Woody & Monty Dachshund Dogs

A Tail of Two Dachshunds: Why I Chose this Charming Breed

Hi, I’m Mark, the founder of Pup & Kit and a proud daddy to four human children. Just over a year ago, whilst on my Pup & Kit journey, I also became a dog father for the first time, when I welcomed our adorable Dachshund into our family: Woody. Of course, not long after this we decided that Woody needed a brother (!)…and so Monty entered our lives!

Pup & Kit Founder Mark Nicholls, With Monty & Woody


Both Woody and Monty have been so much of the inspiration behind Pup & Kit’s products, and so in this blog post, I'll share with you why we chose Dachshunds as our furry companions and delve why we love this breed so much.

It would be remise of me to not explore some other beloved small dog breeds too, that capture the hearts of dog lovers across the UK. So if you’re looking for your first dog and trying to decide on the most suitable breed for you and your family, I hope this read helps.


Dachshunds, with their long bodies, expressive eyes, and spirited personalities, have a special place in our hearts. Here are a few reasons why we chose this breed:

a) Lovable Personalities: Woody and Monty, like many Dachshunds, are affectionate, loyal, and full of character. They bring immense joy and laughter to our family with their playful antics and loving nature.

b) Perfect Size: As a family with four children, it was important for us to find a small dog breed that would fit seamlessly into our active household. Dachshunds are compact, making them ideal for both indoor and outdoor adventures.

c) Family Companionship: Dachshunds are known for their love of family. Woody and Monty have become cherished playmates for our children, fostering a strong bond and creating lasting memories.

Note: Both Woody and Monty are standard sized Dachshunds, but you can also get them in Miniature form if you’re looking for an even smaller, cuter companion.

Other Popular Small Dog Breeds in the UK

While Dachshunds hold a special place in our hearts, there are several other small dog breeds that have captured the attention of dog lovers across the UK. Let's take a closer look at a few of them:

French Bulldog: With their friendly and adaptable nature, French Bulldogs have soared in popularity. Their charming personalities and distinctive appearance make them an attractive choice for many families.

Yorkshire Terrier: Yorkshire Terriers, or "Yorkies," are small bundles of energy and charm. Their beautiful long coats and confident personalities have made them a beloved breed in the UK.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: These gentle and affectionate dogs are well-regarded for their sweet nature and compatibility with families. Their expressive eyes and silky coats make them irresistible.

Pomeranian: Pomeranians are known for their fluffy appearance and vivacious personalities. Despite their small size, they are full of energy and bring a lot of joy to their families.

Regardless of the breed, the love and companionship that dogs bring into our lives are immeasurable. Whether you're considering a Dachshund or another breed, it's important to research and understand the specific needs and care requirements to ensure a harmonious match between your lifestyle and the dog's temperament.