I grew up in a troubled home, and dealt with emotional trauma. One year, I saved up my money and bought a puppy from a local pet store. I didn't know anything about dachshunds then. He became my very best friend. I told him all my troubles-he went everywhere with me. It was the precious personality of a dachshund that got me through those tough times. I have now owned and raised miniature dachshunds for over 30 years. I can't imagine life without one. I want to share this beautiful and unique breed with others.