A Dachshund and pit bull have somehow successfully mated and produced an offspring that is both intimidating and adorable at the same time. Caretakers who currently own this Dachshund-pit bull mix, called Rami, have been inundated with phone calls and inquiries about the strange cross-breed.
While it may certainly look like a prank, Rami the dog does have the head of a typical male pit bull and the body of an adorable dachshund. The Moultrie Colquitt County Humane Society in Georgia which is currently accepting applications for Rami says the adoption post has gone viral and thousands have expressed their interest, in owning such an unusual pet.
Rami is essentially a typical short-legged, long-bodied dachshund, paired with a larger, stronger, and more powerful-looking pit bull’s head, said Dawn Blanton of the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society,
“It is a true pit bull head on a dachshund body.”
Surprisingly, no one knows how the unusual dog came into being, continued Blanton, “A man found the dog, now named Rami, wandering in his backyard. He called the shelter and described him as a ‘pit bull with short legs.'”
Local animal control officers, who brought Rami at the shelter, confirmed Rami is indeed a dachshund/pit bull mix. They said that though such anomalies are rather rare, they do sometimes occur in nature, when either of the parents are “in heat” and are looking for a partner to mate. Though it would be near impossible for a male dachshund to mate with a female pit bull, given the diminutive stature, chances are high that it was the other way around. Rami could be the result of a male pit bull forcing himself on a female dachshund.
Rami, on the other hand, appears to have taken on the qualities of the adorable dachshund, with a few minor exceptions, shared the shelter on its Facebook page.
“Hi! I’m Rami and I’m looking for my forever home. I’m full of energy. I don’t like walking on a leash. I’m a sweetie pie, and love to run. I don’t listen very well, so you’ll need to take some time to train me. Because I tend to be a bit hyper, I might not be the best addition to a household with little kids. But I’m sure that all I need is a little loving.”
The post has already crossed 2.4 million hits, said a proud Blanton. Interestingly, it is now a case of reverse selection – the Humane Society workers are taking their time to pick his new owner because they don’t want him to become a freak show.
Rami, who is fully grown at 25 pounds, is neutered. He is expected to be adopted by next week.
[Image Credit | Moultrie Colquitt County Humane Society]