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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!

Related:

  • Celebrity Dachshund owners on pinterest.com. Dozens of celebrities, famous people, and royalty have been owned by Dachshunds.
  • French Bulldog name ideas – More inspiration for puppy names!
  • Look for coupons for top pet stores like Petco, 1800petmeds, and PetcareRx!
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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.

Windswept

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

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The Bachelor, Ben Flajnik, Brings His Dog on a Date

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Ben Flajnik with his dog & date, Courtney

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Ben Flajnik's dog, Scotch

Ben Flajnik, aka “The Bachelor,” was happy to bring his dog on a date in his hometown of Sonoma, California. Apparently his dog, a Jack Russell Terrier named, “Scotch,” (why would a winemaker name his dog, Scotch!?) approved of date Courtney Robertson, but did begin to howl as Flajnik moved in for a kiss. “You’re ruining the moment, Buddy,” he replied to the dog.

When Courtney, a model, mentioned that Scotch was heavier than he looked, Ben replied, “He’s a little over 20 pounds… When he stays at Grandma’s house, he puts on a few lb’s.”

We’re hoping that Flajnik brings his dog on more dates, as no one is a better judge of true character than a dog!

You can watch Scotch accompany Ben on his date below:


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Puppy Bowl 7

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Puppy Bowl 7 – In case you missed it, Puppy Bowl VII was played during this year’s Superbowl. Good news: there have been no concussions in the history of Puppy Bowl, no players have been accused of felonies, and next year’s Puppy Bowl is not threatened by player lockouts. Best news of all: no Kardashians anywhere!

• Animal Planet’s Video from Puppy Bowl 7 (even this has commercials! at least they are dog-related though)

• More photos of puppy bowl 7 from PeoplePets


Coupon of the day: featured coupons for Tiny Prints and get free shipping at petcarerx

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Julianne Hough is Begging For Lexi!

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Dancing With The Stars and country music singing sensation, and all-around cutie pie Julianne Hough lets us know from the land of Twitter that her Cavalier King Charles baby, Lexi is in the running for Country Music is Love’s “Country’s Cutest Dog” contest!

Here are some adorable photos of Lexi and Mama (no, we can’t get enough of these two…or three; gotta throw Mama’s boyfriend Chuck Wicks in there too!), along with the other country stars’ pups who are in contention!  Included are Kellie Pickler, Jake Owen, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert.

Enjoy the cuteness and go cast your vote  HERE!

 

juliannelexiday1   lexibegging

juliannelexisurg   lexi

carrieace   dierksbentleyjake1

jakeowenvern-crop   kelliepicklermoomoo

lukebryanmaggie   mirandalambertdelilah

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