Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dachshunds in Pop Culture: Marion Davies

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Who? Marion Davies (January 3, 1897 - September 23, 1961) was an American actress best known as the longtime mistress of newspaper publisher, sometime politician, and dachshund lover William Randolph Hearst.
Davies, born Marion Cecilea Douras, was one of the great comedic actresses of the silent era and into the 30's. She began as a chorus girl in New York, first in the pony follies and later in the Ziegfield Follies. Her stage name came when she and her family passed the Davies Insurance Building. One of her sisters called out "Davies!!! That shall be my stage name," and the whole family took on that name. When Marion moved to California, she was already involved with Mr. Hearst. They lived together at Hearst's San Simeon castle, an elaborate mansion, which stands as a California landmark to this day. At San Simeon, they threw elaborate parties, with guests including Carole Lombard, Mary Pickford, Sonja Henie, Dolores del Rio - all the top names in Hollywood and other celebrities including the mayor of New York City, President Calvin Coolidge and Charles Lindbergh.
In 1993, the family of 'Patricia Van Cleve' (wife of actor Arthur Lake) revealed, upon her death, that she was actually the child of Marion and William Randolph Hearst. Van Cleve had been raised by Davies' sister Rose and had always been introduced as her niece and Lake as her nephew.
Marion founded many charities including a children's clinic that is still operating today. She was generous and was loved by everyone who knew her. She developed cancer of the jaw and died in 1961. Her funeral was attended by Hollywood legends and President Herbert Hoover. She is buried in the Hollywood Forever Memorial Park Cemetery in Hollywood.
Above, Ms. Davies is pictured on January 8, 1933, with her red smooth dachshund 'Gandhi,' beside the first 1933 Chevrolet delivered to the west coast.
Find out more about Marion Davies at imdb.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Dachshund News Roundup!

Proving yet again that there's no other dog like a hot dog, here's a dachshund news roundup on a crisp cool fall day, September 29th, 2008. Woof! Above, Queen of Wien Martha Stewart holds up a 15-foot long wiener on a special show last week dedicated to the hot dog. Said Martha:“For those of you who don’t think length matters, I disagree – especially when it comes to wieners."
Thanks to our good pals 'Oscar' and 'Hans' for the tip about the hot dog show....there was a special guest dachshund on the show by the name of 'Rusty,' who was rescued from the Parkersburg, WV, puppy mill. Unfortunately we couldn't find any available video from the show, but you can read more at Martha Stewart. And that's a good thing!

Hey thanks Martha for providing that 'length matters' quote which is a great lead into this next story. Meet smooth black and tan dappled 'Cutie' and his human Susan Cheever, who hail from New York City. Ms. Cheever is novelist, biographer, and recovering sex addict, with a new book out titled “Desire: Where Sex Meets Addiction." Excerpt from the New York Times: “His name is Cutie,” she says. “I didn’t name him. My son named him. I would have named him Goethe or Rilke. Preferably Rilke.” (Goethe, not incidentally, was the guy who wrote “The Sorrows of Young Werther,” a story of obsessive love said to have caused young people all over 18th-century Europe to kill themselves. Rilke was merely hung up on the temporal nature of existence.) Read all about the new book at the New York Times. Thanks to our pal 'Clancy' for the tip about this story!
And by the way....what's up with dachshunds and sex addiction? Just a few weeks ago, there was that David Duchovny story: David Duchovny? We had no idea. We're going to develop a complex.

Meanwhile, Marisa Healy, Jordon McHugh Walsh, and Ben Picasio cheer for their black and tans during a dachshund race Saturday at Dog Daze at Fort Walton Landing in Florida. Source.

And guess what's right around the corner? You guessed it....Snow! This is the scene last week at the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands in South Africa. Angela Strydom's dachshund's short legs could not reach the ground in the snow. (It')s no fun for a sausage. Source.

Have a great Monday!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

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Related: Dachshunds in History: Frankie and The Progressive Four

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Our Dedicated Folks in Rescue, Continued

Meet Cindi Ashbeck of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and one of the doxies, 'Firefly,' from the puppy mill in Parkersburg, WV, where 1,000 dogs, mostly dachshunds, were rescued. As a new volunteer for Dachshund Rescue of North America, Ashbeck has taken in rescued Dachshunds on three occasions since June. Excerpt from Ashbeck went online and read about a few Dachshund rescue organizations, deciding on the Dachshund Rescue of North America because it was the oldest, had placed the most dogs and seemed to be the best organized.
She applied in May to be a foster parent for Dachshunds and was approved in June. Not long after her approval — she estimated it was maybe a week and a half — she received her first foster dog, 14-year-old Elric. His owners, who'd had him since he was a puppy, had given him up, she said.
"He was underweight. He had calluses under his hindquarters. You could tell he'd been just left out on the cement. His teeth were in horrible condition," Ashbeck said.

Ashbeck has two Dachshunds of her own, and they and Elric didn't exactly hit it off.
"My dogs wanted to eat him and he wanted to eat them, and I'm like, 'What did I get into?'" Ashbeck said. "That first day was pretty traumatic."

Read all about Cindi's trials and rewards of being a foster mom at It's a great article.

Related: Our Dedicated Folks in Rescue

Celebrity Dachshund Watch: Nicole Appleton

Who? Nicole Appleton: UK pop singer, member of All Saints, formerly a member of Appleton, Robbie Williams ex, married to Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher.....dachshund lover. Meet her little smooth black and tan 'Ruby.'

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dachshunds in History: Frankie and The Progressive Four

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Dog-gone what folks say when they see and hear The Progressive Four accompanied by the famous singing mascot "Frankie" on WXYZ-TV television. "Dog-gone Good" they say, too, when they taste the new and finer Frankenmuth Beer and Ale. Such harmony, such flavor.

From the back cover of the December, 1964 issue of The Harmonizer, "the society for the preservation and encouragement of barber shop quartet singing in America, inc."

Thanks to our pals Sampson, Tommy, and Gina Marie for lending us the magazine to scan! We even promise to return it one day.

Celebrity Dachshund Watch: Andy Garcia

Yep, Academy Award-Nominated actor Andy Garcia is a dachshund lover. Celebrity pet blogger Lucky Diamond stopped by the premiere of Beverly Hills Chihuahua and spoke with Mr. Garcia who mentioned that he has two dachshunds and a poodle. Looks like one of the doxies is named 'Gracie.' From an article in 1999, he had a dachshund named 'Lucy.'
We'd love to see some photos of Mr. Garcia and his dachshunds. If anyone has any more information, please send it in!

Maybe Mr. Garcia likes to be reminded of his Cuban homeland, where apparently dachshunds are quite popular. This nice photo is from Studio Lab, where it's mentioned that "I don't think there is any where on earth that has as many sausage dogs per capita as in Cuba. There are even homeless dachshunds!!!" Read more at Studio Lab, and see some more nice pics, including what appears to be some of the sad homeless wiener dogs.

Flickr also has some nice shots of our furry Cuban friends.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Those Special Dachshunds: Meet Baxter!

Handsome rescue boy 'Baxter' writes: Hi Joey & Maggie! Just wanted to say your blog is swell! My name is Baxter and I'm a tweenie smooth red. My folks adopted me from DRNA last November and have been keeping me busy ever since (I was kinda chubby when they first got me!). Anyway, I just thought you might like these three videos in case you need a little filler sometime.
Happy Tails! - Baxter, Tammy, & Pat

Baxter..., boy oh boy, we would never call such nice videos "filler!" Honestly, we couldn't decide which video to post, as each one is so much fun, so we're posting all 3! You sure found a perfect forever home, and you've really got quite the dance moves, your Long and Short of it All hostess Maggie is swooning. Above is the video titled Baxter the Dachshund: Our New Fella.

Baxter talks about his summer while practicing some of the moves he learned in Beginning Musical Freestyle class in Dachshund Boogie.

And finally, Baxter fetches frisbee over and over and over and over and over again in Dachshund Fetches Frisbee.


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Dachshund Relaxation: Choxie the Doxie Digs Gardening

Meet red smooth rescue 'Choxie,' who hails from Chicago Ridge, Illinois. Choxie has a green thumb, er....paw, as he really loves to garden. Excerpt from the Herald News: When his human heads into the back yard to harvest tomatoes and cucumbers, Choxie helps out.
The 2-year-old is particularly good at sniffing out ripe cucumbers.
He nuzzles his way between the foliage, locates the produce, snaps one off the vine and then, well, runs to the other side of the yard and eats it.

Read all about Choxie the Doxie at the Herald News.
Are there any other doxies out there who like to garden? It's a favorite pastime of your Long and Short of it All hosts to help out dad in the garden. We find that there's nothing better than burying our head deep in a bag of fresh organic soil and stealing a big mouthful! Your host Joey will never forget the time he picked off a fresh hot jalapeño pepper!

Our Dedicated Folks in Rescue

Meet Veronica David of Kokomo, Indiana, and one of the doxies from the puppy mill in Parkersburg, WV, where 1,000 dogs, mostly dachshunds, were rescued. As a volunteer for Dachshund Rescue of North America, David transported and fostered 33 of the dachshunds, and is still fostering 14 - two mothers and 12 puppies. Excerpt from the Kokomo Tribune: For the past few weeks, David has been working with the dogs, acclimating them to life in the real world.
“We had a hard time getting them used to concrete or grass. In the grass they were real wobbly,” she said.
For now, she has made space in her garage for the puppies and mothers to call home. Providing larger cages is a step toward freedom.
David said the mothers are far more skittish than their young.
Each day, David works with them so they can get used to being beloved pets instead of poorly treated livestock. She has been taking them on walks, getting them used to car rides, and tackling the art of house breaking.
“They have no reason to trust you,” she said.
Read all about it and see another beautiful pic at the Kokomo Tribune.

Related: West Virginia Puppy Mill Bust

Doxie Digest Magazine Coming Soon!

Hey humans, the wait is almost over, as the 72+ page Premier issue of the Doxie Digest is due to be mailed October 15th, 2008, and you've got about a week to get your subscription in to get it! We can't wait to bury our noses in it! Find out more at Doxie Digest.

Related: Doxie Digest: A New National Print Dachshund Magazine

Monday, September 22, 2008

Dachshund News Roundup!

Proving once again that your dachshund is the pack leader, here's a dachshund news roundup on a beautiful autumn day, September 22nd, 2008. Above, Bob Crawford and his fiance, Darla Hubbard, both of Peoria, Illinois, take a back seat to black and tan smooth 'Killer,' decked out in a custom-fit pink leather jacket and tiny goggles during the 18th Annual Bikers Against Street Hunger charity fundraiser Saturday at the American Legion Post 979 in Bartonville, Illinois. Killer? Love it! Read all about the event at

Meanwhile, over in Denver, Colorado, a red smooth peeks over the starting line (Hello, Nosey!) before the first-ever Long Dog Derby at Denver's Oktoberfest on Sunday morning. Pooches with names like "Daisy the destroyer," "Lightning Lilly," "Black Pearl" and "Frank the Tank," sometimes dashed, and occasionally wandered in dazed confusion, across a fenced race track. Read all about it and see another fun pic at The Denver Post.

Heading down south to Mexico where our salchicha amigos live, a red smooth parades on the runway on Saturday, September 20th during the "Fashion Pet" show at the Expo Canofila Mexican, in the World Trade Center of Mexico City. Source.

Kicking up dust in Grand Island, Nebraska, are red smooth 'Gonzo' and black and tan longhair 'Oscar' at the Platt-Duetsche's eighth annual Running of the Wieners on Sunday afternoon. Some stayed at the starting line. Some bounded straight over the trackside barrier and into the audience. Some wandered around the track for a while before ambling back toward the start. An elite few -- especially in the puppies division -- actually crossed the finish line 90 feet away. Read all about it at The Grand Island Independent. Also, check out the blog Flyover Country to meet 'Maxine' and 'Anya' who participated in the event. There's a fun story and some nice photos.

Finally, Hot Dog! It's a race! It was the 2nd Annual Running of the Wieners in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio on Friday, as the kickoff to Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, "the nation's largest Octoberfest celebration." Read more, and see another great pic and a fun video at

Friday, September 19, 2008

Vintage Dachshund Art

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(from the American Dachshund, January, 1965)

We at STURDIVANT'S offer lithograph reprints of this charcoal that appeared on our 1964 Christmas cards. The large size 20" by 26" is only $10.00.
We would love to do an original portrait of your dog for only $37.50 in a 19" by 25" unmatted size.
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The Running of the Wieners

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Best of luck to all the dachshunds participating in the 2nd Annual Running of the Wieners today in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, as the kickoff to Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, the nation's largest Octoberfest celebration. Yep, the best month of the year is right around the corner: DACHTOBER!

Related: Hot Dog! We have a Wiener!

Sugar Shows Off in Rowan County, North Carolina

Meet black and tan smooth 'Sugar,' and her human Erik Thomas. Sugar strutted her stuff at the Rowan County 4-H Junior Dog Show on Thursday night in North Carolina and won several trophies and ribbons. Way to go Sugar! Read all about the event at the Salisbury Post.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

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Dachshunds in Pop Culture: Patricia Morison

Huh? Patricia Morison (born March 19, 1915) is an American stage and motion picture actress and singer. She made her feature film debut in 1939 after several years on the stage. During her time as a screen actress she was lauded for her patrician beauty, with her blue eyes and extremely long, dark hair among her most notable physical attributes. Unfortunately, during this period of her career she was generally misused, largely in unsympathetic roles as a femme fatale or a haughty "other woman." It was only when she returned to the Broadway stage that she achieved her greatest success as the lead in the original production of Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate.
In recent years Patricia Morison has devoted herself to painting — one of her early passions — and has had several showings in and around Los Angeles. She never married and currently resides in the Park La Brea area of Los Angeles, California. Find out more about Patricia Morison at wikipedia.
Unfortunately, we don't know the name of her smooth black and tan dachshund. If anyone has any more information, please send it in!

Another photo of Patricia Morison with her furry friend.

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Bad Dachshund Art

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A recent addition to MOBA, the Museum of Bad Art, conveniently located just oustide the men's room in the Dedham Community Theater, in Dedham Square, Massachusetts. Find out more about MOBA at their website or in a recent news article at

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

RSPCA Pulls Out of Crufts Dog Show

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The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, one of England's major animal welfare charities, has announced it is pulling out of running stalls at Crufts, "the Greatest Dog Show on Earth," because of fears that thousands of pedigree dogs are suffering due to genetic defects and inbreeding. Specifically related to the dachshund: Old prints show a small powerful dog with strong hind legs, but today the breed has a bizarrely elongated body and tiny legs. Serious back problems are common and inbreeding has made epilepsy and deafness common. Running and jumping are difficult for today's dachshund.
Excerpt from the Scotsman: Yesterday, the Kennel Club, which runs Crufts – to be staged next March – said the RSPCA's comments were "unhelpful". But its own figures reveal one in ten pedigree dogs suffers problems that affect quality of life.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club spokeswoman, said: "The Kennel Club is dedicated to improving the health and welfare of dogs through responsible breeding. "The fact that the RSPCA continues to make such unhelpful statements … is extremely regrettable but we will continue to endeavour to work with them despite their stated position, for the benefit of dogs."
Read all about it the Scotsman.

Image above circa 1881.

Related: The Quest for the Perfect Dog

Dachshund Relaxation: Max on the Beach

Just a little warning that this new video is probably not appropriate to view at work. From German youtuber discofoto: Our anual vacation to the baltic sea with Max, our blond Dachshund.
Personally, we don't see why you humans are so uptight about a little nudity. Us dachshunds are naked all the time. We see you naked all the time, and honestly, sometimes it's all we can do to keep a straight face.


Did someone say "Dachshund Love?" Our good pal 'Ali' sends a link to a new website and writes: "Why is it we never seem to get tired of looking at pics and videos of Dachshunds?" Don't miss the fun new site Wienerama.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Dogs Thrive in Cities, Says Mr. Dick of AKC

Newspaper clipping from 1964:

Dogs thrive and are happy in cities, according to Alfred M. Dick, the new executive vice president of the AKC, as quoted by the Associated Press.
Mr. Dick, a former officer of the Dachshund Club of America, is reported to have said:
"It has too long been said that to have a dog you should live in the country. Every dog I see in the streets of New York is happy. People who object to dogs, in my opinion, are in the minority.
I think dogs are becoming more meaningful, more useful, more necessary for their companionship, the joy that can be anyone's who has a dog.
You have to live in New York to see how valuable dogs are to people who live in apartments."

(Image: dachshund painting from 1960's; Joey and Maggie's personal collection)

Photos and News Video: Midwest Dachshund Festival

The 12th Annual Midwest Dachshund Festival sponsored by DRNA on Saturday was a hoot! There were almost 400 dachshunds and 500 humans in attendance. There is a nice slidshow of about 90 photos at The News Gazette. Also, check out the fun news video at and meet 'Baron,' a GIANT 65 pound smooth black and tan, as well as some solid black smooth littermates.

Related: Midwest Dachshund Festival Recap

Katie Finds a Home

Meet red smooth 'Katie,' one of the eleven dachshunds who were left at the Fairfield Area Humane Society in Fairfield County, Ohio, last week. Above, Katie looks out of her pet carrier on Thursday in the Fairfield County Humane Society office before being taken to her new home. Four of the eleven dachshunds have found new homes as of Friday. Read more at the Lancaster Eagle Gazette.

Related: Eleven Dachshunds Left at Overcrowded Ohio Shelter

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(Image from the American Dachshund, January 1965)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Dachshund News Roundup!

Proving once again that dachshunds rule our lives, here's a dachshund news roundup on a crisp, slightly cool, yet thankfully dry Monday, September 15th, 2008. Above, red smooth 'Herky' attended German Fest in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on Saturday afternoon. There were wiener races among the many activities at the event. Read all about it at the Argus Leader.

Meanwhile, over in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, there's a dachshund named Heidi with a secret underwear fetish. In 3.5 years, she has pilfered more than 30 pieces of underwear and buried them in the backyard, even after getting her own underwear for Christmas! “She‘s an amazing dog, but she‘s naughty and can't be left alone,” says her human. Read all about Heidi in a fun story at the Weekend Post.

Meet smooth black and tan 'Zipper,' who hails from Lake Mathews, California. After having spinal surgery, Zipper could no longer hold himself up on his hind legs. But now Zipper chases the other dogs and can even play fetch thanks to his wheels.
"It's really improved his quality of life," his human Mark Tyler said. "It's like having a regular dog again." Read all about how carts are helping dogs today, and see a video of Zipper at Riverside County.

Meet red smooth 'Itchy' and his human, Iraq war veteran Scott MacKenzie and his wife Hillary MacKenzie of Canton, Georgia. Marine corporal MacKenzie was injured in a roadside bomb 2 years ago in Iraq, and is now on disability. In a recent news article, he stated he was looking for a wiener dog to keep him company after leaving the Marines, and the offers poured in. Enter Dachshund Rescue of North America and 2-year-old 'Itchy.' "Everyone deserves a second chance - just like me," MacKenzie said. "It is a true relief and blessing to have him." Read all about the match made in heaven in a fantastic and heartwarming story at

Finally, red smooth 'Roxy' sprints towards her owner, Scott Hudson of Roseburg, Oregon, during the wiener dog races at the third annual Roseburg Family Harvest Festival at Stewart Park Saturday. Read all about the event at the News-Review.

Have a great Monday.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Midwest Dachshund Festival Recap

A young assistant helps out at the DRNA nail clipping booth. The smooth red piebald is one of the 1,000 dogs (mostly dachshunds) recently rescued from the Parkersburg, WV, puppy mill.

Well, we sure had fun at the 12th Annual Midwest Dachshund Festival sponsored by Dachshund Rescue of North America on Saturday in Danville, Illinois. We went for a long car ride on Friday, and Dad tricked us because we thought surely we must be going to visit Grandma and Grandpa, but we ended up in some hotel room. It all made sense the next morning when saw all the dachshunds and recognized some of the good folks in attendance. It looked like it was going to rain all day, so the festival was moved indoors at the last minute, and of course it didn't rain a drop.
There was plenty to do.....there were several parades honoring different dachshunds and their humans....doxies with back injuries, alumni of the festival, new attendees, and a costume parade. There were several contests including farthest traveled, most doxies brought to the festival, a costume contest, littlest dachshund, biggest dachshund, and of course wiener races! We're not quite sure, but we think that the smooth red piebald pictured above won the littlest dachshund contest, weighing in at just four pounds!
There were also several vendors related vendors, a professional photographer, doxie vendors, and the rescue organizations including MWDR, and IVDD resource Dodgerslist had booths with lots of fun raffles. We've lost a couple pounds over the last few years, or maybe our long and short bodies have just reorganized themselves, but the good folks at Hug-A-Dog Harness took our harnesses for a free adjustment! Wow! We also bought a case of III Dachshunds Root Beer to share with our friends, and even a sleigh pulled by a smooth and longhair (like us) to put in our front yard for the holidays.
All in all, it was great fun, and thanks to DRNA and all the dedicated folks and their wonderful doxies who put on such a nice event.
Check out news coverage of the event at the Commercial-News. There are some heartwarming stories to read.

Related: 2007 Recap: Dachshunds Get Wet in the News

Friday, September 12, 2008

Marsz Jamników 2008

Huh? Marsz Jamników? Literally 'March of the Dachshunds,' this HUGE annual event took place on Sunday in Krakow, Poland. It looks like there were about a thousand dachshunds in attendance. Sponsored by Radio Krakow, there was a parade, a costume contest, a photo contest, and a dachshund literary contest. Book your plane tickets now for next year! The above photo was taken by sawb at flickr, and there are many more to see. Also check out the pics of the doxies and huge crowds, the photo contest winners, and attempt to read the essays at this translated version of Radio Krakow.

While we couldn't find any video of this year's event, don't miss this video from last year's Marsz Jamników. Holy cow, that's a lotta dachshunds.

Hundreds Show Up in Virginia Beach, VA, to See Rescued Dogs

This was the scene yesterday when hundreds of dog lovers showed up at the Virginia Beach SPCA to look at adopting one of the 1,000 dogs (mostly dachshunds) rescued from Whispering Oaks Kennel in Parkersburg, WV, a few weeks ago. Excerpt from MyFox Hamptonroads: So many people showed up for the adopt-a-thon, SPCA officials could only allow small groups in at a time. MyFox Hampton Roads learned anyone who wants a rescued dog has to fill out a form and then put their name on a request list for no more than two dogs.
After that, it's up to SPCA officials to decide who's the best fit for each dog.
Organizers prepared hundreds in line for 23 dogs rescued from a West Virginia puppy mill.

Read more at MyFox Hamptonroads.

Caroline Lapicki, 10, of Virginia Beach plays with her family's new red smooth, 'Zoe,' who was one of more than 1,000 dogs rescued from the West Virginia puppy mill. Read more at Pilot Online.

Related: Whispering Oaks Kennel Puppy Mill Bust

Dachshunds Race for the Roses in Wellsville, NY

Twenty dachshunds ran for the roses at the Immaculate Conception Church Fun Fair’s second annual Weiner Dog Race on Sunday in Wellsville, New York. The races were scheduled for Saturday, but an unfortunate rain delay moved the races to Sunday. Racers came from as far away as Boston, N.Y., and Canaseraga to compete. Read all about it and see several pics from the event at the Wellsville Daily Reporter.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

A Note From Joey and Maggie: We're So Excited!

Maggie gets special service from George and the friendly crew at Chicago's Central Bark

Just 2 more days to go before your 'Long and Short of it All' hosts get to visit with hundreds of dachshunds at DRNA's 12th Annual Midwest Dachshund Festival in Danville, Illinois! This morning we went to to the groomers so that we look our absolute best for Saturday. Above, Maggie gets an update to her 'cocker cut' because she has so much uncomfortable fur in the hot summer months. Now to plan the wardrobe! What ever will Maggie wear? Find out more about the Midwest Dachshund Festival at DRNA.

Joey patiently awaits the cutting of the nails and the big bad bath.

3rd Annual Wheatland Dachshund Derby Recap

An estimated 500 people showed up to watch 53 doxies race at the 3rd Annual Dachshund Derby in Wheatland, Wyoming on Sunday! The best news is that over $3,000 was raised for the Antelope Gap Fire Zone. Way to go! Two lucky dachshunds and four humans also won a raffle and got to go for a one-hour ride in the Wienermobile. Heaven! Read all about it and see more pics at the Platte County Record Times.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Charlie's Story

Meet incredibly handsome 'Charlie.' Charlie is a resident of Hearts United for Animals out of Auburn, Nebraska. He went down in the back on Labor Day 09/01/08, and was rushed to surgery the next day. This is video of him coming home from the hospital and doing his exercises for the first time. We know you can do it Charlie, and we hope you find your forever home soon.
HUA is a national no-kill shelter, sanctuary and animal welfare organization dedicated to the relief of suffering. Read all about Charlie, and see pics and another video at Hearts United for Animals.

Picture A New Life - 2009 Dachshund Rescue Calendar Now Available

Hot off the printing press, the limited edition 2009 Picture A New Life calendar featuring all rescue dachshunds is now available from Dallas-Fort Worth Dachshund Rescue. Check out this link to see the beautiful photos and dachshunds featured in the calendar. The calendar also includes mini interviews with each dog about their new life. All proceeds help dachshund rescue. Find out all about it and get your order in at Dallas-Fort Worth Dachshund Rescue. Woof!

Related: DFW Dachshund Rescue Calendar RSVP

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Dachshunds in History: Special Delivery

Dachshund puppies which arrived in Los Angeles by jet from Munich, Germany, were pampered by Cargo Representative Filipe Villaneuva, says Pan Am Airways. Destined for Pacific Palisades, California, the pups made the trip in 11 hours.

Source: The American Dachshund, March, 1965

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