fine art print
Dachshunds are hounds by classification but Terriers by nature. Art abounds of Dachshunds sitting in chairs, laying on floors, looking cute... but I wanted to draw them as real dogs showing their true character.
Dachshunds were bred for Badger hunting but rabbiting seems a suitable alternative for these feisty dogs. The North Yorks Moors provided a wealth of heather, ling, rabbit holes, boulders and banks from which the setting was formed.
In my eyes, a rabbit has been seen fleeing into the bottom burrow of the warren, which is now guarded by the smooth hair Dachshund. The Black & Tan smooth is relaying information back to his companion as he watches the wire hair dig into the burrow above. The more spaniel-orientated long hair looks on with interest.
The original drawing took 167 hours to complete and remains in my private collection.