Today, Buzzfeed ran an interesting piece called “16 Brilliant Artists and Their Animal Muses” by Summer Anne Burton. After reading the article and studying the photos of the 16 brilliant artists and their animal muses, I was struck by one idea: Three of my favorite artists — David Hockney, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol were crazy for dachshunds!

Dachsuhuds are in a class by themselves (Group 4, according to the World Canine Federation) because they’re the only canines that hunt both above and below ground. Sounds like a wonderful description for an artist’s muse — putting the work out into the world, but burrowing into the unconscious to produce it.

Here are some charming photos of the three famous doxie lovers.

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David Hockney took his dachshunds Stanley and Boodgie everywhere — and loved to draw and paint his beloved companions.

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Andy Warhol featured his dachshunds Archie (pictured above) and Amos in many of his works.

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Pablo Picasso adored his dachshund Lump (German for “rascal”), who lived to age 16.