Super Sausages to the Rescue
Their adorable faces and crazy antics may make you think that they are nothing more than a source of happiness and laughter for the family. However, when you look at your dachshund, do you ever think of them as heroes? Well, you should after reading this post!
Dachshunds might appear small and clumsy, but deep down underneath those short legs and long body lies a big heart of courage, heroism, and boldness. In fact, dachshunds were originally bred as hunting dogs, capable of chasing rabbits and badgers. Of course, talk is cheap. That’s why I want to share with you at least three inspiring stories that will prove to you their bravery. Check them out!
#1. Meet Leo
Leo is perhaps one of the most courageous stories of Dachshund bravery. He is dachshund in Serbia who saved an 11-year old girl, whose name is Sofia, from a runaway bull mastiff. Sadly, he paid with his dear life to save the girl.
According to the police, a bull mastiff escaped from its cage. The escaped dog ran into the street and found a girl playing on her roller skates. Without hesitation, the bullmastiff attacked the girl, biting her legs and arms and then dragging her back to the cage.
Leo, who was just nearby the incident heard the girl screaming. Even if the bullmastiff is four times the size of Leo, he jumped in, barked at the bullmastiff and bit its leg. This got the attention of the mastiff and so, turned around and left the girl. The two dogs fought tirelessly until Leo was fatally wounded – eventually costing his life.
The heroic act of Leo allowed Sofia to escape. Leo gave up his life to save someone else’s. Truly, Leo is a hero dog. Today, a bronze statue of Leo is erected in a public park in Serbia to commemorate his bravery.
[Source: A man takes a photo of the monument to Leo, a dachshund that defended a child from an attack by another dog, at a public park in Serbia. (Marko Drobnjakovic/AP), link at https://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/dog-died-saving-girl-honored-monument-serbia-article-1.2281208]
#2. Meet Jojo
When your home is on fire, you will be thankful to have a dachshund around. That’s what the Huntley family realized on one Sunday morning. At around 1 am, the electric outlet in Kalen’s room, one of Huntley’s kids, overheated. Kalen normally sleeps with Jojo, their family dachshund.
That night, Jojo kept coming out of Kalen’s room and tried to alert adults. Initially, the parents of Kalen didn’t understand what Jojo wanted to say. So, they followed Jojo to Kalen’s room and there, they smelled an odor of strong burning rubber. They immediately turned off the electrical power supply and alerted the firefighters.
Later, they learned that they were only minutes away before the outlet caught fire, which could have potentially cost Kalen his life, properties, and his whole family.
[Source: "Dachshund Hero Alerts Family to Fire Danger!", link at http://dachshundlove.blogspot.com/2010/02/dachshund-hero-alerts-family-to-fire.html]
#3. Meet Razor
Dachshunds don’t just save people, they also save other animals; in this case, a St. Bernard named Jazzy.
Razor and Jazzy are buddies. It was in one Sunday afternoon that Jazzy, a nine-year-old St. Bernard, got loose from his leash. Chavez, their owner, was worried that something had happened to Jazzy.
He looked for him all day that Sunday but to no avail. Came Monday, Chavez had to go to work. By then, Razor was acting strange and crazy. He is actually trying to tell Chavez something! Curious about why Razor is causing a scene, Chavez released Razor from his leash. Without wasting any second, Razor took off and run through the field. He went to an irrigation ditch. A passerby followed Razor and to his surprise, made an amazing discovery.
There lied Jazzy in the ditch. Police and firefighters then responded to the scene and quickly rescued Jazzy who was trapped in the ditch for more than 18 hours.
Razor is no doubt a friend to not just Chavez, but also to Jazzy.
[Source: KRQE, link at https://animalchannel.co/dachshund-saves-friend/]
Not all Superheroes Wear Capes
Your dachshund is more than just an adorable and loving companion. In its core, you will find a superhero ready to save the day. They are always beside you through thick and thin – and if needed, willing to give up their lives just to save yours.
What story was your favorite? Tell us in the comments!
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