If you were asked what animal you'd associate with dwarves, what would be your answer?
Update: "Badger" is the clear winner, followed by ponies/mules. That answer solved the problem I was having and I'd like to thank everyone for sharing their thoughts in this matter. I had dismissed the badger early on because I associate them more with gnomes (the whole "burrowing mammal" thing), but it seems I'm in the minority. Badger it is then. Please continue to leave your comments if you so desire.