Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)
Posted October 22, 2015
I was never a fan of smaller dogs until my family purchased Bandit, our miniature Dachshund. I was under the impression that all small dogs were the type to be very vocal and typically be found under foot. However, as I soon learned with Bandit, I grew to love the little guy with easy due to his sunny disposition.
He was a breeze to house train and has an insatiable appetite for playing fetch, but will also, be willing to spend and afternoon burrowed in the blankets on the sofa with you while you watch television. He has always been a bit timid when first meeting other animals, but once he warms up to them, he gets along real well.
In short, I would certainly reccomend this breed to a first time dog owner, or the type of person who would like a dog which requires minimal exercise and can be content to be left alone for long periods of time. Go with a smooth hair if you have allergies or an aversion to dog hair being on your belongings.