Dachshund Names – Name Ideas for Male & Female Wiener Dogs

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Whether you call them “wiener dogs,” “sausage dogs,” doxies,” or some other nickname, Dachshunds are popular and make excellent pets. They are currently the 13th most popular registered dog breed in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club.

If you like Dachshunds, you have lots of choices, too. Dachshunds come in smooth, longhaired, and wirehaired coats. They can also be standard-sized or miniature-sized. Just because they are relatively small dogs, don’t let that fool you. Dachshunds are not cute little foo-foo dogs. They were originally bred to hunt badgers – one of the fiercest of all creatures. The Dachshund would go down into the badger’s den and go face to face with these ferocious animals, so they have plenty of courage. They can also be stubborn. The Dachshund is devoted and loyal to its owner but they are not always very friendly to strangers or to dogs they don’t know. Keeping other small pets in the home can be problematic since the Dachshund may be inclined to chase them.

Dachshunds may not be the best dog if you have small children. This is a breed that needs good training and socialization from a young age. They can be snappy or destructive if they are not trained from a young age. Dachshunds also have a well-earned reputation for digging. Since part of their job was finding animals underground, digging comes naturally to the breed. It is usually difficult to stop this behavior. Some Dachshunds can also be hard to house train.

Today, Dachshunds are very popular as apartment dogs and in urban areas. The breed is also popular as a participant in Dachshund races. There are “wiener dog races” across the U.S. that draw thousands of attendees and even more people to watch. Dachshunds also participate in earthdog trials. These are events where the dogs enter tunnels like mazes hoping to find an artificial bait or live (caged and protected) rat, to fulfill their natural instincts for hunting. Many Dachshunds and their owners love these events. The dogs can earn titles as they advance and become more proficient.

Dachshund names

If you have a Dachshund or you’re thinking of getting one, there are some good directions to go for names. Since this is an old German breed, German names are always a good choice. There have also been some famous Dachshunds who belonged to celebrities. Or, you might want to name your dog based on his size or appearance.

German names for Dachshunds

Male names

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Adler

Adolph

Albern

Albrecht

Aldo

Alger

Alphonse

Arlo

August

Bach

Baldwin

Bernard

Bruno

Claus/Klaus

Dedrick

Dieter

Dirk

Emmet

Ernie/Ernest/Ernst

Felix

Franz

Frederik

Fritz

Gunther

Hans

Heinrich

Heinz

Kaiser

Leonard

Max

Otto

Raymond

Roland

Rolf

Rudolph/Rudy

Schwartz

Siegfried

Sigmund

Stein

Ulf

Waldo

Walter

Wolfgang

Female Dachshund Names

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Ada

Amelia

Anka

Ava

Beatrix

Bernadette

Britta

Brunhilde

Claudia

Ella

Elsa

Frederika

Frieda

Fritzi

Gretchen

Greta

Heidi

Hilda

Ida

Katarina

Leona

Liesel

Lola

Marta

Millie

Mischa

Sofie

Trudy

Ursula

Wanda

Zelda

Unisex names

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Bärchen – “little bear” in German

Bavaria – a federal state of Germany situated near Austria

Bayern

Berlin – Germany’s capital and largest city

Deutsch – the German word for German

Dortmund

Dresden – a large city located near the border of the Czech Republic

Düsseldorf – the German city that serves as an international business and financial center

Franky or Frankie– a play on “frank,” another word for hot dog, or as in Frankfurt, the German city

Hamburg – the second largest city and a state of Germany

Klein – German for “little”

Leipzig – the most populous city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany

Liebling – translates to “darling”

Munich – a populous and iconic city in the region of Bavaria

Pumpernickel – a heavy, slightly sweet rye bread popular in the country

Schatzi – translates to “little treasure”

Schnitzel– a popular German dish made of thin meat that is fried

Schnucki – a cute sounding German nickname

Streusel – a delicious German dessert

Dachshund names by appearance

Baby

Bean/Jellybean

Bitty

Button

Elf

Half Pint

Junior

Little

Low Rider or Lo

Mini (or Minnie)

Mite

Morsel

Munchkin

Nugget

Peanut

Pebbles

Peewee

Runt or Runty

Scrappy

Shorty

Shrimp or Shrimpy

Smalley

Squat

Squirt

Teensy

Tiny

Famous Dachshunds

Archie – Andy Warhol’s Dachshund

Baby and Boopshem – Joan Crawford’s Dachshunds

Blakie – John Wayne’s Dachshund

Boysie – Brooke Astor’s Dachshund

Chico – Einstein’s Dachshund

Clown – Brigitte Bardot’s Dachshund

Commissioner – Clark Gable’s Dachshund

Dyna – Gary Cooper’s Dachshund

Fortune – Napoleon Bonaparte’s Dachshund

Jezebel – Cole Porter’s Dachshund

Kurtze Beiner (“short legs” in German) – Marlon Brando’s Dachshund

Minnie – E.B. White’s Dachshund

Ozzy – George Harrison’s Dachshund

Red – Clint Eastwood’s Dachshund

Sausage themes

If you prefer the idea of naming your Dachshund after wieners or sausages, you’re in luck! The world is absolutely full of different kinds of sausages.

Andouille

Banger

Bologna

Boudin

Bratwurst

Cervelat

Chipolata

Chorizo

Drisheen

Frankfurter

Glamorgan

Goetta

Haggis

Helzel

Laulau

Lincolnshire

Lolita

Longaniza

Longganisa

Mettwurst

Pepperoni

Sai ua

Salami

Saucisson

Saveloy

Skilandis

Vienna

Weisswurst

Wiener

Longhaired and wirehaired names

Longhaired and wirehaired Dachshunds offer their own unique options for names.

Bear

Cashmere

Charmin

Chewie

Crinkle

Feathers

Fuzz

Grizzly

Puffin

Samson

Shaggy

Silky

Sulley

Whiskers

Wolf

Wookie

Most popular Dachsie names

According to a survey conducted by one Dachshund rescue group, here are the most popular names for Dachshunds. There is some real creativity here!

Oscar

Heidi

Max

Penny

Chloe

Daisy

Peanut

Buddy

Fritz

Molly

Buster

Frankie

Gretchen

Maggie

Rusty

Lady

Lucy

Sammy

Willie

Dixie

Ginger

Katie

Sassy

Sophie

Bandit

Cinnamon

Minnie

Missy

Snickers

Toby

Casey

Charlie

Cocoa

Scooter

Baron

Murphy

Ruby

Rudy

Sadie

Shadow

Taffy

Weenie

Wrinkles

Abby

Baby

Belle

Chester

Digger

Duke

Fred

Greta

Gunner

Gus

Hans

Lulu

Misty

Pepper

Sam

Sasha

Schnitzel

Spike

Winston

Amadeus

Angel

Annie

April

Bailey

Bonnie

Bubba

Cassie

Chelsea

Clyde

Coco

Cody

Cookie

Copper

Dexter

Hannah

Harley

Jake

Junior

Kira

Lilly

Maya

Odie

Oskar

Otto

Penelope

Sydney

Wally

Abbey

Abigail

Augie

Barney

Baxter

Beanie

Bear

Bill

Biscuit

Bismarck

Bob

Buttons

Chili

Chocolate

Cleo

Cricket

D.J.

Darcy

Dino

Duncan

Dusty

Emma

Gabby

Gretel

Hansel

Honey

Jesse

Jessie

Jimmy

Louie

Maxwell

Merlin

Michel

Mickey

Milo

Mindy

Natasha

Nathan

Odin

Pepsi

Petie

Pretzel

Pumpkin

Rocky

Rosie

Roxie

Roxy

Ruderik

Scarlet

Shorty

Skipper

Smokey

Sophia

Suzi

Sweet Pea

Teddy

Tess

Tippy

Trouble

Tucker

Twinkie

Vienna

Webster

Weiner

Wiener

Willy

Woody

Alex

Allie

Ally

Anne

Artemis

Augustus

Barkley

Becky

Bela

Ben

Benson

Bentley

Bernie

Bit

Bo

Bo Bo

Boris

Boudin

Brady

Brina

Bubbles

Bud

Budweiser

Buffy

C.J.

Chopper

Cora

Corky

Cuddles

Dazey

Dickens

Dodger

Droopy

Duchess

Edna

Ellie

Emily

Flash

Frank

Freckles

Garbo

Gavin

Gertie

Gretta

Gunther

Hanna

Heinrich

Henry

Herman

Hershey

Higgins

Hilde

Holly

Izzy

J.D.

Jack

Jakko

Jasmine

Jerry

Jo Jo

Josie

K.C.

Kelsey

KoKo

Kramer

Lena

Lexie

Libby

Lille

Lily

Link

Loki

Lucky

Luke

Macy

Maddie

Madison

Mandie

Mandy

Marconi

Marty

Mercedes

Mia

Miga

Millie

Mister

Mitzi

Mollie

Moose

Mork

Moses

Muffin

Nikita

Nikki

Nugget

Oliver

Ollie

Otis

Ozzie

Pal

Patches

Pearl

Pebbles

Penney

Pepe

Phoebe

Pickle

Pickles

Pirate

Pixie

Polo

Princess

Prissy

Quincy

Ray

Red

Rita

Rocket

Rocko

Rose

Rosey

Rosy

Sally

Scarlett

Schatze

Schnapps

Schultz

Scout

Sheba

Sherman

Siegfried

Simba

Skippy

Slinky

Snicklefritz

Spanky

Sparky

Spencer

Spice

Squirt

Steffi

Stretch

Struedel

Sugar

Taylor

Tessa

Tiffany

Tigger

Tinker Bell

Tiny

Turbo

Tyr

Waldi

WD

Winnie

Wrigley

Yoda

Ziggy

Zipper

Zoe

Zoey

Conclusion

Whether you name your Dachshund for his looks, his German roots, after a famous Doxie, or simply select a cute name, he’s sure to live up to your expectations. Dachshunds are loving, loyal dogs and they often live longer than other breeds. We hope you will have many happy years together.

Dog Breed Trivia: Did you know the following breeds originated in Germany

AffenpinscherLeonberger
DachshundLöwchen
Doberman PinscherMiniature Pinscher
German PinscherMiniature Schnauzer
German Shepherd DogPoodle
German Shorthaired PointerRottweiler
Giant SchnauzerStandard Schnauzer
Great DaneWeimaraner

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