This Skydiving Dachshund Proves Some Dogs Are Tougher Than They Look (Photos)

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Normally, when we think of fierce, fearless dogs, the bigger, tougher breeds, like pit bulls or Rottweilers come to mind. Dachshunds, not so much.

Well, Riley, a 4-year-old dachshund from San Francisco just turned the tables on everyone’s ideas of what “tough” means. He jumped out of a plane at 13,000 feet with his owner, Nathan Batiste.

That’s right: The pup went skydiving.

Batiste, 38, a seasoned skydiver, has made the plunge over 400 times but wanted to make his latest jump a little more special.

He had special goggles made for his puppy pal, strapped the little guy to his chest with a custom-made harness and jumped out of the plane.

According to Batiste, Riley loved his first-ever jump — so much so that the pair is already planning to do it again in the future.

Who needs goggles anyway.


That smile doesn’t lie: Riley is having the time of his life.


Here’s a picture of the pup and his owner from 13,000 feet:


There’s no turning back:


At least the humans have something to hold on to:


Close-up of the daring pooch:


Riley posing in his specially made “doggles:”


Safely back on the ground:


Watch the full video here:

H/T: Daily Mail

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