“Hot Dog” is Really a Hound
Due to its long, narrow shape, the dachshund has gotten a few monikers over time: “hot dog,” “wiener dog” and “sausage dog.”
The German dog breed’s name actually means “badger dog” after its ability to hunt badgers and other small critters in the field. Believe it or not, this short-legged, small-sized pooch is a member of the hound family.
As with any pet, be sure to regularly consult a veterinarian for routine care and medical advice for your four-legged friend.