After doing a few dog surveys, I've found that the daschund is the best dog for me, personality-and-size-wise. However, one problem is that I have guinea pigs, and I am not sure how the daschund will cope with them? On one hand, I've heard daschunds naturally hunt rodents, and on the other I've seen videos and pictures of daschunds sitting alongside guinea pigs without any problems. The piggie's cage is way higher than the daschund's reach - but we do take our guinea pigs out on the living room floor a lot - to roam free. I also have hamsters, but they are always in secure confinements and under watch when they are taken out to play. The daschund will be a puppy, so I don't know if we could teach it not to harm the guinea pigs. I guess we could always just shut the door when the piggies are having free time, and if the worst comes to the worst, choose another breed. What do you think? Thanks in advance for your help.