The dachshund is a short-legged, elongated dog breed of the hound family. The breed's name is German and literally means "badger dog," from (der) Dachs "badger" and (der) Hund "dog". The breed was developed to scent, chase, and hunt badgers and other hole-dwelling animals.
Dachshund is a software modeling tool for the GNOME environment. Dachshund allows developers to create a structured design document with embedded UML diagrams. Many parts of Dachshund are implemented using Python and can be customised to suit individual needs.