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. We also do ALOT of early socialization with our dachshund puppies. They are given a wobble board, slide, tunnel, step stool, and what is called an activity box to play with early on. This gets them very used to noises, sounds, textures, heights, different surfaces for their feet and mouth, etc. We also run puppy socialization sounds from the day the pups turn 3 weeks old and their ears are open. This includes but is not limited to car sounds, crowded rooms, fireworks, lawn mower, vacuum cleaner, baby crying, etc. This hopefully will provide you with what one of my customers called a bomb proof dog. Of course there is more that you will need to do to continue their early learning.
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. Our miniature dachshunds are checked by our trusted vet for luxating patellas (knees) before they are bred. This disease affects this breed considerably. Check out our health concerns page for more information on patellas, CERF, vaccines, and IVDD.
What do your puppies come with? All of my puppies are sent home with their deworming & vaccination record, their AKC paperwork, a copy of their AKC pedigree, 2 yr health guarantee, a gift box full of goodies including a large bag of the food we feed and toys, 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 show 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.
Are deposits refundable? Deposits are not refundable but can be used towards another litter at any time. I don't take deposits on puppies until they are at least 2 weeks old.
What type of payment do you accept? I will accept cash or a check for a deposit to hold your puppy. I can accept cash or credit card when you are picking up your new puppy. No exceptions!
Do you ship? We no longer ship our puppies. You must either come here to pick up your new puppy, we can meet you at a local show, or if you have to fly in we can meet you at the airport and you can take your new puppy on as a carry on.
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 age appropriate shots and dewormings. House training and crate training will have already begun and your pup will already be accustomed to bathing and a collar. Daily handling of the pups start at a very young age so that they are used to handling. 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 Proplan 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.