We like our dresses like we like our dogs: short and sweet. Which means this Hound Sleuth Dress from Modcloth is right up our alley.

From a distance it looks like nothing more than a classic houndstooth design. Pretty, sure, but nothing all that intriguing.

Take a closer look, though, and you'll see that the black-and-white checkered pattern is actually row after row of sweet little Dachshunds.

With the tulle underlay and overall retro vibe, we think this dress would be a perfectly fetching look for grabbing cocktails at happy (erm, maybe yappy?) hour.

Hound Sleuth Dress, $79.99 at Modcloth.