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Fur-Babies (6): Hurray for German Engineering by JD_Renaissance
Dachshunds were built to be hunters of a very vicious animal. Granted, those doxies were thirty to thirty-five pounds of pure muscle and teeth. However, even their smaller cousins were often used in the hunt, going after usually smaller and less dangerous game such as rabbits and ground foul. Regardless, the dachshund design is brilliance, a testament to my husband’s heritage (he’s mostly German). Their chests are massive for a very important purpose. When deep in the enemy’s burrow, they lay their entire weight on that long flat breastbone and use their legs freely for digging and fighting. If a doxie ever got stuck, their whip-like and incredibly strong tail was used as a lifeline; their owner would get a good hold and then yank, freeing doggie from danger. Though my girls are far from the grand hunters of their heritage, their most dangerous prey our hands or perhaps the occasional spider, their lifeline tails do come in handy. This is the case with Boston especially, as she tends to get herself into interesting spots and has the occasional need of being yanked out of or away from them.
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