Sarah in the Car (image) University of Washington Share Print E-Mail 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 Usage Restrictions For use only by news media and educational institutions, including museums Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.