All of us doxie lovers pretty much agree that the above meme nails it when it comes to our beloved breed. Oh, we know they're stubborn to a fault, try to steal our food, beds, couches, chairs--but what they give in return is priceless: unconditional love.
Papa Duke, one of the beloved characters in THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES series books (who also happened to be my dad), so aptly states our feelings about dogs:
"A dawg loves you no matter what. You can be ugly, old, even dumb--but a dawg don't care. All he wants is your love and some food now and then. I think dawgs represent the unconditional love God has for us--maybe that's why He created them, to show that to us."
So there you have it--dogs aren't man's best friends by accident!
Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em, because they love us. It's that simple.