Twilight is a smooth Black & Tan and carries a piebald gene. She does have touches of the s-gene; apparent in her toes, chest, and the very tip of her tail. She has full AKC registration as well as full CKC registration.
Twilight is a very lean, athletic little girl, who weighs only 10 lbs, and loves nothing more than racing around outside playing tag with the other Doxies. Inside the house she is very quiet - she's not a "yappy" dog, and rarely makes much of any noise at all. She's a very sensitive little girl, easy going, and quite the opposite of the "stubborn, hard-headed attitude" which you hear about in Dachshunds.
A sweetheart of a girl who has very expressive soulful eyes, she loves to cuddle and wants to please us absolutely all the time.
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Shadow is an 11-lb smooth Chocolate & Tan Dapple. She has full AKC registration and full CKC registration. She has drop-dead gorgeous ears which we believe will be passed onto her babies. She carries a recessive longhair gene.
Shadow is a fun-loving little girl, with a huge heart. She loves nothing better than sleeping with her nose snuggled against my neck at night.
With her first litter, she was the absolute epitome of a perfect "Mom." And we expect her puppies to be confident, fun-loving, playful and loving.
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Pirouette is a 11.5-lb smooth Chocolate & Tan reverse Dapple, and she carries a recessive longhair gene and a recessive dilution gene. She has full AKC registration and full CKC registration.
"Pee Wee" is a very "together" little girl, the world is a playground for her. She loves to play and have fun, but she is not "yappy." She is very athletic, and she adores swimming and chasing balls. She has big expressive eyes that light up like Christmas trees when she is excited, and she adores being cuddled and sleeping right up next to you.
Pirouette & Khaki's puppies are confident, funny, playful and loving. They are very adaptable to new situations and are natural born comedians, keeping their new owners in stitches. They are puppies that "make raising puppies easy" - you can relax and enjoy them to the max.
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Whisper is a smooth 11-lb Isabella & Tan reverse Dapple Dachshund. She has full AKC registration and full CKC registration.
She is a very athletic little girl, adores swimming and can jump higher than any Dachshund I've ever seen - she can leap over a 36" tall babygate from a standstill.
Whisper is simply "pure love in a warm little package." I have NEVER seen a more gentle, or humble little Dachshund. She can play energetically and enthusiastically with the other Dachshunds, but she is extremely emotionally dependent upon me. When she wants to be picked up, she will delicately touch my leg with her paws, not scratching or even firm but lightly like a fluttering moth. When picked up, she goes limp like a ragdoll and "drapes" in my arms. She spent most of her first couple years within my sweater/sweatshirt, being carried around like a little human baby in a carrier.
Whisper and Rikki produce puppies who "enjoy a good time" whether it's romping in play or being cuddled in your arms. They are very "together" puppies, with no hangups; and are not anxious or whiney. They "expect" the best from everyone they meet, and greet even strangers with wagging tails and happy faces.
Silly is an 12.5-lb smooth Chocolate & Tan Dapple. She has full AKC registration.
Silly carries a recessive longhair gene and when bred with Khaki, usually produces 1 or 2 longhairs in each litter. She has a fantastic strongly contrasting Chocolate Dapple color, and striking facial pattern. She has excellent bone structure and superb ears - large, beautifully shaped and with great cartilage. She consistently throws great ears to her babies.
Silly is a very quiet, very loving girl, she is not pushy or yappy. As a puppy she was very exuberant and lively, but as she reached almost a year of age, she mellowed, and is quite layback. When she is out by the pond with the other kids her favorite pastime is choosing a favorite ball and gently carrying it around and then hopping into our laps, with very emotional eyes, holding the ball out to us so we can praise it.
Silly and Khaki typically produce puppies that are very intelligent, quick thinking, humorous and emotional.You'd swear that they are constantly thinking. They are very loving and playful little puppies, though also seem to delight in keeping their owners on their toes.
**** Silly and Khaki have produced the best Dachshunds we've ever bred. Two which we kept are Shadow Dancer and Sweet Dreams. We might breed Silly one more time in about a year, but then she will be retired and become a "Nanny." We will be keeping at least one puppy (or perhaps two) from the next litter ourselves.
Bazinga is a gorgeous smooth 10.5 lb Chocolate & Tan reverse Dapple. She has full registration with the AKC and full registration with the CKC.
This little one was born full of sass and bounce, I'll never in a million years forget our neighbor sitting down in the puppy pen outside, and Bazinga grabbing her waist-long pony tail braid and trying to run off with it. Deb's pony tail braid was so long that she couldn't reach the little miscreant who had the tip of her braid and was backing up and shaking it as hard as she could....lololol
Bazinga was always the first to initiate play, the first to race out through the dogdoor, and the last one to stop playing - after she tired everyone else out. As she neared 8 months old she began to mellow (a bit), and although continuing whole-heartedly in non-stop play sessions, she now is just as interested in following us around and begging to be picked up. She LOVES cuddling and tickling, and practically turns inside-out with joy.
She has very expressive eyes that look deep into yours and she is VERY anxious to please. I can't count the number of times I've woken up and found her tongue almost completely up my nostril....lololol We absolutely can't wait to see her and Khaki's babies - they should be absolutely sensational.
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~*~ ~*~ Waggin' Tails Fairytale ~*~ ~*~
~*~ ~*~ Waggin' Tails Fantasia ~*~ ~*~
(above, Fairytale and Fantasia)
Fairytale and Fantasia, or "The Twins" as we call them since they are like two peas in a pod, are gorgeous, gorgeous Doxies.
I fell in love with a photo of 2 adorable little longhair Chocolate & Tan reverse Dapple Piebalds - and contacted the lady selling them. Shona Brock told me about them and kept me up-to-date with photos until they were ready to come home with us. She said they were "tied at the hip" - always did absolutely everything together - from day one; ate together, played together, slept together, etc. And that never changed. They still hate being separated from each other, and since we do not use crates or kennels - they have each others companionship 24 hours a day. :-)
They were a bit larger than our other Dachshunds, but they were so drop-dead gorgeous, I didn't care. I also didn't care that they were CKC registered (their father is AKC & CKC registered, and their mother is CKC registered); they absolutely stole my heart. (Note, I only use AKC and CKC registries - though neither are always as pure as the driven snow. A registered dog is no better than it's breeder. I would MUCH prefer a CKC registered dog from a good/knowledgeable breeder than an AKC registered dog from a bad/ignorant breeder. See more descriptions of the different kinds of registries on the FAQ Part 1 page.)
They are a couple of the most "together" Dachshunds I've ever seen. Self-sufficient as well as loving; exuberant and playful as well as sensitive and attentive. They've been two of the easiest puppies I've ever raised, they take everything in stride, nothing seems to bother them overmuch. They are such a pleasure to have, and so beautiful to look at.
We are so excited about breeding them to our boys. Our boys are both AKC and CKC registered, and the puppies of Fairytale and Fantasia will be CKC registered. Both our boys are smaller than Fairytale and Fantasia, but even if the puppies are as large as their Moms, they are going to be some of the most beautiful puppies we've ever produced.
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Our youngest hopeful. :-)
Little Sweet Dreams is a beautiful longhair Isabella & Tan reverse Dapple. She has full registration with the AKC, and full registration with the CKC. Her ears are stupendous. She's a full sister to Shadow Dancer, and we expect delightful babies from her as well. She's still a baby right now, and full of "piss and vinegar" :-) But in about a year, we will be thinking of breeding her.
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Khaki is a smooth 14-lb Isabella & Tan. He is dual registered with both the AKC (full registration) and the CKC (full registration), and has a DNA profile with the AKC.
Khaki carries a recessive longhair gene, and when bred to Cammy & Silly, usually produces 1 or 2 longhairs in each litter.
Khaki is an absolutely incredible dog. He has excellent bone structure and shape, plus superb ears which are consistently passed onto his offspring. He is extremely athletic; we have an 80-lb lab mix and Khaki can keep up with him at a dead run. I've never seen a Dachshund run so fast. He is an enthusiastic swimmer and seems never to tire. He is solid and with a 24 karat personality.
Khaki is extremely loving, but generally instead of kissing - he will "hug" pressing his cheek to yours. His personality is happy, but he's not a "bubbly" type - jumping hither and yon or barking a lot. He's probably the epitome of an "easy going, and very easy to live with" male Dachshund. He is gentle with puppies, and exudes a quiet, calm, confident and authoritative demeanor among the females. The ladies and puppies all love him.
Khaki has a LOT of heart and is always unconditionally loyal.
An "Isabella" (ie AKC's term "fawn") is actually not a "gene" per se. It's a color that is created when 2 genes are expressed at the same time - the gene for the color "Chocolate" and the "Dilution gene." (On the same principle as when 2 Dapple genes are expressed at the same time; that dog is called a "Double Dapple" and yet there is no actual "Double Dapple gene.")
The dilution gene is THE most misunderstood gene in Dachshunds.
Pictures of Isabellas are frequently puzzling to folks, because the dogs look silver in some light and a silvery golden or golden light chocolate in another. That's because the dilution gene causes various types of light (indoor, sunshine, etc) to reflect differently on the hair follicles, making the dogs appear as different colors. These dogs are breathtaking in person, it's difficult to grasp the idea of their shimmering color in photographs.
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