AUSTRIA: Count's Dachshund

The Egyptians, as their ancient reliefs attest, valued the brave and loyal, but somewhat obstinate dachshund.* Last week, near Semmering, famed Austrian winter sports centre, Printz, the pet dachshund of Count Bela Széchényi, upheld the tradition of his breed.

The Count (nephew of the Hungarian Minister at Washington who married Gladys Vanderbilt) slipped while climbing, fell from a jutting rock and was instantly killed.

Printz, barking wildly, picked his way down a tortuous slope to the dead body. There he squatted, howled until a rescue...

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