The Miniature Dachshund doesn’t make a good family dog – especially with young children – as they are prone to injury, sometimes short-tempered, and doesn’t enjoy boisterous games. They generally bond closely to one person rather than to a family. With older or dog-savvy children however they can be a good companion – although will probably always have their favourite.
While many dogs are traditionally thought of as being good with children, all dogs and children need to be taught to get on with and respect each other, and be safe together. Even so, dogs and young children should never be left alone together and adults should supervise all interactions between them.