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Founder of Valley Ridge Roofing and Construction, Randy Eastburg has led the company to triple the volume of its residential roofing business from an initial rate of 20 jobs per month to 60 contracts per month. When he’s not busy at work, Randy Eastburg enjoys playing with his pets, two labrador retrievers and a dachshund.

One of the most popular dog breeds in America, dachshunds are small hounds with characteristic short legs and long backs. They have elastic skin and well-developed torsos, along with well-balanced bodies that enable versatility in movement.

In the United States, the dog can be found in two different sizes: miniature with 5- to 6-inch broad shoulders and weighing under 11 pounds, and standard with 8- to 9-inch broad shoulders and weighing 16-32 pounds. Their three different coat types: smooth, longhaired, and wirehaired, combine with different colors such as solid black, brown, or a mixture of both.

Dachshunds may be small in size but they have big hearts. They are often described as brave, mischievous, stubborn, determined, and feisty. Active, fun-loving, and infinitely curious, they are also particularly hard to house train.

Dachshunds were originally bred over three centuries ago to hunt badgers. They’d follow their prey relentlessly right into underground burrows. This may be why many of today’s dachshunds love digging and “hunting down” creatures in yards.