Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Training: Previous owner
Posted August 19, 2015
I inherited my two Dachshunds from my uncle after he moved to an apartment complex that didn't allow dogs in the city. I had previous experience with dogs of different sizes and had met the two before. Raton is a male of 7 years and Beba is a female of 6 years. Both are purebred and my uncle had bought them with the intent of breeding them, but Beba's small frame could not carry the babies to full term. Both are very loving and well behaved dogs. They are a joy to watch with the family and though they are small in stature, they remain vigilant around small children. Both are not very noisy, only barking when someone they don't know is at the door. They are both genuine sweethearts and well behaved around other dogs, for the most part. I only see a few negatives to owning them. Because of their small stature, they are not ideal guard/watch dogs. Raton is not fixed and has a problem with male dominance. A friend watched him for me while I was out of town, and she owns her own small male dog. Raton would assert his dominance on the poor thing by mounting the smaller dog. Raton also is an attention hog. I can't see either one of the dogs existing without the other, but Raton likes to push Beba out of the way when she receives attention.