Monthly Archives: December 2007

Top Dachshund names from traditional to cheeky

Picasso & Lump book

No, Lump isn’t on our list of great wiener dog names, proving even brilliant artists can make serious mistakes of taste. (Click here or on the image to find out more about this gorgeous book.)

Updated September 2011: Readers have added almost 100 more wiener dog names. Just scroll down to the comments to see them all. Whether you’re looking for something Germanic and traditional or more offbeat — like Brat, short for Bratwurst — we’ve got all sorts of suggestions.

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Petfinder.com, the largest online database of adoptable pets, announced earlier this month the 2007 Top 10 Pet Names for dogs. They were gathered from Petfinder.com’s more than 11,000 animal shelters and rescue group members. But because not just any name is suitable for your Dachshund puppy, we’ve also added out own favourite wiener dog names below.

Petfinder.com popular dog names

1. Buddy 2. Max 3. Sadie 4. Jack 5. Daisy 6. Lucy 7. Lady 8. Charlie 9. Rocky 10. Duke

Favourite wiener dog names

For Female Dachshunds

Anka, (Mini-) Cooper, Sissy, Elfie, Elke, Elsa, Elsie, Freda, Greta, Gretchen, Heidi, Lexi, Lulu, Maddie, Millie, Mitzi, Riley, Sammy, Schnapps, Sophie, Susie

For Male Dachshunds

Arnold, Axel, Barry, Baxter, Benson, Bentley, (Mini-)Cooper, Dieter, Duncan, Felix, Frank, Fritz, Gavin, G√ľnter, Jasper, Kaspar, Klaus, Luther, Marty, Max, Murphy, Oscar, Otis, Riley, Rusty, Sammy, Schnapps, Siegfried, Spencer, Tucker, Viktor, Willie

Almost 10 years ago, the Canadian Dachshund site, WienerDogs.org, did a survey of Doxie owners and found Oscar to be the most popular Dachshund name. If you want something Germanic influenced and didn’t find anything to your taste in the selection above, here’s a complete list of German names. The Daily Dachshund and Dog News especially likes Frieda for girls and Sigmund for boys. We’re also partial to Fritz, which is as classic as Oscar although less cerebral.

If you’re looking for a name because you’re about to get a puppy, be sure to visit our section on Dachshund puppies, which tells you how to find a happy, healthy wiener puppy (standard or mini) and bring it up right.

Sammy Davis wins Wienerschnitzel Nationals

A field of seven dachshunds raced on a 56-foot track for the title of the fastest wiener dog in the southwestern United States. The winner was named “Sammy Davis.” He and his owner, from San Francisco, got to ride in the fast-food company’s float.

The Daily Dachshund is working on getting photos and video from the race. In the mean time, we bring you a fun photo of another wiener dog race.

wiener dog racing Wiener Dog Race, originally uploaded by taylor-c.

Photographer Chris Taylor notes: “Wearing a Harley Davidson hat, Petey, in the green bandana sprints ahead of Doc in the yellow bandana as spectators watch in the background at the 2005 Wiener dog race at Emerald Downs horse race track in Auburn, Wash., Friday. Both Petey and Doc made it to the third and final heat, but did not place in the top two.” Oh well, it’s not whether you win or lose but how you play the game — or so we’ve been told.

For more on Dachshund racing, click the racing label directly below.

Home invader killed Dachshund

Unfortunately this is not a cheery holiday story:

TARPON SPRINGS, Florida – A 16-year-old Tarpon Springs boy has been charged in one home invasion and has emerged as a suspect in two other crimes – another home invasion in which a 92-year-old man was toppled from his wheelchair and a burglary in which a dachshund’s throat was slit, police and victims say.

More Christmas Dachshund photos


This is probably the last of the 2007 Dachshund Christmas photos but the Daily Doxie is going out with a bang, encouraging you to head over to Flickr and check out all the great photos of the- one-and-only Doxieone. There’s lots of great non-Christmas stuff too.

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See all the Daily Doxie’s favourite Dachshund photos by clicking on the photos label directly below.