Acrylic painting from a photograph of a Long Haired Dachshund in Cruden Bay Scotland with a history of the breed and how to buy a dog portrait:
Send me a photo of your pet and I will paint a portrait of it using acrylic paints on canvas. The finished
pet portrait will be ready to hang straight onto your wall. The image to the left is the finished canvas of the Long Haired Dachshund dog for a customer in Cruden Bay, Scotland.
The photo below the acrylic painting is the image I worked from to produce the dog portrait.
The canvas size is 24cm x 30cm.
I can deliver the animal portraits to areas near Aberdeen, Scotland, otherwise they are sent by recorded delivery
in protective packaging and wrapping, which is included in the price.
Please send the photograph(s) of your pet, which will be returned, with a cheque for £50 made
payable to Karla Buswell, and your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address to:
PO Box 18620
Alternatively I can now accept payment through PayPal and Credit Cards by clicking on the buy now button below:
Prices include UK postage and packing and all paintings are sent in a special
Long Haired Dachshund Dog
The Dachshund dog originates from Germany and was bred to scent out and hunt animals that live underground and in tunnels. The small size but ferocious nature of the
made it ideally suited to go into small cavities for its master to hunt out animals as large as badgers.
This earned it the alternative
name of badger dog, which in German is der Dachs—badger or der Hund—dog. It earned other nicknames such as badger crawler, badger catcher, weiner, hot dog or sausage
dog because of its look of having
short leg and lengthy body.
During the use of them as a hunting animal the breed was bred to have a barrel like chest, loose skin and crooked legs so that they
would be better suited to burrow and get into tight spaces after prey. Their long tails were especially adapted to being used by their master to pull them out of lengthy or
tight tunnels. They would also be used to hunt rabbits, foxes, to find wounded deer, and packs would even hunt game as large as wild boar and as
fierce as the wolverine.
They are rarely used for hunting now and its ferocious nature has been somewhat tamed as the bred
became domesticated. In modern Germany it is more commonly called a Dackel or Teckel. Queen Victoria kept them and this saw the breed grow
in popularity in the UK.
Long Hair Dachshund
There are three coat varieties which are smooth, longhaired, and wirehaired. The wirehaired variety is generally shorter in spine length than
the smooth and longhaired varieties.
Adults will grow to weigh up to 14kg, though a miniature Dachshund may only weigh up to 5kg.
Colours of coats range from the dominant colour of
red, tan or black. The breed also has shades of fawn, chocolate brown, blue, cream, wild boar, deep rust or copper. The breed have coarser black hairs peppered along the
back, tail, face, and ear edges. Breeders and enthusiasts call this stag or an overlay and strongly covet this in a show dog.
Those that are all black or chocolate brown are not consider suitable for show and are known as non-standard.
The long hair Dachshund have lovely expressive faces and can look thoughtful, contemplative and at times aloof. Their eyes are particularly appealing and can appear
deep and soulful.
Their large barrel like chest gives them their characteristic bark that sounds like it has come from a much bigger animal. The short rib cage and long spinal
column does cause some spinal problems in some. This can be made worse if they are permitted to become overweight or even obese because this places
even more strain on the spine. Owners can help to prevent this by stopping them from jumping, walking up and down stairs and being carried or held correctly and not
They make great pets and companions. They are clever, lively, loyal, playful and fun. They love to chase small animals and birds with great determination and ferocity - probably
from recessive memories of their ancestors hunting days.
They are strong headed which can make them challenging to train. Many people perceive them to be snappy, but this could be that many are pampered by their owners because of
their small stature which sees them sat on laps or cuddled by many an indulgent owner.
The long-haired Dachshund has a less excited temperament than the smooth or wire-haired dog. This is though to be because it was formed from
a breeding with the calm Spaniel which is how the long haired variety was formed.
I helped with the artwork for the cover of my husband’s book which tells the story of The Grey Lady Ghost of the Cambridge Military Hospital which reveals her origins in the QAIMNS and where she meets a QA veteran of Afghanistan. She still walks her wards and tells her story by taking Scott Grey, a QARANC nurse, to the battlefields of World War One and beyond. This is the first in the series of Grey and Scarlet Novels by CG Buswell. Read the first chapter for free.
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