According to the American Kennel Club, the Dachshund remains one of the top ten most popular dog breeds in the United States. Part of this enduring appeal is undoubtedly their playful nature. They're innate diggers though and can often be found snuggled under accessible blankets or clothes piles!
"The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him and the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog." (George Graham Vest)
The Dachshund is of German origin and it's name literally means "badger dog". This is indicative of the purpose for which it was developed, as a hunting dog used to flush out all manner of burrow dwelling creatures. More affectionately, it's often referred to as the sausage dog or wiener dog.
When considering our history with dogs, there's little wonder they've become known as man's best friend. In the past they've aided us with hunting, herding and transport of goods. Today they still act as guard dogs, police dogs and those entrusted with aiding the blind and handicapped. Perhaps more importantly to many of us, they're loyal companions who love unconditionally. Here at Ohm Beads we're true animal lovers and were keen to see this special relationship immortalized in jewelry. Rather than produce a generic doggy themed charm, we went one step further to produce a line dedicated to your favorite canine breed.