When Sydney and Mackenzie came to us, they were still in the soft round puppy stage that just looked pretty much like any other puppy. The man that gave them to Rob said they were Beagle and Brittany.
The Dachshund standard says: The trunk is long and fully muscled.
See their front legs and feet.
The Dachshund standard says: The joints of the wrists do not appear absolutely straight. The front feet may be equally inclined a trifle outward.
The Dachshund standard says: Breast bone is strongly prominent in front.
Tail set moderately high, not turned forward over the back.
Syd's tail now curves slightly over her back.
I suspect that the man who bred the girls didn't know his dog breeds very well and what he thought was a Beagle may have actually been a Dachshund. Does any of this matter? Not really. The girls are a hoot and I like their long faces, floppy ears and crooked feet. The long bodies could be something to watch in the future as long bodied dogs can have back problems. They're mixed breed dogs so they'll not be judged on their lack of standard, they'll just be loved for who they are.