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hermhater
07-17-2009, 02:57 AM
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00590/Dogs_590366a.jpg

The evolutionary secret of how the dachshund got its short legs has been uncovered by scientists with the discovery of a gene that explains the diminutive stature of at least 19 breeds.

Scientists discover secret of why dachshunds have short legs - Times Online (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article6716855.ece)






Rascal sent me this link.

AussieChiefsFan
07-17-2009, 02:58 AM
Weird.

hermhater
07-17-2009, 02:59 AM
Are you calling my dogs weird?

Cuz they are super awesome.

Chiefster
07-17-2009, 03:01 AM
The mystery at long last has been solved.

AussieChiefsFan
07-17-2009, 03:02 AM
Are you calling my dogs weird?

Cuz they are super awesome.
I'm not calling the dogs weird. Actually IMO they are pretty cool dogs. I'm calling that fact that they can explain why their legs are short, weird.

:bananen_smilies046:

hermhater
07-17-2009, 03:05 AM
My dogs are awesome.

AussieChiefsFan
07-17-2009, 03:45 AM
My dogs are awesome.
What are their names?

hermhater
07-17-2009, 03:47 AM
Rascal and Zelda.

AussieChiefsFan
07-17-2009, 03:52 AM
Rascal and Zelda.
Rascal. That's Funny. He's a Rascal isn't he? (You don't need to answer that.:D )

:bananen_smilies046:

hermhater
07-17-2009, 03:55 AM
I may, or may not need to answer that but I'm gonna.

Rascal and Zelda are awesome.

Try to get within 50 feet of my house and they will let you know about it.

AussieChiefsFan
07-17-2009, 04:13 AM
I may, or may not need to answer that but I'm gonna.

Rascal and Zelda are awesome.

Try to get within 50 feet of my house and they will let you know about it.
So they Yap a lot?

hermhater
07-17-2009, 04:21 AM
Not a lot.

Just when someone gets within 50' of my house.

That's a good thing.

Small dogs are underrated.

I'd rather have a small dog that will alert you to take care of a situation yourself, rather than using the dog to take care of the situation.

AussieChiefsFan
07-17-2009, 04:31 AM
Not a lot.

Just when someone gets within 50' of my house.

That's a good thing.

Small dogs are underrated.

I'd rather have a small dog that will alert you to take care of a situation yourself, rather than using the dog to take care of the situation.
So would I.

:bananen_smilies046:

Canada
07-17-2009, 03:49 PM
I like my big dog that barks and can also protect my family when needed.

I guess its true what they say. Most dogs resembe their owners!! You yap a lot and you are really tiny!!

Chiefster
07-17-2009, 04:28 PM
I like my big dog that barks and can also protect my family when needed.

I guess its true what they say. Most dogs resembe their owners!! You yap a lot and you are really tiny!!

Never bring a chihuahua to a pit bull fight. :D

AussieChiefsFan
07-17-2009, 11:14 PM
Never bring a chihuahua to a pit bull fight. :D
:funnypost:

hermhater
07-18-2009, 01:51 AM
I like my big dog that barks and can also protect my family when needed.

I guess its true what they say. Most dogs resembe their owners!! You yap a lot and you are really tiny!!

Why put your dog at risk?

That's just selfish.

Canada
07-18-2009, 09:01 AM
Why put your dog at risk?

That's just selfish.

So hide the dog and put my family at risk? Or get a dog that barks and watches while someone breaks into my house?


Crime is pretty low where I live so really my dog mostly just eats and sleeps, so whos the selfish one?? :)

Chiefster
07-19-2009, 02:27 AM
So hide the dog and put my family at risk? Or get a dog that barks and watches while someone breaks into my house?


Crime is pretty low where I live so really my dog mostly just eats and sleeps, so whos the selfish one?? :)


Your dog doesn't poop?

Canada
07-19-2009, 04:20 AM
Your dog doesn't poop?

Only on the neighbours lawn!! :D

doobs_05
07-19-2009, 04:23 AM
I may, or may not need to answer that but I'm gonna.

Rascal and Zelda are awesome.

Try to get within 50 feet of my house and they will let you know about it.


You named your dog after one of or the greatest game of all time....i applauled you!! Which Zelda is your fav.

Chiefster
07-19-2009, 06:48 AM
Only on the neighbours lawn!! :D

That's a good boy...or girl whichever the case may be. :sign0098:

Canada
07-19-2009, 09:24 AM
That's a good boy...or girl whichever the case may be. :sign0098:

Its always a girl man. My wife, two daughters, partner at work, sister, mom, dog, and cat. All girls everywhere I go. I used to wish for that when I was younger. I got tricked. :drunkhb:

hometeam
07-19-2009, 10:28 PM
I have two minis that i love love love!

corndog and tator tot!

hermhater
07-21-2009, 01:10 PM
So hide the dog and put my family at risk? Or get a dog that barks and watches while someone breaks into my house?


Crime is pretty low where I live so really my dog mostly just eats and sleeps, so whos the selfish one?? :)

You don't hide he dog, just let it bark while you kick some ***.

dbolan
07-21-2009, 04:47 PM
Are you calling my dogs weird?

Cuz they are super awesome.

What is not wierd about them? LMAO!

hermhater
07-21-2009, 04:52 PM
They are rather weird, they get it from their owners though.

But they are still awesome.

We just finally started leaving them out of their kennel when we go to work yesterday.

They love not being cooped up.

Chiefster
07-21-2009, 08:55 PM
They are rather weird, they get it from their owners though.

But they are still awesome.

We just finally started leaving them out of their kennel when we go to work yesterday.

They love not being cooped up.

My dogs are the same way.

hermhater
07-21-2009, 11:04 PM
They look at me with those pitiful eyes when I leave in the morning and it's so nice not to have to put them in a cage.

Canada
07-22-2009, 10:42 AM
You put your dogs in a cage? That is so selfish.

hermhater
07-22-2009, 12:57 PM
I don't put them in a cage anymore.

They've learned what it takes not to be kenneled.