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Table of Contents
Preface - Why (or Why not...) a dachshund?
Section 1 - About us -- contact us and address/phone
Section 2 - Litter availability
Section 3 - Rescues and Adoptions (none avail)
Section 4 - Our program: reserving a pup, our training programs, stuff we give you, etc.
Section 5 - About our Pairs
Section 6 - About our Studs
Section 7 - Don't have what you need? Other Breeders
Section 8 Picking out a pup and asking questions
Section 9 - the Warranty
NOTE:NO!!! Dachshunds are not stubborn and impossible to potty train. THEY ARE DIFFERENT AND HAVE DIFFERENT BRAIN STRUCTURES AND THINK DIFFERENTLY THAN OTHER BREEDS OF DOGS...read why...below
DO NOT PURCHASE A DACHSHUND IF:
1) YOU DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THE DOG TO PUPPY CLASSES - Dachshunds were bred to be extremely intelligent to hunt independently from humans. You are stupid (the dachshunds mean that in a nice way). You need to be trained. The classes are for YOU, not the dog ("dummy! don't you know anything?" um, just quoting the dachshunds there, we humans know you are smart, cuz you are reading this). Classes will educate you and rehabilitate your dog from the idiotic things you have taught him. Like, how he is the cutest dog in the world. They will own you. Resist buying that "cute" outfit, or "he'll die if he doesn't have that toy"...cut up the credit cards. Wait...this was about classes.
2) IF YOU MUST LEAVE THEM 10-12 HOURS A DAY ALONE: there will be a brown package waiting for you when you get home...they "figure out" how to "get comfortable". Don't get a dachshund if you don't want a "comfortable" dog. Dachshunds have been scientifically proven to be the most comfortable of all dog breeds. We can't quote the exact publication of that research, however.
3) You think crates are "unkind": dachshund pups need to sleep in a crate next to your bed until YOU learn to listen to them when they have to "go". We provide crates wholesale prices.
*** Dachshunds, even adults, need to go potty about every 4 hours: keep them in a pen, or crate, or room without carpeting. Crates to a dachshund are a den, not a jail. Don't plan on keeping the dachshund in a crate for more than 4 hours. The Doxiefun Enforcement Brigade does not look favorably on folks who keep dachshunds in crates all day.
5) YOU WILL NOT ADHERE TO A SCHEDULE OF ALLOWING THE PUPPY A PLACE TO ELIMINATE EVERY 4-5 HOURS UNTIL THEY ARE 9 MONTHS OLD, maybe older. Maybe for the rest of their "comfortable" lives.
6) You DO NOT WANT YOUR DOG ACTING LIKE A CAT AND BRINGING YOU MICE. Get over being a vegan. Dogs eat mice and think you are weird when you freak out just because they, like... bring you some headless fresh meat. You can eat the tail. At least pretend you like it and thereby, score some points with the dog. Get with the program.
7) You have to pick up and carry the dog everywhere. Dog's feet belong on the floor. Not dangling from your arms. If you pick them up all the time they will pee on you. It's a dachshund thing. Don't get them excited or riled either. They'll pee on you again. Be sure to tell them "good boy/girl" when they go potty! That will teach the dog to pee every time you say "good boy". This will will come in particularly handy when your mother-in-law says "oh what a good dog!", and they'll pee on her too.
NOTE: We think males are more fun and easier to house break if neutered
More on Why You Can't Live Without a Dachshund:
WARNING: DACHSHUNDS WERE BRED TO THINK INDEPENDENTLY SO THEY COULD ACCURATELY FIND AND FIGHT PREY (SPECIFICALLY EUROPEAN BADGERS). THIS MEANS THEY WILL APPEAR STUBBORN AND DEFIANT IF THEY DO NOT ACT QUICKLY UPON YOUR COMMAND.
-THIS IS BECAUSE THEY ARE ANALYZING AND THINKING ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE SAYING NOT COMMANDING THEM.
-YOU MUST NOT COMMAND A DACHSHUND AND EXPECT THEM TO REACT TO YOUR COMMAND WITHOUT THEM "THINKING". YOU NEED TO TRAIN THEM ACCORDING TO BREED RECOMMENDATIONS
-REWARDING A DACHSHUND AND STIMULATING THEM IN THE MANNER IN WHICH THEY WERE BRED IS THE ONLY WAY TO "TRAIN" A DACHSHUND. LOVE, EXERCISE, DISCIPLINE.
-IF YOU HIT, KICK, STEP ON, TRIP OVER, YANK ON A LEASH OR OTHERWISE PUT STRESS ON THE BACK OF A DACHSHUND, IT CAN PERMANENTLY HARM THEIR SPINES.THIS CAN BE BY ACCIDENT OR BY ABUSE, BUT IS A GREAT REASON FOR SPINAL ISSUES IN DACHSHUNDS. DACHSHUNDS NEED VITAMINS A/K, C(ESTER) , E/SELENIUM, HALURONIC ACID, and MSM, IN SMALL DOSES TO AVOID HERNIATED DISCS. ALSO, THEY NEED GOOD WALKS (DO NOT STRESS OR TIRE THEM OUT EXCESSIVELY), WITHOUT JUMPING AS EXERCISE, JUST A GOOD BRISK PACE.
SO...WHY BUY A DACHSHUND????
IF YOU WANT A SMALL NON SHEDDING CIRCUS DOG - GET A POODLE. IF YOU LIKE INDEPENDENT THINKERS LIKE CATS, AND YOU CAN BE A PACK LEADER WHICH INCLUDES A DACHSHUND, CAN ACCOMODATE THE DACHSHUND'S SCHEDULE, AND UNDERSTAND A HUNTING DOG, THEN A DACHSHUND MIGHT BE FOR YOU.
HOME SECURITY : Retired policeman, Sgt. Lou Bonacich, our dachshund partner, says "I've never answered a robbery call in which there was a dachshund in the house". In fact, he took "Bud" - all of 9 pounds, on patrol with him. Scared the tar out of the bad guys. Ask Lou for stories. Dachshunds provide for a secure home. Put bells on the doors and windows. The slightest sound will alert the dachshund to investigate. Add signs "For removal of your ankles, enter here" or "Death from the Ankles Down!" on the doors.
Section 1 - About Us
Licensed Kennel #5 (2017) Clarke Cnty, Va, you meet mom & dad dogs, owned by a Biologist and Teacher, come y'all dachshund lovers! We love dachshunds!! We are a small breeder where the dogs live in the house --sofa, under blankets, bedrooms... in a typical, natural, dachshund habitat. Whilst some evolutionists believe dogs and wolves descend from a common wolf like ancestor, we think science will eventually prove our dachshunds evolved directly from a common couch.
Call Janine at 703-229-2016 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or text me at email@example.com
Locations: we also have pups in Berryville, Va. 703-229-2016,
- meet both parents
- you will be provided medical records and AKC papers
- we give you a lot of stuff (food, measuring cup, potty spray, stop chew spray, plus much much more)
- we give you a lot of advice, and you can continue emailing us with questions, our eBook is so cheap, it's almost free.
- our dachshunds are not caged (unless jail time is warranted) but in the house fairly loose, but not so loose it's total anarchy. OK, maybe there is some anarchy. Generally, the cages are used to put their toys in and we ration the toys out, lest Dr. Dachshund performs a fluff-ectomy or squeaker-ectomy on said toys. Toy hoarding has also been known to produce spirited discussions between toy collecting rivals.
- we refuse to say anything [bad] about fellow breeders. See Section 3.
- our dachshunds help us with the house work, they make sure there is no food on the floor, not a crumb, pre-wash all the dishes, dishes already in the dishwasher are double checked for missed particles, and they make sure their tails wag at the height of all of our dust. - to spread it out evenly
Section 2 - Litter Availability
Click here: http://www.breeders.net/search.php?action=search&doglist_id=88&zipcode=20151
Main breeders.net listing page for "Dachshunds" and zip 20151 - our listing is first and has current litters
Section 3 -Rescues
If you cannot take care of your dachshund anymore, we will post their picture here and try to help you find a home.
Section 4 - Our program: reserving a pup, our training programs, stuff we give you, etc
Why Reserve a Puppy?
When you reserve a puppy you get to watch it grow up and you join our human training program. Yes, humans need to be trained on how to work with a dachshund. We believe the main reason for this is that dachshunds are way too cute. Because of this, they learn quickly to take advantage of unsuspecting new dog-parents. This could lead to a lifetime of bad habits like forcing you into expensive shopping trips to buy them even cuter clothes, expensive stuff, and misleading expenditures into unnecessary squeek toys and treats.
Tip: Should you already be caught in the snares of this uncontrolled behavior, caused by a dachshund, and cannot help yourself, we recommend dollar stores and thrift/charitable shops to obtain stuff for your dog as well as shopping only with a specified amount of cash - cut up the credit cards. The costs can add up.
- If you purchase from our main home (Janine's) most are well crate trained by the time they leave us... each puppy is individually crate trained (next to our beds at night),
- If you purchase from another Breeder, who used one of our studs, they might not have the same program with their puppies.
- Janine provides at no cost to you many items for your pups such as their food (2-3 weeks supply), wee wee pads,potty training scent, and much more
- Janine pre-trains to the best ability for 8 week old pups. These are from our stud ET or Morty and moms: Maggie, Molly, Mira, and Sara: Maggie/ET parents shown on the trampoline in the pictures on the right.
READ ABOUT OUR PROGRAM:
Our puppies are shown in Chantilly, Virginia - right near the Dulles Airport; or Berryville, Va - near Winchester; and the females with young pups are in Berryville, Va - near Winchester. Our Berryville location is a 1.5 acre "country estate" (125 year old run-down, crummy old farm house, but the doxies love it, the air is clear and water delicious). We sell only our own pups and own both the mothers and fathers.
Our dogs are not caged nor crated. Cages and crates hold their toys, normally: we have to ration them out and protect the investment.
All of our dogs are "crate trained": this means the dog or pup is able to stay in a crate for the night or for travel without serious whining/crying/howling/barking and hopefully they are also dry. Only for training, travel, cleaning (c'mon, we have to clean the house sometimes! and don't need a posse following us around) purposes, are the dogs crated.
You'll meet the whole canine-clan. Although we are licensed kennel #3, Clarke county Virginia, all dachshunds are pets - they lounge on the couch with us, manage to burrow under the blankets at night, and are generally pretty spoiled, but when necessary, are professional dogs.
Ask us about our Pre-Training program - our puppies are crate trained and we provide: a bale of wee wee pads, scent for the pads, stop chew spray, a CRATE, (at whole sale prices) 5 lbs of their food, and technical support - all free!
- Plus, we may have pens available also at rock bottom prices.
- Everything you need for a quiet dry puppy.
- We even have them practice, with our supervision, a couple of nights alone to be sure they are ready to go.
- Generally, they know "come", "no", and are crate trained at 8 weeks.
- Crate trained does not mean house broken, but it's a step in the right direction.
- Crate trained means they can stay quiet (fairly) and dry for 2-4 hours in a crate at 8 weeks. We cannot sell a pup to a situation where they will be crated all day. That's not the purpose of crate training.
We provide many items and personalized training when you pick up your puppy - so expect to spend an hour or two with us. These, and many more reasons, are why we sell at 8 weeks. You may reserve your pup and visit them at any age.
Puppies have shots at 6 and 8 weeks:
- Interject Bordatella (kennel cough) 3 in 1 and
- Galaxy 6 in 1 (distemper, crono, parvo etc),.
Section 5 - About our Pairs
Mira and Morty: both red, smooth hair, minis, produce only short haired pups either red or black and tan. Some with blazes on their chests.
Leia and Bindi (brindle females) with Morty:
Leia – smaller, long hair
Bindi – larger, short hair
We can see and understand the pup's personalities and sizes by the time they are 2 weeks old and are better than 75% accurate at predicting personalities and sizes, so feel free to ask us about personalities/sizes.
You may reserve a puppy - after they open their eyes - when they are young for $100, non-refundable fee. Then the rest of the price is due when you pick them up. We don't take reservation money until you see, hold, and understand the pup. You can come on weekends to visit your reserved pup - this is a really fun time when you learn about the pup, see them grow, interact with the parents
All puppies will be sold/go home when they are 8 weeks old, with the exception of teacups which need to be 2.8 lbs before leaving - which may be 9-12 weeks old, as we feel they are too small.
We do not breed for these tiny teacup dogs, but we get them periodically because of our genetics. They will be 7-7.8 lbs as adults, are typically female, satanically smart, can climb very well because of their weight, and tend to be sharp/quick/ but remarkably submissive. All known teacups of ours hunt mice very well, as do all of our adult dogs.
We also have 1 in 10 pups being greater than 13 lbs, and some going to 18 to 20 lbs. We know when a pup is 12 weeks old the adult size.
Parents are very intelligent and well behaved, and both are available for you to see. Our male and females are unrelated.
Section 6 - About our Studs
Notes about breeding to our dogs:
1) we can help you market your dogs- we will send all of our business to you: everyone who has bred to our dogs sold all the pups without advertising! So far everyone who has bred to our dogs has not paid for advertising, as we send so much business their way, they have sold all of their puppies.
2) your female must be AKC registered
3) you should know about your dog - colors and personalities of the grand parent dogs, number of pups in the female's litter.
4) the female needs a clean bill of health - current on shots, no brucellosis.
5) you need to know the exact day she came into heat and the point she is in.
6) she should be, preferable at her 3rd heat - we normally don't breed them at their first or 2nd heat.
tip: we travel a lot, so unless you give us plenty of time - several months notice that you want to breed to us, chances are we won't be in town when your female comes into heat.
Stud #1 - $500 stud fee for Morty: females must be AKC registered. Morty is a clear red short hair (dominant), and carries genes for black and tan, blonde, shaded red, mahogany, and long hair. He was born in a litter of 5, all his litters have been 4-6 puppies. Has 100% pregnancy rate for first time females (virgins). Breeds quickly (wam bam thank you ma'am, leaves a biscuit on the pillow) and is very good natured. Folks like "taking him" for a week or two - and keeping him with their female during the breeding process. He's pretty quiet, mellow. Morty is 9 lbs, varies between 8.8 and 10.5 (depending on how "busy" he is. Uniformly Morty's puppies are way too cute.
Fun fact: Morty was named after the character "Muerte" in the movie comedy Undercover Blues. Rent it today and you will see why we call him "Morty". Unlike the Muerte character, our Morty is sweet and no trouble at all.
Stud #2 - ET - black and tan short hair - forces all puppies to be short hair. You will have no long haired puppies from this sire. Black and tan is recessive coloring. He has the recessive long arched Roman Nose - which is passed only if the female also carries the gene or has a longer nose herself. He is show quality. $600 stud fee. Has a 50% pregnancy rate for first timers. Spends way too much time courting the females, bringing them toys, dancing around trying to impress them. Barks at strangers but knows the "quiet" command very well - has a deep bass voice - which he passes to his male pups (so they sound like larger dogs). ET is 11.6 lbs and varies between 11 and 15 lbs.
Fun Fact: ET won reserve champion, finishing second place in the hound group, in his first (and so far only) AKC official show. Litter sizes are 2-5. He was born in a litter of 4.
All stud fees are returned if the female does not demonstrate pregnancy within 65 days. We do simple stud fees (no requests for puppies). Females must be AKC registered to advertise on our site. Generally, since we are pretty small - we don't have room for the breeding process, so Morty (the stud usually picked out) goes on Holiday to your place.
Section 7 - Don't have what you need? Other Breeders
Also, try www.akc.org or http://marketplace.akc.org/puppies
This will show you purebred dogs recently born and registered by AKC breeders - and the search feature is very good.
Section 8 Picking out a pup and asking questions:
- When you pick out a pup ask to see at least one of the parents. Something is really wrong if they don't even have the mother. Both parents is best, pictures are really good too.
- Make sure the breeder has already ordered the papers. If they don't have papers they may be either disorganized, unsure of the parents (dad?), have unregistered dogs, or might be banned from the AKC. I have had breeders "promise" me papers, then never sent them, but in fact, they never ordered them. If they say they've ordered them, if it was done online - you can get the litter registration number from the confirmation email. (You can also determine the registration numbers of each puppy too - as 01-20 will be added to the litter number)
- get some of the same food the pups have eaten
- watch the pups at feeding time - ask them to feed them when you watch - they usually have bowel movements right after and you can see if they have...uh..."issues"
- always ask to have their WORMING record as well as shot records. Ask what type of worm meds they use and ask if they will give you a dose and when the next dose is due. Remember, dogs need worm medication a lot more than we do because they lick their feet and eat stuff ... we wouldn't even think of. So, they really pick critters up.
- always ask about the health of the parents - back problems? eye, ear, leg (knees) ? how old did the grand parents live to?
- make sure the parents get heartworm
- ask as many questions as you can think of
- ask to see the pedigree papers, this is simply the family tree, all breeders should have them. If the breeder begins to give you excuses: I don't have them right now, but can get them; or they are put away/filed away; or we will send them to you (they will NOT). Run! these breeders are either disorganized or pulling the wool over your eyes.
TIP: If you want a pup in the summer and you travel or stay in an area for the summer (or winter, depending on your usual travel plans), try typing a zipcode in breeders.net in that area - that way, when you travel you might have time to visit breeders and maybe pick out a pup in a different location where you live. Remember: when you travel, be sure to account for the heat and never leave a dog in the car - more tips below.
Section 9 - Warranties - very important to read this!
I really haven't found a good warranty. I've seen some that "guarantee" against genetic disorders, and a slew of things of which, I know personally are absolutely impossible to "guarantee" against unless the entire dog genome has been mapped against their dog's genetic structure. Um...so...no. We don't offer a "warranty". However, we know as scientific fact that most geneticists would not disagree that our dogs carry the genes for:
- barking at strangers
- howling when the public sirens go off Saturday at noon, and the occasional fire truck passing the house
- dominant genetic traits appear in all our dogs to rip the living daylights out of stuffed toys
- an incompletely dominant trait for both doing stupid, as well as smart things.
- dominant gene (chromosome unknown) which exacerbates genetically the ability to manipulate human beings.
- a dominant olfactory disorder attracting them to garbage, and the corresponding gene to throw up
- all genes necessary to kill mice (we think this could be traced to an ancient cat-like ancestor - and think archaeologists have probably misinterpreted some of those Egyptian hieroglyphics, and they were worshiping dachshunds, not cats. Ask for movies - "Indiana Jones and the Lost Dachshund" or the "Mummy 5 - Return of the Dachshund", chalk it up to ignorance if the clerk at the video store looks at you weird... then, sputter and say "I mean the Ugly Dachshund?" with Suzanne Pleshette and Dean Jones, Note that the "Ugly Dachshund" is one of the more accurate dachumentaries on the dachshund breed
- and most important of all they carry genetically: the ability to love you unconditionally. Hmmm, we might rephrase even this - they love food unconditionally, and if you have it, THEN they love you unconditionally.
For a full description of what you are up against with the dachshund breed, we suggest you beef up by reading:
* Dachshunds for Dummies (one of the better "Dummies" series books)
* Barron's Dachshund Encyclopedia (or some such name)
Therefore, our dogs are warrantied against any genetic defect that would prevent them from displaying any of the above traits...and only if you followed the above instruction manuals (listed above) and replay the scenes in "The Ugly Dachshund" where the pups trash the room - actually, replay several times, so as to become desensitized to chaos. We are not responsible for misuse of equipment.
*** That's our story on warranties and we are sticking to it. ***
Oh yeah, we have had no back problems, eye, ear, leg/KNEE/joint deformities in the parents of the puppies: we think our dogs are perfect, but know they all have their "faults"... but none appear to be genetically lethal nor do they affect the health and longevity of your dog. We keep in contact with most folks who have purchased our pups and none have reported any genetic or health issues with the pups. We breed our dogs for longevity and all our own dogs have lived to a ripe old age or are still alive (gramma dog (mother or grandmother of all of our dogs) is our current oldest at a very very young 13.)
We will talk to you about vitamins and food necessary to keep their backs strong, joints well, and exercise techniques for your dachshund so it might have the longest life.
We love every single one of our dogs. They have no issues using us for their own, devious, purposes.
All of them have "professionally" slept in beds with a selected human victims, most likely one that has been especially been schmoozed, by said dachshund, for that day.
-if you travel by car, consider a z-fold fence (see dog.com and type "pens"), and a beach umbrella (like from Costco or Sam's - good prices), and a chair - that way a family member can read on the chair, the dog has a nice little pen, and both have shade. One family member can watch the dog (and sew, read, strum the guitar, write postcards etc) whilst the others do chores (or whatever). Zfold pen=$50, umbrella=$20, Chair = $20, worth it to save your dog.
-If a fan is needed - Home Depot has the battery powered Ryobi fan - which runs on the 18 V rechargeable batteries and works with a great hand vac, spot lights - great vacation items to carry with you anyways.
-We also travel by night - it is much easier and cooler for the dogs - if you have to take a nap - it is still cooler in the summer, and much much less traffic. We routinely travel with 8 dogs 1600 mile trips 4 times a year - and folks are surprised how this tip has changed their lives.
-we buy cages and zfold pens at dog.com when they are on sale. The 24 inch highs are good for pups, but we've never had a doxie get over the 30 or 36 inch z-folds.
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Mini Dachshund fun facts: Best spelling we have seen yet: Doxun ! others are doxie dachshie doxy doxie; dachshunds were bred as hunting dogs and to provide warmth to their hunting masters during long cold nights outdoors. Mini dachshunds were bred down in size to get small prey, like mice and rats, and to get into smaller areas.
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