The dachshund (UK /?dæks?nd/ or US /?d??ksh?nt/ DAHKS-huunt or US /?d??ks?nt/;) is a short-legged, long-bodied dog breed belonging to the hound family.
The standard size dachshund was bred to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, while the miniature dachshund was developed to hunt smaller prey such as rabbits.
In the American West they have also been used to hunt prairie dogs.
Training a Dachshund needs one to be fully aware of the dog