Dachshund


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Dachshund

a small (approximately 20-25 lb) breed of dog characterized by its long body, deep chest and very short legs. A German breed, the name means 'badger dog' and it was bred for hunting small game. There are three coat types: smooth (or shorthaired), longhaired and wire-haired, found in black, shades of brown, brindled and dappled. A miniature variety (less than 10 lb) is also bred in all three coat types. The breed is predisposed to intervertebral disk protrusion, acanthosis nigricans, cystinuria and diabetes mellitus.
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Nearly all of Mrs Jamieson's dogs, mostly elderly dachshunds, have been returned to her and Mr Abraham.
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PLEADED NOT GUILTY: Melanie Hobson with her daughter Monique, two, and dachshund Lucy.
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Worse, Plato tends to spew a few words backwards, calling his dachshund "Allebasi" instead of "Isabella.
An interactive picture book specifically written in rhyming narrative couplets by Paul Epner and lively illustrated by Bill Reed for children ages 6 to 10, There's A Dachshund In My Bed
My grandmother had a dachshund and I can still recall the horrible scuttling sound its claws made on the kitchen lino as it came round the corner.
Chin up: Winner of the minor puppy bitch class, Tally -a miniature long-haired dachshund -with her owner Mike Turner from Hereford at the Birmingham Dog Show at the weekend.
The dog, who had the low slung and bouncing step of a dachshund but the coat of a black spaniel, waited patiently at the back of the church until it looked as though things were finally getting going, and then trotted down the aisle just ahead of the assembled bishops, clergy and seminary students who were decked out in white albs and purple coloured stoles to mark the Lenten season.
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