Is there such a thing as too much dachshund content? Based on how much time we spend ogling doxies on Instagram, we’d argue that the answer is probably not. So when picking a movie for a quarantine night in, choosing a film that stars a dachshund sounds appealing, of course! From animated films to black and white, drama to comedy, dachshunds have been earning celebrity status on the big screen for over a century. The next time you’re planning a movie night, here are five films featuring your favorite breed to choose from.
The Secret Life of Pets
Buddy the dachshund is part of the crew of pets who star in the animated movies The Secret Life of Pets 1 and 2. The family-friendly films take place in New York City and follow the adventures of pups, cats, and even a bunny when their owners aren’t around. Hannibal Buress plays the voice of Buddy, and fellow comedians Ellie Kemper, Kevin Hart, and Jenny Slate are the voices for other characters in the films. While there’s nothing incredibly deep about these movies, they’re a fun watch for pet-lovers.
If you like oldies, this 1932 drama stars a baron who happens to have a dachshund who he adores. Like many doxie parents, the baron would rather spend time snuggling with his full-sized black dachshund than any of the other human characters in the film. The downside is that the pup’s owner has a problematic reputation, and so by association, the dachshund isn’t universally cherished either.
The Toy Story Series
The beloved children’s movies (which are arguably just as enjoyable for adults!) feature two dachshunds — one real, and one toy. Slinky, or Slink, is Woody’s sidekick, and has the head and rear of a dachshund with a slinky in the middle. Buster, a red miniature dachshund, is given to the leading boy Andy at the end of the first film, but doesn’t really make an appearance until the second movie. Whether you’re looking for a feel-good classic or some dachshund double trouble, you’ll catch doxies throughout these movies.
A dachshund is the star of the show in this 2016 movie, whose cover is an image of a red smooth-haired doxie’s hind legs and tail. Throughout the comedy, the pup is passed to several different (dysfunctional) owners and plays a key role in each of their stories. Directed by Todd Solondz, Wiener-Dog is a satirical sort of comedy, starring a cast of characters including Danny DeVito, Greta Gerwig, and Kieran Culkin.
Lady and the Tramp
While the lead pups in this classic are a cocker spaniel and a mutt, you may not have realized that a dachshund makes an appearance, too. Dachshie, a slender, red doxie, is one of the dogs from the pound in Lady and the Tramp. He likes to dig and howl (sounds about right) and tries to dig a hole for the pups at the pound to escape through. Sure, we all probably would have loved to see a dachshund play a larger role in this movie, but if you haven’t seen Lady and the Tramp in a while, it may be the perfect excuse to rewatch it.