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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Thursday, July 31, 2014

a town long on short dogs

Do you like dachshunds?  Do you really like them?  How about living around scads of them in a town famed for being the source of the low-slung breed?  Then get yourself over to Gergweis, Germany.  Gergweis is a little town a ways up from Salzburg which was for years famed as the dachshund world capital, though I notice its current Wikipedia page (in German) doesn't say a thing about that.  Luckily for us, British Pathé made a short film about the town and its dogs in 1957, using plenty of dry Brit humor and a strategically placed cat (to whom no harm comes, just so you know).  Go spend a minute in the land of dachshunds.

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