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The Noble Dachshund

For years, I thought dachshunds were ludicrous. I mean, really, short silly dogs with a strange name.

Recently the penny dropped for me, when I learned that the German word "dachs" means "badger". Those silly waddling things? They were bred to go into a badger lair and DRAG IT OUT INTO THE OPEN. They're literally badgerhounds. I wouldn't want to mess with one in an earthen den.

But they still look ridiculous.

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hygelakthedread
Jan. 20th, 2008 11:18 am (UTC)
Hmmm... I wonder. If kobolds really had existed, do you think the Germans would have bred a koboldhund? I could see adventurers spending good gold on some of those...

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