Sorry but we preferred the lobster dog to the Dachshund moose.
As a terrible Halloween person, who only twice in her life has ever put together a decent costume, I am totally in awe of these dogs and their wonderfully original and creative outfits.
Browse the Daily Dachshund‘s Halloween archives for more costume inspiration for wiener dogs.
Both Dachshunds and Scottish Terriers were bred for badger hunting.
Abby and Charlie by Kyjen Photos, on Flickr
But can you really see the likes of the two dogs above dealing with the two creatures below?
That’s the question being discussed at — where else? — the Carnivora forum, where they note that the dogs’ job was to flush the badgers out not necessarily to take them down. Here’s a long-ago Dachshund at work hunting.
Not only has he won his Trick title, he also has his own blog where you can read all about his training.
Once again, the Daily Dachshund and Dog News is delving into the annals of wiener dog history and heading back to 1933 whence the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported on why the Dachshund had became so popular. Among other things, it notes that the Dachshund “fits under the lowest of modern chairs.”