German breed of dog with short legs and a long body that is commonly known as sausage dog.
The pronunciation of dachshund seems complicated because of the apparent difficulty of correctly saying the -ch and -sh sounds.
It becomes simpler by looking at where the name comes from. The word dachshund derives from the term Dachs
, which means badger in German and Hund
, which means dog.
From the way the word is constructed the -sh contains the end of Dachs
and the beginning of Hund.
the words are pronounced separately, as dachs-hund, where -chs, sounds like "x" and -hund sounds like "hoond".
So the correct way to pronounce dachshund in German is dax-hoond.