Taking a quick break from our usual topics today, I'm setting the precedent online for discussions of those lovable creatures the Laochshund, or Lao Dachshunds. These are dachshunds who happen to live in Laos or are owned by families of Lao heritage.
To be clear: There is no confirmation of feral razorback jungle dachshunds in Laos at the moment. But if you spot one, try to catch a picture of one. It is believed by many that Laochshunds bring good luck and happiness to their owners when treated well.
There's no clear history of when exactly dachshunds were introduced in Laos, but it is likely no earlier than the mid-1800s. Laochshunds have been spotted in California and Minnesota, and other parts of the country. I'd love to hear about yours!