Golden retriever-dachshund mix makes us do a double take

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You’ve got to wonder how this happened: “You’ve got a lot of confidence for a dog your size. I like that,” a golden retriever said flirtatiously to a dachshund. “Well, today’s your lucky day, because I’ve got a thing for tall blondes,” the dachshund replied with a roguish wink. After a few dates in the park, a coy game of tug and war, the love of a lifetime blossomed between the fetching couple, and along came this guy, a gorgeous golden retriever-dachshund mix. You don’t see this kind of dog very often, but we sort of want one. He makes us believe all those romantic comedies about how opposites attract.

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Lost Charlottesville dachshund story has happy ending

There is nothing more terrifying than discovering that your dachshund has escaped and is running loose. That was the experience of a local Charlottesville family recently, when Shorty, a longhaired black and tan doxie, about a year old, got loose.

The family was frantic, especially the three-year-old son, who loves his four-footed buddy. Fortunately, they thought to contact the local Craigslist, a centralized network of online communities that includes a lost and found section: charlottesville craigslist> community > lost & found

Thanks to Craigslist, the story had a happy ending, with Shorty returning home within 24 hours. Although Shorty’s story had a happy ending, some dogs and families are not so lucky. In honor of National Pet Month, here are some things that you can do to protect your doxie and ensure her safety. First, keep a close eye on her, making sure that she is in a secure area: don’t leave doors or gates open where she could dash out unnoticed. Latch the gate and secure the door.

Make sure that she has a distinctive collar; some people think that all dachshunds look alike, but if yours has, for example, a bright pink collar with a green alligator on it, she will stand out. Make sure that she wears that distinctive collar every time she is out so that people come to recognize her.

Attach sturdy plastic tags that clearly identify you, and check them regularly to ensure that they have not faded or cracked. Do not use metal tags, as they can rust. Be sure that your contact information on the tag is current otherwise it is useless. Also include the microchip or tattoo ID# on the tag (see below); it is yet one more item in your arsenal. Be especially watchful when moving; it is a time when dogs can easily get loose and are harder to track down because of the change of address.

In addition to the collar and tag, have your doxie tattooed. It is a permanent form of identification and provides added protection since federal law prohibits laboratories from using tattooed dogs. Be sure to register the tattoo number, keeping the contact information current.

Finally, have your dachshund micro chipped. It is an easy and painless way to identify your most important family member. Like tattooing, registering the information and keeping it current is key. Although there is no guarantee that your doxie will never get loose, taking these steps will increase your chances of having a happy ending if she does.

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By Robert Barron, Staff Writer Enid News and Eagle
ENID, Okla. — The fourth annual Enid Paws 4 the Cause Dachshund Dash is raising money this year to help purchase a new Enid Police Department K-9 partner to replace the retired Thor.

The races start at 10 a.m. July 27 at Chisholm Trail Expo Center. The new EPD dog will be trained in the areas of drug identification and patrol.
4th Dachshund Dash slated July 27 at Expo
Assisting with the event are Security National Bank, Park Avenue Thrift, Eagle Marketing and Chisholm Trail Broadcasting.

The event is nationally sanctioned by the National Dachshund Foundation, said April Danahy,

marketing director for Security National Bank. The grand champion and reserve grand champion will be eligible to go the national dachshund races in Finlay, Ohio.

“We’ve been pleased with the community support, spectators and racers, as we raise money for animal-related causes,” Danahy said.

Paws 4 the Cause helped raise money for EPD to purchase a K-9 patrol dog when Rex retired, for trees and bushes at the dog park and watering stations for dogs along Enid’s Trail System. Last year, it helped raise money to establish three outdoor adoption areas at the city of Enid animal shelter.

“We couldn’t have done it without the support of our sponsors and racers and their owners. A great group of people put it on every year and it continues to grow,” Danahy said. “Racers from as far away as Arkansas come over to compete. The goal is to provide a family fun event that’s safe for animals and fun for spectators.”

Eagle Marketing’s Frank Baker said he has been pleased with the way the community has embraced the event.

“Nothing against two-legged people, but I’m a big dog fan,” Baker said. “It’s great to see money funnel back to tangible things for pets.”

Baker also reminded people who may attend that the event will be air conditioned inside the Expo Center. He thanked Lynne Benkendorf of Eagle Marketing for handling the logistics of the event.

“It is sanctioned by the people who put on the Wiener Nationals in Ohio,” Baker said. “I encourage people to come out. It’s just the goofiest, sweetest thing you can see.”

Three age groups of dachshund athletes will compete. The age groups are puppies 4 months to one year in age; adults one year to eight years in age; and seniors eight years and up. All racers must be full-blood dachshund. This year, there will be additional races for mixed-breed dachshunds.

Owners may register their dogs at The Groom Closet, 2005 W. Chestnut. Registered dachshunds will be randomly drawn to participate in the dash, as limited racing spots are available. There is a $20 registration fee for racers registered by the July 8 deadline. Late registration fee is $45. Information is available at enidpaws4the cause.com.

There will be sponsorship opportunities and booth space at the event.
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4th Dachshund Dash slated July 27 at Expo

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By Robert Barron, Staff Writer Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — The fourth annual Enid Paws 4 the Cause Dachshund Dash is raising money this year to help purchase a new Enid Police Department K-9 partner to replace the retired Thor.

The races start at 10 a.m. July 27 at Chisholm Trail Expo Center. The new EPD dog will be trained in the areas of drug identification and patrol.

Assisting with the event are Security National Bank, Park Avenue Thrift, Eagle Marketing and Chisholm Trail Broadcasting.

The event is nationally sanctioned by the National Dachshund Foundation, said April Danahy, marketing director for Security National Bank. The grand champion and reserve grand champion will be eligible to go the national dachshund races in Finlay, Ohio.

“We’ve been pleased with the community support, spectators and racers, as we raise money for animal-related causes,” Danahy said.

Paws 4 the Cause helped raise money for EPD to purchase a K-9 patrol dog when Rex retired, for trees and bushes at the dog park and watering stations for dogs along Enid’s Trail System. Last year, it helped raise money to establish three outdoor adoption areas at the city of Enid animal shelter.

“We couldn’t have done it without the support of our sponsors and racers and their owners. A great group of people put it on every year and it continues to grow,” Danahy said. “Racers from as far away as Arkansas come over to compete. The goal is to provide a family fun event that’s safe for animals and fun for spectators.”

Eagle Marketing’s Frank Baker said he has been pleased with the way the community has embraced the event.

“Nothing against two-legged people, but I’m a big dog fan,” Baker said. “It’s great to see money funnel back to tangible things for pets.”

Baker also reminded people who may attend that the event will be air conditioned inside the Expo Center. He thanked Lynne Benkendorf of Eagle Marketing for handling the logistics of the event.

“It is sanctioned by the people who put on the Wiener Nationals in Ohio,” Baker said. “I encourage people to come out. It’s just the goofiest, sweetest thing you can see.”

Three age groups of dachshund athletes will compete. The age groups are puppies 4 months to one year in age; adults one year to eight years in age; and seniors eight years and up. All racers must be full-blood dachshund. This year, there will be additional races for mixed-breed dachshunds.

Owners may register their dogs at The Groom Closet, 2005 W. Chestnut. Registered dachshunds will be randomly drawn to participate in the dash, as limited racing spots are available. There is a $20 registration fee for racers registered by the July 8 deadline. Late registration fee is $45. Information is available at enidpaws4the cause.com.

There will be sponsorship opportunities and booth space at the event.

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1. Every purse and coat pocket is rifled when you walk through the
door.
2. The bed has sausage shaped lumps under the covers.
3. The doggie door is only 8″ high.
4. You’re face gets licked by a dog standing on the back of the couch.
5. When you come into the house after being away only minutes and you
are greeted like you’ve been gone for 10 years.
6. When someone hands you a tennis ball as soon as you walk in the
door.
7. When the owners introduce their Dachshund as their oldest son.
8. Footstools are placed strategically around the furniture and bed.
9. The house is decorated with Dachshund items.
10. The owner is decorated with Dachshund items.
11. Gates are placed in each doorway.
12. After the doorbell rings, you can’t hear a thing for 10 minutes.
13. The alarm clock is set for HIS wake up time.
14. Dachshund “nose art” is proudly displayed on each window.
15. There are at least 45 balls laying around the house.
16. All socks, underwear, and shoes have holes in them.
17. The sign outside the house says, “Dachshund Lovers Parking Only.”
18. You have to look before you take a step.
19. All squeak toys no longer have squeaking ability.
20. The doors to many rooms must remain closed.
21. The owner’s bed never remains made.
22. Rugs and furniture are all dark colors.
23. The cat litter box magically cleans itself.
24. You will find dogs instead of clothes in the laundry basket.
25. When you arrive, you find the living room covered with chewed up
toilet paper rolls, Kleenex, etc…
26. All snow is shoveled from the yard to protect the “Ta-Ta’s” of
male Dachshunds.
27. You notice small fox holes in the yard.
28. You are kindly told not to eat the green beans and carrots because
they are for the dogs.
29. Toy boxes are bone shaped.
30. All waste baskets and trash cans are elevated at least 3 ft. from
the ground.
31. There is a Bissell Green Machine always within reach.
32. A cupboard is full of tiny clothes that were purchased before the
owner realized that Dachshunds would rather remain nudists.
33. Company doesn’t come around much anymore.
34. The owner talks a lot about getting a super king-sized bed.
35. The living room looks like it’s covered with snow due to the
batting which came out of de-stuffed toys.
36. Blankets cover each piece of furniture for better burrowing
purposes.
37. The owner has no food yet his Dachshund has plenty of premium dog
food.
38. The mailman is warned, “Watch out or he’ll bite a hole in your
sock.”
39. The mailman passes a brightly colored card to other mailmen
saying, “A dangerous animal lives inside. Do not use mail slot.”
40. Bricks are placed inside trash cans.
41. The Dachshund gets kisses before the owner’s significant other.
42. The owner runs around looking for a “sitter” if they’re going to
be gone for more than a few hours.
43. It is too dangerous to walk around the house without shoes because
of partly chewed up Nyla-Bones.
44. Little blue pee-pads are placed by the back door.
45. You notice that the Dachshunds receive more Christmas presents
than human kids.
46. All the owner’s computer “favorites” are Dachshund related.
47. The grass is mowed very very very short.
48. There is always plenty of toilet paper to pick up poops.
49. The owner’s bed is covered with no less than 4 gutted toys, 3
balls, and 2 nyla- bones.
50. You are immediately told not to sit in the dog’s chair.

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