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Olivia

Dachshund / Chihuahua Mix

Overall satisfaction

4.5/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: Female

Training: N/A

Quick to learn and train

2/5

Emotionally stable

4/5

Family oriented

5/5

Child safety

5/5

Safe with small pets

5/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

2/5

Health

4/5

Easy to groom

4/5

Great watch dog

3/5

Great guard dog

1/5

Happiness in a tiny package

By

United States

Posted August 13, 2015

Our "chiweenie" is never in a bad mood. She's got a great disposition and can bring a smile to anyone's face. Like other dachshunds we've seen, she is very affectionate and tries to lick our faces whenever possible (and will even lick in your ears and mouth if you're not careful). My husband appears to be her favorite human. When he gets home, even if he's only been gone a few minutes, she'll get so excited like she's missed him for days. She's full of energy and will play with our older dog, but she settles down nice and will lay next to you on the couch. I'm not sure if it's common to dachshunds, but ours prefers to burrow under the covers with you.

The only downsides are she tends to bark at noises outside or at people walking by, but then gets scared (all talk, no action). Like other small dogs, she's also been difficult to house train, so there are frequent accidents. We've had some success with pee pads, but those are (literally) hit or miss. She is crate trained and sleeps in her crate at night without any problems.

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