Origin: English Period: Early Twentieth Century Provenance: Unknown Date: c.1900-25 Depth: 11 inches Width: 9.5 inches Height: 11.5 inches (all at extremities & shield)
The rare and very well-preserved taxidermy chestnut longhaired dachshund mask with glass eyes and in splendid overall condition, mounted on a mahogany shield and surviving from the first quarter of the twentieth century.
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.