Friday, February 29, 2008
Leap back to 1942 and enjoy Pluto and Dinah the Dachshund in Walt Disney's The Sleep Walker.
Thanks to youtuber DiDisney for posting this!
Related: Dinah The Dachshund Videos!
Related: Dachshunds in Pop Culture: Walt Disney's Dinah the Dachshund
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Dr. Chappell used to be skeptical about acupuncture, but the successes that she has seen with acupuncture in dachshunds has changed her mind. “I wasn’t going to put another wiener dog to sleep because I didn’t know acupuncture,” she said. “Sometimes it’s the only option an animal has.” Read all about it at The Shawnee Sun.
Related: Acupuncture Treatment in Dachshunds
Meet little chocolate smooth 'Bart' and his dad Tom from the Netherlands. Bart and Tom spend their quality time singing duets. Dad is quite good, and has more videos available which showcase his singing and piano a little better. Bart, on the other hand, possibly needs more practice. Nice hardwood floors, by the way!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
And if you need air freshener around the house, who doesn't want DE-SKUNK air cleaner with a nice pic of a doxie on the can? We're stinky critters sometimes! We found it for sale here, and it looks like a quality product.
If you're interested in the Petrotech product re-design process, read all about it at Kitchen Collaborative.
DE-SKUNK your house
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
The big change in Ricky didn't come from any medicine. Dr. Hightman says Ricky got his movement back through acupuncture.
Dr. Hightman places thin acupuncture needles in some of the 150 acupuncture points on dogs. Ricky hardly even budges and never makes a sound."We normally leave them in for 20 minutes," says Dr. Hightman. In the beginning, Ricky had treatments several days a week and even had electric acupuncture too.
Read all about Ricky, acupuncture, and Dr. Hightman's holistic practice at First Coast News.
Find out more about dachshunds and IVDD (Inter-Vertebral Disc Disease) at Dodger's List.
Ricky's acupuncture treatment
Monday, February 25, 2008
"Be honest -- you did not come here to see me," Florence said to the smiling elementary school children who sat in rows on the floor facing her. "Who did you come to see?"
Woody, a black and tan dachshund lovingly known as "The Kentucky Wiener," has been made famous among children through Florence's book series and newspaper columns about the dog and his "sister," Chloe.
Cover art from Tails from the Bluegrass
Sunday, February 24, 2008
We can't say with unbridled certainty that this is George's red smooth dachshund named 'Ozzy,' but that's the long and short of it all. Surely Mr. Harrison had a dachshund on his mind when he penned these lyrics to Here Come The Sun:
Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
and I say it's all right
Happy Birthday Mr. Harrison, and find out more about George Harrison at wikipedia, or listen to him sing and play at youtube.
Have a listen to a live George Harrison version of every dachshund's favorite song, the fantastic Here Comes the Sun, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
There were over 6,000 dogs present at the 2008 International Kennel Club of Chicago today. Enjoy over 30 photos of dachshunds and dogs in our flickr set. Joey and Maggie didn't get to go, but they got lots of toys and treats from the 125 vendors. Flickr set for 2008 IKC.
English Cream brindle longhair (see more pics of the shy doxie in the flickr set)
Black and cream longhair and cream longhair
Friday, February 22, 2008
Update: our friend Tiffany sent us the email which is circulating that has these photos, and the email states: For all of us animal lovers out there... thought you would enjoy this one.
Dachshund mom is fostering this guy for another mom who couldn't take care of him. He had his eyes closed, but now they are open. He is just a little bigger than her other pups. She loves this little guy more than the other puppies and she is nursing him back to health. He is the cleanest "puppy" ever because she licks him all the time.
Update 2/29: The owner of 'Tink' (Tinkerbell the dachshund) and 'Pink' (the piglet) has given several updates in the comments at Puppy in Training. There are also new pics and another update here. This is an excerpt: "He (Pink) was born premature to one of my sows. She had 12 babies and he was the only one born with his eyes sealed shut. Piglets normally are born with their eyes open and they are ready to nurse within a few minutes. Pink was so tiny and he didn’t have any suck reflex. We were in the barn almost the entire night and we just kept him under the heat lamp/head mat. We didn’t think he would live, but he did! Before we went to the house, my husband tried again to get him to nurse. He squeezed some milk into his mouth and got some colostrum into him. I took him to the house to see if Tink would nurse him. She had only had 1 puppy a few days before and she was also fostering 2 other puppies from my other litter. My other doxie had a total of 7 pups (her first litter) and I was afraid it would be too hard on her. I gave Tink 2 of her pups and she was so happy to have more puppies. She was even happier when I gave her the pig to nurse.
She licked him all over and let him nurse. Pink took right to Tink and nursed on her. That’s the story behind the pictures.” See the newer pics at Puppy in Training.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
As Jasper was pampered and groomed by college students, Mrs Ramsay had her hair cut and styled by hairdresser Lynn Ellis. Mrs Ellis who has been a qualified hairdresser for 22 years, is changing careers and is training to become a dog groomer.
As eight-year-old Jasper enjoyed all the attention, Mrs Ramsay said: "He is a very clever little dog and quite a character."
Jasper is good friends with Mrs Ramsay's other dog, Jack, who is blind. She said: "Jasper looks after him and acts as his eyes." Jasper is also friends with two hamsters, Petal and Ronald, allowing them to run along his tummy and sit on his head.
Read all about the make-over prize at the Wisbech Standard.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
From the Etsy site: "This Dachshund is too cool for words. Hanging out in the coffee house listening to some poetry and discussing philosophy."
Lake County Film Festival Saturday, March 1st @ 2:30 pmSunday, March 2nd @ 3:40 pm Lake County, Illinois
Garden State Film Festival April 4th-6th @ TBD Asbury Park, New Jersey
Los Angeles United Film Festival Saturday, April 19 @ 4:25 pm Fine Arts Theatre 8556 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, California
Related coverage, reviews, movie trailer: Wiener Takes All
Official Wiener Takes All Website
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
We've gotta be quick and book our plane tickets to Pittsburgh to catch the exhibition "Canis Major: Warhol's Dogs and Cats (and other party animals)" which runs through May 4th at the Andy Warhol Museum. Inspired by Warhol's love of animals, the "Canis Major" exhibit features photographs, paintings, screen prints, drawings and videos of animals, including his pets. Excerpt from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Warhol's dachshunds, Amos and Archie, accompanied him almost everywhere he went, and they appear in many photographs, including a 1978 photo from High Times magazine in which writer Truman Capote poses with Warhol, who has Archie tucked under his arm. A TV screen in the "Canis Major" exhibit shows a continuous loop of one of the dachshunds playing with toys and with friends of the artist.
Fifteen paintings are mounted on the wall of the "Canis Major" exhibit, including a 1976 painting simply titled "Dog." While it is clearly a dachshund, Warhol paints the dog in blue, mauve and orange, using acrylic and silk screen on linen. Read all about the exhibition at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Read more about Warhol, Amos, and Archie in one of our favorite features: Dachshunds in Pop Culture: Andy Warhol
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
She received more serious roles when she turned to television acting in the 1970's. We don't know the name of her red longhair dachshund. Find out more about Kai Fischer at this translated German wikipedia link.
La Isla de la Muerta, which was exported with various titles including Death Island, Man Eater of Hydra, and The Bloodsuckers.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
This is pretty little 4-year-old red smooth 'Babe.' Photos don't do justice for this beautiful girl, her dark red color with a darker overlay really has to be seen in person. She was an owner surrender at a shelter that was overwhelmed with dogs, and they asked MidWest Dachshund Rescue for help. Joey and Maggie transported her from the shelter to her MWDR foster home today.
She got a lot of vetting at the shelter, including boosters and a microchip, and tonight she's going back to the vet to be spayed.
If you're interested in such a pretty girl, check your local doxie rescue, or, if you live in the Midwest, contact MWDR. We thought she was shy yet sassy (in a good way) in the few hours we got to know her, and she has a great loving overall disposition.
We hope she finds her wonderful forever home soon. Here are some pics from her journey.
EJ's 'CC Rider,' a 1-year old red smooth dachshund, waits in the ring to be judged during the 132nd Westminster Kennnel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden Monday, Feb. 11, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Related: Westminster Dachshunds
Friday, February 15, 2008
"What we see is that even when we respond to a disaster, it's very hard for people to open up to us," [Gus' handler] O'Hara said. "What we see happen with the dogs is that people open up immediately."
Read all about Gus, and see a news video all about Gus at KETV7.
“Finally, I took notice before even more egregious acts of doggy daring could be perpetrated,” Clark writes in her book.
Nelly finally begs to be lifted and Clark deposits her beloved dog on her lap, adding, “It seemed that all Nelly really wanted was to be held.”
Clark then recalls all the creatures and people in her life who raised Cain until she stopped and held them – her young sons who once craved her attention, the old woman and friends who needed their hands held or wanted the reassurance of her voice.“Sometimes all any of us want and need is to be held,” she writes. “Sometimes all any of us can do for our loved ones is hold them. And so often, that is enough.”
Read all about Reverend Clark and her book at WickedLocal.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
To my Valentine
Dachshunds and pretzels
and Cupid, you see,
Bear from me this message,
"I dearly love thee."
Our buddies 'Peaches' and 'Piper' write: Westminster has videos of all the breeds individual judging sessions. It's pretty cute to see even Westminster caliber dachshunds act so wienerish!
If you haven't been over to the Westminster site yet to see the judging of the dachshunds, make sure to check it out. The videos are very nicely done. Way to go Westminster Wieners!
Here are the links:
Woof! Dachshund Love Everywhere!
Related: Peaches The #1 Mini Smooth Dachshund in NAFA Flyball
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
But when a 27-foot-long tube-steak spins out on a snow-covered highway, it's bound to generate some grins.
The growler contained two "hotdoggers" -- driver Emily Volpini, 22, of Lexington, Ky., and Caylen Goudie, 22, of Hinsdale, Ill. Although they didn't relish the experience, they weren't hurt, investigating state Trooper Rex Johnson said.
"We thought we had come out of the blizzard," Goudie said. "We thought we were through it. Then we hit a patch of ice. The Wienermobile weighs 7,000 pounds, so usually ice and snow isn't much of a problem. It was this time.
"Stuck, Volpini called 911 dispatchers in Wellsboro. Though skeptical at first, they notified state police at Mansfield. As passersby called in the crash on cell phones, the dispatchers became convinced that the barkburger was indeed in hot water.
Police contacted Dave Kurzejewski of Costy's Truck and Auto Mart, and he showed up in short order with a heavy four-wheel-drive vehicle and some chains. Johnson, the trooper, grilled the women briefly and concluded that a routine and sober spinout was all he had on his plate.
Kurzejewski hooked up and Emily fired up the highway hot dog, and a few well-timed tugs later, the Wienermobile was back on the highway.
For Kurzejewski, veteran of hundreds of tows over the years, Sunday's experience was a new one.
"I've pulled out a lot of vehicles," he said. "But that's the first wiener I've ever pulled out.
"It was a first for the women, too. They left none the wurst for wear.
"Usually we try to keep from scratching our buns," Goudie said. "But sometimes, things go wrong."
Read more at the Star-Gazette.
Related: Crimes Against Wieners
Monday, February 11, 2008
It's 2008, and so what did this, the 132nd year of Westminster bring us? A first-time best in show for a dachshund? Nah, a beagle took the hounds, longhair doxie second. At least we're still the underdog.
It may as well be 1945, so enjoy this interesting dachshund illustration from that year by Gladys Cook which details the different dachshund coat types. Westminster doesn't know what it's missing.
Chicago Cubs..., Dachshunds at Westminster, it's pretty much the same thing: "just wait til next year!"
Related: Dachshunds at Westminster
The 2-day event starts today at Madison Square Garden in New York, and even though a dachshund has never won best in show, we will of course be rooting for the dachshunds! The underdog! This is the year!
Related: Dachshunds at Westminster
Above, meet handsome wire-hair 'Romeo,' his human Janet Schwalbe of Pendergrass, Georgia, and one of his handlers, Gillian Caudill of Watkinsville, Georgia. Romeo will be spending most of this day in a bench showing, where people have an opportunity to "meet the breeds" and see which dogs best handle standing on display for hours. Romeo also will compete for Best of Variety (or the Best of Opposite Sex) and three awards of merit.
Read all about the local Georgians at Online Athens.
Find out more about Westminster at The Westminster Kennel Club.
She settled on Dogon Wheels, which can be customized to the animal.
"It came with instructions on how to help the dog slowly get used to it, but he got accustomed to it very quickly," Linville said.
"I'm hoping that someday Duke won't need the wheels any longer," Linville said. "But if he does, that's all right. I really want people to know that animals don't necessarily need to be put down after an injury like this, and they can possibly continue to have a good quality of life."
Read all about Duke at The Morning Sun.
Find out more about dachshunds and IVDD at Dodgerslist.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Regardless, this is pretty 2-year-old mini red smooth 'Dynadaux Redneck Girl,' and her nickname is 'Bellamy,' after the Bellamy Brothers who recorded the song, “Redneck Girl.” Bellamy and her human, Donnie Breaun, who hail from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, hope to impress the judges tomorrow at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden. Go get 'em Bellamy! Excerpt from the Murfreesboro Post: “Redneck Girl” will compete for conformation, defined as the “structure and physical characteristics of a dog.” Judges examine the whole dog for how it’s built and how it moves.
“Her movement is what sells her,” Breaun said with a touch of pride. “She has gorgeous movement.”
Dogs must be champions in other shows to compete at Westminster. The top five dogs are automatically invited. The 11-pound “Redneck Girl” is a No. 5 dachshund of both miniature and standards with only four others ahead of her. She is the No. 1 miniature dachshund.
Read all about Bellamy at the Murfreesboro Post.
If you want a closer look at the dachshunds at Westminster, competition in each breed and variety may be viewed in streaming video at The Westminster Kennel Club. This video will be available within two hours of completion of the judging of that breed.
Friday, February 8, 2008
It seems like all roads lead to Iris Love and Westminster in the world of dachshunds. Now we know why Wiener Takes All labeled Mrs. Love "Patron Saint of the Dachshund World." We'd love to meet her. We love her support of piebalds. We love her devotion to the breed. And boy, we'd love to attend her annual dachshund soiree at Tavern on the Green. (Iris....call us.......wink wink!)
Condé Nast Portfolio offers up a revealing look at Iris Love, the world of dachshunds, and the world of show dogs and Westminster. We couldn't even begin to highlight just a piece of this must-read article. Don't miss it, it's called The Long Journey to Be Top Dog.
Related: Iris Love
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Meet 'Harley,' the lucky red smooth dachshund from Lafayette County, Mississippi, near Oxford. Harley survived the deadliest barrage of tornadoes seen in the United States in 23 years, which hit five southern states Tuesday night. Our hearts go out to all these good folks. Excerpt from Commercial Appeal: Bessie Mae Russell, and her husband, John, went to the hospital for stitches. Bessie cried for her dachshund, Harley. He wouldn't come in the laundry room when the tornado hit.
There was no sign of him in the debris early Wednesday morning. But later, a family member called his name and the red dog wriggled out from under a pile of debris unhurt. Read more about the tornado damage in Lafayette County, Mississippi at Commercial Appeal.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Stray is the culmination of the years of experience of London-born Venetia Rudland, who studied shoe design at Cordwainers College, and worked for the finest leathergoods designers in London and Paris.
Of course, Venetia's inspiration and muse is her handsome red smooth dachshund 'Bertie.'
Available at Barney's in New York, Mungo and Maud in London, or contact Stray Leather. They also do custom work.