It’s a very eclectic group of people who have owned wiener dogs.
Actors as diverse as James Dean and Marlon Brando to John Wayne and Clint Eastwood.
Actress from Doris Day and Rita Hayworth to Joan Crawford and Elizabeth Taylor.
Napoleon had one, so did Gandhi.
Writer E.B. White had a Dachshund, so did William Faulkner.
Teddy Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy.
David Hockney was fascinated by his Dachshunds. Frida Kahlo had a few with Diego Rivera, so did Andy Warhol and Picasso.
Can you imagine Maria von Trapp skipping through the Alps with Dachshunds, instead of the passel of children as depicted in “The Sound of Music”?
Here’s a list, it’s not comprehensive, but check out the wonderful photographs.
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Pop artist Andy Warhol who coined the phrase that everyone “has their 15 minutes of fame.” He painted Campbell Soup cans and Marilyn Monroe and made his own experimental movies.
He had two Dachshunds named Amos and Archie.
Pablo Picasso was known for his deconstructionist paintings and design. Nothing could have been more bizarre in shape and form than a Dachshund.
The 20th Century artist loved his one and only dog. His name was Lump.
Mahatma Gandhi, the peaceful world leader, loved his Dachshund.
The internationally-known pacifist must have known that a wiener dog could bring world peace.
David Hockney had two big round fat Dachshunds and he painted those sausages obsessively. He knew that they were overweight, but always pointed out that they just couldn’t and wouldn’t stop eating.
The artist and author had two dogs: Stanley and Boodge.
Marlon Brando had a Dachshund early in his career that he was often photographed with. The great actor looked for peace and quiet often on his own to get into his roles.
No doubt, his Dachsie helped him get there.
Singer Patti Page released “Do You See that Doggie in the Shelter” and no doubt thought of her Doxie puppy.
It was a rewrite of her 1952 recording hit “How Much is that Doggie in the Window?” When she re-recorded it for The Humane Society of the United States, it brought a lot of attention to rescue and shelter dogs.
E. B. White is the noted author of “Charlotte’s Web.” He also wrote “E.B. White on Dogs” which also detailed his love for canines.
His Dachshunds were named Fred, August and Minnie.
Artist Frida Kahlo and her partner Diego Rivera were big animal lovers, and they had Dachshunds that they loved very much.
They had a famously tumultuous relationship and were photographed with one in Rivera’s arms, capturing his full attention while Frieda focuses her gaze while gently petting the dog. Here she is in her hacienda studio with another one.
This very comfortable photograph with action star Clint Eastwood shows him with his little Dachshund.
Everyone who has one knows how fierce and loyal Dachshunds are. They are big dogs in little dog bodies. How appropriate for a superstar like him.
Western cowboy star John Wayne was another action movie star who loved the attention of a little Dachshund.
His cute wiener dog was named Charlie.
Queen Victoria, the British matriarch was partial to Dacshunds. She reportedly was very enamored by the breed. She was responsible for the breed becoming popular in England.
She had two named Deckel and Boy.
Adele has a petite, tubular Dachshund named Louie. She calls him a Sausage and she doesn’t mind being photographed with him for articles.
John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy wasn’t the only president to have a Dachshund. Teddy Roosevelt enjoyed their company, too.
Kennedy is photographed with Dunker in this picture, but he also had others.