The loveable "wiener dog" is tougher than he looks. He may seem like an adorably silly little dog with his short legs and long, ungainly body, but in his heart he's a fighter! "Der Dachs" is the German name for a badger, and "der Hund" means dog. The "badger-dog" was bred to have short legs and a long body so he could dart into a badger's den and flush him out for a hunter above ground! 4"