Dachshunds are notorious for being challenging dogs. Yes, they are stubborn and yes, they take a long time to become potty trained. But, these dogs are much more than just a pain in the butt.
I first got my dachshund about 4 months ago. It was a rough ride at first, as it is with any puppy. But, after a few weeks the adorable dachshund personality began to creep out. These dogs are extremely funny and have a lot of charisma. They will definitely test your patience, though. My dachshund will intentionally grab something he knows he shouldn't have in his mouth and sit in front of me to get me to chase him. Clearly, they can be quite ornery. But their cute little legs and long snout make it impossible to stay annoyed with them for too long.
They tend to be quite playful when they are young puppies, as with any puppy I guess. It wasn't until my puppy was almost 5 months old before he would actually sleep at all during the day. That's when he became more loving and showed his loyalty for me and everyone he meets. Most dachshunds will have issues with meeting new people and other dogs if they are not socialized properly, but I made sure to expose mine to new people and dogs (once he had his vaccines.) That is all it took and he loves meeting new people and new dogs.
My dachshund Finn is always ready for snuggles and playtime. Once you have a dachshund, you can't really go back to another breed. And that's a fact!