Dachshund

(redirected from sausage dog)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Dachshund

a small (approximately 20-25 lb) breed of dog characterized by its long body, deep chest and very short legs. A German breed, the name means 'badger dog' and it was bred for hunting small game. There are three coat types: smooth (or shorthaired), longhaired and wire-haired, found in black, shades of brown, brindled and dappled. A miniature variety (less than 10 lb) is also bred in all three coat types. The breed is predisposed to intervertebral disk protrusion, acanthosis nigricans, cystinuria and diabetes mellitus.
References in periodicals archive ?
Also shown here is a cream-coloured sausage dog, which is typically 1950s in its styling and has a certain cartoon character.
A CUSTODY battle over a sausage dog in Cheshire will go before the courts.
He said: "I'd like a sausage dog and I want to call him Banger.
That is if he really did make them and it wasn't Dennis the Dachshund for there are those who claim actor Norman Shelley, who played the German sausage dog in the children's radio programme Toytown, recorded the speeches after the event because Churchill was too busy winning the war.
The fictional menagerie of deceased critters also boasts an extended sausage dog, furry fish, mermaid and a bizarre bat-like winged beast with webbed feet.
What happens next: I come back as a sausage dog Where will I be in 10 years.
As you can imagine, he was a right sight on the photo-finish which is done on time and he looked like a sausage dog in the picture.
The pair have bought a sausage dog called Rocky together.
DORAN AARON DOG SAUSAGE Aaron Doran, like the Sausage Dog, is known for chasing any lost cause with great determination and ferocity.
Sausage dog stripy casual bag, pounds 38, Lunacy, www.
ATINY sausage dog stolen by burglars is back with her family after being dumped in an alleyway miles from home.
Sausage dogs on the grill: The Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Sausage Dog Sale on Thursday and Friday from 11 a.