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Unfortunately the "smaller is better" idiotic craze seems to be still in full force. <sigh>
In the U.S., there is NO SUCH THING as "Micro Mini Dachshunds" "Teacup Dachshunds" “Pocket Dachshunds” “Purse Dachshunds” “Toy Dachshunds” or "Dwarf Dachshunds" - as explained on the FAQ Part 1 page.
Dachshunds were NOT meant to be tiny little lapdogs - they were bred to be energetic and robust hunting dogs.
Dachshunds bred down in size are not only less healthy than normal size Dachshunds, but are frailer overall - often not being able to withstand illnesses/accidents/diseases/surgeries (even routine surgeries) that hardier Dachshunds, with more size and stamina, could pull through.
Dachshunds being sold as those make-believe sizes are very poor and unhealthy specimens of the breed - bred SOLELY for downsizing - without regard to health or structure. Puts money in the pocket of those unscrupulous breeders, but at the expense of the poor dogs they are creating.
Please Note: All puppies will be sold with limited AKC/CKC registration. If you want full registration for breeding privileges, I will be EXTREMELY picky and VERY thorough, requiring:
And no, I will NOT sell a puppy with limited registration and then change it to full registration later on. You must prove to me BEFORE (not after) you get the puppy that you are a knowledgeable breeder.
Absolutely NO backyard breeders, puppymillers or irresponsible breeders need apply. We do not sell to breeders who create "designer puppies" by mixing breeds, or who try to create "micro mini Dachshunds." And we do NOT sell to kennels; our dogs are family members, not kennel dogs.
This sounds like a lot, but I want to make DARN sure that none of the puppies I place will be used to create neglected or unwanted puppies. Honestly, if I don't know you already, you'll have to convince me that you are a VERY knowledgeable and VERY compassionate breeder.
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Believe me, we are not trying to take advantage of anyone; we live paycheck to paycheck just like everyone else. But having and raising a litter is expensive; even if there is no emergency care during the pregnancy or whelping of the mother - which can easily run $800 - $1,000 for emergencies).
Ways I could sell the puppies cheaper:
- I could sell the babies probably a LOT cheaper IF I got rid of the parents when I was through breeding them and replaced them with other breedable adults.
- And I could have many more babies to sell (and hence lower the price) IF I bred the Moms every single season without letting them rest.
- And I could sell the puppies without any registration papers (or charge extra for them)
But I can't do that. Our Moms and Dads stay HERE with us their entire lives - we never "replace" them. Our Moms are carefully rested in between litters - sometimes several times between litters; and some of our Moms are only bred once or twice before being spayed.
With our puppies, folks are not "paying extra" to have proper (AKC or CKC) registration papers.
For a single litter I'm averaging about $200 every week for supplies like:
- For the babies: Goat's Milk (several cans a day), Gerber Rice Baby Cereal, high quality Puppy Kibble (lots)
- For the Moms: Eggs (for scrambled eggs), Rice, Ground Beef, Chicken, Chicken Liver, moist Beneful, high quality Puppy Kibble, Goat's Milk. (3 - 4 large meals a day thru pregnancy & nursing)
- Newspapers (4 days worth of Sunday newspapers each day) & Pee Pads (often 30 pee pads each day especially when the babies are in the large hallway so they have room to romp and play)
- Proper and excellent quality Vaccines & Wormers for the babies
- Comforters, Towels, Blankets (which are worn by the end of the 8 weeks and often need to be replaced for the next litter)
- Laundry Detergent, Bleach, Softener for the 2 - 3 washloads a day (just for the babies wash)
- Whelping supplies which need to be purchased new for each litter (Dewclaw Removal Scissors, Silver Nitrate sticks, Cal-Sorb - to prevent eclampsia, Nutrical for puppies, etc.)
- Good 100% American made Treats, high-quality Puppy Kibble, Goat's Milk and puppy blankets for the new owners to take home with their puppies.
You have to do it because you love it, because there is no way you could even make minimum wage when you include the hours taking care of them.
I'm sure I could do it cheaper by using cheap kibble, not supplementing the puppies, not giving the mothers extra nutrition, and using carpet scraps for bedding instead of soft material that needs to be washed; but I just can't. I'm just so pleased that all the kids seem to thrive and are chubby and happy; the mothers absolutely never lose condition or weight; and they are all kept very clean, comfortable and happy.
I could save money by not supplying the new owners with Puppy Kibble, Goat's Milk, Puppy Mush or blankets for their little babies - but I believe that it's in the baby's best interest to have those things in the new home.
Honestly, I have no idea how breeders can sell puppies for $75 or $100 each, I really can't; that wouldn't even cover the cost of puppy kibble and pee pads for me.
We raise the babies the best way we know, and to take the best care of the babies and mothers - it's expensive, no question. Anything left over is set aside for supplies for the next litter and emergencies, and for taking care of the Moms & Dads.
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A "non-refundable deposit" is money that will be applied toward the purchase price of the puppy (so that the remainder is all that need be paid at the time of pickup), or be forfeited if the placement does not occur.
If you have applied and been approved for a puppy, I will require a $200 non-refundable deposit (AFTER you have selected the puppy you want) if you want me to hold the puppy of your choice for you until you pick him up at 8 weeks of age.
If you CANNOT pick him up until AFTER 8 weeks of age:
1) He will have to be paid for IN FULL by the time he is 8 weeks old, AND
2) The non-refundable deposit will rise to $400.
The reason behind this being if the placement does not go through, then we have lost the other approved homes, which we turned away, who were interested in the (now older) puppy. It is extremely expensive and time-consuming to raise puppies - particularly when they are raised WITHIN a home versus a kennel.
Since we are VERY selective of the folks who apply for a puppy, we dislike losing great homes. Many other breeders are now charging half the purchase price for a non-refundable deposit on puppies that are picked up at 8 weeks (some for puppies that aren't even born yet) AND charging a fee for boarding the chosen puppy after 8 weeks. We want to keep things fair, for both the families getting the puppies and ourselves.
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We do not spend "puppy money" for anything other than taking care of our dogs. (We don't even take vacations, let alone day trips anywhere.)
Every single penny that comes from a puppy sale is put into the "Dog's account" and is meticulously slotted to pay for puppy supplies, breeding supplies, dog food, veterinary care, spaying/neutering, taking care of the older dogs, etc.
Because we do not breed that many litters, and because EVERY breeding dog stays with us his/her whole life, we have to be sure that the puppies are paid for by the time they are picked up.
So, I have to request approved homes to make sure that they can afford to pay for the puppy they choose. If they are not sure, then it would be best to save up for a puppy from a future litter. But from now on, any family that asks me to hold a puppy for them, and then at the last minute tell me that they can't pay for it - will not only be denied that particular puppy, but any future puppy from us - and they will forfeit their deposit.
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We have no available puppies at this time.
Silhouette is in season and is being bred to Khaki. If the breedings take, she should deliver around the middle of July.
Please see the "Past Puppies" page to view the puppies which have been placed. Each puppy has his/her own webpage which contains pictures of the puppy from infancy to adulthood.
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