I recently wrote a piece on the extraordinary rise of the Miniature Dachshund for American dog magazine, Canine Chronicle.

Whilst researching it I came across a fascinating photograph of a girl with what looks like a very respectable looking Miniature Wirehaired Dachshund.

What’s so odd about that you may ask?

Well, the photo was taken in 1933 and I was always of the understanding that the Mini-Wire was the verylast variety to be taken up seriously, back in the 1950’s.

Now, of course, the early Standard Wires were often much smaller than we expect to see today and it could of course be one of those. However, the girl looks fairly young & small, and interestingly the photograph is wrongly captioned with the following, “Astra, a Miniature Long-Haired Dachshund, entered for Tattersall’s Dachshund Dog Show, is assisting a juvenile programme seller.”

Any information on this mysterious photo, from any Dachshund super sleuths out there, would be greatly appreciated.