This Christmas season, a young man in Cardiff posted a holiday photo of his seventeen Dachshunds posing on his staircase. The Facebook photo received nearly a million likes, and Liam Beach’s dogs are now internet famous.
Twenty-year-old Liam Beach and his family own a whopping seventeen Dachshunds. Liam decided that for this year’s Christmas card, he would attempt to dress them all in matching outfits and photograph them. Miraculously, he pulled it off flawlessly!
Liam is no stranger to photographing his dogs. His Dachshunds are named Bonnie, Buster, Benji, Daisy, Duke, Diamond, Dudley, Kiki, Kansy, Kizzy, Lottie, Ruby, Sammy, Saffie, Wallie, Ziggy, and Zac. Although the dogs are used to being photographed, Liam said this Christmas photo was the most challenging one to take.
First, Liam had to dress each dog in their Christmas outfit. The dogs started getting excited, thinking they were going for a walk. Liam said because the dogs wanted to play, it was difficult to get them to calm down. Then he had to try and get them all on the stairs. Once they were each placed in their positions, Liam said some of the dogs got sleepy. Liam’s next challenge was trying to keep them awake!
Liam used toys and treats, so the 17 dogs would look at the camera. Forty-five minutes later, the Christmas photo was successfully taken. This was not the first time all 17 of the Dachshunds had posed on the stairwell. Last summer, Liam’s friend challenged him to try and get every dog posed and photographed on the family staircase.
Liam said the summer staircase photographed only took 10 minutes. Liam was surprised it took quite a bit longer to photograph his dogs for Christmas.
At the time of the summer photoshoot, Liam’s family only had 16 Dachshunds. A few months later, Kansy joined the Beach family.
Credits: Liam Beach Facebook