The Dachshund is curious, clever, lively, affectionate, proud, brave and amusing. Devoted to its family. Dachshunds travel well. Dachshunds that have human leadership along with a daily pack walk are wonderful family companions with excellent temperaments. Good for apartment living. They are fairly active indoors and will do okay without a yard. These are active dogs with surprising stamina; they need to be walked daily. They will also enjoy sessions of play in the park or other safe, open areas.