Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Minnesota, United States
Posted June 22, 2013
Known as the wiener dog, the dachshund is a small dog that thinks it's a big dog.
Most dachshunds and dachshund owners I've come across say the same thing. They are fiercely brave dogs. Bred to hunt badgers their sleek bodies give them the ability to burrow through badger holes to get after the creature. This trait bleeds heavily into dachshund who are kept soley as pets. Dachshunds are fond of burrowing into blankets.
It might be the bravery complex, but dachshunds are hard to train. They are often stubborn. It's not impossible, but you have to have a lot of patience when training.
Overall the dachshund is good family dog. They tend to howl much like a hound so they may not necessarily be good in an apartment, it depends on the dog.