Please - I think all dogs are good with rare exceptions but GOOD dogs are different in their own quiet ways.
|Seymour - about 1 year old soon after arrival|
I adopted Seymour along with Sheila Sheltie from Flawdogs in Morse Mills, MO. My plan had been for Sheila; Seymour was the "two for one" special. He had been to two homes. Both times, he defended the mom against the dad ferociously. He did not show this behavior toward men who visited the shelter; it only surfaced after his adoptions :(. The second couple did not want to return him but chose to do so because he was so miserable. So, Seymour had to have a female human only home - moi! He has always been a very handsome dog with the soft, flowing fur of the long hair Dachshund -
|Seymour to the left with Annie and Muggle|
Knowing who he is in part makes Seymour a good dog. Seymour has chosen and found his place as my shadow, my fore-runner. He knows when I head to the bathroom, trotting ahead of me but not venturing inside (yes, my own small dog-free space); he knows mealtime, heading to his crate w/o encouragement. Were someone to follow us over one day, watching Seymour watch me would be an education in how intensely dogs read us humans. Seymour is not afraid of large dogs; he barked off both Leon and now Reagan, large puppies, putting them in their place which is not bothering him nor hassling him to play.
|Seymour on my lap - his most favorite place|
|Justus (L) and Seymour (R) - GOOD dogs|