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Even if you don't get your baby from us, we want to make sure all future breeders know the facts and are able to be successful!
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We have been breeding dachshunds since the 70's. We have a ton of advice we can share. If we don't know the answer, I guarantee I know someone who does!
|ONLY BUY AKC
Rule of Thumb: You sell your pups at the price you pay for your dogs.
Don't buy a $300 dog and expect to sell the pups for $1000!
AKC pups bring more than CKC pups....this is a fact.
An AKC and a CKC pup poop the same amount, eat the same amount, and cost the same at the vets office.
CKC dachshunds average $300 ($600 breeding pair) AKC pups average $800. ($1600 breeding pair.)
Average litter size is 5.
If you use even one CKC - 1st litter will bring in $1500. Both AKC - 1st litter will bring in $4000!!!
Each AKC female will typically have 5 litters for $20,000 earnings in her lifetime
Fun Fact: In the 80's to get the size of dachshunds down, many UN-REPUTABLE breeders were crossing their dachshunds with Chihuahuas! There wasn't required DNA back then, so many got away with it. If they were caught, all AKC papers were pulled and those breeders went to CKC to get new papers. (This is not speculation or rumor, I know 2 large dacshund breeders in my state who did this.)
|DON'T PICK OUT
YOUR 1st PUP BEFORE TALKING TO US!
One of the first mistakes made is someone runs out and buys their first pup and then gets stuck trying to figure out their program. Program 1st. Pup 2nd!
Answer these questions at a minimum before you buy:
Do you want to raise show quality?
Do you want to raise unique colors or the most recognizable?
What size range do you want to be in?
|WHAT ARE YOU
GOING TO DO WITH THE DEAD PUPPIES?
Sounds harsh, but dead puppies is part of the business. You can do EVERYTHING right, and sometimes they just don't make it. If you cannot deal with a dead animal, this is not the business for you.
PREPARED FOR YOUR FEMALE TO NOT SURVIVE THE BIRTH?
Another really harsh question, but it is the one that stops most. Again, you can do everything right, and your female may not survive delivery. And this is the HARDEST way to lose an animal, because you put her in that situation. You are 100% responsible for that death because she was just as happy living life on your couch as your baby.
|CAN WE GET A
BREEDING PAIR FROM YOU?
We keep 10 breeding females because that is a minimum number it takes to be able to keep unrelated stock on hand. I will make sure you get a pair that give you the best possible chance for success, but stick to what you are wanting to do.
I have many times, sold I dog I planned to keep for breeding to another breeder to ensure they had the best opportunity for success.
DOGS DO I NEED?
There is no one weight that is "right". We try to keep ours in the 10-12 lb range because this is the mini range that has fewer health/back issues. FYI - show dogs are preferred to be larger while many people ask for 6-7 lb pets.
Even though we have a preferred range, we have some that are better litters for female breeding prospects (which need to be larger) and some that are for male prospects (which would need to be smaller than the female).
When AKC list the ideal "weight" of a miniature dachshund, they are referring to the dog's weight at 12 months of age. Therefore when you ask the weight of the parents, know what information you are getting. Also understand that once a female starts breeding, they very often carry at least a pound or 2 extra between litters.
Start with just one pair. You need to know you have the stomach for all it takes before you get a whole herd.
I always suggest you run your kennel with the 1/3 policy.
1/3 of the money earned needs to be kept back to pay for expenses. (i.e. Feed, Vet, Registration)
1/3 of the money needs to be saved to expand the business. (I suggest you invest in your nursery first. The mommas need a quiet, safe, and BLEACHABLE environment to have their babies.)
The other 1/3 goes into your pocket GUILT FREE!
Note - If you see an ad where a breeder only charges a few hundred for their pups...they are doing so because they are not reputable OR ARE A SCAMMER!!!
BREED RESPONSIBLY AND NEVER HAVE MORE DOGS THAN YOU CAN FEED, WATER, SHELTER EASILY!
THE BREEDERS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW THIS RULE ARE THE ONES THAT GIVE US ALL A BAD IMAGE!