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