Having three dachshund, it makes sense to use them as inspiration. I actually traced the head and muzzle of one of mine to get the basic shape for this design. This is an original design in crochet. I enjoy crocheting using a graph and designing graph patterns. The pictures shown are in blue and was a gift for a friend expecting a boy. I have also made it in pink and green. The eye is a large button and is sewn on for safety. The nose is not as pointy as is appears in the photo.