Originated in Germany: Bred for European hare hunting.
Life span: 12-16 yrs Hair coat: Our Dachshund puppies are considered "Medium Coat". The reason they are not "short" nor "Long" hair is because there are both in their background. Medium coat means hair will be around 1.5 - 2.5" long.
Colors/Size: a couple of the puppies are dark gray (not black) and tan, rare, and we have posted colors on puppies with the photos. None are dapple (spotted). We anticipate puppies to be 6-7" tall and 11-12 pounds
Personalities, they are sweet and cuddly, love attention and will be ok with older children. We hesitate to place in young child households as the breed can have back issues, especially if handled incorrectly. They are long body, short legs, so by nature of the breed, a back can incur an injury. Also, they are not a dog you can let jump up and down furniture, for same reason. Children sometimes will have a pet on a couch and leave them there when they run to bathroom or other activity and dog/puppy will jump down to be with child as they are companion oriented. They are smart, alert and will be a watch dog. They will alert with barking when a stranger arrives, but are not a vicious breed, or with tendency to bite. However, you would want to be careful with them first meeting a strange person, child or dog, as they can feel protective and react accordingly.
Misc: We anticipate puppies should be old enough for new homes around December 10. We let puppies go at 10 -12 weeks of age. That is in their and your best interest for socialization, health and immunization status. Also easier to housebreak a bit older, and in a small breed you want them a bit older to make sure they are eating well and do not go hypoglycemic or get diarrhea which can lead to hypoglycemia.
Cost: Puppies are typically $2000, plus 4% tax and will be micro chipped $30. We request an $800 deposit, refundable if once you meet puppies you do not like them or if the vet for any reasons determines they are not healthy. Deposits are not refundable if you change your mind or adopt elsewhere. They will have vaccines and worming appropriate to age, will be vet checked by our vet and will come with health guarantees of 1 year. (Sample contract is on our web site). To reserve one of our Dachshund puppies, please complete a Puppy Pre-Adoption application and submit your deposit via Venmo or check. We will send a confirmation to you once we receive those and alert you where you are in the wait list.