It's true. You can't have just one Dachshund. They multiply overnight, and before you know it you are taking your pillow and stomping out of the bedroom towards the couch because there isn't any room for you anymore in the bed. On the way to the couch you're thinking to yourself "why the heck am I letting 10 lb dogs kick me out of my own bed?". But still, you can't have just one and the best part is that there is a variety of Dachshund for everyone! I was photographing Newfoundlands last Friday when I remembered that the Dachshund specialty was going on at the same time so I ran over during each break to catch up with old friends and photograph some new dogs.
If one is good, then three is definitely better!
I saw a group of dapples and couldn't resist catching their short reunion when the three of them saw each other. Now typically I lean towards favoring the longhairs, I just can't help it, but these guys were so wee and so cute that I couldn't stop taking their pictures! The reunion was short lived though once the bait came out and the begging commenced at once. Such a Dachshund thing to do, it's all about the stomach 24-7!
But if you are looking for the one Dachshund that has spurred thousands of drawings, illustrations, and paintings, then you just can't beat the standard, smooth black and tan Dachshund! Just look at that head and that chest!
Long and low and lovely! I can't get over those feet, they're just...so...big! This beautiful fellow is still a puppy if you can believe it and just starting his show career. He's loved by the talented trainer, Vicki Ronchette, of Braveheart Dog Training in San Leandro, so I know this big guy is starting off on the right foot and I hope he will be just as stellar in the field as he is in the ring! Can't wait to photograph him again!
Smooth, Wire, Long, Standard, Miniature, and if you are in Europe there's a Rabbit size as well, and such a diversity in patterns that there truly is a Dachshund for everyone's liking!