What the heck is a Teufel Hunden? My darling, dearest husband served in the United States Marine Corps. Apparently in boot camp, Marines are told of a fight called the Battle of Belleau Wood that took place in France in 1918. The story goes on to tell that the Marines fought with such aggression and determination that the Germans referred to them as "Dogs from Hell" or "Hounds from Hell". Supposedly, the German translation is Teufel Hunden, but after some research, I found that this phrase in German is grammatically incorrect. The word would actually be teufelshunde, and pronounced slightly different. Nevertheless, it is the way the Marines spell it, and say it, and so given the fact that we have two dogs that orginated in Rottweil, Germany, and we have two German Angora rabbits, it seemed fitting that we give our farm a German moniker.
Devil Dog is a term of endearment and honor for the Marines, and is portrayed as a Bulldog on USMC paraphernalia. While our Rottweilers are not the standard Devil Dog in military terms, we feel that these two beauties exemplify the Devil Dog spirit. Kind of. Well a little. Whatever.