You love the way the dachshund looks. You get a kick out of the “doxie moxie” attitude, and you're pretty sure the dachshund would be a good fit for your lifestyle, home, and family. But would it really? The dachshund is a bit more complex than other dogs. Though these dogs do make excellent companions for many people, the breed does require copious amounts of patience, love, training, flexibility, and commitment.