Since they were bred to hunt and kill, the Doxie definitely has the will to go after anything. In fact, a study in the 2008 Applied Animal Behavior Science journal ranked the Dachshund as one of the most aggressive breeds toward both humans and other dogs.
During WWII the Doxie’s popularity in America dropped considerably. The breed was even used in anti-German propaganda for children, where the Kaiser is depicted as a “rabid hound.”
Despite his downfall during the postwar years, the doxie has rebounded well. In fact, due to public relations work, the breed went from being ranked 28th according to AKC STATS to 6th by 1940.