Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Posted December 14, 2013
Marley was the pet of a friend who had to leave the state for several months. I'd never had any experience with a dachshund before, but I must say that I was surprised by how well he fit into our lifestyle. He was fully housebroken and did not have an accident the entire 6 months that he was with us. He was very obedient, and very friendly with my children. He even let my daughter dress him in a tutu. That is one compliant dog! He would bark at a knock on the door, but once we showed him that we were receptive to whomever was there, he would gamely allow them to pet him and then go about his business. I never saw any actual aggression out of him at all, and would have kept him forever given the opportunity. Excellent pet in every way - little to no shedding, great with kids, not hyper or messy, and listened well.