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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

A museum in honor of the "sausage dog"

Por Eme

It is already known that the origin of this breed of dogs, called in Spanish as "sausages", by the elongated shape of its body, and its short legs, had its origin in Germany. For them, the Dachshunds are an intrinsic part of their tradition, and therefore they have decided to create a museum to honor these children.

They say that Queen Victoria was an enthusiast of the sausage dogs, better known by their German name, where they originated because of a genetic mutation, such as Dachshund. It was during the monarchies a hunting dog, educated for it, and where better than Germany, to appear there, the first museum dedicated to the dachshund. The Dachshund embellishments show the centuries-old affection of this German breed, very well taken with the small spaces, due to its size.

Even the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso and the physicist Albert Einstein were among the many Dachshund fans. The new museum emerged in the Bavarian city of Passau and celebrates the affection of Germany and the world for the dachshund. More than 4500 toys of this animal and other items are exhibited in relation to this symbol of Bavaria. This is not the first attempt to pay tribute to this funny breed in Germany. The pioneer was a dachshund called "Waldi" who became the mascot of the Munich Olympic Games 1972. And more than once exhibitions have been created with these themes in several cities of Bavaria, but this is the first time, that fanaticism becomes a museum.

The Dackelmuseum, by its German name, was created by two former florists, whose collection was accumulated for 25 years. The museum was inaugurated in the heart of Passau, on the elegant Residenzplatz. The curators say that it is the world's largest collection of Dachshund-themed objects. "The world needs a museum of sausage dogs - no other dog in the world enjoys the same kind of recognition or popularity as the symbol of Bavaria, the dachshund," said Museum co-founder Seppi Küblbeck. Dog stamps are exhibited there, stamped with sausage dog motifs and porcelain plates, among many other pieces with that modality. The Germans raised dachshunds in the Middle Ages to expel badgers and foxes from their burrows, to prevent them from attacking ducks and chickens. The passion of these dogs for hunting was a very appreciated feature, which makes them animals with a very good nose, daring, who do not fear in moments of hunting to even face a boar, despite the difference in size. It is not less laborious than other dogs, their upbringing, but it makes them good caretakers of small houses, although they need to exercise from time to time, because they usually suffer from ailments in the back, due to the lengthening of their body.