Originally Posted by Doberluv
Yep, yep, yep! And more yep!
Chihuahuas are a great breed.
I actually quite like a well bred chi. If they are raised right they can be AWESOME little dogs!
Dachshunds are my heart breed but would not recommend them. The wire/smooth dachsies should be pretty "terrier like" in attitude and a lot of the time need adequate exercise. They love to work. If I were to recommend a dachshund it would be a long haired one, they seem to have more of a spaniel type of temperament.
OP- good luck with your brother and be prepared for taking on the responsibility of this new puppy...