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5 Reasons the Dachshund is a Hot Dog

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From society maven Brooke Astor to silver screen heartthrob Clark Gable, celebrities throughout the ages have had a storied love affair with dachshunds.

Movie stars Carole Lombard, John Wayne and Marlon Brando owned dachshunds. And for at least two notable mid-century artists, weenie dogs served as real-life muses. E. B. White, author of "Charlotte's Web," was kept company by a dachshund around the time that he worked for "The New Yorker." And Pablo Picasso's notorious reputation for painting in private didn't apply to his dachshund; the dog appears as a four-legged footnote in many of Picasso's works.

Today, dachshunds still enjoy celebrity status. Actress Sharon Stone, supermodel Heidi Klum and country singer Wynonna Judd have been spotted with doxies. But these dogs weren't designed to hunt fashions on Rodeo Drive. Learn more about their prey drive on the next page.

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