Overall satisfaction


Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)

Gender: Female

Training: Books

Quick to learn and train


Emotionally stable


Family oriented


Child safety


Safe with small pets


Doesn’t bark a lot




Easy to groom


Great watch dog


Great guard dog


Dachshunds are great, but not for me!


United States

Posted May 9, 2014

I've had Luna for 7 years and she's obviously the love of my life. That being said, being her mom isn't always sunshine and daisies. I will share with you the good and the bad of having dachshunds.

1. Adorable (looks and personality)
2. Very affectionate
3. Easy to groom and keep clean
4. Those pathetic eyes!
5. Great at keeping you warm

1. Bossy. Always! You will never be dominant to them.
2. Stubborn. If they didn't think of it first, good luck.
3. Will eat until they die (literally) so maintaining healthy weight is difficult.
4. Small dogs that take up all the room.
5. Every blanket ever is theirs. Every single one.
6. Those pathetic eyes! (Decided to make that one a good and a bad quality)

If you want to know my personal experience with Luna, I will also tell you that. We got her when I was 14 years old, and she was 1. Our neighbors had 7 dachshunds and they kept her in the garage, so we took her. Luna is the sweetest, weirdest, loudest dog ever. She's staring at my and whining as I write this in fact.

I've spent the past year trying to get her weight under control and I'm happy to say that she lost 3 pounds! Even though I was able to help her lose weight, you should know that it takes a huge amount of discipline on your part. Your weenie dog will ALWAYS beg you for food and it will kill you to say no, but you have to.

There's really only one other thing I can say she's done that completely shocked me and disgusted me. About 2 years ago, I was getting ready for work, and I went outside to see her COVERED in poop. Yes, she rolled in fresh stinky poop and I had to wash her before work.

Aside from her weight and the poop thing, I can't think of many bad things about her. She's beautiful and so loving and loyal and I couldn't ask for a better dog.

Even when she's bossy it kinda turns out to be a good thing. She reminds me when it's dinner time and when I'm supposed to take her out. She makes sure I know when I'm doing something wrong and she helps me grow.

All that being said, dachshunds definitely aren't for everyone!

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