When this breed was introduced into the world, they were used as little hunters that were bred to locate small game animals from holes and tunnels. Today, the Dachshund is a dog breed that excels in the small household, dog shows, and for some who enjoy small-game hunts. Senior citizens typically select this dog breed as a way of bringing a small companion into a house or community home that can adapt well to small homes without the maintenance of many other dog breeds. The Dachshund is one of the easiest breeds to groom because they are a short haired breed, meaning they also do not shed all around the house or apartment. If a clean and easy maintenance dog is important for you then consider the Dachshund as your companion.