Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Happy Valentine’s Day © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

Little lovely Lily & our regal Rufus are wishing all of our friends a very sweet Valentine’s Day!!! ❤ ❤ ❤
Happy Valentine's Day © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | www.Rufusontheweb.com

Happy Valentine’s Day © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

And we’re a huge advocates that if you don’t have a Valentine this year, be certain to SPOIL yourself (and your hounds). Click here for some spoiling –> https://goo.gl/P2prvU 🙂 Both are worthy.
Be safe friends, and keep the chocolates out of reach of the darling dachshunds aka chow hounds, AND definitely LOVE MORE. We can never have enough love and kindness in the world. ❤ ❤ ❤ #ValentinesDay #BeMine #AllYours #SpoilTheOneYouLove #LoveAlwaysWins #BeKindtoEachOther ❤ ❤ ❤
Happy Valentine's Day © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | www.Rufusontheweb.com

Happy Valentine’s Day © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

#FamilyFun #Dachshunds #Doxies #DoxiesDads #DachshundDudes #DistinctivelyDachshund #HappyHounds #TailWaggin #WienerDogs #HotDogs #BarkingDogs #CuteCanines #AdventuresWithDachshunds #PoshPups #PamperedPooches #IHeartHounds #SmallDogBigPersonality
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Dachshund Sunday Funday

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Hello friends. It’s another Dachshund Sunday Funday. Whether you’re out and about exploring the world with your happy hounds as your loyal sidekicks, or keeping it chill at home being lazy on the sofa watching the Winter Olympics, we just wanted to wish all of our friends a very happy day. 🙂

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Don’t forget, Valentine’s Dayis only THREE days away. If you haven’t already snagged something sweet for your sweetheart, please visit our DOGS’ Shop.

Here are some great gift ideas for the doxieholic in your life…

1) our longhair vintage sterling silver dachshund pendent $85 — only ONE in stock.

Longhair vintage sterling silver dachshund pendent $85.

Longhair vintage sterling silver dachshund pendent $85.

2) our smooth dachshund pendent in solid sterling silver $109 or solid 14k gold $900 — one of each in stock, others made to order usually, in 2 weeks.

Our smooth dachshund pendent.

Our smooth dachshund pendent.

Or

3) our diamond and 14k gold dog bone pendent $995 — only ONE in stock.

Our diamond and 14k gold dog bone pendent.

Our diamond and 14k gold dog bone pendent.

Prices include shipping. Donate here http://goo.gl/wcDJJD ; order now and get it in time for Valentine’s Day.  🏹  ❤️   ❌   ⭕️   #ValentinesDay #Gifts #Collectibles #Original

Remember, it’s OKAY to be your own Valentine, equally worthy of spoiling. ❤ Thank you!!!

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   #FamilyFun #Dachshunds #Doxies #DoxiesDads#DachshundDudes #DistinctivelyDachshund #HappyHounds#TailWaggin #WienerDogs #HotDogs #BarkingDogs #CuteCanines#AdventuresWithDachshunds #PoshPups #PamperedPooches#IHeartHounds #SmallDogBigPersonality   

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New Threadless shop

Rufus joins Threadless.com at https://rufusontheweb.threadless.com/

Rufus joins Threadless.com at https://rufusontheweb.threadless.com/

Check it out friends; Rufus joins the Threadless family. Here’s your chance to snag some great last minute ORIGINAL gift ideas; grab them for yourself or give them to your favorite dachshund person. https://rufusontheweb.threadless.com/  Simple, timeless and clean designs in white or black. 🙂 There are comfy fleece and sherpa blankets and classic Tees for women and men. AND get free shipping using CHEER554d46 through midnight today (Friday, Dec. 15). Tis the season for it. A portion of all profits will be donated to DOGS; the charity that champions your breed of choice.  🙂 If y’all like them, I’ll add more. 
#Christmas #Hanukkah #Charity
    #FamilyFun #Dachshunds #Doxies #DoxiesDads#DachshundDudes #DistinctivelyDachshund #HappyHounds#TailWaggin #WienerDogs #HotDogs #BarkingDogs #CuteCanines#AdventuresWithDachshunds #PoshPups #PamperedPooches#IHeartHounds #SmallDogBigPersonality   

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Rufus joins Threadless.com at https://rufusontheweb.threadless.com/

Rufus joins Threadless.com at https://rufusontheweb.threadless.com/

Rufus joins Threadless.com at https://rufusontheweb.threadless.com/

Rufus joins Threadless.com at https://rufusontheweb.threadless.com/

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Distinctively dachshund gifts

Hello friends. Hanukkah is upon us, and the countdown to Christmas continues with only 12 days left to get your gifts. In effort to help further our community outreach and raise some money for the 501c3 charity DOGS, we’re offering these TWO exclusive distinctively dachshund gifts: our dachshund pendent and holiday card.

Created for DOGS by Los Angeles jewelry designer (personal friend) Cella of Cella Designs, we’re able to offer you this gorgeous (and exclusive) Distinctively Dachshund Pendant! Cast in your choice of solid .925 Sterling Silver or 14kt Gold with an 18″ matching metal chain, this is a must have for any Doxie human or enthusiast. This unique, handcrafted pendant truly captures that distinctively dachshund spirit. In keeping with the season of giving, DOGS will donate 10% of every pendant sold thru the end of December to the Humane Society of Ventura County. Each pendant is made to order, and can be found by clicking here. 🙂 

Additionally, if jewelry isn’t your scene, consider this limited-edition 5×7 fun and festive holiday card showcasing one of our favorite images. The photo is called waiting for Santa, and produced in black and white it is simply classic and timeless. 🙂 The card is only being offered through this post (and Facebook) right now. If you want yours, please make your tax-deductible donation of $10 here. That includes shipping. The card is made in the USA and locally sourced from vendors in Ventura, California. #SupportSmallBusinesses #ShopLocal

If you looking for those last minute finds, perhaps this is them. Many thanks in advance for the continued support and love. Happy holiday friends and may the season bring all that you wish for. ❤ #MerryChristmas #GreatGifts #TistheSeason #BeCharitable

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Santa pictures

AFTER Santa Picture

Santa Picture 2017; edited by Johnny Ortez-Tibbels

AFTER Santa Picture

Santa Picture 2017; edited by Johnny Ortez-Tibbels

We’re huge advocates of getting your annual picture taken with Santa and your dachshund(s). For us it’s a family tradition that started back in 2010. And I personally really like seeing the progression of 1 dachshund, then 2 dachshunds and then finally 3 dachshunds, when I look back over the 8 years worth of pictures. I’ve also enjoyed seeing Rufus and his pack grow older, whiter and wiser in their photos. 🙂 These are the memories that I’ll cherish forever. ❤ ❤ ❤

Sometimes I think the pictures with Santa get more expensive each year — especially for digital downloads, but they are hiring a Santa, a building a set, and all of the other logistical things that go into producing annual Santa pictures. So I accept it, and many times, I try to get our Santa pictures at a location that benefit a local a humane society or shelter (when the scheduling allows it).

However, what I continue to dislike, is that our pictures are not color corrected, cropped or enhanced in any way. They just give us these rather awful raw images, which left unedited – in my opinion, are not very flattering for human or hound. Boo!

So this holiday season, I want to do something for our dachshund and dog friends – near and far. If you take the time and spend the money to get your picture with Santa, I’ll happily professionally edit them for you in exchange for a $25 tax deductible donation to DOGS. 🙂 #TisTheSeason

Here’s how it works. For a $25 tax deductible donation to DOGS, I’ll professionally edit 1 to 2 Santa photos for you and your pack, and I’ll guarantee that the photo(s) will be back to you within 24 hours of receipt of payment and digital copy. That’s a really quick turn around for me, and a significantly reduced rate, but tis the season to be charitable and of goodwill. Besides, I’m happy to do it for our friends and see everyone’s sweet Santa pictures. 🙂

If interested email Santa pictures to –> johnny@johnnyortez.com, and make payment to DOGS by clicking here. Please send original size images when emailing them. Thank you!

Okay. Whether you use our services or not, definitely do get your Santa pictures!!! They’re certainly fun and festive keepsakes. ❤ #SantaPictures #SantasHelper

Happy December and happy holidays friends. 🙂

BEFORE Santa Picture

Santa Picture 2017; raw, unedited image

BEFORE Santa Picture

Santa Picture 2017; raw, unedited image

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Hug a dog harness

Rufus has been wearing hug-a-dog harnesses for a decade or more. We have tried other harnesses, and enjoy options, but for us hug-a-dog harnesses have a proven track record. Our handsome hounds get to look stylish while giving their humans confidence and peace of mind that they’re safe and secure when out and about. These harnesses are made specifically for the dachshund’s elongated body type, and they’re guaranteed to not let our wiener dogs wiggle out of it or get loose, which is supremely important when we’re hiking the mountains or walking on the beach. They’re perfect for active dachshunds types everywhere.

For our pack of three, we have about 30 different harnesses, because like clothes, we want options to coordinate with our mood and activity. We prefer the mesh harnesses for the beach and summer months, and we like the fabric ones for dogs parks and cooler months. We have even made several custom harnesses just for us and some of our friends. They continue to really hold up nicely over the years. We wash ours regularly and to recommend hang dry to ensure they last. 🙂 These harnesses are a great investment, and they’re competitively price and affordable, in our opinion. Our family happily sings their praises.

Proof is in the videos. Dachshund Delights is an independent, American woman owned and operated company that really understands the dachshund breed, and their products prove it. Our hounds and their humans continue to be satisfied, and we’re happy to be partnered with a reputable brand. If you’re looking for a great gift to get or give this holiday season, consider Dachshund Delight’s Hug-a-dog Harness. They’re both fashionable and functional.

Happy holidays friends. From Rufus, Emily & Lily. ❤ ❤ ❤

Update: Dachshund Delights is offering 15% OFF harnesses to our friends with the promo code RUFUS at checkout. Super cool!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Grab yours and save while you can. The promo code is good through December 31, 2017. Yippee!!! 🙂 We ❤ ours!!!

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Never forget.

United we stand. ❤ ❤ ❤

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End of Summer

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Although summer technically goes on for another 16 days, generally speaking, for many Americans working in traditional corporate jobs AND their children attending traditional schools, summer is over. As a Southern California resident that means, the beaches are once again ours. 🙂 I’m happy to share our natural resources with the masses during peak season, because there’s enough beauty for all of us to enjoy, but I absolutely adore the day after Labor Day. #TheDayAfterLaborDay ❤ ❤ ❤

For the last few years, my hounds and I have found ourselves at the beach on the Tuesday after Labor Day, and for us, it’s like a super sweet homecoming. The tourist are mostly gone, and the beaches are quiet, calm and ripe with lots of wonderful uninterrupted photo ops. 🙂 #TreatYourSelfTuesday #HeavenonEarth ❤ ❤ ❤

Proof is in the pictures. Check them out friends. If you can’t be here with us, you can at least join us in spirit through our photos. Wishing all of our friends a very Happy Wiener Dog Wednesday. It’s a short week, and it’s already almost over. Hope you and yours have some fun weekend plans coming up that include your handsome hounds. Remember to get out and about with yours. #WienerDogWednesday #AdventuresWithDachshunds #HappyHounds #HandsomeHounds #HappyHumans ❤ ❤ ❤

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Emily © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | www.Rufusontheweb.com

Emily © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

Lily © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | www.Rufusontheweb.com

Lily © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

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Dachshund Belt

Blade+Blue Dachshund Belt © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | www.Rufusontheweb.com

Blade+Blue Dachshund Belt © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

Hello friends. Hope everyone had a very fun and safe Labor Day Weekend. As you’re all getting home and preparing for the week ahead, please be certain to stop by and visit our long-time friends at Blade+Blue. They’re offering this great unisex dachshund themed belt; perfect for the doxieholic in your life. We love ours, and it’s Rufus approved!!!

Additionally, enter code WILD at checkout for 15% off. We’re not sure how long the promotion will last, so don’t miss out. Grab yours NOW and save while you can. Quantities are limited.

Have yourself a very a wienerful week ahead!!! ❤
#DachshundCollectibles #DoxieGifts #DachshundDudes

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Blade+Blue Dachshund Belt © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | www.Rufusontheweb.com

Blade+Blue Dachshund Belt © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

Blade+Blue Dachshund Belt © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | www.Rufusontheweb.com

Blade+Blue Dachshund Belt © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

Blade+Blue Dachshund Belt © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | www.Rufusontheweb.com

Blade+Blue Dachshund Belt © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

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Happy Hump Day Dachshund (friends)

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Happy Hump Day! © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

It’s another Wiener Dog Wednesday, public service announcement edition, and today we’re talking about happy humping hounds. We’ve all experienced it. We’ve laughed. We’ve been embarrassed when it’s our dog doing the humping publicly; and we’ve been probably equally embarrassed when it has been our dog being humped. And I’m here to tell it’s a natural behavioral occurrence in canines that happens sometimes. #ThatHumpLife #ADogsLife

Naturally, we’re huge advocates of neutering and spaying, and all our handsome hounds are fixed, but the humping habits continues, on occasion. Lots of well educated and fancy people with letters after their names offer multiple explanations for it on the world wide web, and you should feel free to check them out. 🙂

For me it’s real simple though, witnessing two hounds humping are a lot like watching someone bitting his finger nails or even worse his toe nails: it’s not a pretty thing to see and when my nephew bites his nails, I quickly ask him to stop, reminding him it’s not an attractive trait. I follow the same rule with my pack.

Our happy humpers are Rufus and Lily, and Emily is often the humpee. In our pack, Rufus reigns supreme as alpha dog, and Lily has ascended to the beta post – even though, she was the last to be introduced to our family. Emily is like our omega, and is often just happy to go with the flow and indifferent to the humping – no matter which dog is doing it. #EasyEmily Strangely, I have never observed any other dog (outside of our pack) humping her, which is particularly peculiar, but subject for another day.

Rufus doesn’t like or allow others to hump him, and Lily is the same way. They’re both very assertive about this at home and when around other dogs, and I have found this to be the most successful way to deter another dog from humping. When a dog attempts to mount another dog, and the humpee snaps back or barks, it sends a clear message to the dog in question that this behavior is not acceptable. And often, that settles the matter in my experience.

Now, there are occasions when a dog, male or female, just doesn’t care, much like Emily. I know as their responsible humans we attempt to stop and separate them, but as many of us know, once a dachshund sets his (or her) mind to it, it’s hard to get them to focus on anything else. 🙂 Now, I do not have one tried and true solution to the problem because every dog and situation is unique. However, I do want to remind all of the humans in our community (reading this entry) to not take it too serious. #LifeIsTooShort

Listen, we have a funny-shaped dog with equally funny names like wiener dog and hot dog. Our dogs are bred to be hunters and are super smart scent hounds, but I also believe our distinct, odd-looking, long bodied, short-legged dachshunds are the comedians of the canine community. I mean, just looking at them makes people laugh and smile big. Watching them walk or waddle on those little legs while they try to balance that big barrel body, can be hilarious albeit graceful at times. Everyone knows I enamored by the bred, but they can be clowns on many instances, and I think we should always celebrate the comedy that they provide us. #RememberToLaugh #ItsFunny #TheyreFunny 🙂

Above all, let’s not overly personify our dogs and their behavior. They’re humping often has more to with dominance status (usually from the less secure dog) or just play. And, sometimes both boy and girl dogs hump. We certainly should discourage our dogs from humping human legs, but I assert at the dog park or other public gatherings, let them work it out themselves. If the humpee doesn’t mind it, should we!??? #LetThemBeDogs #NoShameInDogsBeingDogs

As long as there’s no threat of an accidental pregnancy, I’m good. #SpayandNeuterYourDogs

Share your most funny / embarrassing hump story below in the comments or on one of our varied social media platforms. Let’s laugh about it together. 🙂 And, have yourself a very a Happy Hump Day on this Wiener Dog Wednesday. ❤ #ShareYourHumpStory

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*** Footnote: I’m a fan of literation. I’ve used in my writing since my first story as a very young child. Wiener Dog Wednesday and Happy Humping Hounds are merely examples of it. There is no other connotation intended. Thanks! ***

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