Thursday, July 31, 2008
At a national race last year in Kansas City, Gage had to settle for a second-place finish. At that track, each dog is placed in a box and the race begins when the box's door opens. Gage got a bit frightened in the box and got off to a slow start.
High gas prices are keeping Gage and the Meyers from traveling back for a second chance at the national title. But Gage will compete at another local race this September during James J. Hill Days in Wayzata.
Read all about Gage's race to fame at Press Publications.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Fred. A Dogumentary Film: Fred isn't just your ordinary every day dachshund. He has big dreams, this is his story...
Enjoy a look at spectacular red smooth 'Fred.' The underwater filmography is downright amazing. Go Fred Go!
All American Dachshund Rescue, formerly Southern States Dachshund Rescue, offers up these beautiful holiday cards which you can now pre-order until August 30th for delivery in mid October. One pack of ten 4 x 6 cards printed on glossy cardstock with envelopes is just $10. The more packs you buy, the more you save. Order now. AADR has over 60 dogs in their system right now, and could sure use your help.
Related: Dachshunds in Literature: Woody, the Kentucky Wiener
Monday, July 28, 2008
Here's a dachshund news roundup on a warm and sunny Monday, July 28th, 2008. Woof! Above, 'Mickey,' a 1-year-old smooth black and tan, enjoys looking out the window when his owner, Maggie Sierras-Trotts, of Indiana, takes the wheel. To protect his eyes from the wind, Mickey is attired in a pair of goggles purchased from a local pet groomer. Source.
Congrats goes out to the busiest dachshund we know, Frankie the Walk N' Roll Dog, for winning the costume contest on Saturday at Germanfest in Milwaukee. How could Frankie NOT win with such a great costume? Watch a great news video featuring Frankie at the festival by clicking here, and also enjoy another fun news video of the wiener races by clicking here.
Smooth black and tan 'Rambo' sat with his top hat next to owner Colleen Russo of La Mesa during the 20th Annual Dachshund Picnic on Sunday at Balboa Park in San Diego, California. There were dog-and dachshund-related vendors, doggie treats, artists and people food. Source.
Logan Seaton of Evansville, Kentucky, gives smooth black and tan dappled 'Silver Speck' a big hug after the dog won the fourth annual Wiener Dog Races at Ellis Park on Saturday. Silver Speck, owned by Seaton's father Dave, placed second in last year's race. Proceeds from the event go to the Riverview School in Henderson, Ky., for special needs children. Read more and see some great pics at the Courier Press.
Enjoy a fun news video from the races at Ellis Park in Henderson.
Madeline Silverstein, 11, of Masonville, Colorado, waits with her wire-hair 'Smoochie' before going into judging for the novice juniors competition during the 4-H dog showmanship and obedience shows Sunday at the Larimer County Fair and Rodeo. Read all about the event at the Reporter-Herald.
Finally, The Fourth Annual West Virginia Hot Dog Festival packed Pullman Square in Huntington, West Virginia, for a pooch parade, wiener dog races, a hot dog eating contest, root beer chugging, a bun stacking contest, and a lot of entertainment throughout the day on Saturday. Read all about it and see over 50 pics at Huntington News.
Have a great Monday! We're sure all the doxies are taking it easy today after such a big weekend.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
The Camino Animal Clinic out of Camino, California offers up a great article for dog lovers: Coping With Snakebites.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
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Friday, July 25, 2008
Above, enjoy the newest work from artist Brian Rubenacker. This unique 11 x 8.5 (8 x 10 image area) signed open edition giclee print is just $12.99 at Etsy, and would look great in your kitchen.
Related: One Cool Dachshund
The calendar is 12" x 18"; pages are printed on high quality glossy paper, on one side only, so the photos may be saved and framed if desired. Each month features a mini-interview with the "Pet of the Month", so you get to know a little bit about each dachshund. All the photos are of DFWDR rescue dachshunds taken by professional photographer and dachshund lover Teresa Berg. Price is just $20 plus shipping, and all proceeds go to rescue.
And who's that handsome dachshund pictured above? Why, it's red smooth 'Ernie,' who was adopted from DFWDR in June. He's now 7 months old and full of energy (like that's not already obvious). The first day in his new home, Ernie explored the back yard, romped with the family's two sons, checked out his new dog bed but decided he prefers to nap on the overstuffed rocking chair, hung out in his new brothers' cool tent, then curled up on the couch completely exhausted. Whew!
Related: Spotlight on Dallas-Fort Worth Dachshund Rescue Foundation
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
We went to visit grandma and grandpa a while back, and they have a mole problem. Dad took us out to the yard, pointed to the ground, and said "Get the moles Joey and Maggie!" We played dumb and just stared at him. See, we're not about to get dirt on our nails, we're city dogs: Pampered. City. Dachshunds.
Shaded red smooth 'Bubba,' who hails from Fremont, Nebraska, knows the score though. The city had a major mole problem in its local cemetery, and after trying everything they could to get rid of them, even calling in University experts, they turned to 9-year-old Bubba, who, in the past 3 years, has killed over 80 moles. Wow! Excerpt from the Fremont Tribune: Forget what you’ve heard about The Terminator. Rambo. And even The Rock. You ain’t seen nothing, ’til you’ve seen Bubba.
A 9-year-old miniature dachshund, Bubba lives with Fremonters Dale and Betty Reandeau. Like other dogs, the friendly little pooch sits up, rolls over and plays dead -- all for a doggie treat.
But in Ridge Cemetery, Bubba is one lean, mean, mole-hunting machine.
Read all about super Bubba and see more pics in a great article at the Fremont Tribune.
Related: The Working Dachshund
But these little wieners fell short when it came to intimidating their opponents. Especially with laughable names like Hannah Banana Montana and Skipper Von Skidmarks.
So what's the secret to motivate Cleopatra?
"Chunky chocolate chip doggy cookies," said Eldredge's 11-year-old daughter, Natalie.
Cleopatra loves food. But is it enough to help her win?
"We're just trying to get her to run a straight line," said Eldredge. "She's enjoying the treats more than the training." Read all about Cleopatra and her family in a nice article at sgvtribune.
Related: Wienerschnitzel Wiener Races
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
"Piggles is perfectly content around all the other dachshunds," explained Stacey Wideman of Atascadero, founder of Central Coast Dachshund Rescue. "But if another dog comes in, she turns into our little security guard."
For the hundred-some dachshunds who brought their owners to the bash, it was quite an event, complete with the famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, which doled out free hot dogs to the two-legged partiers.
Read all about it, and see some nice pics in a fun article at the Monterey Herald. Woof!
Related: Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals coverage
Sunday, July 20, 2008
We can't confirm that this is Ms. Harlow's black and tan dachshund puppy, but we tend to believe that it is, as it was popular to photograph movie stars and their pets at the time. If anyone has any more information, please send it in!
Ms. Harlow was quite the animal lover. On the day Hollywood canine superstar 'Rin Tin Tin' died at age of 16, Harlow, who lived across the street from his master, Lee Duncan, came over and cradled the dog's head in her lap as the famous pooch made his final exit to Doggie Heaven.
Find out more about Jean Harlow at JeanHarlow.com.
Listen to Lily Tomlin, Silvester Stallone, Bridget Fonda and Cher talk about the magnificent Jean Harlow.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Meet 'Major,' a 3-year-old wire-hair, and his human, Mary Meagher of Hugh Allen Crescent in Marston, Oxford, UK. Major found himself in a prickly predicament when he investigated a family of hedgehogs and their baby hoglets who live under the neighbor's shed, and got himself stuck in the process. Ten firefighters had to be called to the scene to extract the nosey boy. A barbecue has been offered to all the firefighters as a way to say thanks. Read all about it at the Oxford Mail.
The wieners of the 13th annual Weinerschnitzel Wiener Nationals at Los Alamitos Race Course had a practice run on Wednesday in preparation for the big race this weekend in Los Alamitos, California. Read all about it in a great little article at the OC Register which includes a nice slideshow and video. Related: Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals 2008: Meet Mufti
Have a great Friday!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
We're sure that the dachshund community sends its love and support to 10-month-old smooth black and tan 'Bella' and her family, who hail from greater Boise, Idaho. A vet with the WestVet Emergency and Speciality Center sucessfully placed a stent in the brain of Bella, which will relieve pressure that was causing her a lot of pain. Bella suffers from a rare condition that causes too much fluid in her brain. Bella was able to go home yesterday. Read more at KIVI-TV.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
So we were catching up with our friend Frankie, the Walk 'n Roll Dog, and saw that she is going to be a feature story for a brand spankin' new national magazine, the Doxie Digest. Way to go Frankie! We can't wait to get our hot little paws on the debut issue which is coming out in October.....er Dachtober. From the Doxie Digest website: The Doxie Digest Magazine is the magazine that covers all types of dachshunds, all sizes, shapes, colors and markings. This magazine will help you find many different areas of interest regarding this wonderful breed. It is filled with eye-catching photos, helpful articles and is printed in beautiful FULL COLOR! Stay informed on upcoming dog shows, show results and receive updates on many other current events. Read articles submitted by local clubs throughout the country and of course, you will also find highlights on earthdogs, field trials and the always fun and humorous Wiener Races. The Doxie Digest Magazine is printed and published quarterly and will be mailed directly to you.
Related: See Sofie. See Sofie Run!
Enjoy a short little promo for the 2008 Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
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Monday, July 14, 2008
Enjoy the news video from the Dachshund Races at Perini Ranch.
8-year-old wire-haired 'Daisy,' who hails from Onsted, Michigan, gets a check for Lyme disease by Dr. Dennis White of the Companion Animal Clinic in Tecumseh. Although rare, reported cases of canine Lyme disease are on the rise, and White suggests dog owners who take their pet hunting or camping arrange to have their dog vaccinated, as Lyme disease is transmitted by ticks that live in wooded areas. Read all about it at The Daily Telegram.
Hot Dog Soup? Wiener Stew? Dachshund Divine? The 11th North East Ohio Dachshund Picnic was held Saturday at Plum Creek Park in Kent, Ohio. There were 1000 humans and 550 dogs registered! See 70 fun pics from the event at neodachs.
Meet black and tan longhair 'Little Bit,' and his human, Vietnam War Veteran Jim Quick, of Danville, Illinois. “One word that describes his personality would be ‘love,’” Mr. Quick said about his long-haired dachshund. “He just loves everybody and everything.” The 3-year-old is the light of Quick’s life, and brings smiles to those who meet him. “He’s my little buddy. I don’t know what I’d do without him,” Quick said. Read all about the dynamic duo, including some of the trials and successes they've dealt with in a nice little feature at the Commercial-News.
Finally, THE HEAT IS ON: Dachshunds battle it out during a preliminary race at Huntington Beach, California's Old World Village during the celebration of its grand re-opening. See more pics in a nice slideshow at the OC Register.
Have a great Monday!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
A dachshund is found playing in the backyard after two inches of rainfall on a suburban home in Tempe, Arizona
Don't miss this hilarious new film by Rene starring....in his breakout role, smooth black and tan 'Alfredo!'
Reviews: "I haven't laughed so hard in ages!" -Joey the Dachshund
"I think Alfredo is a HOTTIE." -Maggie the Dachshund
There were probably around 20 dogs entered in the Beauty Contest, and more than 50 racers. Dakota Dachshund Rescue was there with some loving weiners in need of homes.
Winning the Beauty Contest in the Female Division was "Hannah." "Walter" won the Male division in his cute bumblebee costume. The Race was won by"Callie," who repeated her 2007 victory. (We apologize if the results are spelled wrong; we're going on memory.)
There were free hot dogs for everyone, and tons of weineriffic fun!
You can read more about it at the Luverne Chamber of Commerce.
The Luverne, MN, newspaper website The Star Herald should have more pictures by next week.
The photo is of Callie winning her heat (she is the mini black and tan). My Doxie, Oscar, is the portly red trying to catch up!
I just fell in love with her," Liccardi said of Sofie. "She came right up on the couch where I was sitting and she just flipped over on her back and looked up at me like, 'Well, are you going to take me home?'"
Sofie turned out to be peppy and perky and she loves to run. Liccardi realized that she would be perfect to run in the Wiener Nationals, so she watched for the entry announcement.
Once Sofie was accepted, she started training. Sofie gets excited when she sees squirrels, so Liccardi created a mock squirrel out of an old teddy bear.
"I take it and pretend like it is running across the top of the fence and then I throw it and she goes crazy," Liccardi said.
On race day, Liccardi plans to rub some peanut butter on the "squirrel" for extra enticement.
Read all about Sophia Loren Lamborghini Liccardi....aka "Sweet and Low" at the Daily Bulletin. It's a fun article, don't miss it.
Friday, July 11, 2008
1. Dachshunds lie around all day sprawled on the most comfortable piece of furniture in the house.
2. They can hear a package of food opening half a block away, but don't hear you when you're in the same room.
3. They can look dumb and lovable all at the same time.
4. They growl when they are not happy.
5. When you want to play they want to play.
6. When you want to be alone they want to play.
7. They are great at begging.
8. They will love you forever if you rub their tummies.
9. They leave their toys everywhere.
10. They do disgusting things with their mouths and then try to give you a kiss.
Conclusion: They're tiny men in little fur coats.
Source Unknown. Have a Great Friday!