Roscoe the Doxi came to our Antioch clinic

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Here at our Antioch pet clinic is a nice full sized Dachshund in the arms of his attendant human. Roscoe has all the appropriate attributes: Look at those short legs, long back, deep chest and great head. The Doxi (weiner dog) may date to the ancient Egyptians as there are written references AND mummified remains to support this theory. At any rate, the modern dog was developed in Germany from crossing German, French and English hounds along with terriers. The result is a dog intended to hunt badger by locating the scent and chasing it into its burrow to either kill it or hold it for the hunters. This duty and also the blood sport of badger baiting required an exceptionally feisty, tenacious and fearless personality, thus the Dachshund has a combination of traits stemming from its scent hound ancestors and from its terrier ancestors, As pets, the Doxi can be a lot of fun, active and playful. It can also be stubborn and a problem digger but who could blame it for that knowing it’s background? The two sizes we see in the US are the Standard and the Miniature. Their coat is often short but can also be long and occasionally wiry. – Geoffrey Antipa


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