My name is Crusoe and I am a miniature black and tan dachshund. But don’t take ‘miniature’ too much to heart. I was named after Robinson Crusoe for my deep sense of adventure and my natural ability to instill fascination in the public eye. My tagline is “the wiener dog who thinks he’s more of a celebrity than he really is”, but I think at this point I pretty much am a celebrity! You can read about me in the news here.
On multiple occasions vets have said I am the most muscular wiener dog they’ve ever seen. Just sayin’.
I’m also the author of the self-titled, New York Times Bestselling book!
Continuing with my story, it was shortly into my first year of life that I had my first debut on television for winning ‘best trick’ at an annual wiener dog event. After that, my life snowballed into that of a renowned international celebrity. On that topic, I also love snowballs..
Heck, I even won myself a People’s Choice Award for ‘Animal Star’ of 2018.
I travel quite frequently, including to such places as Maine, Bahamas, Florida, France, Italy, Switzerland, Mexico, and having toured all across the US & Canada. I am an intrepid expedition leader and seeker of sexy ladies. My alter ego is also the infamous BATDOG.
My parents are Ryan and Lauren, who are also my acting managers and promoters. They do a pretty good job but I’m always open to new managers who can fulfill more of my desired celebrity lifestyle on a daily basis. Here’s our family portrait.
Where I’m From:
I was born in Montreal, then raised near Mont Tremblant, Quebec for the first couple years of my life. It was then that I moved to the city, where I still am today, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. However, I take a lot of weekend trips back to my original home (now considered my chalet) in the country, or to Toronto to visit my brother Oakley.
If you don’t know me super well yet and have maybe just seen me a coupel times online, you might say, “hey, isn’t there a second dog?!”
Yes, there is! It’s my half-brother named Oakley. We have same father, differnet mother, and I’m about a year older than him. You may also question why he’s not always with me in my videos. Well, he lives with the parents of MY parents who live in Toronto (I live in Ottawa), so we’re about a 5 hour drive apart. Unfortunately, that means we only see each other every couple months for holidays or if his parents go away for a while, then we look after him.
Oakley is the perfect compliment to my handsome, chivalrous, and chiseled self, as he is clumsy, goofy, and often confused – but all in all, a big cutie!
Surgery & IVDD:
25% of dachshunds will encounter an issue with IVDD (intervertebral disc disease). Unfortunately, I’m part of that percentage, because in August 2016 I underwent emergency surgery on my spinal cord to remove ruptured disc material. Mum and Dad were heartbroken but determined to help me recover. Many people have said they have showcased the best possible example to help a dog recover from IVDD, and my recovery and rehabilitation process has been document in these blog posts & videos. I have also created a page specifically dedicated to IVDD on my site to help other dog owners going through similar issues.
I am happy to say I made a full recovery and am pretty much back to 100% my old self. Prevention is key, and that’s how I hope to avoid any other future episodes.
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Always happy to make new friends and fans! 🙂
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