In Praise of Dachshunds
Original title: Éloge du teckel
With both insight and humor, Lilian Auzas pays a lovely and atypical tribute to dachshunds, those irresistible and emblematic dogs.
Wiener dogs, low riders, hot dogs, even dick dogs… Dachshunds have acquired all sorts of nicknames through the ages and in various places. It is true that their atypical appearance and mischievous character is easy to poke fun at!
But dachshunds can also be divas, playful, hunters, sly thieves, sensitive, affectionate, devoted, brave, and sometimes more humane than their owners. While their long, low bodies can sneak almost anywhere unnoticed, their personalities are hard to miss.
So, it’s no surprise that this breed doesn’t just appeal to the hunters it was originally bred for. In this well-documented tribute book, Lilian Auzas does justice to this exceptional dog by attracting our attention to the many artists that have painted dachshunds, sung and written about or otherwise spotlighted them, and even flaunted them as emblems…