a tiny form of hound with an extended body and short feet used as an earth puppy
- smooth-haired variety of hound with quick legs and lengthy ears
- a tiny sort of hound with a long human body and short feet, used as an earth dog.
A small form of hound with a long body and brief feet, made use of as an earth puppy.
The dachshund, or badger hound, is of German origin, and like the basset hound was originally an elongated distorted hound with crooked legs, employed in baiting and hunting badgers, but now greatly improved and made more definite by the arts of the breeder.