Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Training: Previous owner, I haven't learned care / training techniques, Attended conferences / shows, Books
Posted October 27, 2012
I've owned Dachshunds pretty much all of my life. They're sweet animals that tend to get into quite a bit of trouble. Currently, I own a long-haired standard Dachshund named Maya. She loves to look for trouble! However, she's sweet and wouldn't hurt a fly (on purpose, at least). Since she is a long-haired breed, grooming is fairly extensive.
Overall, I would recommend this breed because they're so loving and loyal! But be prepared for a long road of strict training.