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Meet the small dog with a big personality

BEST FRIENDS: Melissa Dent and her 14-week-old dachshund cross maltese terrier Abbie have quickly become best friends.
BEST FRIENDS: Melissa Dent and her 14-week-old dachshund cross maltese terrier Abbie have quickly become best friends.

THE smallest member of the Dent household has injected an enormous amount of joy and happiness into the life of her owner, Melissa.

Abbie, a 14-week-old dachshund cross maltese terrier is a bundle of energy who makes Ms Dent wonder how she ever lived without her.

"She's adorable, just look at her," she said.

"Abbie is just so playful and full of energy. I fell in love with her as soon as I saw her."

Despite being the smallest canine in the house, Abbie certainly knows how to make her presence known.

"She is such a great asset," she said. 

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"Abbie makes me smile every day, never fail."

While she may be fully grown and still not outweigh a large teddy bear, Abbie's personality eclipses her small frame.

She may also be underestimated for her high levels of intelligence, already playing fetch while still a puppy.

Abbie's favourite toys include a teddy bear and a plastic ice-cream sundae, while her favourite place, like many other dogs, is the beach.

And while the relationship between Abbie and her owner Melissa is only eight weeks old, the friendship they have already developed will last a lifetime.

Topics:  animals pets



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