We're sure some of our readers feel the same way, but as Dachshund chachki collectors, sometimes we look around the house and wonder "Geez, do I really need all this Dachshund stuff? Are we a wee bit crazy for adding another Dachshund figurine to the collection? Do we really need these Dachshund towels for the kitchen? These Dachshund flannel sheets are sure warm, but...really?"
As part of our therapy for Doxiemania, it helps to look at the collections or displays of other Dachshund Lovers - "Wow - you've got over 1,000 Dachshund figurines! No one will doubt you're a Dachshund Lover, your car looks great with 50 Wiener Dog stickers on it." Puts things back into perspective for us at least, when we come to the realization that there are different levels of Doxiemania - maybe we're not so crazy after all. But we always remind ourselves that there is a thin line between Doxie Pride and Doxiemania.
Enter The Dachshund House.Dog Milk just posted several photos of what they term The Dachshund House, which can be found in Berkeley, California, right over the Oakland/Berkeley border. They note: It’s truly a visual treat for all those who have the fortune to pass by.
Some might think that the house is a bit over-done, but what is that point of going over the top? It's neat and clean, and we're sure the Artful Dachshunds brighten up the neighborhood. We're giving this house 4 paws up - every neighborhood should be so lucky to have one. But that's just us. Maybe the Poodle People across the street don't have the same view.
Check out all the photos at Dog Milk. You'll feel better. Honest.
Thanks to our friend Alison for sending in the link!
Golden Retrievers step aside, there's a new service dog in town, and his name is 'Sam,' a 4-year-old black and tan dappled smooth Dachshund who "enjoys tearing the stuffing out of toy animals in his free time." Sam assists his human Amber Cornford, who attends Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois where she is majoring in Nursing. Amber suffers from chronic pain caused by Ollier’s disease, a bone disorder resulting in tumors in the joints. Excerpt from the Loyola Phoenix:
Amber was diagnosed with the disease before her first birthday, and since then, she has undergone six limb-lengthening procedures to help her condition.
When Amber experiences pain, she pets Sam to distract herself. At night when her arthritic hand aches, she often rests it on Sam’s chest, and his body heat relieves the pain.
“Instead of taking a lot of drugs that hurt my body, [having a service dog] is a treatment that is less harmful to my body and, in the long term, [it] has less side effects,” said the 22-year-old junior.
While she doesn’t like to think of herself as disabled, Amber said she realizes that her condition limits her physical abilities. She often needs to ask for a seat on the shuttle and public transportation because it is difficult, for her to stand for long periods of time.
Sometimes even walking can be painful, so Sam tags along anywhere and everywhere she goes. From the classroom to the IC, he’s there to assist.
“It’s not a convenience thing,” she said. “It’s what he’s for. You can’t choose when you’re going to have pain.”
Read all about Sam and Amber in a great little article at the Loyola Phoenix.
Thanks so much to our pal 'Phoebe' from Northern Virginia for writing in with a photo of a party that we would have loved to attend! She writes:
Greetings Maggie and Joey!
TheDachshund cake in last week's bloglooked so good I thought I would share the one made for my "Mom" on her birthday late last month. Unfortunately, my humans wouldn't share any with me, but it looked yummie!
If there's one thing we've learned over our years of interactions with Dachshund Lovers, it's that, much like Dachshunds themselves, the humans sure are crafty! Thanks to an Anonymous Dachshund Lover for sending in photos and a link to some new Dachshund fabric that you may not be able to live without for your next project.
It was recently found at a fabric store in Gastonia, NC for just $7.98 a yard. Labeled: "Hot Dogs" by P/K Lifestyles - 100% made in USA.
Find it online in both colors - Blue Jay or Flamingo - at fabric.com for $10.98.
If you've downloaded the latest web browsers, and you've got nothing but extra time on your hands, type the word "view" after our url, or just click here http://dachshundlove.blogspot.com/view to see what blogger (who hosts the site) calls "dynamic views." You can select from 5 different views when selecting the drop-down in the upper right-hand corner. It's just a time-killer at this point, but soon sites can be customized to be viewed like this all the time. You've got to have an upgraded web browser to view.
This handsome vintage piece - a smooth bronze Dachshund figurine mounted on a black marble base recently sold at auction for $455. Dating to the early 1900's, it measures roughly 5 inches tall. Excellent.
If you love hot drama, you'll love this story. Us? Not so much - the only party hurt here is the Dachshund. Meet Long Island, New Yorker Barbara Bottiglieri with her cute little black and tan smooth, 'Coco.' Ms. Bottiglieri was walking Coco on Saturday when her neighbor Jaime Sanchez, who lives across the street, warned her to not let her dog doody on his grass, or he would sic his 50 pound dog on both of them. Excerpt from the New York Daily News:
"She's constantly letting her dog defecate and urinate on our property," said Sanchez's wife, Antoinette, noting that there's been a bitter feud between the neighbors for two years over parking on the street.
But when Bottiglieri threatened to call police, Sanchez walked up to the woman, snatched the leash and flung the pup 6 feet in the air - and 10 feet into the middle of the street, cops said.
The landing caused injuries to the dog's tail and ruptured stitches on her belly from being spayed recently, cops and neighbors said.
Cops soon arrived and cuffed Sanchez. He was charged with torturing animals and reckless endangerment to property.
"I'm horrified by it," said a neighbor. "You're not a man when you confront a woman and toss a dog into the air."
Sanchez's frustrated wife said Bottiglieri let the injured pup pee on her lawn just hours later.
"I can't believe she had the audacity to do this," she said.
The Long Island woman whose mini-wiener dog was hurled into the street by a lawn-defending neighbor claims he must have been suffering from a bad case of dog-poo paranoia.
Barbara Bottiglieri said she doesn't let her miniature dachshund, Coco, poop on anyone's lawn - despite Jaime Sanchez's claim her pooch previously did just that.
"He said, 'Hey, you! I don't want your dog walking on my property!'" Bottiglieri recalled. "I said, 'What are you talking about? I have manners; my dog didn't do anything on your property.'"
She said she tried to reason with Sanchez, 56, but her Franklin Square neighbor threatened to unleash his German shepherd-sized mutt on her.
"I guess because he wasn't getting anywhere with me - I was being polite - he took it out on the dog," Bottiglieri, 54, said.
"He flung her into the air," she said. "That vision will stick in my head for the rest of my life."
CBS2 New York interviewed some neighbors who supported Mr. Sanchez:
At least two neighbors said that Bottiglieri has been told before by many in the area to keep Coco off their lawns.
“The dog does go all over the place,” one woman said. “She walks the dog on our property, on the grass and he’s [Sanchez] not the bad guy here.”
“The woman was told not to walk the dog in front of a lot of the houses in the neighborhood,” one man said. “The woman walks the dog and she actually smokes a cigarette and lets the dog do whatever it wants.”
Moral of the story: Don't be a crazy jerk and take out your anger on a defenseless little dog. And pick up your dog's doody. We'll file this one under Hot Mess.
If you live near Riverside, California, you won't want to miss WIENERFEST, Wieners-N-Wheels 2011, at Fairmount Park, May 7th, 2011. With such a nice graphics promoting the event, how could it not be a blast? Call the numbers on the flyer for more info, or check out Sunny Oasis Dachshund Rescue and Friends. Thanks to our pals at Dachshund Delights for sending in the flyer!
Thanks to an Anonymous Dachshund Lover for reminding us that the big Buda Wiener Dog Races are coming up THIS WEEKEND in Buda, Texas! That's right, the 14th Annual Buda Lions Country Fair and Wiener Dog Races will take place on April 30 and May 1 at City Park. The fair has many exciting elements including a bar-b-que cook-off, bake-off, food vendors, arts and crafts, Buda bee, pet parade, world famous wiener dog races, live music and entertainment, and washer tournament. The theme for the wiener dog races this year is Alice in Wienerland. The cost is $3 per person 13 years of age and up for the weekend and kids 12 and under are free.
This is a very nice, if slightly long, documentary following Ari Moffatt as she enters her wiener dog, 'Sandy,' into the 2010 Buda Wiener Dog Festival and Races by youtuber Kullerdben.
And finally, The 2011 Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals returns to the Los Alamitos Race Course in Los Alamitos, California, for the 16th year on Saturday, July 9, 2011. Enjoy the best wiener dog racing in the world at the premier Quarter Horse race track in America. For more info on how to enter your dachshund call 714-820-2800 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds will benefit the Seal Beach Animal Care Center.
Cell Phone Photo: Joey, Maggie, Gina Marie, Tommy Lee, and Sampson
"Everyone Sit. Now, stay......." No....stay....." Hope everyone had a great Easter Sunday! We had a fun time visiting our good friends. It was Joey's DOCP shot day (OUCH!) that he gets every 28 days, and our friends' Mom thankfully sees that it gets executed properly. Joey and Maggie wore their Easter best - Joey in a bright red bow tie, and Maggie in her pearl necklace - yep, they're real. All three of our friends are agility dogs, so it's fun to go to their house - they get treats for every good thing they do all day long. They live in the house of never-ending treats! Here we are waiting for our blueberry dessert that the Easter Bunny promised us. And we didn't even have to do anything to get it but look cute. Joy.
We're hoping that you have a fantastic Easter Sunday and that maybe you got a colorful little toy or treat in your Easter basket. Our Dad says no little pieces of ham for us this year thanks to Maggie's recent bout of pancreatitis, but the Easter Bunny told us that if we're good, we were going to get some fresh blueberries for dessert! Heaven knows we're always good.
Meet PETA animal rescuer Ashley Fruno and pretty red longhair 'Belle,' a Dachshund who was apparently left abandoned in Niigata, south of Sendai — the area affected worst by the March earthquake and tsunami. Belle will have a wonderful new home with Ms. Fruno's parents, who reside in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Excerpt from Canada.com:
A B.C. couple is adopting Belle, a red-haired dachshund that was abandoned after the massive earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan last month.
The dog — who is believed to be four or five years old and in good health — was left with an animal shelter in Niigata, when her guardian fled the country because of radiation concerns.
PETA animal rescuer Ashley Fruno, who worked with the shelter immediately after the earthquake, heard about the dog's plight and contacted her parents, Karin and Brian Fruno, in Surrey.
The couple were eager to adopt the dog, and Ashley Fruno set off on a 23-hour journey.
"(Belle is a) sort of a doggie ambassador," said Ashley. "She's the lucky one compared to all the other ones who weren't so lucky."
As was the case along the Gulf Coast of the U.S. following Hurricane Katrina, many evacuation centres in Japan barred companion animals, so residents were forced to choose seeking safety over saving their pets. Japanese shelters are now filled with thousands of animals in need of safe homes, she said.
Right before an area soldier was set to return, his best friend went missing. Now, weeks, later, Staff. Sgt. John Mathatas’s dog has been returned. Mathatas’s parents were watching Drew, an 8-year-old miniature dachshund, while their son was in Kuwait. They let the dog outside of their Brunswick home on March 12 and he never came back. "Eleven years in the Army, he's got a lot of friends all over the world, but Drew is his best friend," Marta Mathatas, John’s mother, said on March 18. Drew had been by John’s side through several deployments and even divorce. John Mathatas returned from duty on March 19 and on Friday, he was finally reunited with his pet pooch. Marta Mathatas said a Parma couple had found the dog while out driving and had been taking care of the dog ever since. When they saw an article, they called Brunswick police. The dog was returned to the Mathatas family early Friday evening.
Maybe if you order today, you might have it in time for a special hostess gift this Easter. It's the Dachshund Cork Pet or Desk Pet. Via Buffalo News:Sit! Shake! Hold a cork! Well, one out of three isn’t bad.
Corky Dog is a handcrafted pewter dachshund trained, so to speak, to hold a cork. It’s one of several Desk Pets available to display a bottle stopper— perhaps from an anniversary dinner or other special occasion.
Corky also would be happy to accessorize the vino at any gathering you’re hosting. Or to serve as a gift for a dog-and wine-loving friend.
We found him displayed alongside cat and poodle Desk Pets at the Perfect Gift, 6000 Goodrich Road, Clarence Center. The price: $34.95.
DACHSHUND: Perplexing Spelling Bee Students All Around The World
She misspelt our favorite word, but congrats goes out to first-time contender Hanuushah Vizabaskaran for taking the crown at the Selangor RHB-New Straits Times National Spell-It-Right (SIR) Challenge in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, on Saturday. Excerpt from the New Straits Times:
Hanuushah sailed through words like "brittle" and "atrocious" but tripped up on "dachshund".
However, the top title was hers after she got "inimical" right and her opponent, Khadeejah Abdul Halim, misspelt "drollery" in a tiebreaker.
"I am surprised that I got so far. I didn't expect to reach the finals at all," said Hanuushah, who vowed to step up on her reading for the National Challenge on July 16 in Kuala Lumpur, where she will represent her state.
She walked away with RM2,000 and a plaque after spelling correctly four out of five words at the finals.
It's been a great week for new Dachshund videos; we hope you all have enjoyed them as much as we have. To finish the week off, to get you through your Friday, we present a little Dachshund Inspiration - the story of Gunda Krauss and her wirehair Dachshund 'Saucer.' The story is a few years old, but the video interview is new and was just posted by youtuber GreenCityeV:In 2009, Gunda Krauss cycled 1000km from Munich to Rügen, Germany's largest island located in the Baltic sea. At the age of 70, and despite irreparable hip problems, Gunda Krauss decided to cross Germany from south to north on her pedelec tricycle. It took her about 50 days to cycle more than 1000 kilometres accompanied by her 15 years old dachshund Sauser, who sat in the bicycle basket. The Munich based environmental organisation Green City e.V. helped her organize the trip and supported her during the travel. For more information please visit her blog:Gunda Krauss
We've been scouring the net all week to find nice photos or videos detailing the Wiener Nationals which took place Saturday, April 9th, at Golden Gate Fields horse racing facility in Berkeley, California. Patience is a virtue, as they say, because the racing facility has finally uploaded all the heats to their youtube channel for your viewing pleasure. Nice! Above, enjoy the Championship Heat. Congrats goes out to 'Diva Duchess' for taking the crown - but your 'Long and Short of it All' host 'Maggie' is curious as to why a Diva is bothering to run around on a dirty old horse track in the first place.
We can almost hear all the ladies gasping with delight as they set their eyes on these hot shoes for the first time - it's too bad they're just a prototype and don't seem to be available for purchase - yet, at least. Thanks to our friend Penelope at Penny Romance for sending in the link to them at Kobi Levi Footwear Design where many of the commenters think that they are "kitty" shoes instead.
Either way, like Penelope commented:Of course, it would suck to pay out the wazoo for these babies, and then have a wayward weenie dog chew the crap out of them.
Ooooh - it's Wirehair Wednesday, and this week we're traveling all the way to the Motherland to visit 'Henry,' aka Mr. Superteckel, a young black and tan pup, and his pals 'Mona' and 'Linus.' Now, it looks like 'Mona' doesn't have much time to devote to a young pup like Henry and his mischief, but 'Linus' sure enjoys his company. By youtuber Mr. Super Teckel
It's never too early to start sniffing for those Easter Eggs filled with treats and prizes, which is what 8-year-old red smooth 'Oscar,' seen here, found himself doing last Saturday in Brentwood, Missouri. It was the third annual Doggie Bone Hunt, and there were 500 eggs to find! Over 40 dogs and their humans attended the event, which was cosponsored by the Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department, Mid-County Family YMCA and the Animal Protective Association. Read all about it at stltoday.
We can count on our left paw the number of times we've featured any Dachshunds from Italy here on The Long and Short of it All, and that really needs to change. Let's see, there was Dachshunds Around the Globe back in 2008, Dachshunds supporting Italy in World Cup Dachshunds back in 2010, and of course Italian Dachshund Fashion with the Harmont & Blaine posts.
But this is the first time we've seen such a nice film of Italian Dachshunds in action, and the setting is as idyllic as expected, coming from the Comune di Rovereto, a city located in the Vallagarina valley of the Adige River. Watch with your Dachshunds.
By youtuber shibuya86.
Thanks so much to our Israeli pal 'Michael' for sending this in - the perfect solution for Dachshundistas who want it known that they mean business, or just that they have incredible style - it's the Double Finger Sausage Dog Ring. Find it for just $14.34 at ASOS.
Thanks for all the inquiries on 'Maggie,' your 'Long and Short of it All' hostess. She continues to do well after her recent serious bout of pancreatitis. She started back on her medications for Cushing's last week, and the pancreatitis has not returned. She's got a great appetite, nicely formed stools, and she's a happy gal.
So happy in fact, that she's heard that Dad might get some money back on his taxes, so she's been scouring all her sources for some new Dachshund paraphernalia. Here are the highlights of her recent finds.
Above - got a bad Dachshund in the house? No wait - we're all just ANGELS!! You might like this new urban design from Bad Dogz Apparel - because you gotta represent. The t-shirt is just $15, and Dad actually picked one up at this year's International Kennel Club of Chicago Dog Show. Very nice. Find the design on more than just t-shirts at Bad Dogz Apparel.
If you need a new ink pen, or are looking for a colorful addition to someone's Easter Basket, you can't go wrong with these Dachshund Jingle Pens available from Pet My Wiener:Delightful stylish dog pens to impress your friends with!!! Dachshund pen with bell collar that Jingle's when you write. It's shaped like a Dachshund and comes in 4 fun colors to choose from: Silver, Black, Orange and Blue. $5.95.
And finally, let everyone know you're a Dachshund lover before they even enter your home with this welcoming "BONE JOUR" door mat. A friend of ours actually saw this in a retail store, but it's available through Amazon for just $15.99: Our Classic line of Absolutely Floored! coir welcome mats are made from a renewable resource, coconut husks. Coir mats are made from environmentally friendly and naturally touch coconut fibers. No deforestation takes place and the coconuts are continuously being reproduced. Our vinyl backing is made of up to 25% post-industrial waste. Perfect for the dog lover! 20"x 30"
This is a higher quality mat - the image is not just "painted on."
Thanks to our friend 'Geneva' for sending in the link to this photo - a heartbreaking sign of the times: A pet dog is screened for radiation contamination after being reunited with its owner in Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.Source.
We're hoping that this black and tan longhair is recovering well after a serious accident which also injured 3 people yesterday in Redding, California. The Dachshund was thrown from the cab of a pickup truck and suffered back injuries. "It was in a lot of pain," said.Capt. Lee Anne Smith of Redding Animal Regulation.
A receptionist at the animal hospital where the Dachshund was taken wouldn't give an update on the dog's condition Wednesday evening because she didn't have the permission of its owners. Source.
Get your Hold-A-Dox Harness at Dachshund Delights. Available in many colors in mesh (as shown), or pick your own fabric. We love ours; it's also a great walking harness.
Does your Dachshund have psychic powers? Can he see and hear things you can't - like ghosts running through the walls of your home? Apparently black and tan smooth 'Vinnie Jones' can, and his humans took him to a ghost expert to confirm in a new series which aired in the UK last night called A Different Breed.
Unfortunately this video is just a snippet of the show, but if you UKers subscribe to Sky TV, you can watch the whole episode on Sky's website.
It's Wirehair Wednesday, and boy have we got a special treat today. It's not too common for a Dachshund to take Best in Show, and it's even less common for a President of the United States to present the trophy. But it happened 35 years ago, when President Gerald R. Ford presented the BIS trophy to Ch Spartan's Sloe Gin Fizz MW. Via the American Dachshund magazine, May, 1976:
A historical moment for the Dachshund fancy. At Northeastern Indiana Kennel Club's 52nd All-breed Dog Show, May 2, 1976 out of a total entry of 1533 dogs in Fort Wayne, Indiana. President Gerald Ford presented the Best in Show Trophy to Ch Spartan's Sloe Gin Fizz MW, Miniature Wirehaired Dachshund. Shown by Jerry Rigden for Christy Ann Gordon-Creed, Oldland Kennels in Camden, South Carolina. Left to right - Judge Edward W. Bracy; President Gerald Ford, Handler Jerry Rigden and Ch Spartan's Sloe Gin Fizz MW; Mr. George Bruning, President of Northeastern Indiana Kennel Club; Mr. C.J. Boudreaux, Show Chairman; and Mr. Leland W. Nitzsche.
Fancy some Freestyle? Smiles, everyone....SMILES! Via youtuber Canine Horizons:I love the way this routine is choreographed! The Boogie Woogie BowWows - Lynn with Sam (Standard Poodle) and Joan with Tucker (Mini Dachshund) perform a pairs freestyle routine in our movie "The Birthday Caper." Think how much training went into doing a routine with dogs so different in size!
Male miniature Dachshund
He is 6 years old, all black with tan marking on his feet, and on his neck.
He is micro-chipped with Canadian registration #0A00777457, but it is possible that his micro chip might not work in US area.
His name is Juhas, pronounced (yoo-has)
12 -14 lbs ( might be less now)
Stranger things have happened in the world of Dachshunds than finding this guy and getting him re-united with his heart-broken family. Let's keep looking for him. There is a $2,000 reward for his return, no questions asked. Stay updated on his search at his facebook page: For the Love of Juhas.