Archive for Dog Breeds

Weiner Dogs

whinner dogs

All you want to know about weiner dogs, you might know them as wiener dogs, teckles or daschhunds.

Other names for weiner dogs

Some people will spell this breed as being winer dogs. Dog breeders prefer to call then dachshunds and they are also known as:

  • whinner or whiner dogs
  • sausage dogs and
  • teckles.

How to keep weiner dogs without ever buying one

If you are a pet lover, but your lifestyle doesn’t allow you to walk your dog daily, there are other ways of enjoying whinner dogs like:

  • dachshund Christmas cards
    dachshund christmas cards
  • weiner dog shirts
    dachshund shirts
  • write dachshund checks or
    dachshund checks
  • give a dog lover a great dachshund gift like these dachshund shaped soap bars
    dachshunds gifts
    or this cute pepper and salt teckle gift idea:
    dachshund gift

Everybody laughs with the Ugly Dachshund DVD

the ugly dachshund dvd

Weiner dogs are a very intelligent and lively breed of dogs. No wonder they have been used a lot to feature in movies. If you are a movie lover, then get yourself the overly funny Walt Disney’s The Ugly Dachshund DVD. The movie starts whit a complex but hilarious joke that has the Garrisons couple racing to the hospital for what appears to be the birth of a child. You soon learn that the family’s dachshund is having 3 puppies…

ugly dachshund dvd

For the rest of the Ugly Dachshund DVD you will be enjoying light comedy and not too serious explorations of married life. The film is filled with fun, getting the most possible mileage out of a family comedy about dogs.

Weiner dogs summarized

As you can see in the above pictures, these are cute dogs to have or to feature in cute gifts.

If you want to see how intelligent weiner dogs are, then watch them performing in the Ugly Dachshund DVD.

dachshund desktop wallpaper

Click on each dachshund picture below to download your favorite dachshund desktop wallpaper.

Dachshund puppies

dachshund puppies

If you are looking for a family dog in stead of a desktop wallpaper, consider adopting a Weiner dog or dachshund.

Make sure you contact a pet friendly dog breeder and don’t buy your dog in a shop nor puppy mall. And if you don’t want to spend much money, do visit your local animal shelter or find a more specialized dachshund rescue.

Dachshunds are ideal family dogs: these dogs are sporty, very devoted and also very intelligent. Fun but adequate dachshund training will be very awarding for yourself, your children and your dog as well.

Dachshunds are an excellent choice when you have only a small home but are looking for a good watch dog. Unlike their small size would let you imagine, the bark of dachshund dogs is very loud.

dachshund desktop wallpaper

Weiner dogs are slightly aggressive to strangers. Add to that: these little dogs are extremely alert, and you found your ideal small breed to alarm you when strangers are entering your house or property.

Although Weiner dogs are independent, they overly crave for attention and for belonging to a family.

dachshunds

Dachshunds love to hunt, so if you have a little garden, your dog will show his fun and feisty hunting skills.

Once you have your dachshund desktop wallpaper installed, you will be reminded every day it’s getting time to adopt real dachshund puppies one day 🙂

What is more dangerous: German import Rottweilers, crocodiles or humans all together?

So does that mean that Rottweilers and Stingrays should all be shot dead? And when you loved to watch Steve Erwin playing with and handling crocodiles, should you conclude they are gentle enough you could safely swim with them? I don’t think so!

I got some comments in my Clever dog names post about Rottweilers as if I am advocating that Rottweilers are bad. Well, I am not.

My first dog was a Rottweiler and the main reason I bought him was because he would grow big and therefore could help me out guarding my house that I lived in all by myself.

It’s definitely not a dog to keep on your tiny apartment: this dog has lots of energy and needs to let off steam. A daily walk and workout keeps your dog healthy, in the sense that they won’t act madly energetic around you nor around others. And although Rottweilers look fierce, they are lovely around kids.

Facts about Rottweilers

facts about RottweilersSome facts about Rottweiler and picture from the Belgian Army

  • Rottweilers are a large dog breed originating in Germany as herding dogs.
  • Rottweilers worked as beasts of burden, carrying wood and other products to market.
  • During the first and second World Wars, Rottweilers were put into service as war time guard dogs.
  • Currently they are frequently used as guard and police dogs.
  • A well trained and socialized Rottweiler is a reliable, alert dog and a loving companion.
  • Rottweilers are fond of children, very devoted, quick to learn, and eager to please.
  • Rottweilers that are not receiving the mental stimulation they need, will find creative and sometimes destructive ways to elicit it. Behavioral problems as chewing, barking for attention can be a result of lack of human interaction.

Summarized:

The Rottweiler is a working dog that is also good for:

  • protection of children,
  • guard duties.

Warning signs

Any poorly trained dog can become a danger in the wrong circumstances!

Lots of pets will warn you before they go to their ultimate defense: attack. Rottweilers don’t waste too much time giving warnings. When the male attacks, he tends to go very still: no warning growl nor warning movement…

Who is the biggest killer of them all?

Well: switch on your TV news and count:

  • how many people are killed by Rottweilers today?
  • how many people are killed by other people today?

That should give you an indication that it is not German import Rottweilers we need to be afraid of… humans clearly have a more violent nature…

7 famous celebrities that own one or more cavalier king Charles spaniels from Ronald Reagan to Amanda Bynes.

Actress Kristin Davis once rescued Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy which she named after another famous actress: Elizabeth Taylor. Her puppy grew up to become a mother of 3 new puppies, one of which Kristin is holding in the picture below:

cavalier king charles spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy from Kristin Davis
(picture taken November 2007)

Ronald and Nancy Reagan took their dog Rex with them when he took office in the White House:

Rex: a cavalier king charles spaniel owned by the Reagans

The dog that appeared on the cover of Hollywood Dog once in 2006 with Ghost Whisperer actress Jennifer Love Hewitt was of course her own pup with the all but original name of Charlie:

Jennifer love hewitts carrying her pup Charlie

Friends start Courteney Cox owns 2 of them, named Hopper and Hardy:

Hopper and Hardy, dogs of Courteney Cox

Desperate Housewife Teri Hatcher walks her 2 spaniels Klaus and Pip:

Teri Hatcher walks her 2 dogs Klaus and Pip

Mischa Barton also owns 2 dogs, Charlie and her ruby cavalier Ziggy:

Mischa Barton walking her 2 cavaliers Charlie and Ziggy

Just some piece of advice: be original when giving your dog a name, as you don’t want it to become yet another Charlie like Amanda Bynes called her pooch:

Amanda Bynes carrying her cavalier king spaniel dog Charlie

dachshund rescue Georgia

Please help out with this dachshund rescue in Georgia.

The above dog to rescue is called Rosie. She went missing on 11/22/2008 from Bald Eagle Road in the Bold Springs Area of Franklin County, Georgia.

This red miniature dachshund belongs to Gina Marie Lunsford, and when you think you have seen her beautiful miniature dachshund, give here a call on the number you can find here.

Hopefully Rosie is in the hands of people who love to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy. For the latter we repeat that dachshunds are a small breed and Rosie is a short haired miniature dachshund, full blooded, spayed female weighing about 9 pounds.

This cute dog has some extensive scars on her left side and back from stitches last summer and the fur hasn’t yet grown back.

When Gina Marie’s red miniature dachshund disappeared, she was only wearing a flea collar. The sad news is that this dog doesn’t have a microchip. Lost pets are so much easier to be returned when they are microchipped!

According to Gina Marie, her dog is very friendly and likes to ride in cars. But even if you see a dog that fits Rosie’s description but not acting very friendly, you need to know that dachshunds are always a bit aggressive to total strangers at first.

Gina Marie thinks her dog has been taken by some by-passer who by mistake would have thought the dog is a stray. Logically this by-passer would have carried the dog to the nearest dog rescue or any of the other pet adoption centers.

So if you have adopted a dachshund from any rescue in Georgia lately: have a look if she is having scars.

When yes and it’s a red miniature dachshund looking like the dog in the picture above: please contact Gina Marie, who would be happy to give you a reward!