Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted March 25, 2016
I have owned Bella for over a year now and she has created many enjoyable memories for me. We rescued her from the shelter and she was already house trained when we got her. Bella is a VERY loyal dog. She will always be right under your feet wherever you go, whether you are in the house or roaming around outside. She almost constantly wants attention and loves being pet more than anything. While you are reading a book, working on your computer, or anything else of the sort she will try to hop in your lap and continuously nudge your hand with her nose because she is wanting to be pet. If you leave the house for even an hour, she will go crazy when you get home because she feels that she consistently needs an owner around. Often times she will scratch my door in the mornings which often wakes me up because she is tired of being alone. Due to her extreme loyalty, she is also very protective when new people that she has not seen before arrive to the house. She has never bit nor even tried to bite someone, but she will bark and growl for a few minutes until she gets warmed up to the new person. Bella is also the pickiest dog that I have ever seen. She often does not eat her dog food, and will never eat any chips or types of greens. But, Bella is a very good dog to have in the house. She has the softest fur on a dog that I have ever come across, does not have a bad odor, and has minimal shedding throughout most of the year. If you are thinking of owning a Longhaired Dachshund then you need to be at home for the majority of each day because they are very dependent on their owners and feel like they have been abandoned if you are absent for too long. Longhaired Dachshunds are great dogs, but are not compatible with people who are often not at the house or who do not like giving a lot (almost constant) attention to their dog.