles.

They're also used for snuggles.

17. Miniature dachshunds were bred to hunt rabbits.

Miniature dachshunds were bred to hunt rabbits.

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18. 90% of Dachshunds wish they were DJs.

90% of Dachshunds wish they were DJs.

There you have it: scientific proof that Dachshunds are absolutely amazing. Even if you’re not a dog person (WHAT?), you’ll have to admit that these little guys are adorable. And all stretchy. Awww.

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