Sarah in the Car (image) University of Washington 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 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.