I just watched a show on pbs about the dachshound breed. Before I always thought they were just a good for nothing house dog that people pathetically treated as a baby. After watching the show I found out the dog was bred for actually hunting Badgers over in Europe. The reason for the short legs/long body. They showed here in America of people having field trials of rabbit and rat hunting with the little poochies. Well now I have a interest in them and seeing what kind of hunting we could possibly do around here. But if I do come up with a pooch or two, they still have to sleep outside where all dogs and cats belong.