The dachshund form

Rufus | May 2013.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Rufus | May 2013. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Part of being a devoted doxie-holic is really appreciating the dachshund form. I absolutely love it. I adore the silhouette of the elongated body, the framing of the face with the floppy ears and the cute dwarfed legs. I think part of the dachshund’s charm is its recognizable shape. It’s truly distinct. What do you think!? Big thanks to Rufus for being today’s dachshund model.

Rufus | May 2013.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Rufus | May 2013. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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6 Responses to The dachshund form

  1. Virginia Roccaforte Pretz says:

    Rufus is perfect! Our one Doxie gained some weight over the cold winter months. What do you suggest for a diet? We cannot walk them but we have a huge yard that they do run in for hours.

  2. whitezinnia says:

    Virginia, you can help your dachsie lose weight by replacing half its food with green beans. The beans are nutritious and have bulk but very few calories. Your dachsie will not feel deprived. Do this for one or two weeks and watch the weight disappear!

  3. George S. says:

    We have two. The mother dog is more cylindrical from front to back, where her daughter has more of a greyhound form, with a solid chest that slopes up from front to back. Given that the mother dog was pregnant when we rescued her, we have no idea the breed of the father. Maybe Italian Greyhound?

  4. Sharon Denitto says:

    our doxies only eat dry food, would they eat cold or hot green beans? We have fraternal twins and the yournger doxie (by a minute) has the perfect doxie shape but the older one, is not really fat but he has a bulging tummer and has since the day he was born. My vet thought he might Cushings because of it but he doesn’t so now no one knows why he is convex and not concave?

  5. Sharon O says:

    “magnificent looking animal” . . .(I fondly remember an elderly couple using that phrase for our Xelda who crossed the bridge in 2011). Totally appropriate for Rufus 🙂

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