Recently we had the honor of being chosen as one of the top 9 dachshund breeders in MN by the independent website dachworld.com https://www.dachworld.com/dachshund-breeders-in-minnesota/
We have over 18 years of experience breeding and raising dachshunds! We strive to raise happy, healthy, well rounded puppies that are true to the breed standard and will make excellent family pets. All our puppies are sold as pets ONLY! Our puppies are raised in our home around kids, people, dogs and the normal day to day comings and goings of an active household. They go to their new homes current on vaccinations and deworming and have been examined by a licensed veterinarian we provide documentation on all of this. We also provide a written health and genetic guarantee. All puppies are sent home with a goodie basket including a bag of food, toys, chewies, and a blanket that smells like mom and littermates to help with the transition to a new family. All our adults have been health checked and DNA tested for any predisposition to genetic disorders for their exact colors and patterns and to ensure they are in fact 100% pure bred dachshunds. Any puppy can be put on hold before they are ready to go at 8 weeks. We require a $200 NONREFUNDABLE deposit.
We offer a lifetime of support to our new puppy families. This means if you have any questions, comments or concerns whether it be 1 day from purchase or 5 years down the road. We want to make sure you have a wonderful experience with your new family member throughout their lifetime. We also welcome updates through the years and very much enjoy pictures and videos!
We will get your puppy started on learning to go potty outside and use the crate training method https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-crate-train-your-dog-in-9-easy-steps/
We recommend you continue this method once home. We highly recommend avoiding puppy pads if you want your puppy to use the outdoors as their place to go to the bathroom.
We are located in Elk River Minnesota which is about 45 minutes NW of Minneapolis. We welcome our puppy buyers to pick up their puppy from our home in person. We also allow one in home visit prior to pick up once the deposit has been received. Unfortunately for the safety of ourselves, our children, our dogs and puppies we can no longer allow visitors unless there has been a deposit made. Prior to the deposit we are more than willing to talk on the phone, video chat, or send any requested pictures. When visiting we may ask you to leave children at home depending on the age of the puppies and the age of your children please ask when scheduling a time to visit.
***When scheduling a visit or pick up time please be respectful of our time. We have lives outside of our dogs/puppies. We have children and nieces and nephews involded in school and activities. We also often have multiple puppies leaving in a day and try to schedule pick ups so they do not overlap this gives us time to make sure we can thoroughly go over instructions for taking your new puppy home and answer any and all questions. If you will be arriving more then 15 min. early or late we ask you to please let us know. If you will be more than 15 min. late we may unfortunately need to reschedule.
We are also able to meet part way or deliver your puppy for a fee. We do not typically offer shipping, but sometimes can in certain circumstances.
Our babies are adopted quickly, so reach out to reserve your furever friend or to ask any questions. Our puppies are sold/put on hold typically on a first come first serve basis after we have had contact with you and determined that a dachshund is a good fit for your situation.
763.273.3019 You can call or text we prefer texts. If you reach our voicemail please leave a message so we can return your call. We dont check emails often so texting or calling is the best way to reach us.
Did you know there is a definite difference between a male and female? While there truly is!
Male vs. Female
Does a male or a female make a better pet for you and your family?
It’s not uncommon for people to believe that a female dog will make a better pet. We get a lot of calls for people wanting that “special little girl”. For whatever reason they don’t think that females will exhibit “alpha” behaviors like humping and/or marking. A lot of people think that females are more passive and friendly and that they don’t take part in fighting over dominance, which could NOT be farther from the truth. If you check out the structure of dog packs, the females determine the pecking order and rule the roost. The result of that behavior is that the females become more stubborn, independent, and territorial than the males. These females are much more intent on exercising their control by participating in that “alpha” behavior like humping. Most fighting will usually break out between two females.
Males tend to be more affectionate, exuberant, attentive, and even more demanding of attention. The males are very attached to their owners, tending to be more dedicated, reliable and less temperamental. They are more sociable, more accepting of other pets, playful for years, and take quicker to children. Most boys are easily motivated by treats/food, words of praise and are so eager to please that training actually becomes easier. Their playful nature, however, can make males more easily distracted. The boys are more likely to act silly and more puppy-like, always wanting to play games, no matter what their age. The boys are fun-loving until the day they die, whereas girls tend to be more standoffish and dignified the older they get.
Neutered males rarely exhibit secondary sexual behavior such as marking and lifting their legs or humping. Once the testosterone levels recede after neutering, most of these behaviors will disappear if they ever existed. Boys who were neutered early (by five months of age) usually don’t ever raise their leg to urinate.
So before making your decision on that age old dilemma of male verses female, hopefully this will give you some helpful info to think about.
Technically to be considered a "mini" the dog must be 11 lbs. Or less and while most of our adults are 11 lbs or smaller we do have a few slighty larger. We also cannot guarantee the adult size of our puppies as the mini dachshund was originally bred down from the standard even 2 small parents can produce a puppy that ends up being larger that anticipated. This is a fairly common practice for most reputable, responsible breeders. Please be wary of any breeder that "guarantees" adult size of a dachshund.
This depends on if you want your puppy to learn to exclusively potty outdoors. If that is your ultimate goal we recommend against potty pads as they are counter productive. If the goal is to learn to potty outside then we do not want to encourage eliminating inside in any capacity. Once you start using potty pads it is extremely difficult to get rid of them and often puppies/dogs will see other objects laying on the floor such as rugs, blankets etc as a place to go potty. If you intend to always have a potty pad available throughout your dogs life then they can definitely be a very effective training aid. Also its very important to know that you should never put one in your puppies crate. Potty pads encourage the puppy to eliminate in that spot and you should never encourage elimination inside the crate. The entire purpose behind using a crate is to teach your puppy to "hold it" and not mess their crate. Also if left unintended in a crate with a potty pad most of the time the puppy will chew and shred the pad and they can be very harmful if swallowed.
We do suggest you spay or neuter your dachshund, but we highly recommend waiting until over a year old. There are several new studies suggesting it is very beneficial to wait until over a year old to spay/neuter. We have included a link to an in-depth explanation of why it is very beneficial. We do not require our families to wait we just ask you to do your own independent research on what is best for you and your new family member.