The Miniature Dachshund has to be one of the top breeds of dog to have as a family pet. They certainly have the awwwww factor, you won't be able to walk down a street without someone commenting on your Miniature Dachshund.
Anyone who has children, especially an only child, will benefit hugely with a Miniature Dachshund. They are very fun and playful dogs with bags of energy, keeping your little one occupied and free from boredom. They are not vicious as expected being hunters therefore great with children. As with our daughter, Grace, your Miniature Dachshund will make you and everyone laugh with their funny and mischievous ways. Our Mister Cooper chases his tail, goes mad, runs fast around the house and bites his own feet.
Being a small breed of dog and staying small you don't have the worry of buying larger cages or becoming too big for your house. The Miniature Dachshund will stay at puppy size...hence the 'Miniature' part.
Overall, the Miniature Dachshund comes up trumps in the list of dog breeds for becoming a family pet winning all the gold stars in every area of personality and features.
They are in many ways a credit to family life. They are excellent companions for single, lonely or old people and are extremely loyal, sticking by your side wherever you go.
When you're feeling low or just need a hug, a Miniature Dachshund will be your perfect solution. They love attention, hugs and snuggling into your neck. Dachshunds are very sensitive animals and will hurt easily when told off...so go easy on them when they are new to their surroundings or very young.