one of the things i have always loved about riley, and now dash and winnie, is their distinct non-dog smell. i never realized it until i read it somewhere, but dachshunds don't smell like dog. but they do smell. not bad. unless they've rolled in something foul, which is a fond habit of dachshunds, but i digress.
riley has the strongest smell, because he is pretty much bald, and he loves to sunbathe and burrow into warm blankets. his armpits are musky, and his neck smells like eggs, but in a good way. it's a warm, comforting smell. dash's smell varies, depending on his shampoo and how long it's been since his bath. when i got him, he smelled of cinnamon, and it got stronger if he got wet. it's been a while since his last bath, and he's been swimming and rained on a few times since then. so right now, he also has the egg smell, but it's very mild. i get more fur than anything when i sniff at him. now that winnie is shaved and has stopped tinkling all over herself (for the most part), she doesn't smell so much like pee. i'm still learning her natural smell - it's sweeter, and mild like dash. sugar and spice? she is a girl after all.
dachshund or not, dog feet smell like fritos. and it's awesome. i won't get into dog breath though. wee hoo!