Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)
Posted March 17, 2014
My family bought Tipsy when I was a baby, so we grew up together. She was always very nice: never got angry or agressive with us. When I was a child, my brother and I used to bother her all the time and she never even complained about it.
Tipsy was very active when we were little, running around the house and playing with us, but she quickly became lazy as she got older. She spent most of her days sleeping or sunbathing in the garden. She liked being scratched in the belly best, or laying with us in the couch.
We took her with us for a lot of trips to the countryside. She really loved traveling with us, however she got sick during the car rides, so we had to give her special meds. During those trips, she was always more active and especially liked walking with us through the woods.
I would recommend this breed to families. Dachshunds are really sweet with children and they are very loyal. Of course, they are usually not good guard dogs, because of their size.
Another problem of this breed is that they usually have a lot of health problems, and also back problems because of their body shape.