We are actively breeding and loving our longhair dachshunds. They are such sweet, smart, fun dogs ! We have litters spaced throughout the year, and occasionally have an older dog or two available also. I really emphasize temperament and health in my breeding program.
I welcome calls anytime about pups or dachshunds in general !
The best way to contact me about puppies is by cell phone. I am very busy every day and just don't have time to spend on the computer and email. Best time to call is 10-5, weekdays. But you can leave a message anytime. and if you don't hear back in a few days please call again !
Texts are fine for an initial inquiry, but I will not sell a puppy, or even put you on the waiting list, by text alone. So please be prepared to talk to me and let me know about you and your family, what type of place you have for a dachshund, and what you are looking for. I love these guys and want the best for them.
Fenced yards are recommended, but occasional exceptions can be made. They need exercise and LOVE to play outside ! I also am highly recommending medical insurance, because of the very high cost of veterinary care right now, and also to be prepared for back surgery should that situation occur. I have had very few cases of IVDD in my dogs, only one in 8 years, but we know that the breed is prone to it and I feel like people need to be prepared for that situation.
I do not take deposits until puppies are here and I know what I have. It is really hard to predict colors until they are born, even knowing the colors of the parents. But I do keep a waiting list of people who are interested in waiting for one of my puppies.
Puppies are all born in my home, and stay in the house until they go to their new homes at 8 weeks of age. They are dewormed every 2 weeks, given first vaccine and a well puppy exam at 6 weeks, and are microchipped. A vaccine record is provided, as well as microchip number, tag, and information on how to register their chip to your own information. Also a small toy from home and a sample of food- Purina Pro Plan Lamb and Rice puppy food.
All of my dogs are registered with AKC, so all puppies are eligible for AKC registration also. I do not usually provide AKC limited registration for pet puppies for several reasons, mostly just because very few people ever register their puppies. If you want to register them for some reason, like competition in AKC sporting or performance events, then limited registration can be requested. I do not sell a lot of puppies for breeding, but I will sell breeding quality pups to reputable breeders occasionally. I am very picky about what I breed, and so am also very picky about what I would sell to others for breeding. I do test all of my dogs for PRA, ( Progressive Retinal Atrophy ), and will only sell PRA clear dogs for breeding. Pet puppies will be known to be either PRA clear or carriers, in either case we know they are not affected and will never go blind from PRA, which is very common in the miniature dachshund breed.
Thanks for reading and considering one of our puppies ! Please feel free to call with any other questions.
My next puppies are due this month, December 2021. I will have some available.
Laura Steward DVM
360-978-4742. house phone, usually messages only