Acquired: Breeder (professional)
British Columbia, Canada
Posted September 19, 2014
One of the nicest things about Candy - our Dachshund growing up - was that she was always very compassionate. If you were sick, she was gentle and would take care of you; if you were sad, she would lick your tears. She was good at traveling with the family and was always ready to play. We all loved her and she loved us back.
On the downside, she wasn't very accepting of outsiders, and by that, I mean anyone outside our small family. She would bark incessantly any time a stranger was around. She was also forgetful - she would urinate in her sleep. In the end, she got Alzheimer's and lost her sight. Her hearing also got very poor. It was a sad way for her to go.
I would recommend a Dachshund as a great pet for a family with small children. They are very playful dogs and add a fun dynamic to family outings or just simple evenings around the house.