Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)
Training: Crate, Puppy
Valders, Wisconsin, United States
Posted January 17, 2019
We owned a Dachshund for a short amount of time before she became ill and passed away due to a disease that our local veterinarians were unable to identify. The vet bills were extremely high and she went through a lot during her last months of life.
With that being said, we miss this dog every day. She was a huge part of our family and was always there to put a smile on our faces. I've often heard that Doxies are humorous, and our little one was no exception. Her facial expressions and vocalizations were impish and ingenious. She seemed to know the exact moment to deliver a punch line by giving a certain look or howl. She was absolutely hilarious.
If we ever decide to get another Dachshund we will research the breeder more thoroughly to ensure, as best as possible, that we do not experience the same heartache we felt when our Doxie died (at age 4). Unfortunately, we had gotten ours from a breeder that did not guarantee her health. We certainly learned our lesson.