Monthly Archives: October 2011

Suspect claims Dachshund is DEA sniffer dog

police were called to the scene:

(Patrolman Kevin) Yeagle stepped out of his vehicle and observed a white male suspect, identified as Shaw, exit the tobacco store with a small dachshund on a leash.

Yeagle identified himself, and Shaw began walking in his direction when Yeagle observed the butt of a revolver protruding from the front pocket of Shaw’s pants, according to the report. Yeagle then “immediately grabbed [Shaw’s] right wrist, raised his right arm and pinned it against his chest” while confiscating the revolver, the report says.

That’s when, according to the report, Shaw’s dachshund bit Yeagle on his inner right leg and Shaw — identifying himself as an undercover agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration — asked Yeagle what he was doing and said he didn’t know what was going on.

The report says that Sgt. Don Cleek showed up and took the revolver, and Shaw explained to Yeagle his undercover position with the DEA, saying his dachshund was his trained narcotic dog.

Shaw then reportedly told officers he and his dog were on official business to locate drugs his daughter allegedly had in her car. According to the report, Shaw made his daughter remove her clothes from the car so the dog could “sniff” out any potential drugs. Shaw said the dog had “hit” on the clothes and that he believed drugs were located inside clothes-filled trash bags in the car.

The loyal wiener dog has been turned over to dog was turned over to Arkadelphia Animal Control. He is clearly a victim of a poor upbringing and the Dachshund News hopes he comes to no harm.

Wiener dog models Halloween costumes

This Dachshund’s stylists write:

We dressed our dog Irvington up in various costumes we got during the Halloween season. As you can tell he REALLY doesn’t like it. We reward him with treats though so he can handle it.

Normally he’s quite hyper and obnoxious but when he’s wearing a costume he shuts up and doesn’t want to move unless he has to.

Go ahead, judge Irvington’s peeps if you want to. The comments are always open.

Kansas man shoots Rottweiler who attacked his Dachshunds

The local TV station reports:

A Salina man uses a gun to stop a dog attack.

Salina Police Lt. Scott Siemsen says that 56-year-old Dana Gustafson was walking his two miniature Dachsund dogs in the 600 block of Steahlin Thursday evening at around 6:45. Two large Rottweiler dogs charged at him from a home at 616 Steahlin.

Gustafson tried to fight the dogs off, but one of the them was able to grab one of the Dachsunds in its mouth, pick it up, and start shaking it.

Gustafson was carrying a concealed .38 calibre handgun. He drew the weapon, and fired one shot. The bullet hit the attacking Rotweiller in the hind-quarters, prompting it to drop the Dachsund.

There are lots of interesting comments on the original story including questions about the effectiveness of pepper spray in fending off vicious dogs. Our sister site, the Scottish Terrier News, also discussed this guns-vs.-mace dog protection issue about a year ago. There was quite a heated discussion.