In England we call them "Sausage dogs" but here in the U S of A its a "Weiner dog".......a weiner is a type of sausage, just so you know. If you go about asking people if they would like to see your weiner it can get you in trouble........or if you are lucky, a damn good time. On this occasion however I was talking about a life size statue of a dachshund*.
Once a year the Home For Life animal sanctuary has their Art Of The Dog event and displays dog houses and statues outside of Nordstrom's at the Mall of America (MN). The event runs from now until the 2nd of January 2011. All the houses and dogs are for sale with all proceeds going towards helping the dogs and cats of HOME FOR LIFE.
Get to the Mall and take a look at my dachshund/sausage/weiner dog titled: GOOD DOG/BAD DOG.
* The name "dachshund" is of German origin and literally means "badger dog", from Dachsbadger") and Hund ("dog")......see, always learning! Every day is a school day!