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99 Great Dachshund Names + 16 Celebrity Doxies w/ Name

Dachshund names: There has never been a shortage of famous Dachshund owners, and they have squeezed into the top 10 most popular dog breeds once again this year.

Perhaps these celebrity Dachshund names will give you ideas about what to name your own puppy. We’ve also come up with another 99 amazing Dachshund name ideas for girl and boy dogs along with their meanings for your inspiration.

Celebrity Dachshund Names

Hollywood’s golden era was filled with wiener dogs. Here are some famous old-Hollywood celebrity Dachshunds along with their names:

Dachshund names for a Boy / male:

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Dachshunds are truly a German dog breed. These Doxy name ideas are inspired by popular historical German boy (male / masculine) names, as well as famous Germans. Do any of the name meanings describe your pup? 

  • Klaus / Claus (means, “people’s victory”)
  • Wolfgang / Wolf (“wolf path”) 
  • Manfred (“man of peace”)
  • Heinz (German version of “Henry,” means “home ruler!”) 
  • Rolf (means, “renown wolf”)
  • Gerhard (courageous) 
  • Dieter (remember Dieter’s Dance Party?)
  • Helmut (means, “protection”)
  • Sigfried / Siegfried (means, “victory, protection, peace”)
  • Otto (wealth, prosperity)
  • Heinrich (means, “home power”) 
  • Ralph (“counsel + wolf”)
  • Friedrich (means, “prince”)
  • Wilhelm (“resolute protector”)
  • Hans (“Jehovah has been gracious”)
  • Hansel (“little Hans”) 
  • Franz (2 Dachshunds? How about “Hans and Franz?)
  • Fritz (“peace ruler”)
  • Bastian (“venerable”)
  • Karl (means, “manly”)
  • Olaf (“ancestor’s descendent”) 
  • Gunther (“warrior”) 
  • Maximilian / Max (“greatest”)
  • Herman (“soldier” or “army man”)
  • Ludwig (“famous war”) 
  • Axel (“father of peace”) 
  • Johann (“God is merciful”)
  • Sigmund (“victorious defender”) 
  • Herschel (means, “deer”)

German Surnames that work for Dachshunds, Too!

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Dachshund means, “badger dog” in German. These surnames also have a meaning behind them, and might just be a good name for your dog:

  • Schmidt / Schmitt (smith)
  • Fischer (fisherman)
  • Weber (weaver)
  • Mayer (landlord)
  • Wagner (wainwright)
  • Schultz, Schulz (sheriff, judge)
  • Koch (cook)
  • Bauer (farmer)
  • Richter (sheriff or judge)
  • Klein (means, “small”)
  • Schröder (tailor + “Peanuts” character)
  • Neumann (means, “new man”)
  • Schwarz (means, “black haired”)
  • Zimmermann (carpenter)
  • Braun (means, “brown haired”)
  • Schubert (shoemaker)
  • Ziegler (brickmaker)
  • Pfeiffer (piper)
  • Hoover (land owner)
  • JÄGER (hunter)
  • Kaiser (emperor)
  • Kramer (shopkeeper, or “Seinfeld” character)
  • Mendel / Mendelssohn (son of Mendel)
  • Beckenbaur (bowl-builder)
  • Rosen / Rosenberg (means, “rose mountain” – Might be good for a fat, red Dachshund!)
  • Schindler (shingler or roof tiler)
  • Straub (rough or unkept / one with bushy or bristly hair. Long-haried Dachshund?)

Name ideas for a Girl / Female Dachshund:

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(yes, that’s a tattoo of a Picasso Dachshund drawing!)

Once again, let’s go back to popular historical German names for inspiration. Here are some German girl names (female / feminine) that would also work for a Dachshund:

  • Ursula (means, “little bear”)
  • Adele (“noble and kind”)
  • Ingrid (translates to, “Ing’s ride.” Ing was the Norse God of Peace and fertility)
  • Helga (“Holy / blessed”)
  • Gisela / Giselle (“a pledge of peace”) 
  • Brigitte (“the high one” or “strength”) 
  • Heidi (“Nobility”)
  • Eva (“life” or “full of life”) 
  • Petra (“rock / stone”) 
  • Ruth (“companion or friend. Vision of beauty”) 
  • Margot (“pearl”)
  • Gertrud (“strong spear”)
  • Hildegard (battle / glorious warfare”)
  • Sonja (“wisdom”)
  • Karla / Carla (“feminine or womanly strength”)
  • Johanna (“Gift from God.” But, Isn’t every Dachshund?) 
  • Irma (“war goddess” – No longer popular in Florida, though)
  • Mia (“wished-for-child”)
  • Hannah (“favor” or “grace”)
  • Sofia (“holy wisdom”)
  • Amelie (“hard working”)
  • Sophie (“wisdom / wise”) 
  • Frieda (“beautiful / beloved”)
  • Greta (“pearl”)
  • Zoe / Zoey (means “life” in Greek)
  • Stella (Latin for “star”)
  • Fiona (“white / fair”)
  • Tilda (“strength in battle”)
  • Rosalie (“rose”)
  • Nina (“dreamer”) 
  • Nora (“honor” or “light”)
  • Nadja (“hope”)

Dachshund Name ideas from foods:

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Maybe these german foods will inspire you for a good Dachshund name idea:

  • Schnitzel (weiner schnitzel)
  • Streusel / Streudel (pastry desserts) 
  • Sauerbraten (German pot roast)
  • Bratwurst (pork sausage)
  • Knockwurst (plump sausage made with pork and veal)
  • Spätzle (means “little sparrows.” German noodle dish)
  • Dunkel (dark German beer)
  • Frank (Frankfurter, Frankfurt?)
  • Zwetschgenkuchen (Long name… long dog!) 

Other funny Dachshund puppy name ideas:

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  • Einstein (Albert Einstein once had a Doxie named, “Chico!”)
  • (King) Otto the Great
  • King Frederick / Friedrich
  • King Reinhold
  • Rapunzel (long-haired Dachshund?)
  • Briar Rose
  • Kaiser Wilhelm II – *The emperor actually had Dachshunds named, “Hexl,” and “Senta.” When they visited Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the dogs ate one of his prized golden pheasants! 
  • Oscar Mayer (wiener, of course)
  • Herman Von Helmholtz (scientist)
  • Archduke Leopold
  • Princess Sophie
  • Felix Mendelssohn
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler (composer)
  • Colonel Klink (Hogan’s Heroes)
  • Schweinehund (means, “pig dog”)
  • Arschgeige (one who can’t do anything right. Literally means, “ass violin”)
  • Arschbombe (means, “ass bomb”. Is your Dachshund gassy?)

*Many of these name ideas would also work for Miniature Pinschers (Min-Pin’s) or other small German dogs!


  • Celebrity Dachshund owners on Dozens of celebrities, famous people, and royalty have been owned by Dachshunds.
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5 Celebrities Who Care Deeply About Healthy Pets

If you consider yourself an animal lover, you would do anything to see your pet happy and healthy.

You volunteer at animal shelters, rescue dogs and cats off the streets and even give them a permanent home.

But your immense love for those adorable fuzzy creatures is also shared by many celebrities who own, rescue and take good care of their pets.

Despite their busy schedule, they make time to play with their furry friends and provide them the best life possible but also contribute to animal charities.

Keep reading to see which celebs go above and beyond to ensure they have healthy pets.

5 Celebrities Who Care About Healthy Pets

1. Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio is known for his environmental activities, but these are closely related to helping animals and endangered species.

In fact, since 1998, through his foundation, Leo has achieved great success in wildlife and habitat preservation. He dedicates a significant portion of his efforts to healthier oceans, climate change, and water access.

He also owns a sulcata tortoise that’s expected to live for another 70-80 years.

2. Betty White

Did you recognize Betty White in the photo above? Besides being a great actress, Betty White loves animals with all her heart.

She’s been a trustee of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association for over 40 years and a spokeswoman/division vice-president of the Morris Animal Foundation.

The American Humane Association awarded Betty with their National Humanitarian Medal and Legacy Award in 2012 for her extraordinary dedication to animal rights and health.

She has a golden retriever named Pontiac.

3. Ellen Degeneres

Ellen Degeneres, a famous TV show host, is a co-owner of the Halo Pet Foundation, promoting healthy pet food and good pet health. Recently, the foundation decided to donate one million pet meals to animal shelters to help them get by.

Ellen has also created her own pet line, where she sells bedding, accessories, grooming tools and hygiene products for pets.

She’s a devoted animal lover and owns 6 pets (three dogs and three cats).

4. Kaley Cuoco

The star of the “Big Bang Theory”, Kaley Cuoco, has three rescue dogs (all pit bulls) and is all about adopting your pets.

She has adopted several dogs from animal shelters and stated that whenever she visits a shelter, she has a desire to adopt every pup there.

Kaley also rescued a mini pony and named him Shmooshy.

5. Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray is one of the most popular TV personalities today. She has her own TV show and a popular website where you can find an entire section exclusively dedicated to healthy pets.

She posts pet food recipes and pet care advice on the best flea meds for cats and dogs.

She’s also a passionate animal rights activist and makes generous donations to animal charities. In fact, a portion of the proceeds of her pet food line goes to these organizations.

Final Thoughts

Being an animal lover is more than just loving animals and pets. It involves selfless dedication to their health and well-being and taking care of their needs every day.

The celebrities on our list are the living proof that all you need to have healthy pets is a lot of love and devotion.

Over to you – what are your favorite animals? Do you have any pets? Let us know in the comments below!

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5 of the Most Outrageous Dog Outfits (You Have to See #2!)

Harper’s Bazaar has a list of the most outrageous celebrity dresses of all time. Included in the list are Beyonce’s barely there 2015 Met Ball gown, Miley Cyrus’ Buzz Lightyear costume for the 2015 MTV VMAs, and Lady Gaga’s meat dress for the 2010 MTV VMAs.

But as impressive as these dresses are, they simply can’t beat the awesomeness of dogs in a costume. Don’t believe us? Here are five of the most outrageous dog outfits that will have you going gaga on all the eleganza.

1. All of Agador’s Lewks:

“Wish you were here ?.” #vacationmode ? #lavieestbelle ? #iamatraveler ?? #biarritz ?? #agadorable ?

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If you’re not following Agador on Instagram, you’re missing out on a lot of fabulousness. It’s not just his fluffy head and the way he poses in sunglasses. It’s his effortless style that makes even an ugly print shirt look so freaking adorable.

Is it any wonder he has over 80,000 followers? If you’re looking for dogs of Instagram that are too cute not to follow, don’t forget to include Agador in your list. He’s not just cute, though, he’s a style icon, too.

2. Doug The Pug’s “Eleven” Costume

Photo credit: Doug the Pug Instagam

Were you looking for Hollywood-inspired dog outfits? Why not take your style cue from another Instagram-famous dog? Doug The Pug’s Eleven costume is not just on point, it’s an eleven in a world full of tens.

He wore it when he went to hang out with the boys from “Stranger Things.” If you didn’t know, Doug is a huge fan of the series. He also cosplayed Barb last year.

Tip: If you want your pooch to rock a Hollywood-style costume, you don’t have to look very far. Just take inspiration from your favorite movie or TV show.

3. Sasha’s Prom Dress

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Photo credit: Brenda Sierra

Most people associate twinning with mommy and me outfits. But you can go twinning with your furry pal, too.

Brenda Sierra did it with her rescue dog, Sasha. When she got her senior prom dress altered, Brenda decided to make a matching outfit for Sasha, as well. Best of all, it didn’t cost a lot since she used the leftover material from her gown.

It’s really a great idea, especially if you don’t want to be too outrageous with your dog’s outfits. If you have a racerfront crop top, for example, you can easily sew one for your dog or pick an easier style like this no-sew crop top if you’re not too handy with a sewing machine.

4. Pretty in Pink

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Photo credit: NY Post

Yorkies Gia, Pia, Mia, and Tia are furry fashionistas who strutted their stuff at the 2017 New York Pet Fashion Show at the Hotel Pennsylvania. They wore pink dresses while riding a remote-controlled pink convertible.

If you scroll through their Instagram feed, you can see that pink is their signature color. For your pooch, you don’t have to go with pink if you’re not a fan. You can choose any color as long as it shows off your doggie’s good looks and charm in the best possible light.

5. Chica aka DogSpider:

We did say outrageous dog outfits. So if you’re looking for something that’s a little less cute and more scare the bejeezus out of people, you need to take inspiration from Chica the DogSpider.

What’s scarier than a dog masquerading as a giant spider lurking behind doorways, ready to pounce on unsuspecting victims? You really have to see the video to appreciate its scary beauty.

Want More Outrageous Dog Outfits?

Keep checking back for more posts on outrageously cute dogs and their even more outrageous outfits. You also don’t want to miss all our posts on the most famous celebrity dogs.

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5 Celebrity Dogs With Cooler Style Than You

The era of celebrity baby fashion is over (we were getting tired of North West, anyway.) 

What do the people really want?

More coverage of fashion’s newest It Girls and Guys: celebrity dogs. Don’t be jealous of the incredible outfits and blinged-out collars on these four-legged friends.

Let’s check out 5 famous dogs who make the sidewalk their runway — and who inspire you to upgrade your wardrobe.

1. Gary, First Dog To Carrie Fisher

Gary is an American legend — just like his mother, the late Princess Leia actress, was.

We don’t know too many dogs that have received full profiles in Vanity Fair, but Gary has managed to pull it off. He’s also one of the few males out there who can pull off a custom-made Thomas Farthing hat without looking like he’s auditioning for Oliver Twist.

Perhaps Gary’s most iconic look was a nod to his late mother: a headband of Princess Leia buns. Clearly, the force continues to be with Gary the French bulldog.

2. Pepper, Emmy Rossum’s Rescue Pup

If your dog has fleas, hasn’t been groomed in a while, or just isn’t looking his best, Emmy Rossum’s pup, Pepper, has the inspiring makeover story you need to hear.

Adopted from a shelter after likely running away from awful owners, Pepper now has the lifestyle most of us only dream about.

She’s frequently seen sporting bold, plaid prints in bright reds both on and off the red carpet. She’s also often featured on his mom’s Instagram account.

3. Tammy, Chelsea Handler’s Cowgirl:

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Photo crddit: Chelsea handler, Instagram

Sometimes, the best-dressed dogs are ones who know how to stay true to their roots.

Case in point: Tammy, Chelsea Handler’s rescue pup who likes to pay tribute to her Wild West origins. Tammy frequently beats the L.A. heat by walking through the streets wearing a cowboy hat and blue bandanna.

Word is, she’s been tapped to play the part of Woody in the all-dog adaptation of Toy Story.

4. Nugget, The Street Style Master (Katy Perry)

With a mom like Katy Perry, you’d expect Nugget to have some seriously wacky style.

Instead, he’s bucked family tradition and is doing his part (along with every man in Brooklyn and Berlin) to keep the athleisure trend alive and well.

Nugget nails the laid-back, “I’ve been partying for two days straight” vibe by rocking Adidas, windbreakers, and even round glasses. When the partying catches up with him, he crashes in his mom’s Gucci backpack.

5. Giggy

Giggy, beloved Pomeranian “child” to Sur matriarch and Real Housewives fan favorite Lisa Vanderpump, needs no introduction.

From baroque costumes to full-on tuxedos, Giggy is a true risk-taker and lady killer. He frequently hangs out with Drake, Jennifer Lawrence, and even has his own agent.

Steal The Style Of These Celebrity Dogs

Whether you want to replicate the looks of these celebrity dogs for your own pup, or for your own wardrobe, you don’t have to spend a ton of cash to make your pet look like an A-lister.

Check out our website for more of the latest gossip on celebrity pets, and to see more paparazzi photos of the dogs mentioned here

*Photo credit: Katy Perry Instagram

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Dog Hairstyles Worthy of the Red Carpet

It’s almost fall and that means fall fashions! While everyone loves breaking out the chunky sweaters and hiking boots, it’s important that you don’t forget about those who can be less fashion fortunate than you – your dog.

It’s easy to help your furry best friend to be fashion forward with just a few snips. Take this change of the season to get your pooch in style with a hairstyle worthy of the celebrity they are.

Treating the Star Like a Star

Of course, any hairstyle needs care for it to work well. Shampooing, conditioner, combing, a proper diet all combine to keep your dog’s coat healthy and keep them happy.

The Mussed Look

This is a carefully constructed way for your dog to say “I don’t care.” A little hair gel and they’ll have all the dogs swooning at doggie day care.

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Pro tip though – don’t go overboard. You want to work the hair just around the head, if you go too much around the body your dog will be sporting the “Static Electricity Look” which is not a style that the in-crowd covets.

The Comb-Over:

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Photo credit: Grace Chow

For years this has been the last grasp of men of a certain age who don’t want to admit that their full head of hair days are behind them. Well, this look has been reclaimed, refreshed, and reimagined for the 21st-century pooch.

This is a cool style that works particularly well for dogs with a narrower face. It works really nice in conjunction with a full cut.

Celebrity Styles

You know your dog is a star, shouldn’t the whole world? Why not share your dog’s star-power with a cut that invokes their favorite celebrity while allowing your pup to add their own style. Take what makes your pet special and use it!

If they have an artistic temperament give them their 15 minutes as with a touch of Andy Warhol. If you’ve got a furry little athlete, maybe you want to cut it close and give them a Lebron James.

Tough yet Tender / fauxhawk:

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Photo credit: Anthony Willet, flickr

The mohawk, a staple of punk rock. Your dog can rock a mohawk hard or dial it back a bit and go a little softer with a fauxhawk.

It’s a simple look just a little gel and a comb but when done right look out! Your star will be strutting like John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever.


It’s the “standing forlornly on the beach looking across the waves” look. Perfect for emo-loving teens and dogs of a certain type.

This look, obtained with the help of a blow dryer, is a great way to draw attention to those puppy dog eyes. Be prepared to fall in love all over again.

Your Furry Fashionista

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A sweet new Fall cut is just what your dog needs to take the changing seasons by storm. They’ll be the talk of the dog park with a look that’s all red carpet.

In fact, take the changing of the season to give your dog a full makeover. That means not just a new look but making sure they feel like a star too by taking care of their teeth, get them a checkup, and make sure their dog flea medicine is up to date.

Then find the cut that matches your dog’s personal style, enhances their features and brings out their “wow.” In no time at all, you’ll be chasing off paparazzi on your evening walks

Related: The wisdom of Chairman Meow