meet rosa, one of our beautiful smooth-haired miniature dachshunds – mother of una (also in my gallery somewhere!). her red coat is a lovely contrast to the dark brown leather of our sofa, her throne. oh it’s a dogs life. miniature dachshunds were bred to go down holes and capture badgers (dachs), rabbits and hares etc., however, rosa is of the belief that she is royalty and should therefore spend all day on her ‘throne’ or, being carried by us mere humans from one place to another!

also available in my hot dogs calendar
(please click the image below for more details)

features & challenges

for more hot dogs, please click on any of the thumbnails below:

the wires

olive – daughter to ruby, sister to rza

rza – son to ruby, brother to olive

ava – daughter to ruby, half sister to olive and rza

the smooths

una – daughter to rosa

otto & nigella – son and daughter to una, siblings to gretal

gretal – daughter to una, sister to otto and nigella



dog, miniature, miniature dachshund, rosa, sausage, sausage dog


  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...over 4 years ago

    How can you not love that face! Great capture Gary!!

  • thank you so much parmi, and for the feature:-)

    – gary roberts

  • Kenny Gulley Jr.
    Kenny Gulley Jr.over 4 years ago

    too cute

  • thanks kenny!

    – gary roberts

  • fotosrphun
    fotosrphunover 4 years ago

    I saw this on home page… cool shot! Congrats! I too have a dachsi!

  • thanks for the comment david. we currently have 4 (2 mini smooth and 2 mini wire) however, in about 10 days time we’ll have a few more as one of our smooths, una, is expecting her first litter!

    – gary roberts

  • Royald
    Royaldover 4 years ago

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 4 years ago

    Too cute for words!

  • thank you gina. rosa’s daughter una had her first litter yesterday morning – 2 girls and a little boy. they really are lovely dogs!

    – gary roberts

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandover 4 years ago

    And then there is precious Rosa. . . what a sweetie!!

  • i passed your message on and was greeted with the facial expression that said “if it’s obvious, why mention it?” rosa, is an absolute lush!

    – gary roberts

  • emmy2
    emmy2over 4 years ago

    Great capture!! We would love to ahve this in The Love Of Dachshnds group!!

  • thanks victoria – i’ll go add her now!

    – gary roberts

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomover 4 years ago

    Oh, she looks so relaxed…and absolutely sweet. A great photo

  • many thanks craigsmom, much appreciated!

    – gary roberts

  • Chazagirl
    Chazagirlover 4 years ago

    Look at those beautiful eyes! You can just melt!

  • don’t be fooled chaza – she knows how to turn on the “adorable” factor! thanks very much for the comment:-)

    – gary roberts

  • and thanks for adding rosa to your favourites:-)

    – gary roberts

  • bristany
    bristanyover 4 years ago

    she is so ADORABLE

  • she is bristany, thanks very much for your comment:-)

    – gary roberts

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