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8 Reasons Why Dachshunds Are Divine

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Can you really ever resist a face like this? BTW, this is our own Babble Pets editor, Alie’s adorable dachshund named Ollie.

I want a dachshund.

For years now, I’ve swooned over those little-legged creatures on the street with their adorable faces and confident strides. But after having a chihuahua for the past 5 years, I was really longing for a big dog, so about a year ago so we adopted a black lab. She is beautiful; both our dogs are incredibly sweet, actually, and I wouldn’t trade them ever for anything…but I kinda still want a dachshund, too!

You might remember that our household is quite full, with three kids and 16 pets (11 of which are aquatic). Our fur-covered pets consist of three cats and two dogs already, and I’m not sure we’ll add another any time soon. But when the time comes, I am surely getting a floppy-eared, cute-faced dachshund.

Why my obsession, you might ask? Well, besides the obvious (I mean just look at them!), here are 10 reasons why dachshunds are so divine:

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  • Just look at those eyes 1 of 8
    Just look at those eyes
    Light-colored dachshunds may have amber, light brown, or green eyes. This black and tan smooth-haired mini has one blue eye and one brown eye.
    Image: Wiki Commons
  • Dachshunds are sporty 2 of 8
    Dachshunds are sporty
    Every year, many states around the country hold dachshund races, including the Wiener Nationals, Weiner 100, and Dachshund Dash. Another sporting event dubbed the Earthdog Trials has dachshunds work their way through dead-end and obstacle course filled tunnels.
    Image: Stockxchng
  • Dachshunds have different coat textures 3 of 8
    Dachshunds have different coat textures
    These pups have three distinct three coat varieties: smooth coat (short hair), long hair, and wire-hair (more common in Germany). So you can pick whatever texture you like best.
    Image: Stockxchng
  • They were early Olympic mascots 4 of 8
    They were early Olympic mascots
    One of the earliest mascots was for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, and it was a dachshund named Waldi.
    Image: Olympic World
  • Is there anything cuter than those lil’ legs? 5 of 8
    Is there anything cuter than those lil' legs?
    Seriously, there isn't anything much more adorable than those little legs running around your house (except maybe when they're up in the air with your dachshund pup lying on her back!).
    Image: Flickr
  • Dachs Are Spunky! 6 of 8
    Dachs Are Spunky!
    The American Kennel Club says that dachshunds are "clever, lively and courageous to the point of rashness." Dachshunds are anything but shy.
    Image: Stockxchng
  • They sit at the popular pup table 7 of 8
    They sit at the popular pup table
    Dachshunds are one of the most popular pets in the United States. They rank 7th in AKC registration and are totally happy and content in a house or apartment, making their appeal even greater.
    Image: Wiki Commons
  • Dachshunds need an active lifestyle 8 of 8
    Dachshunds need an active lifestyle
    Despite their small stature, dachshunds require a lot of exercise to ward off obesity since they have a natural predisposition to spinal problems. Their need for daily activity can translate into a healthier lifestyle for their owners.
    Image: Wiki Commons

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Source: American Kennel Club

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