Lesser Known Dog Breeds - The Extended Dachschund

 The Extended Dachschund was originally bred to hunt extended badgers in the forests of Bavaria.

The Extended Dachschund was originally bred to hunt extended badgers in the forests of Bavaria.

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There was a brief boom of five years in the breed in the seventies, and such was the popularity, that some subway stations put notices warning owners of extended dachshunds to be careful of the closing doors.

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One of the notable fans of the breeds was the New York property developer Hammond Cheesonrye, who had one of his stretch limos stretched even further to accomodate his beloved pet.

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Extended Dachschunds have done surprisingly well in agility tests over the years.