Thank you, you're lovely I will get over it and I will get another dachshund. Possibly a puppy but I'll wait for the right one to come around, I wouldn't want to go through this again. With the deerhounds, I've had 7 over 40 years and I've known the parents and often grandparents of all of them. I've always known exactly what I was getting. I'll do plenty of research before I have another dachshund.