Children may be particularly attracted to Dachshunds. Their typical, yet funny oblong body may cause a laugh or two. They call them the “hot dog”and they eagerly want to pet one as it walks by. One day finally may come then, where children may ask “Mommy can we adopt one?” and as a mom you may say yes because after all, you are very fond of this breed as well.But do Dachshunds make good family pets? Are they friendly enough to be kept around children? Dachshunds are great with children and make great pets if trained properly. As other small dog breeds they need discipline and leadership. A lack of discipline may cause behavior problems in this strong willed and often stubborn breed.