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    Default Blue merle doxie-oops! Merry Christmas to me!

    I stopped by our local pound today to wish Merry Christmas to the lady who is in charge of it. That really was my intention.
    However, what am I supposed to do when I got lost, went in the wrong door, and surprise surprise-I was in the dog kennel part. As I tried to escape, there was the little doxie girl wagging her tail at me? Sooooooo, she comes home on the 22nd and I am researching German names.
    Does DH know? Well, not yet....



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    Where is that "like" button? Congrats!
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    Hah, I would've caved too! Congrats...

    The dachshunds in "The Ugly Dachshund" by G.B. Stern (hilarious little book from 1938--highly recommended!) all have German names... the lady hunds are Elsa, Erda, Eva, and Sieglinde.



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    Thanks for the name ideas!
    I really will try to post pictures in the next week or so.



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    How about Heidi? Since she is hidden from DH. You know she'll turn out to be his dog don't you?
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    They are called Dapple (don't know what is wrong with blue merle!) and I love them, they are so cool!
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    haha
    I like Heidi-how about Hidey??
    Yup, I bet she is a dapple-didn't really think about it.



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    Or what about Greta, Gretchen, Leisle, Bridgitte?
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    I have a friend that raises those, blue merle with half or all blue eyes too.

    She can't keep any puppies, as she intends, because people line up to buy them and practically mob her for them.

    They are very cute.

    I like Heidi, but generally dogs name themselves, just wait and it will come.
    Since you are getting her around Christmas, how about Merry, if she is a happy little dog and it fits her?

    Pictures would help ...



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    Good for you! So glad she has a home for the holidays.
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    I suggest to NOT pick a German name! I work at a vet and we see so many with the same generic name! So many Named Fritz, Helga, etc....

    Some of my favorites though: my dapple dachsie was named Disco

    One family had 3 there names were Oscar, Meyer and Hoagie. Which are all pretty generic, but their last name was Bacon

    For German names: Bismark, Rommel

    We had one come in named "Jaws". He was a land shark.

    I also had one named Groovy.

    And have a double dapple who is mostly white ( rescued this genetic mutant) and is name is Zero. He is named after the ghost dog In the Nightmare before Christmas.

    I am very jealous! I want a weenie puppy now! Lisa



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    Her name at the pound is Bell, but our pony is named Belle, and I prefer to do away with the "prison" name when she comes home. For some reason, the name Willow is sticking with me. But yes, she will most likely name herself.
    Actually, she is really more like a blue roan, not merle, now that I think about it.
    Weenies are so easy-Noodles, our first one, hardly ever barks. She does like to bring in smushed mouses, however. Blech. :-)



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    At least you are not collecting great danes...

    My grandmother bred dachsies way back when...I am actually named after one, though my mom denies it: Dog was there first, then I came along, need I present more proof?
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    We got out first wiener dog in August as a pup. LOVE him! They are so funny - Frank talks to us all the time. There isn't a day that goes by that we don't laugh at something Frank does. <3

    Here's a video of one of our conversations.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=2276904002954

    Your family will LOVE her!
    I would like to think I will die an heroic death...

    But it's more likely I'll trip over my dog and choke on a spoonful of frosting.



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    Ha ha FM--
    My piebald girl was very interested in what Frank had to say!



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    Quote Originally Posted by ManyDogs View Post
    Her name at the pound is Bell, but our pony is named Belle, and I prefer to do away with the "prison" name when she comes home. For some reason, the name Willow is sticking with me. But yes, she will most likely name herself.
    Actually, she is really more like a blue roan, not merle, now that I think about it.
    Weenies are so easy-Noodles, our first one, hardly ever barks. She does like to bring in smushed mouses, however. Blech. :-)

    She would still be considered a dapple. BUT be VERY CAREFUL, like potato chips, you can't have just one!!! Thank you for rescuing her!!!
    We do not have an overpopulation of dogs, we have an under population of responsible dog owners!!!



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    Daschie lover here - we lost our Long John at seventeen years this summer
    (Tim Horton's has a do-nut that is long and rectangular and covered in brown icing, hence Long John) - we are Canadian dontcha know?



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    Congrats! My mom always wanted to name a female Doxie "Schatzie".

    They lost their mini wirehaired male at the ripe age of 17 two years ago. Here's a picture of him, just a few months before: http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._6713103_n.jpg

    Wonderful, tenacious dogs, smart as a whip.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Fessy's Mom View Post
    We got out first wiener dog in August as a pup. LOVE him! They are so funny - Frank talks to us all the time. There isn't a day that goes by that we don't laugh at something Frank does. <3

    Here's a video of one of our conversations.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=2276904002954

    Your family will LOVE her!
    Frank is too cute! Love the black tail.
    Eagerly awaiting Jan 20th, 2017. Drain the swamp.



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    Thanks jet! <3
    I would like to think I will die an heroic death...

    But it's more likely I'll trip over my dog and choke on a spoonful of frosting.



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