Meet the Welsh Dachshund addict! His friend said it wasn’t possible, but Liam managed to snap the most amazing shot of his 16 adorable sausage dogs, and understandably, it's going viral!
By, 10 Jul 2019
Dachshunds are a popular breed - but it’s not exactly hard to see why. They’re long but little, they’re loyal and smart, and while they can definitely be stubborn, their hilarious quirks more than make up for it.
But this hot dog-loving guy probably loves them more than you and I put together. Liam Beach has 16 sausage dogs in total - yup, that’s a lot of ‘dachshund’ around to meet their every need!
When Liam’s friend told him it’d be impossible to get them all to line-up for a family shot, he was determined to take on the challenge.
According to The Lad Bible, Liam, who lives in 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.
And it worked! Liam managed to get his 16 dachshunds - Lottie, Daisy, Dudley, Wallie, Diamond, Ruby, Benjie, Buster, Bonnie, Ziggy, Sammy, Kizzy, Kiki, Zac, Duke and Saffie - to line up perfectly on his stairs, in just 8 minutes. Then, he got the winning shot!
Pretty impressive, huh?
A pawsome photo
"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.”
Liam got his first sausage dog, Sammy, 8 years ago - and since then, their hot dog team has continued to grow! After deciding to breed their precious pups, they found it difficult to let go of the offspring and now have a mega canine household.
"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."
Well, we're totally dachshund mad and adore Liam's sausage dog crew - we're predicting that they'll be Instagram stars very soon.