TESTIMONIALS - HAPPY DACHSHUNDS AND THEIR PEOPLE!
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Hi there! I wanted to take the time to tell you how much we love our dachshund Bentley! We just got him on Monday [2-23-15], and he already fits right in. He's cuddled up on my lap right now as I type this. Bentley is so well behaved. We had to drive three hours to get home, and he slept the entire way. When we got home he instantly loved our basset hound Bella! He already goes outside to potty, and cries when he has to go. We are calling him the wonder dog because he's such a good boy. His temperament is amazing, and he has the cutest personality ever! He likes to prance around in the snow, and he's so fun to watch. We are pleased to say he is a happy and healthy little guy!
We're amazed with Bentley. He sleeps all night, and doesn't make a peep! Over all he's truly the perfect pup for us! It's fun to watch him play, and enjoy life! He also loves to cuddle, it's so cute! I want to thank you for Bentley!! He's one of the best decisions we've ever made. We would like to train him to be a service dog. I know his laid back spirit would be perfect for the job!
Bentley's brought us so much joy already, and we want others to experience that as well. I'm so proud to call him mine.
Missy, Shellie, Doug, and Bentley!
Thank you Janet for the invitation to visit your kennel. I was so pleased with your operation. The dogs were all exceptionally sweet and balanced with wonderful temperaments. Beautiful, beautiful dogs and all so very clean, healthy and enthusiastic little tail waggers! Lots of happy yipping for joy. Well done! Congratulations! Your hard work is evident. Your kennel is clearly guided through love and the gentle hands and sincere care of so many pleasant, competent and informed ladies on the staff. These little dogs even eat first class! Very efficiently organized and relaxed, happy ambiance. No wonder your dogs are so charming.
We're very, very pleased with our pup. Very well socialized, incredibly accepting, sweet natured and fearless. Nothing bothers him.
As a grand-daughter and great-granddaughter of the Fisher & Schwartzkopf (of cosmetics fame) kennels in Germany, I am very impressed with what Americans can accomplish with our German breeds. We will happily recommend your delightful dogs often. Thank you for your conscientious efforts.
From Julie Horner-Blattel [She marveled at our Remington Steel, declaring that in all of her years of participation in and attendance at dog shows, and visiting breeders in Europe and North America, she had NEVER seen one with his coloring. We would love to have her see some of our newest pups, such as the Oprah & Cupid January 2016 litter, shown at right!]
From our guestbook: 8/19/2010, 10:51 am, MDT | Julie Sperry, D.V.M.
Despite belief by some people, this is NOT a puppy mill!!! All of the dogs are known by name without a name band on them. When you come to visit Flickennel, all the dogs come running in to the inside runs to be loved on and petted. I was involved with a poodle breeder who had a puppy mill. Those dogs all ran outside when a person entered the building. The dogs at Flickennel are well taken care of and loved. The females aren't bred until they are "used up" like the females at puppy mills. When their breeding life is done, Janet has them spayed and finds them forever homes. The retired females are not euthanized like at puppy mills. When I die, if I come back as a dachshund, I'd be more than happy to live at Flickennel, I know I'd have a good life!!!
In 2010 we sold Cali (black & tan mottled dapple longhair female, Apricot Brandy & Cash) and Cheyenne (blue & tan smooth female, Blue Sky & Buck) to Sedona Miniature Dachshunds in Australia, and in 2013 we sold AJ (chocolate & tan reverse-dapple LH male, Candy & Rambo) and Aspen (blue & tan reverse-dapple LH female, Fawn & Sparky), flying them "Down Under" in 2014 along with Kiowa, a Candy & Rambo blue & tan reverse-dapple LH female (litter-mate sister to AJ), to another dachshund breeder in Australia.
Please, click on this link to Sedona Miniature Dachshunds to see how our dogs have thrived and produced some spectacular pups for our Aussie friends! Here are some pictures of Kiowa, living now in northeastern Australia, and her first litter of pups:
Kiowa before she flew away.
Hello! I sent you a previous email about our cream puppy, Piper, a while back, but I wanted to let you know how she is doing. Piper is the sweetest and prettiest dachshund we have ever owned and it's such a joy to have her. She is best friends with our six-month-old Great Pyrenees (I know, an odd match) and they play together all of the time! Piper also loves to "tuck us in" at night. When we get in bed she will snuggle vigorously and then sleep at the end of the bed (unless, of course, she gets cold!). I just wanted to send you recent pictures and thank you again for such a wonderful girl! :) ~ Debra and M'Kenzie. [Piper is a daughter of Lucely & Butternutz, born 5/27/14. Texas life seems to suit her quite well!]
I wanted to add to your testimonial page! I am very pleased with my Sophia, from the first day she was very outgoing, curious about her new surrounding. She from day one thought she was a princess and still acts like one today.
I am very pleased with how well socialized she was with people; she doesn't know a stranger and that is very important when it comes to dachshunds. If not socialized, a dachshund can be quite a terror with strangers and almost impossible to try and socialize later.
She is six months and is just a gorgeous little girl and has everyone swooning over her in handling class. Laura even asked if she could show her (maybe she can later on, but I want to give her a try first). She moves gracefully and is very obedient and well mannered in public. In fact, the first class she went to she handled better than most of the adults! I am so excited to start showing her. Her daddy Romeo adores her! I sent you a pic of daddy and daughter Sophia. [Romeo is Champion UKC Doxievilles Loverboy Romeo MLC, with points toward his AKC championship as well.}
Susan Romeo & Sophia April 2010 - Sophia took Best of Winners!!!
AN UNSOLICITED TESTIMONIAL RECEIVED 6-28-15
Tulip is doing exceptionally well in her retirement home. She is the
BEST dog I have ever brought home - zero accidents, and she's learned to
walk on lead with no tugging on her harness! Tulip is the happiest dog -
her tail is always wagging, she is friendly to her new brother Hooter,
my 10 yr old doxie, and everyone she meets. It is evident that she has
been well socialized and cared for. To anyone looking for a doxie, you
can be assured that Janet's description was very accurate: Tulip is
"spunky and full of love". So true! She enjoys exploring the garden and
naps on my lap. She's discovered the joy of running around after birds
(which, lucky for them, can fly). You should consider one of
Flickennel's older dogs. I can't think of anywhere else to get such a
well- bred, well-behaved and cared for little doggie-friend!
I have to add: Hooter is a shelter dog, purebred, but he came with issues, and I spent a fortune ($100.00 per hour with a trainer!) and a year for him to adapt and be the loving good boy that he is now. This may sound cruel but getting your new adult fur friend from Janet will be a lot easier on you and the dog than getting one from a shelter. Unlike Hooter, Tulip has not been neglected or worse. At 6 yrs old she has never been scolded, never peed in a house and never had her leash yanked at - never left alone in fearful situations. This is why she has
adapted and learned leash and house training in a few days! I realize each dog is different, but just think about that! Also I must mention breeding: if you love a dachshund's funny, brave and sweet disposition, you can be assured that your dog from this kennel is "true to breed" with all the desired characteristics - Janet is a very talented person this way. The hardest thing for me to teach in one of my classes in the concept of "heritability" (having to do with inherited traits), she totally gets! She goes all the way to see that her retired dogs get good
homes - she helped me arrange for a family member to bring Tulip to me as I would have had issues making the drive, and she sent a care package for Tulip with one of her blankets - that Tulip loved to have in her new bed!
Thank you again, Janet! I honestly think that Tulip will rival my beloved Truman to be the "dog of my life."
THANK YOU, CHRIS! WE'RE THRILLED THAT YOU'RE SO PLEASED AND SATISFIED WITH TULIP, AND HOPE YOU HAVE A LONG HAPPY FUTURE TOGETHER.
From our email on 3-10-16: I wanted to give you an update on the [Champagne & Shotgun] puppy we picked up Jan 15, 2016. Bijou is doing really well in the house with the other dogs and I've even taken her to the office a few times. She has the most amazing personality. I'm so happy to be paired with her, and she gets so much love. And you were right about her special blue eye, everyone compliments it and the other stayed a nice dark grey blue. We will definitely contact you when we're looking for our next dachshund in a few years. Adam is dying to have a Black and Tan wirehair so we'll give you plenty of notice when we start thinking about it.
We do have other testimonials, but have just switched to our new website format and haven't moved all of them to this page yet. If you are one of our customers, we'd appreciate you emailing us YOUR thoughts on your Flickennel dachshund(s), with photos, so we can post them here!