Yes. Twelve. And in the past seven years, we’ve buried four more beloved Dachsies. Meet the cast of characters at our house, from the oldest to the youngest: Lilith (age 14), Charley (age 12), Maestro (age 10), Adia (age 10), Taz (age 9), Panzer (age 9), Jack (age 4), Black Pearl (age 4), Finn (age 4), Oskar (age 3), Vienna (age 3), and Twist (age 3). Here is the story of how my husband and I came to be the loving parents of 12 Dachshunds!
Why so many? Two simple reasons: (1) My husband and I absolutely love this feisty breed and, (3) When we were on active duty with the US Air Force, every place we were stationed we seemed to acquire another one or two. We have Dachsies from Maine, Texas, Rapid City and now retired in Montana, we even have a group of five that are siblings! So who better than I to tell you about loving and living with either a standard-size or miniature Dachshund.