Watson was my first dachshund. He was the best dog I've ever had. I had wanted a dachshund for a long time, but it had to be a wire hair. I have this thing for scruffy lookin. He happened to be a standard size. He was a big standard, 35 pounds, stocky, not overweight. Then eventually we got Peaches, who is a mini wire haired dachshund. I used to think there were more people with standards, but now that I have three minis I think it may be the other way around. It doesn't really matter, they all have that personality I love. They make me laugh everyday. They are truly wonderful little dogs.