Dachshunds are one of the most popular dog breeds which are adored by the dog lovers of America. According to the statistics of American Kennel Club (AKC) in 2008, they have been ranked 7th among the top ten breeds. Equally popular in the dog lovers of all over the country, Dachshunds are the national symbol of Germany. They are sketched in the newspapers to mock at the German nation. But they are loved all over Europe. The World War 1 brought a tremendous popularity to the Dachshunds because of their association to Germany. Thus, Dachshund is the only dog breed which has faced the storm of sarcastic attitude of the political cartoonists of America. But there is no denying the fact that American love Dachshunds.
World War ll and Dachshund
Second World War brought the sigma of association once again but it was for short time this time and could not last longer.
Dachshund joins the Olympics
Due to its association with Germany, Dachshund took part in the Summer Olympics held in Munich in 1972.
People love to enter them in races
In America and other European countries, the people are found of sending their Dachshunds in the races specified for them.
Named as Dackel in Germany
Dachshunds are called as Dackel in Germany where they are taken as the hunting dogs.