Mickey, an adorable young Cavoodle holds the crown for July 2022. One look into Mickey's eyes say it all, he melts hearts! Mickey LOVES everyone and everything, his tail is always wagging and he is always smiling!
This beautiful old boy is Reg, a sweet Pointer. Reg is an absolute gentleman and is adored by all of the Doggy Doaters. Despite his health issues, Reg still loves plenty of love and is always up for a stroll.
We all love you Reg, congratulations!
With a new month comes a new model for We Love Dogs. Our lucky Dog of the Month for April 2022 is......
This adorable little bundle of fun is Lincoln, a 10 month old Mini Schnauzer puppy. He always puts a smile on the Doggy Doaters photos and is such a good boy! He is the perfect winner for this month!
As we roll into another month it's time to announce our next Dog of the Month. Our March Dog of the Month for 2022 is......
This beautiful old gentleman is Fizo, an absolute sweetheart who loves his cuddles and snuggling into his bed.
He is the perfect poster boy for this month. Congratulations Fizo!
As we welcome in 2022 it's time to announce our first Dog of the month for year.
Our January Dog of the Month for 2022 is......
Beautiful Steve the Aussie Shepherd is recovering from a foot injury and has been the best little patient and most well behaved boy!
We are so proud of his progress which makes him very fitting to be our Dog of the Month.
Steve's favourite part of the day is being with the Doggy Doaters, enjoying his back and neck scratches and then snoozing on his bed with the TV on.
Congratulations Steve - you are so close to the end of your recovery now, almost there!
Congratulations to our last Dog of the Month for 2021. Brodie the beautiful Cavalier. Typical to the breed, Brodie is a big sweet heart. He adores cuddles... and treats! We are very excited that he gets to wear the crown to ring out 2021!
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Cheeky little Tom is your typical Jack Russell, full of energy and personality and always ready to play.
Tom loves chasing toys, cuddles and play times with his friends.
He is the perfect poster boy for our August Dog of the month for 2021!
The Dachshund, pronounced “dak -sund” also known as the Sausage Dog or Weiner Dog, is a small dog, with short legs and a long body. The name Dachshund is of German orient and means “Badger Dog”.
Dachshunds originated in Germany and were used to hunt badgers and other burrowing animals like rabbits. Their short legs, long snouts and deep chests enabled them to run fast, and have plenty of stamina whilst hunting. Dachshunds also have quite loose skin, to ensure that they didn’t tear their skin whilst tunneling in constricted burrows.
Dachshunds come in three different sizes, standard, miniature and rabbit, however the “rabbit” size is not recognised in some countries. They have three different types of coats, the shorthaired, longhaired or wirehaired. The Dachshunds coats come in many different colours, 15 to be exact! Some of them are Red, Black & Tan, Chocolate, Dapple, Sable and Fawn to name a few.
The first sign of a Dachshund traces all the way back to ancient Egypt where there have been etchings found of short legged hunting dogs, and up until recently when this was just a myth, there have now been mummified Dachshund like dogs found in burial urns.
Dachshunds are a traditionally viewed as the symbol of Germany, and were frequently used in propaganda during WWI and WWII, causing their popularity to drop dramatically. In 1972 at the Munich Games, the Dachshund became the first ever Olympic Mascot, his name was Waldi, and the route for the marathon event was even designed to resemble Waldi.
Health wise, the Dachshund are prone to back injuries due to their long spine and short rib cage. Dachshunds should not jump on and off furniture and their weight should be well maintained to ensure that these injuries are less likely to occur.
Dachshunds are lovely, loyal dogs, they are playful but can at times be known to be stubborn, and can be known to be aggressive towards strangers. Despite their small stature they are very courageous and will take on animals that are much bigger than they are! A Dachshund owner needs to be firm and persistent when it comes to their training.
Dachshunds are recommended for families with older children, who can assist in the training and keeping the “pack mentality” going. With the correct leadership they will get along well with children and other pets.
If you think a Dachshund would make the perfect pet for you and your family, you will not regret it, they are truly wonderful companions.
This adorable little bundle of Dachshund cuteness absolutely deserves the crown for July. Michael is full of personality and is such a good boy who adores lapping up all the attention he can.