There are only a few pups that could be seen as iconic, but the Dachshund is one of the most recognizable dogs in America. Their long, lithe bodies and adorably short legs have garnered them the nickname “Weiner dog” and have cemented them as a classic fuzzy friend for many families. With a large personality, an independent nature, and a unique look, the Dachshund is one of the most fun puppers to have around. They come in a variety of sizes, with most averaging out at 8 or 9 inches tall. They also come with multiple types of fur, and each type of Dachshund is unique and special in its own way.