My wife and I want to become dog owners. We've been doing research and asking questions, we've been reading books. We both work and have a busy life, so we have some requirements: * We can't have a dog that requires a lot of all day attention. A dog that can hang around all day while we're at work is required. * The less shedding the better. We are looking to adopt an adult dog, small-medium sized. We're favoring Dachshunds. We would be happy with a pound mutt. Please give us advice. I haven't owned a dog since I was a kid, but I've got brothers who have them, and I've been known to "dog-sit" them for a week or so while they are on vacation.