Thank you so much! And yes, dachshunds are so oddly shaped that I'm not sure how to find something that will fit properly! I also know that they (my parents have two dachshunds) are so low to the ground that whatever I make will probably be dragged along the ground so I didn't want to find anything I would get really attached to.
The two things you sent me definitely look like something I could do, I also found something on Ravelry (I took the plunge and joined!) and found this simple pattern. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...y-dog-sweaters