A journalist colleague of mine used to say that stories involving dogs, sex or Kennedys should always be considered for the front page, so clearly when you’ve got two out of three, it’s still news even if the photo was shot in 1937. Here’s John F. Kennedy with “Dunker” the Dachshund puppy in Den Haag, the Netherlands while touring Europe that summer of 1937. Aren’t they both cute?
There is a lot of misinformation out there about Queen Victoria and her many dogs, but the story that her husband Prince Albert brought Dachshunds with him from Germany when he married certainly seems plausible. The chubby wiener dog in this photo is variously identified as “Waldie” and “Boy.” If you know more, please let the Dachshund News know. We’re always interested in royal canine history.
He was one of his town’s most famous canine residents, an undefeated racer who had been nicknamed “the Muhammad Ali of wiener racing.”
Baron, a brown, standard dachshund who made numerous television appearances during his racing career – including two on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” – died at home last week.
He was just a month shy of his 18th birthday, or as his owner Rob Rowland likes to point out, 125 in dog years.
Even with winning the 1997 Wiener Nationals, 1998 Champion of Champions, and 1999 Ultimate Challenge at the Los Alamitos Race Course, Rowland said he will remember his dog’s greatest accomplishment as being a wonderful pet and companion.
Visit the website Rowland set up for Baron to see videos of the speedy wiener in action both on the track and on the Tonight Show back in 1997. Baron was also featured in the dogumentary, Wiener Takes All.
Australian PGA player Jason Day doesn’t leave his miniature Dachshund pups, Lola and Charlie, at home when he’s on the road. Nor does he have an entourage to take care of them in a private jet. According to BigPond Sport, “Day and wife Ellie were stuck in the back row of a cramped 57-seat regional jet, their two dachshunds travelling as carry-on in bags under the seat.”
Fashion designer Norma Kamali, who’s credited with making sweats fashionable (is that a good thing?) is also a Dachshund owner and technology lover. Given all that, it’s not all that surprising to discover that her wiener dog Zeke has his own blog. A piebald from Louisiana, Zeke is super cute but we’re wondering if his use of all caps is to compensate for his size.