A image of 16 dachshunds posing perfectly aligned in pairs published by a teenager on July 5 on Facebook caught the heart of many people.
Liam Beach of Rondda, Wales, a 19-year-old teenager, said he was challenged by his friend Catherine to try to get his whole bunch to sit for a photograph on the stairs, 10 minutes later he had the picture. It took him eight minutes in total.
The picture demonstrates eight pairs of dachshund good boys sitting on steps in all their gracious glory, dreamily staring straight into the camera.
Liam had put Lottie, Daisy, Dudley, Wallie, Diamond, Ruby, Benjie, Buster, Bonnie, Ziggy, Sammy, Kizzy, Kiki, Zac, Duke and Saffie, on the steps and told them to ‘stay.’
Once the dachshunds were seated neatly, Beach used a squeaky tennis ball to keep them focused on the camera while he captured the ‘impossible’ image.
Beach said his friends and family members think the picture is amazing and love it.
After posting the picture online, many individuals continued to comment on how much they loved it and were amazed at how the daxies were able to sit still.
“It’s amazing the amount of positive reactions I’ve had because sometimes people are judge-y about the amount of dogs I have,” Daily Mail reported on Liam’s words.
Liam’s family got their first sausage dog Sammy, eight, after a local ad for dachshund puppies was spotted by Liam’s sister Laura Beach.
First came the addition of Kizzy, then quickly followed by Bonnie and Ziggy.
They then decided to start the pooches breeding, but found that they couldn’t part with all the pups. They have therefore held a puppy out of every litter.
Beach said that when he’s out with his pack of tiny dogs, he’s used to getting a few odd looks.
“It’s very entertaining living with all of them. They’re such characters and each one of them is so individual. It can be stressful when they have their occasional squabbles but generally they are a joy to live with. They’re a lovely breed,” he added.