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You come out of the house, only to see the garden riddled with more holes than a shelled battlefield. In the middle of it all, you find the lone perpetrator: your panting four-legged mate.

Dogs, particularly breeds like dachshunds, beagles, and bloodhounds, are said to dig soil mainly as a way to kill time. Some dogs dig in the dirt to stay cool under the sun (a behaviour commonly observed amongst thick-furred breeds like chow chows and huskies) or to chase underground prey (as observed among dachshunds and terriers).