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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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At left, Sassy the dachsund gets some affection from owner Richard Thomas.
Latest additions include kitsch designs with dachsund dogs and birds.
If you held that tightly closed bud in your hand, you'd see a tiny insect scurrying along it, searching for an opening, an insect hardly bigger than a flea on a dachsund.
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James, a receptionist at the Hope Street Hotel, paid pounds 500 for his miniature dachsund, Paris Tallulah, six months ago and is rarely without her: ``I take her out as much as possible and do tend to carry her about.