Sinonimi: dachsie | badger dog
ETYM German, from dachs badger + hund dog.
Small long-bodied short-legged German breed of dog having a short sleek coat and long drooping ears; suited for following game into burrows; SYN. dachsie, badger dog.
Small dog of German origin, bred originally for digging out badgers. It has a long body and short legs. Several varieties are bred: standard size (up to 10 kg/22 lb), miniature (5 kg/11 lb or less), long-haired, smooth-haired, and wire-haired.