Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted December 11, 2015
Katy is the last pet we have adopted and she's been with my family for 5 years. Although being born from a dachshund she hasn't kept at all the typical features (apart from the long-ish body shape).
She is a really affectionate to the family and she's jealous of each member. Whenever there's someone hugging, holding hands, laughing she barks and tries to get some attention as well. She wants to be involved in every activity going on in the house, from cleaning to watching movies – as I write, she is laying with her head on the side of my laptop's keybord.
The only negative side is all the barking- she barks a lot. Plus, it has been somewhat hard to train her, even for basic things. Apart from that it's a really sweet pet, always looking for cuddles. She's also really empathic, understanding the emotional state of everyone at home, and she communicates easily her needs.
I would recommend this mixed breed to someone who doesnt mind the barking and a lot of vacuum-cleaning (although shedding twice a year, Katy looses a lot of fur). From personal experience, this kind of mixed breed is perfect in presence of kids (although it barks a lot it is the least aggressive thing ever) as well as for someone living alone.