The Dachshund comes from the word Dachs which means Badger (a type of animal like a squirrel that lives underground usually found in many European countries) and Hound which means a German dog. This dog has a very sharp smell, he is very quick to know the existence of Badger animals even though they are underground. The Dachshund can easily trace the underground passageways made by Badger because of its small, short and long body. Therefore, now this dog is very happy to catch mice. This breed is now also widely used by the police to assist in drug tracing.

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