by David Newell for the Juvenile Column of The Boston Herald. Transcribed from The Dachshund or Teckel, Herbert Sanborn, 1937.
This little dog with ten inch clearance
Presents a ludicrous appearance,
His legs are bowed, his feet turn out,
He gives us much to laugh about.
He's two dogs long, a half dog high,
In spite of which he's quick and spry;
So at his funny build don't smirk -
It's perfect for his special work.
For Dachshund plays a hero's role
In going down a badger's hole;
A badger is a savage fighter,
A vicious scratcher and a biter.
And folks who call him "dash-hound" show
Their ignorance and do not know
That dox-hoont is his proper name
In Germany from whence he came.
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