Health Guarantee/Information

Our puppies come with a 1 year health guarantee for any life threatening genetic disorder. Buyer shall refer to contract for terms of refund. 

All puppies will have their first visit before they come home at 8 weeks. They will receive their first shot and health check. Puppies will get regular wormings at home in the first few weeks of life. 

Is a Dachshund right for me?

Many people just love the idea of a dachshund! A dachshund is one of the most recognized breeds and for good reason! Not many dogs are a half a dog tall and one and a half dogs long! But it is important to choose a breed that is a good fit for you and your lifestyle. Dachshunds are not for everyone.

 

Being bred for hunting badgers, dachshunds can be a little ball of energy, very strong willed, determined and independent. Dachshunds think they are the size of a German Shepherd and it is often said they have the Heart of a lion, Brain of a fox, Body of a sausage and Bark of a doberman. 

The determination, stubbornness and sneakiness makes dachshunds incredibly difficult to potty train. They are smart enough to get around the rules so they don't have the slightest inconvenience of being outside in the weather. 

I once read an article from E.B. White that seemed to give quite a humorous and accurate depiction of a dachshund. While comical and somewhat harsh, it is very true! Especially to that of a dachshund puppy. 

"Being the owner of dachshunds, to me a book on dog discipline becomes a volume of inspired humor. Every sentence is a riot. Someday, if I ever get a chance, I shall write a book, or warning, on the character and temperament of the dachshund and why he can't be trained and shouldn't be. I would rather train a striped zebra to balance an Indian club than induce a dachshund to heed my slightest command. When I address Fred I never have to raise my voice or my hopes. He even disobeys me when I instruct him in something he wants to do."

- E.B. White

Dachshunds are very social dogs who want to be right with you, oftentimes right underfoot. We are constantly tripping over one (or two or three) dogs! They are very "helpful" in all that you do! They are not a dog to leave alone for long periods of time. 

Having said that, dachshunds can be wonderful family dogs but be cautious with small children. Dachshunds are wonderfully snuggly. You will probably sit down and have your doxie on your lap within 3 seconds. Dachshunds are playful and love to chew. You may find yourself buying every toy imaginable. Dachshunds can be good at fetch and some tricks. They do require exercise although jumping is not recommended. A dachshund loves to feel a part of the pack, so he will want to go on all your adventures. Get your walking shoes ready! 

I love the description that our friends across the world at ONATAH Dachshunds lists on her site. A very humorous and true representation of dachshunds... you've got to have a sense of humor while raising doxies! Check it out here!

 

Please check the AKC page linked below for more helpful information about this breed.   

Deposits

When we have available puppies, we will post them on our Instagram and Facebook pages as well as the website. We will give notice as to the day we will be accepting deposits and will take deposits for each puppy on a first come-first serve basis. A deposit is $200 and is part of the cost of the puppy. Remainder of the balance is due at pickup.

Looking for that specific puppy

A lot of people come to us looking for a specific puppy whether that may be only dapple, only cream, only long hair etc. We love that the dachshund comes in so many unique color patterns and styles! We have a variety or color patterns of our own and of course have our preferences. :) We will always do our best to get you the exact pup you are looking for. Since we are a small in home breeder, we may not always have the exact coloring you are wanting. We have found that customers wanting a specific sex and color and coat type of puppy typically wait longer to receive their pup. Being open to more than a few possibilities always helps! :) 

Waitlist. What is the Process?

We require all potential puppy families to fill out an application to be considered for our waitlist. We are choosy about our puppy families because we want our pups in a safe and longtime home with their "furEVER family!" Please take time to fill out the application and be as specific as possible. Upon application approval, you will be added to our master waitlist. There is no order of the waitlist and the entire waitlist will be contacted for choosing puppies at the same time. 

In the first weeks of your puppy's life, we will focus on making sure every puppy is healthy and thriving. After about 2-4 weeks, we will be able to determine coat length. We will then send out an alert email telling the waitlist what day/time we will send the puppy picking email. Then we will contact the entire waitlist with the puppy picking email at the same time so that everyone gets a fair chance. Once you receive the picking email, be ready to contact with your pick. We find that puppies tend to go rather quickly. If you don't yet have a preference, we can help you choose a puppy based on our observations of personality beginning to form. If for some reason, you are looking for a specific puppy and no such puppy was born, you can wait for a next litter or proceed elsewhere. 

After making your selection, call or text Carrie to check if the puppy you're looking for is available. At that time, we will send an invoice for a deposit. We cannot accept a deposit before this time. Thank you for understanding. 

Investment

We believe that a dog is a member of the family. Your dachshund will be a part of your family for 12-16 years. Our prices range from $1,000-$1,600 depending on coat type and color. Specialty colors will be more expensive. Full registration (for breeding/showing) is available to select buyers for $300 extra.

It is important to us that your puppy is able to meld into your family's routine. All puppies will come home being socialized in our home and will be used to noises and action of a household. Since our pups are typically raised in a corner of the kitchen, they are used to being involved in our lives. :) To the best of our ability, your pup will have been exposed to the outdoors as weather allows. We pride ourselves on exposing our puppies to many different noises, flooring surfaces, and atmospheres. This is important puppy training in the first weeks of life. 

Bringing Home My Puppy

Puppies are able to go to their new homes at 8 weeks old. We prefer you to pick up your puppy in person to see your pup in its home environment. We like to meet you and your family and you meet our dogs. Limited shipping arrangements can be made at the breeder's discretion. All puppies will come home eating dry food. 

On pick up day, we invite you to come snuggle your pup while we review your contract, feeding information and care instructions. We will provide a new puppy packet, copy of contract, a toy that smells like momma and a bag of dog food that your puppy has been eating. 

We recommend Diamond Naturals as a Grain free, Soy free, and Wheat free kibble. Puppies eat Diamond Naturals Small Breed Formula, a navy blue bag. As with any puppy, you should feed according to the bag and feed several times a day when your puppy is small. Switching foods should be done gradually and by mixing current food and new food. 

AKC Information

Please visit the AKC site for more information on raising your puppy. Here, you will find valuable information that will help you raise a happy and healthy pup! 

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