Buying a puppy of any breed can be a minefield. You should always do your homework beforehand to ensure you are selecting the correct breed to fit in with your lifestyle.
Once you have decided that a dachshund is for you then you need to consider which size and coat you would like as they come in two different sizes (standards and miniatures) and three different coats (smooth, long and wire coated) .
Finding a reputable breeder is the most important puppy buying decision you will make. The Dachshund Breed Council Website has a wealth of information for prospective puppy buyers and you would be well advised to read it prior to purchasing a new puppy (click on the link below).
Always remember too, that reputable breeders will want to be confident that any prospective owners will provide a happy, safe environment before parting with their puppies.