How do you differ from other breeders? We do not breed to make money. We breed to better the breed and to provide miniature dachshunds that come as close to the AKC standard as we can get. We breed to provide healthy, happy, sweet dachshunds. All of our dogs are either championed or champion lined so that we know we have the best of the best examples of the breed to start with.
What kind of health testing do you do? As responsible dog breeders we take our job very seriously and we want to ensure that we have the healthiest dogs possible before they produce new family members for you :) Our dachshunds are CERF tested to ensure that we are not breeding any eye diseases into our pups. We do NOT test for PRA. Read our health concern page to find out why. Our miniature dachshunds are checked by our trusted vet for luxating patellas before they are bred. This disease affects this breed considerably. Check out our health concerns page for more information on PRA, CERF, vaccines, and IVDD.
What do your puppies come with? All of my puppies are sent home with their vaccination record, their AKC paperwork, a copy of their AKC pedigree, 2 yr health guarantee, and a sample of the food that we feed, as well as life long support for your new family member.
Are your puppies sold with full or limited AKC registration? All of my puppies are sold with limited registration unless otherwise discussed. If you are interested in a dog for breeding or showing than we can discuss that as an option and which pup would best suit your home. There is an additional fee for use of full registration.
How much are your puppies? Dachshunds ~ limited AKC registration is $750 for males and $900 for females.
Are deposits refundable? Deposits are not refundable but can be used towards another litter at any time.
What type of payment do you accept? I accept cash, check, or USPS money order.
Do you ship? I can ship a puppy to you at 8 weeks of age. I use either Continental or Delta. It depends on the time of year, where you live, how long of a layover, things like that. I want the shortest, safest trip for my babies. If you have an airline preference let me know and I will try to accomodate you. Shipping runs about $325-$350 again depending on the airline. This includes the airline crate, the health certificate, and the airfare.
What kind of care are your puppies given? Your new puppy will be very well socialized and spoiled when you take her/him home. Your pup will have had all of it's shots and wormings. Housetraining and crate training will have already begun and your pup will already be accustomed to bathing. Daily handling of the pups start at a very young age so that they are used to handling. We also like to get your new pup used to all of the normal sights and sounds you take for granted but may scare him/her like vacumms, loud children, blenders, etc.
What type of food do you feed? We think nutrition is very important for a dog's well being. "You are what you eat" They should be in excellent health, have a full shiny coat, and have no skin or digestive issues. We feed and highly recommend Nature's Variety Instinct Grain Free dog foods. Even my most picky eater will eat this right up. I also have never been happier with the way they look. Their stools are firm and not smelly, no more room clearing flatulence, and their coat is shiny and soft. Check out more about it and where to find it here ~ Nature's Variety