These influences made the modern dachshund smaller than their pure German forebears, although the long nose that characterizes this breed is apparent in both breeds.
These small canines were highly popular in England as hunting dogs and pets. Although many of the European nobility were known to have a soft spot for these canines, the royal court of Queen Victoria was especially enamored of the small animals and dachshund art experienced a surge of popularity during this time.
However, overall the dachshund breed are friendly dogs and this playful side is captured in paintings featuring wiener dogs. Because of its multicultural background, small canine prints with these animals feature a variety of environs. These canines can be depicted strolling down the streets of Paris, such as in the dachshund painting 'City Dogs IV' by Megan Meagher, just as easily as they can lounge on a chaise lounge chair, like in Ginger DeLater's sensitive representation known as 'Snow White'.
Because of the variety of styles and long history of these small canines, dachshund canvas art has always enjoyed some form of popularity among dog art enthusiasts, even when the breed itself was unpopular. As the modern art movement has begun reinventing the image of these canines, they are no longer seen as hunters, but as beloved pets with gentle natures and short statures that fill people's hearts with hope.