The beach. Cold rosé popped open on patios. Rooftop soirees and backyard fetes. A new season of Real Housewives of Orange County. These are the things that make summer great. But there’s one thing that truly makes summer, and that’s the perfect hot dog. Is there anything more wonderfully, refreshingly summer than lying back on the grass, an iced drink in hand, as happy little hot dog bounds around, chasing butterflies and barking at sprinklers?
Sorry, to be clear: you didn’t think we meant the tubes of mystery meat you smother with mustard and ketchup, shove into a bun, and then ingest, only to die instantly of sodium poisoning, right? Obviously not! When we said “hot dog,” it should have been clear that we were referring to Dachshunds, the Weenies of the Wild, and our pick for Official (Hot) Dog of Summer.
The beloved “wiener dog” is perfect as-is, an icon unto itself, and easily makes the Top 3 of Things Shaped Like Ding Dongs. But it must also be said that Dachshund mixes, which take many strange and endearing forms, are particularly magical. As with Corgis, a Dachshund’s defining aesthetic features (stumpy little legs, cartoonishly oblong body, floppy velvet ears) have a way of enhancing the features of whatever breed its mixed with. So this summer, enjoy hot dogs the way they were meant to be enjoyed: crossed with pugs, beagles, pit bulls, and more.
Aussie Doxie (Dachshund + Australian Shepherd)
Dorgi (Dachshund + Corgi)
Chiweenie (Dachshund + Chihuahua)
Doxie Scot (Dachshund + Scottish Terrier)
Schweenie (Dachshund + Shih Tzu)
Dameranian (Dachshund + Pomeranian)
Miniature Schnoxie (Dachshund + Miniature Schnauzer)
Basschshund (Dachschund + Basset Hound)
Dorkie (Dachshund + Yorkshire Terrier)
Golden Wiener (Dachshund + Golden Retriever)
Doxle (Dachshund + Beagle)
Doxie Bull (Dachshund + Pit Bull)
Border Doxie (Dachshund + Border Collie)
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