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Contact: Leila Gray
University of Washington

Sarah in the Car

Caption: Genes associated with dwarfism in mice, with short legs and with the small size and weight of toy dog breeds are suspected in the looks of Dachsunds. Sarah, a 12-pound miniature Dachsund, waits for a car ride.

Credit: Earl Steele

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