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The week in dog news

by AnnB on March 4, 2012 · 0 comments

in Other dog news

Frenchman murders his girlfriend and flees with dog

His attachment to his pet led to his arrest. Too bad he wasn’t as nice to his girlfriend.

Uggie’s outfit wows the Red Carpet crowd

Uggie at the Oscars articleDetails at US Weekly on the Artist star.



Labs are number one for popularity, Scotties #54

The Dachshund has dropped to #9 after hitting its top ranking of #4 in 2001..

Tragic: Two newborns killed by huskies

In Alberta, the dog is euthanized. In Pittsburgh, the courts have yet to rule. Here’s an opinion piece on whether dogs who kill humans should be kept alive.


In honour of tonight’s Academy Awards, browse the Dachshund News’ Oscar archives where you will find both great video performances by wiener dogs and Doxies with their movie star owners including Joan Crawford.

The caption reads: “The Tone family consists of Joan, Franchot and three dachshunds. In this picture Joan has Baby, her dog, and Franchot has Bübchen, one of his own. Franchot’s other, Schmeltzy, got away.”


It’s the run-up to the Oscars Sunday so enjoy this destined-to-go-viral YouTube video starring Lucy the Dachshund and Polo the Persian cat. The balance of power shifts back and forth throughout this tense three-minute short until the surprising final scene.


We asked you to name an actress with multiple Dachshunds and Oscars to win the grand prize of assigning the Daily Dachshund and Dog News to the story of your choice.

The answer we were looking for was Ingrid Bergman. While the Daily Doxie cannot turn up a record of her wiener dogs on the internet, we recently heard her daughter, Isabella Rossellini interviewed on CBC radio, where she talked about a cherished Dachshund necklace that reminded her of her childhood and the family’s various wiener dogs.

No one came up with that answer, but Andi Wolfe came up with two other prospects: Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Crawford. While Liz definitely has multiple Oscars, the Daily Doxie suspects the multiple-dachshunds story may be a wiener dog urban myth.

As for Crawford, aka Fur Mommy Dearest, while we can confirm that she had multiple dachshunds, thanks to a Life Magazine article, she only had one Academy Award, which she won in 1945 for Best Actress in Mildred Pierce.

Upon reflection, we have decided, however, to award the prize to Andi Wolfe as it was a tough question and no one else even came close. Andi, name your assignment, and the Daily Doxie will get to work.

In the mean time here’s one of several Dachshund shots from the Life article of March 1, 1937.

The caption reads: “The Tone family consists of Joan, Franchot and three dachshunds. In this picture Joan has Baby, her dog, and Franchot has Bübchen, one of his own. Franchot’s other, Schmeltzy, got away.”

Hmm, wonder if Schmeltzy fled because his Fur Mommy wasn’t always the dearest.
Terrier fans will also be interested to know that Joan had a Scottie before she switched to wiener dogs. If only the dogs could have written their memoirs, maybe we’d have a better handle on what really went on.

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Although we thought we already had a winner in our special Dachshund Oscar quiz — Andi Wolfe who named Elizabeth Taylor — it seems we may have acted prematurely. Liz does indeed have multiple Academy Awards, namely Best Actress in a Leading Role for: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and for Butterfield 8 (1960). But what’s still not confirmed is that she had multiple Dachshunds.

At first, we accepted the claim of the Wiener Dogs website that the actress “acquired an entire litter of dachshunds which she later bestowed as a gift upon her then-husband Richard Burton, when the two completed filming the movie Cleopatra.” Then, we thought better of it. This website has a reputation for getting suckered as the Daily Dachshund and Dog News has reported before. What’s more Long and Short of it All, another Dachshund news site, which has busted many a wiener dog urban myth, refers to the litter-of-doxies story as “a rumour floating around on the internet.”

Our verdict is, therefore, that further proof is still required.

So please everyone, take another crack at naming the actress who we can confirm had multiple Dachshunds and Oscars. Here’s a hint. She starred in a number of films by the director of Psycho, on which the following Dachshund spoof is based. Enjoy the video while I take my shower.


To see all our favourite wiener dog and Dachshund videos, click on the videos label directly below.


Name an actress with multiple Dachshunds and Oscars, and win the grand prize. You get to assign the Daily Dachshund and Dog News to the story of your choice.

First to the post wins.


Just when the Daily Dachshund and Dog News was starting to wonder if the CIA might have destroyed it, this year’s special White House holiday video of Barney, the first dog, and his companion Scottish Terrier, Miss Beazley, is up on the web. Go here to the Barney home page, and look in the right-hand column where it says Barney’s Films: Barney Cam VI: Holiday in the National Parks.

The video was reviewed by our siter site, the Scottish Terrier and Dog News, which found that plot-wise it was somewhat lacking. What’s more, the Scottie News said, neither President Bush nor members of his family and cabinet are going to be winning any Oscars. But the holiday video makes up for its shortcomings with lots of interior scenes of the White House and a special guest appearance by a guy who’s no doubt going to take a lot of flack for his cameo role. We also like the final scene which shows who’s boss. What would the Dog Whisperer say?