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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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She said she was "absolutely devastated", describing Jack, a red smoothhaired daschund and Otto, a brindle coloured wire-haired puppy, as "her world".
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No doubt this will involve another layer of busybodies on the lookout for podgy pussies or desiccated Daschunds.
She told me they call her dogs Dorgis because they're a cross between Corgis and Daschunds - I was cracking up.
Rachel Weaver-Tolley, pictured, was left devastated when her Land Rover Defender was stolen, with her seven-month-old daschunds inside, as she attended a funeral at St Peter's Church in Bromsgrove.
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