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We get asked ALOT of Questions about our dogs. Simply click on the question you would like to know more about and the answer will expand below.

Occasionally we have adult dogs that we need to place in a forever home. These dogs are ones we are retiring, out of our stock, are a dog that we have gotten back for varrious reasons, or a dog that we are trying to help someone place who can no longer keep their dog.

A large percent of the time we have the dog in our possession and do several temperament tests as well as how they do with other dogs and cats. We get to know the dogs, spending several hours with them so that we can place them in a suitable home.

Occasionally we have referral puppies from other breeders or possibly a litter that we have provided stud service for.

You can certainly inquire with us but it is advised you deal with the person who has the puppy.

We Do Not Ship Our Puppies!!!!

But we will gladly hand deliver your puppy or you can pick your puppy up. Delivery is not included in the price of the puppy. If you are within driving distance, we merely charge for the cost of gasoline and our time. If you are not within driving distance delivery is usually comparable with shipping a puppy by cargo. We feel that our delivery method is much safer for the puppy, simply because at nine weeks of age puppies have not been fully vaccinated.

Our puppies are sold on a first come first serve basis, to approved homes. We do not take deposits on puppies until they are about one week old. We do take a deposit in the order we are contacted.

Our puppies sell for $1200.00-$1400 Depending on the Coat Type / $400.00 deposit.

The Miniature Dachshund, also known as the Miniature Smooth Dachshund, is a small hound dog breed that originated in Germany. Their name, Dachshund, means “badger dog” in German, and they were originally bred to hunt badgers and other burrowing animals. The Miniature Dachshund was developed in the late 1800s from smaller-sized Dachshunds, which were specifically bred to hunt rabbits. These smaller Dachshunds were selectively bred for their size and hunting abilities, resulting in the Miniature Dachshund breed we know today. Miniature Dachshunds are known for their long, low bodies, short legs, and long, floppy ears. They come in three coat varieties: smooth, wirehaired, and longhaired.
Miniature Dachshunds are small dogs, typically weighing between 4 and 5 kilograms (9 and 11 pounds) and standing 5 to 6 inches (13 to 15 centimeters) tall at the shoulder. They are one of the smallest hound breeds, and their compact size makes them well-suited for apartment living. Miniature Dachshunds come in two varieties: smooth-haired and long-haired. Smooth-haired Dachshunds have a short, smooth coat that is easy to care for. Long-haired Dachshunds have a longer, more flowing coat that requires regular brushing to prevent mats and tangles

When referring to a group of miniature Dachshunds, you can use various terms, including:

A pack of Mini Dachshunds: This term is commonly used to describe a group of dogs that hunt together, but it can also be used for a group of Mini Dachshunds, as they are known for their hunting instincts.

A group of Mini Dachshunds: This is a more general term that can be used to refer to any number of Mini Dachshunds together.

A collection of Mini Dachshunds: This term emphasizes the variety of Mini Dachshunds that may be present in the group.

A pride of Mini Dachshunds: This term is more playful and is often used to describe a group of Mini Dachshunds because of their resemblance to miniature sausages.

The specific term you use may depend on the context and your personal preference. For example, if you are referring to a group of Mini Dachshunds that are actively hunting, you might use the term “pack.” If you are referring to a group of Mini Dachshunds that are simply playing together, you might use the term “group” or “collection.” And if you want to emphasize the unique qualities of each Mini Dachshund in the group, you might use the term “pride.”

Miniature Dachshunds are considered adults once they reach one year of age. At this point, they have reached their full physical maturity and are no longer considered puppies. Miniature Dachshunds have a relatively long lifespan, with an average life expectancy of 12 to 15 years. However, it is important to note that this is just an average, and some Miniature Dachshunds may live well into their teens.

Here are some signs that your Miniature Dachshund is an adult:

  • They have reached their full height and weight.
  • Their coat has fully developed.
  • They are no longer teething.
  • They are sexually mature.

If you are unsure whether your Miniature Dachshund is an adult, you can always ask your veterinarian. They can assess your dog’s development and give you a more definitive answer.

The average lifespan of a Miniature Dachshund is between 12 and 15 years. This makes them one of the longer-living small dog breeds. However, there is a wide range of individual variation, and some Miniature Dachshunds may live well into their teens or even early twenties.

Several factors can influence a Mini Dachshund’s lifespan, including genetics, diet, exercise, and overall health. Providing your dog with a healthy diet, regular exercise, and preventive veterinary care can help them live a long and healthy life.

Yes, Mini Dachshunds do shed, but they are considered moderate shedders. This means that they will lose some hair throughout the year, but it is not usually enough to be a major problem. Smooth-haired Dachshunds shed the least, followed by wirehaired Dachshunds, and longhaired Dachshunds shed the most.

There are a few things you can do to help minimize your Mini Dachshund’s shedding:

  • Brush your dog regularly.
  • Bathe your dog every few months.
  • Feed your dog a high-quality diet.
  • Use a deshedding shampoo.
  • Consider having your dog professionally groomed.

With proper care, you can help your Mini Dachshund shed less and keep your home cleaner.

Yes, Mini Dachshunds can generally get along well with kids, other pets, and cats, especially if they are socialized from a young age. Mini Dachshunds are affectionate and playful dogs that enjoy spending time with their families. They are typically good with children, but it is important to teach children how to interact with dogs safely and respectfully. Mini Dachshunds can also get along well with other pets, including cats, if they are introduced properly. However, it is always important to supervise interactions between dogs and cats to ensure that everyone is safe.

Here are some tips for socializing your Mini Dachshund with kids, other pets, and cats:

  • Introduce your Mini Dachshund to kids, other pets, and cats in a positive and controlled environment.
  • Start with short interactions and gradually increase the amount of time your Mini Dachshund spends with other animals.
  • Teach your Mini Dachshund basic commands such as “sit,” “stay,” and “leave it”.
  • Supervise all interactions between your Mini Dachshund and other animals.
  • Reward your Mini Dachshund for good behavior around other animals.

Yes, it is possible to be allergic to your Mini Dachshund. People with allergies may react to proteins found in a dog’s dander, saliva, or urine. Symptoms of a dog allergy can include sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, and skin rash. In some cases, allergies can also trigger more severe reactions, such as asthma attacks.

If you think you might be allergic to your Mini Dachshund, there are a few things you can do:

  • Talk to your doctor. They can perform allergy tests to confirm if you are allergic to dogs and recommend treatment options.
  • Try to reduce your exposure to allergens. This may include bathing your dog regularly, brushing their fur frequently, and using an air purifier in your home.
  • Consider allergy medication. There are over-the-counter and prescription medications that can help relieve allergy symptoms.

With proper care and treatment, you can still enjoy having a Mini Dachshund in your life even if you have allergies.

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