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99 (Great!) Dachshund Name Ideas + 16 Celebrity Doxies w/ Names

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”)

*Popular boy dog name ideas: Max, Buddy, Jake, Rocky, Jack, Toby, Cody, Buster, Lucky, Tucker, Oliver, Oscar, Rusty, Elvis, Hunter, Diesel, Chester, Otis, Coco, Duncan, Bandit, Shadow, Chance, Roscoe


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”)

*Popular girl dog names: Molly, Bella, Lucy, Maggie, Daisy, Sadie, Chloe, Sophie, Lola, Abby, Roxy, Gracie, Sasha, angel, Lily, Princess, Emma, Lady, Madison, Belle, Brandy, Jasmine, Sassy, Peanut


Dachshund Name ideas from foods: (funny)

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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?)
  • Pepper (pfeffer)
  • Zwetschgenkuchen (Long name… long dog!) 

Name Ideas for a RED dog:

  • red dogGinger
  • Rusty
  • Penny
  • Auburn
  • Red
  • Amber
  • Scarlet
  • Ruby
  • Rose / Rosie
  • Carmine (shade of red)
  • Autumn
  • Heinz
  • Keegan (“son of fire”)

Other Funny Dachshund 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)
  • Badger (Dachshund means, “Badger dog”)
  • Schweinehund (means, “pig dog”)
  • Funny: Arschgeige (one who can’t do anything right. Literally means, “ass violin”)
  • Funny: 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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Dogs Stung By Bees: Go Ahead & Laugh (But, You’re Going to Hell!)

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Mmm… bees! (DOH!)

Did you ever laugh at something that made you feel like you’re going to hell? That’s how I feel right now. These poor dogs snapped at bees and got stung. (And now look like sock monkeys)

As far as I know, they all seemed to recover well after a trip to the vet, and their owners were calm enough to snap priceless photos.

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What to do if your dog gets stung by a bee

If it’s possible to get the stinger out, that will help your dog a lot. Use a tweezers to grab it, or a credit card to scrape it out, but try not to break the stinger, and make things worse.

For a mild sting, you can make a paste out of baking soda and water, and apply it to the area that was stung. Applying ice can also help sooth your dog’s pain.

puppy stung by bee

Your dog may need to visit the vet!

Most of the time, your best bet is to get to the vet ASAP, as you may not be able to just pluck the stinger out, and it’s probably an operation better handled by the professionals.

Dog reactions to bee stings can differ

Also, if there is excessive swelling, your veterinarian will want to prescribe an over the counter antihistamine, which can help with allergic reactions.

Some dogs may have more severe reactions, including vomiting, pale gums, diarrhea, or behavioral changes. If any of these occur, get to your vet asap! (But remain calm in front of your dog)

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In the meantime, I’m going to take a deep breath, and try not to smile at the pain of these poor dogs! 🙁


Photo credits: Mogul.ws

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Jennifer Lawrence Licked Repeatedly By Dachshunds

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Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen) recently revealed to David Letterman about her Dachshunds role in the bullying that her brothers, Ben & Blaine, subjected her to.

She told Dave, “When I was doing the gymnastics phase, they used to pin my feet back behind my head – I can’t do this anymore – and then they would get our dachshunds and put peanut butter all over my face,” she said. “We had three dachshunds and then the dogs would go crazy licking… And then they’d shut the door, lock me in the basement with dachshunds.”

Letterman later added, “I’m going to make two calls, Jennifer. The first one will be to Amnesty International, and the second one will be to Dick Cheney. I think we have something here. It might replace water boarding, that little dachshund deal.” (Watch the interview here)

Well, it looks like she turned out OK. Speaking of The Hunger Games, I’m thinking the characters might inspire a whole new group of dog names. (Remember how Twilight made “Bella” a popular pet name?) Here are some good potential dog or cat names inspired by The Hunger Games: Katniss, Effie, Cinna, Gale, Glimmer, Primrose, Peeta, Clove, Thresh, Octavia, Flavius, Rue, Venia, & Cato. Also, I think “Caesar Flickerman,” or “President Snow,” might just work for a cat!

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Fergie & Josh Duhamel Feature Dogs in Christmas Card

Don't eat the yellow snow!

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Fergie, Josh, & Dachshund

Fergie & Josh Christmas Card – Like many of us, this year’s Christmas card from Fergie and Josh Duhamel features their dogs; in this case a caricature of their Dachshunds named Meatloaf and Zoe.

When asked by US Weekly what she wants for Christmas, Fergie replied, “For my dogs to use the bathroom outside!”

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Fergie w/ Meatloaf & Zoe

Nice touch that one of the dogs is writing, “Happy Holidays” in pee on snowman Josh. (well, at least they are outside!) In any event, the card is a nice contrast to the cold & obnoxious Kardashian card this year.

Looks like Fergie won’t be ringing in the new year with her wiener dogs this year, as she is due to be in LA hosting Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.

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Adele With Her Dachshund Post-Surgery

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Adele & her Dachshund, Louie

Adele, who just had successful surgery on her vocal chord, was seen for the first time outside her London home with her dog; a Dachshund named, “Louie,” who was seen peeking out of his dog carrier.

The surgery reportedly went well, and Louie has reportedly been very supportive. The male dog was named after legendary singer, Louie Armstrong, but was actually almost named “Britney Spears.”

Adele says, “He was born on the night I went to see Britney Spears in London. I almost called him Britney even though he was a boy. But it only lasted a few hours until my hangover stopped.”

Note to self: don’t name a dog when hungover. Anyway, you can see more of Adele and Louie in this 2011 video of an interview she did for a British radio station:

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