Get to know a dog breed at the AKC Museum of the Dog!
Each month we are highlighting one of the 200 recognized breeds in the American Kennel Club. You’ll learn the history of the breed as well as key characteristics of their anatomy and coat that help them meet the standard. Activities include art-making, stories and books, a collectable breed fact sheet, and an opportunity to meet a live dog.
November's Breed Spotlight: Dachshund
A breed available in three coat varieties: smooth, longhaired, and wirehaired, AND two size varieties: standard and miniature, the dachshund is an icon of purebred dogdom. Their characteristic long-backed body, little legs, and big personality set them apart from other breeds. Bred to be an independent hunter of dangerous prey, dachshunds long, lean bodies and tenacious spirit allowed them to dig into badger burrows without hesitation and flush out the hunter's inteded target. Smart and vigilant, yet sweet and friendly these dogs make wonderful pets.