THERE is something curious taking over Launceston.
They've been known to stop traffic and attract inquisitive glances.
The new accessory for Launceston is a dachshund - more casually known as a sausage dog.
Tomorrow at 11am will see between 15 and 20 miniature dachshund owners gather and let their pooches frolic together at Launceston's Heritage Forest.
West Launceston's Amy Farrell and six-month-old dogs Dolly and Devon are new members of the city's miniature dachshund gang.
Miss Farrell said they had garnered a lot of attention in the three months she has had them.
``People love them, they pull their cars over to stop and have a look when we're out walking,'' she said.
``When these guys were puppies, it took me half an hour to walk to the shop because people just kept stopping us.
``They've got a lot of personality and they're very compact - they don't need a lot of exercise. And they're unusual!''