Category Archives: Dachshund newsmakers

Florida Dachshund rescues owner from fire

WJHG in Florida reports on a Fort Walton Beach woman says she’s alive because of her wiener dog. The 10-year-old dachshund, who had been rescued from a shelter himeslf, returned the favour last weekend.

Rescue Dachshund newspaper reportOn a related subject, here’s a report on the difficulties rescuers can face when the dogs they’re dealing with dogs who — like Rudy the Dachshund — have been abused.

And if you’re still able to deal with sad news, here’s the tale of Noel the Dachshund, who provided comfort to an owner who died far too young. RIP, Jana Seagreaves.

Firefighters rescue Dachshund from hole

Patch reports on a Pennsylvania Dachshund, who go herself stuck in an eight-foot deep hole:

It was Candy’s skinny and long frame that got her in some perilous trouble on July 15.

Being a dachshund, Candy has an instilled desire to dig after creatures like groundhogs and badgers; Dachshund is in fact German for “badger hound.”

Laureen Giampa’s daughter had just let out Candy and her fatter companion outside, when she witnessed the duo chase after a groundhog.

“We had some groundhogs, apparently some very large ones that everyone in the neighborhood was talking about,” said Giampa. “I’m the only one that didn’t see them.”

The groundhog ducked into its underground burrow – and Candy followed right behind.

“Fortunately, for the other one, she’s too fat to fit in the hole,” said Giampa. “Candy is a little lean and was able to fit in and get herself stuck in there.”

Panic set in. The family members could hear Candy’s frightful cries in the hole from eight feet underground.

Here’s video:

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.

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.

British courts refuse to return sausage dog

Dachshund at center of legal battleA legal battle over a Dachshund, dubbed the sausage dog trial by the Brit tabloids, ended this week when a man who went to court to try and get his pet dog back after his wife gave it away has had his claim dismissed. The BBC reports:

Gary and Moira Rowlinson, from Offerton, Stockport, gave mini-dachshund Bailey away in February after it bit their granddaughter.

They changed their minds but new owner Steven Spencer would not give him up.

A judge at Stockport County Court ruled Bailey was a “gift” which could not be taken back.

Mr Rowlinson, 55, had made a claim through the small claims court under return of property.

He argued that he was Bailey’s legal owner, but it was his wife who gave the dog away.

Hmmm, sounds like things are unlikely to be harmonious in the Rowlinson household for quite some time. Here’s the Daily Mail‘s juicy take.

Dachshunds, yes. Big dogs, no

In Palm Springs, California and surroundings, the debate about where exactly dogs should be allowed to go continues. The local newspaper reports on the situation and quotes a Dachshund owner, who has taken her wiener dog to some forbidden places:

Trish Pierce of Palm Desert said she has never had any problems taking Katie and Rose, her two miniature dachshunds, to home improvement stores such as Lowe’s.

“You wouldn’t even know they’re there,” she said. “They’re very well-behaved.”

Restaurants and grocery stores are a bit more complicated. Under state law, animals are not allowed in any business where food is prepared, sold or stored, save for police dogs or service animals such as seeing-eye dogs.

The law allows pets on the patios of restaurants, but it’s easy to find places where the rules are bent for steady customers.

Still, many people, with or without pets, see a difference between a pint-sized pooch in a carrier case and larger animals.

Pierce admits that when Katie was a puppy, she used to take her to the grocery store in a carrier bag but, she said, “I don’t think big dogs should be running around.”

As far as the Dachshund News is concerned, the same rules should apply to kids and dogs. The well behaved should be welcome and the undisciplined and disruptive should be sent packing.