Ok the challenge is completed. Here is my crocheted Dachshund - waiting for my daughters comments on the finished product. What did I name my crocheted Dachshund? Ziggy, of course, in honor of my daughters dog. I used Caron Wintuk, Nutmeg and crocheted a collar. My Ziggy is 9" tall and 11" long.
Pattern is available at http://apdesigns.etsy.com/