Photo Comments (1)Age: 10 Years Sex: Male Weight: 11-25 lbs
Leave a bone for Sammy Salsa
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Sammy Sammy, trouble, brat
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October 31st 2004
Buggin da sisters and brudders and String Cheese
When you are not paying attention to him, he'll tell you about it
Fleece Sunshine Stuffie
Whatever you're eating, bacon, and string cheese
Anywhere his mama is.
He knows no fear, will do whatever the others are doing.
Sammy and his brother Chips were dumped at an upper Ohio shelter because they were both blind and partially deaf. Chips had parvo and died within a week. Coast to Coast Dachshund was contacted to take him. I went to pick him up to foster him till a forever home could be found for him. As soon as they put him in my arms my heart skipped a beat, it was love at first sight. That day Sammy Salsa came home to his forever home instead of his foster home. I knew he was meant to be my little boy. He has continued to capture my heart everyday. He's grown into the sweetest happiest little guy, he loves everyone. He is truely mommas baby boy.
So, What's Wrong with a Double Dapple?
For reasons unknown, the combination of two dapple genes hitting the same area of the dog can be lethal. I have seen double dapple puppies born with no eyes, and/or no ears. Blindness and/or deafness is also caused by the double dapple gene. On the other hand, a double dapple can be born with no deformities at all.
There are no facts or figures available (that I have found) that tells us how many dogs like this dog have been whelped. The double dapple pattern is an acceptable pattern that is recognized by AKC. In my opinion, if AKC continues to allow this pattern (which can only be achieved by breeding two dapples together, so it is totally preventable) to be recognized, then serious studies should be done to look at the damage being done to the dogs. I, for one, feel that even one dog like this is not worth the risk of a million healthy dogs.
Bad to da bone, ba ba ba baaaadddd
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Dachshund Adopters, Darling Dappled Dachshunds, Dogs from Cincinnati, Ohio Doxies, Split Faced Pooches, Weenies of the 'Nati
I've Been On Dogster Since:
|March 6th 2005
||More than 9 years!
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