My vet describes dachshunds as stubborn "German Varmint Dogs"!! :lol: ound: I think you hit the nail on the head with general dachsie personality - Juliet is the smallest dog in my home, but ALL of the other dogs give way to her - even if they're eating from their bowls, all Juliet has to do is walk up to them and they leave their dinner and simply walk away - I really have to keep an eye on that little piggy or she'll eat EVERYONE'S meals! Juliet is the BEST dog with children - she absolutely would turn herself inside out to get a child to reach down and pet her but she's a BITCH (literally) with dogs she doesn't know - very "in your face"! She has no fear, even of bigger dogs (i.e., rottweilers, GSDs, dobes... she just doesn't care who she ticks off!) I totally love my Juliet (I had another smaller, gentler daschie who I had to escort to the rainbow bridge last May) and I don't think I could ever be without a wiener dog either! LOL!Plumcrazy, do you find your dachsie has a very stubborn in your face personality? I have talked with a few people and they have mentioned that...Maggie is a good dog but when she gets something in her head, she never will give up!