I grew up with Dachshunds and knew that’s what I wanted for my first dog! I also definitely wanted to raise a puppy, so when the time was right, I started researching local Dachshund breeders and visiting their facilities. It took a few months to finally find a great family with a fantastic full-time breeding program about 5.5 hours North of San Diego.
We booked a hotel for the night and drove up there, just so I could see the facility with my own eyes and make sure it was a reputable and healthy place to get my puppy. When we arrived the next morning, and without going into extensive detail, it was everything I had been looking and hoping for in a Dachshund breeder! Ben and I lied down in the grass and they opened a gate… suddenly about 10 baby wiener dogs were running over and climbing on us.
Every single puppy there was adorable and they all had great personalities, but Penny and I had an instant connection. She waddled straight over to me, looked at me with her gorgeous green eyes, and immediately rolled over to show me her chubby puppy belly. It’s been true love ever since!!