I have been showing and breeding Dachshunds for over 30 years and before that had Miniature Longs and Wires as pets.

The dogs are all primarily pets and live in the house with the family.  The main aim is to produce happy healthy dogs that do well in the showring, but also make other people lovely outgoing and healthy companions. 

I am always happy for people considering a Wire as a pet to come and meet the dogs and chat about having a Wirehaired Dachshund as their family dog.