Stuffed Animals Details
** Stuffed Dachshund
** Laying down with Golden Red Long Hair
** Made by Piutre
** 14 inch
If you want an iconic dog whom everyone recognizes, you could go with a Rottie or a GSD, but for those of you who value pint-sized packages over hulking quadrupedal specimens of awesome, you might go in for Germany’s own Oscar Meyer. “Huh?” The wiener dog, of course. And yes, the Dachshund does hail from Germany. Why else do you think it got that name? It literally translates to ‘badger dog.’ Not because he is some weird genetic hybrid of a hotdog and a badger, but because Germans of old once used this long dog to hunt badgers. With their low-slung, powerfully built bodies and deep chests, they had the strength and endurance to chase after prey. And this is a trait that modern Doxies can sometimes display – chasing down small animals. Or children. Speaking of kids, Doxies are very, very protective and loyal to their owners. Of course there are bound to be exceptions, but if you are a stranger, watch out. If the dachshund doesn’t know you, chances are he won’t like you much.
Thankfully, Piutre’s own plush pal doesn’t have that problem. He’s as sweet as can be and tends to get along with pretty much everybody. Of course he ‘is’ a puppy, so he has lots of time to get socialized and figure out his environment.
Did you know that Doxies come in multiple forms, too? You’ve got long hair (like this one), short hair and wiry haired ones. If you find yourself on the fence about this one, let us just say that beyond a shadow of a doubt, this high class Italian toy maker’s own 14-inch long Doxie will warm your heart as he warms your lap.