Man Takes Perfect Photo Of His 16 Sausage Dogs Lined Up
A fella has managed to take a perfect photo of his 16 sausage dogs after a pal told him he wouldn't be able to get them to line up for a shot.
Nineteen-year-old Liam Beach got his cute pooches to line up, two to a stair, in just eight minutes on Friday to win the bet. Nicely done.
Dachshunds Lottie, Daisy, Dudley, Wallie, Diamond, Ruby, Benjie, Buster, Bonnie, Ziggy, Sammy, Kizzy, Kiki, Zac, Duke and Saffie were placed on the stairs, before Liam told them to 'stay' - with the help of a ball to keep stay put. And fair play to them, they're well-behaved dogs because not one of them moved.
Liam, of Rondda, Wales, said: "My friend Catherine challenged me to try to get all of my lot sat on the stairs for a photo.
"She said, 'I bet you can't pull it off,' so I thought: 'Challenge accepted!' She also promised me a box of chocolates if I managed it.
"She set me that task on Friday morning and 10 minutes later I had the photo. It took me eight minutes in total. I timed myself. I put each dog on the stairs and told them to 'stay'.
"Then I used a squeaky tennis ball to get their attention and clicked away on the camera.
"My friends think the picture is amazing and my family love it. We are going to get it framed.
"I posted the photo online too and people keep commenting on how much they love it and that they're amazed by how I've managed to get the daxies to sit still.
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"It's amazing the amount of positive reactions I've had because sometimes people are judge-y about the amount of dogs I have.
"But I haven't had any negative reactions to the picture at all and I'm amazed by how many people love it. It is really lovely to see."
Liam, who very aptly studied Animal Management, lives with his mum Cheryl Beach and dad Anthony Beach and 17 dogs in total, as the family also have a 12-year-old labrador called Jess.
The family got their very first sausage dog, Sammy, eight years ago - and they were so won over by the breed that they went on to buy another soon after, Kizzy, quickly followed by Bonnie and Ziggy who are now seven.
They then decided to start breeding the pooches but found they were unable to part with all the pups. Accordingly, they've kept a puppy from each litter.
Liam says he is used to getting a few odd looks when he's out with his pack of tiny dogs.
He added: "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.
"I do get some mad looks when I take them all out for a walk at the same time though. I get people stopping and asking for pictures all the time and cars slow down as they drive past."
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