This is Doc. Doc is a Minitaure Long-haired Daschund given to me when our oldest son died. The rule at the time was "NO dogs upstairs!" The rule has since changed and Doc goes pretty much wherever he wants (including Dad's favorite chair). We have had a lot of training issues with Doc, but by the grace of God ( a lots of patience) we have been able to work through them and he behaves very well now. Doc thinks he is the resident guard dog and we haven't told him any different. It wouldn't do any good anyway, he would still bark like crazy!
Doc is really enjoying the snow right now, and even with it well over his head he still bounds through it easily! At chore time you can find him outside with the kids and me making sure everything is in order.