I have been trying to tell Spaatz that he's not a bird dog. Over and over I tell him "no birds", you are a Dachshund. You are a scent hound, you have a height challenge so you can keep your nose to the ground and find things that way. Well today he proved me wrong. Along with Miss Peachy they got themselves a house sparrow today. I'm not sure how it started, but the bird was just running away from them. They chased it all about the yard, flushed it out of the woodpile, then they caught it. Peachy brought it in the house, my husband tossed it back out after she dropped it . Then Spaatz finished it. So they proved that even a Dachshund can be a bird dog. It just goes to show- aim high, you never know what you can do.
Don't feel bad for the sparrow, they are a non-native, invasive species which is considered the worst event in the history of American ornithology was the introduction of the English Sparrow. I'm quoting here. We don't like them because they take over Bluebird nest boxes, and will even go in and peck the Bluebird's brains out. They're pretty nasty. So today the dogs performed a service.