Buddy may be the youngest, smallest pup in the Grizzard family, but this 1-year-old dachshund/Yorkie/Chihuahua mix rules the roost at home in Munford.

When he’s not chasing big sister Bella, a 4-year-old terrier-lab mix, around the backyard, Buddy challenges rope toys twice his size in tug-of-war. And while Bella and Tiger, a 3-year-old Yorkie, sleep every night with mom and dad, Buddy occasionally strikes out on his own.

He like to root up the blankets on the bed, says Colby Grizzard, “and sleep on his back with just his legs sticking out.”

Any family resemblance between the trio of dogs can be seen on their neighborhood walks.

“Bella’s a smeller and Tiger’s more interested in making friends,” says Colby. “But Buddy seems to be a little bit of both.”

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