Guten Tag! (that would be German for Hello/Good Day)
Furst of all, A big thanks to MAXMOM for her Unity in Diversity blogs during the World Cup. I decided to pawticipate, and OF COURSE, my country of choice is GERMANY.
I thoughts the choice was obvious (heehee) since the dachshund country of origin is Germany. Butts, my mums family heritage and my name are also German!
I thought I might begins with sharing with you what my 'extensive' research has found about the dogs of Germany....
Dachshunds have traditionally been viewed as a symbol of Germany.
And beclaws of the association of the breed with Germany, the dachshund was chosen to be the first official mascot for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, with the name Waldi. What an honor!!
Wows....I found 43 breeds in all that haves their origins in Germany. I didn't know that so many of my furrends were fellow Germans! I, of course, am most knowledgeable about the dachshund but some other German dog breeds are:
German Shepherd (duh!)
Poodle (who knew??)
During my German dog research, I founds a few breeds that I have never, ever heard of....so I thought I would share a few with you:
Here is the Kromfohrländer. A very handsome dog with a BIG name
Here is a photo of the Large Munsterlander. Another handsome dog with an even BIGGER Name
And last, but certainly not least, my personal fav, the Pudelpointer! What a beautiful dog with a Pawsome name!!
Well, I hopes you enjoyed this little tour of the Dogs of Germany......we definitely are a diverse group.
Be on the lookout for my next Germany post on the 18th (the next time Germany plays in the World Cup)