Your favorite AKC dog breed is the wirehaired Dachshund. The Dachshund has a lively and upbeat personality; described as spunky, curious and friendly. Dachshund means "badger dog" in German and he was created to hunt down badgers. The Dachshund is part of the AKC Hound Group and was first recognized byt eh AKC in 1885. This is the perfect breed gift, telling all about Dachshunds. Other names for this breed include Doxie, Dachsie, Wiener Dog, Hotdog, Sausage Dog, Dackel and Teckel. A great dog lover gift on a t shirt, hoodie, mug, sticker, magnet, button, ornament - makes a great Dachshund Christmas gift.