Dachshund are lively and affectionate proud and bold, almost rash. Tenacious. Can be willful and clownish at times. Curious and mischievous, they are very clever and may attempt to train the owner rather than allow the opposite. Devoted to his family, some fanciers feel the long-haired variety is calmer than the other two types. The wire-haired variety is more outgoing and clown-like. Dachshunds date back to ancient Egypt and are the smallest breed of dog used for hunting. Low to the ground, it allows them to enter and maneuver through tunnels easily. This sculpture of this breed of Dachshund is made of cast stone and comes with a color choice.