Meet Media Star Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund

Crusoe with ball in mouth

Each week, we celebrate dogs making a difference. This week, we wanted to celebrate a media star that uses his celebrity to help dogs in need. We had the pleasure of hanging out with Crusoe and his family at Wienerfest Home County Festival.. They were there to support Tiny Paws Dog Rescue and  Helping Homeless Pets  Crusoe took photos and even sold t-shirts for fundraising. He also supports Canadian Dachshund Rescue.

Helping Dogs In Need

Order your own Crusoe “Paws Up!” T-Shirt Based on the viral video entitled “Dachshunds Play Cops & Robbers”. All the funds raised will go to Tiny Paws Rescue to help support small breed rescue dogs.

Oakley, Crusoe and flat Kilo sit on bench at wienerfest

Crusoe, Oakley and flat Kilo the Pug

Doxie Love

Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund is the miniature black and tan dachshund that has shot to fame since launching his blog three years ago. He is aptly named after Robinson Crusoe for his exceptional sense of adventure.  

Crusoe seems to love his fame and is known as: 

“The wiener dog who thinks he’s more of a celebrity than he really is (for now)” –

Star Qualities

  • Facebook: 277 Thousand Followers
  • Twitter: 4.9 Thousand Followers
  • Instagram: 39.3 Thousand Followers
  • YouTube: 24,848 subscribers and 9,899,766 views
  • Vine: 236.8 Thousand Followers

Takes time to support Rescues!

Star Power

Shortly into his first year of life, Crusoe made his debut on television winning ‘best trick’ at an annual wiener dog event. It’s only been up from there! Crusoe is known for the super cute photos and funny viral videos that his fans love.


He also travels quite frequently, visiting such places as Maine, Bahamas, Florida, Ontario, & Quebec. You can see his travels is his series of YouTube Videos from his channel HERE

You may not recognize him out of his famed BATDOG costume. Alongside brother Oakley, the duo dress-up as BATDOG and Robin. BATDOG is motivated by fame and glory and Robin by brotherly adoration and shiny things.


Facts Crusoe Insists You Know About Him

  • My ego is bigger than my little body.
  • I don’t trust wired-hair dachshunds.
  • I have a twin half-brother named Oakley.
  • Fame hasn’t changed me – I was always this self-absorbed.
  • Mum and Dad are my managers (we met them and they are delightful). I also have 24/7 camera crew with me.

Crusoe and mom sitting on bench


2015- Crusoe showed everyone how to be more active and fit as the Active Lifestyle Ambassador. One of the official Ambassadors of the Four Pillars of Animal Wellness! He looks in great shape and was a finalist in the Wiener races at Wienerfest.

black dachshund with toy in mouth

2013 – Winner of Best Pet Blog at the 2013 Weblog Awards (Bloggies).
2012 – Winner Montreal Dachshund Race
2011 – 1st Place Winner for Life & Dog Magazine: Dog & Toy Photo Contest
2011 – Best Costume Winner at the 4th Annual Wiener Dog Event in Montreal
2011 – Heat Winner at the 4th Annual Wiener Dog Race in Montreal
2010 – Best Trick Winner at the 3rd Annual Wiener Dog Event in Montreal

Pre-Order Crusoe’s New Book 

crusoe with new book


Don’t miss Crusoe’s brand new book, Adventures of The Wiener Dog Extraordinaire: Crusoe coming out October 2015. The book will feature a collection of his most famed moments as well as a bunch of exclusive photos and stories. It loosely follows the chronological order of his life from puppyhood to stardom and is based on a theme of “seasons”; highlighting his adventures from all times of the year!

Pre-Order The Book Today! 

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  • Hi my Talent Hound friends!
    Crusoe is hilarious I must say, the videos are very entertaining. His vine video had me and Mommy snickering with laughter. He reminds me of me actually, as far as being an adventurer, doing tricks, getting into mischief, and using his abilities to help dogs in need. Way to go Crusoe!
    Love, Pixel

  • It looks like fun being a celebrity. Do you get lots of treats?

  • Hi Y’all!

    We love the smiling face!

    Y’all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  • Wow, what an impressive dog and dog lover! Our dogs are just dogs; but they’re celebrities in my heart. I’m so impressed by people who have dogs who can do so much and make a difference. That takes a lot of time, commitment and dedication. Bravo!

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      Crusoe and Oakley are beloved family pets first from what I saw. Then so great they help- just to attend the event we were at together, they drove 5 or 6 hours each way (it was 3 hours from Toronto with the traffic and they are further). Let alone all the other work. I am full of admiration too. Thanks for stopping by. X S

  • Crusoe is ADORABLE.

  • I love how he uses his celebrity status to help other dogs in need. Thank you for sharing this wonderful dog and thank you for joining the blog hop!

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      Thank you for hosting Jodi. I love it when dogs and people make a difference too. Crusoe is so cute and his family are very creative and fun. X Susie

  • It is very nice to meet Crusoe, a very talented Doxie. Thanks for sharing on the hop.