Upcoming Litters to Whet Your Appetite!
With this list to work from, if you're looking for a puppy with a particular gender, coat, color and pattern, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call and ask to place a deposit on one from a certain litter to hold it, even before it's born. If that particular type of pup does not appear in that litter, your deposit can be transferred to a different pup, or held for a future pup in a different litter. We do not refund deposits!
Dachshunds come in more combinations of size, coat, color, and pattern than any other breed of dog.
Their sizes are: miniature (up to 11 lbs. at 1 year old or older), and standard (over 11 lbs - the breed standard says 16-32 lbs, leaving the unofficial "tweenie" range between 11 and 16 as "small standard"). For the show ring, there are only two official sizes: mini - 11 lbs and under, and standard - 16 lbs and up. (We believe, there is no "bad" size for a dachshund - they're the greatest dogs in the world!)
Coats are: smooth, longhair, and wirehair.
Colors include: red, cream, wheaten; solid black, black & tan, solid blue, blue & tan; solid chocolate, chocolate & tan, isabella (fawn) & tan, solid isabella; wild boar. The 'tan' points may also appear as 'cream' on some dogs. The "dilute" colors are the creams & wheaten, blue, and isabella (fawn).
Patterns are: brindle, dapple, double-dapple, piebald and wildboar/sable, or in combinations such as brindle/ dapple, brindle/piebald, brindle/sable, brindle/dapple/piebald, dapple/piebald, sable/piebald, etc. (AKC only recognizes the combination of brindle/piebald, and now they are "excusing" piebalds from their shows!)
Brindle is a tiger-striping of black on red, or base-color on the tan points in any of the other colors (black, chocolate, blue, isabella, etc.) - the tan almost completely disappears on these when the dog is brindle.
Dapple can appear as lighter or darker spots on the base color of any colored dog. It is also referred to as "merle" in other breeds, and can be swirls, patches, distinct dots, or large areas of "different" coloring as in a reverse-dapple. No two dappled dogs are identical - like snowflakes - but the ONLY time you will normally see a blue-eyed dachshund is one that is dappled, because the dapple gene affected one eye or both, and it may show as either partially or entirely blue. It does not harm the eye any more than a blue-eyed human is harmed by their eyes' color.
Double-dapple occurs when both parents are dappled, and the puppy receives two pattern genes for dapple. It can cause partially or completely deaf and/or blind dogs, but they may also be just fine. We had a double-dapple sire (Casper) who was perfect and produced perfect puppies!
Piebald is any base-color plus white, producing the appearance of a pinto or paint horse, and the white can cover nearly all of the dog, half & half, or just a small area. A completely white adult dachshund is EXTREMELY RARE; most white babies turn some shade of cream as they grow up.
Sable is only found in red dogs, because it involves having both red and black on each hair-shaft. It won't show on a black dog, and black is NEVER found on chocolate, isabella, or blue. Wild boar is completely different from the other colors - it involves having three or more colors randomly placed on each hair-shaft, in distinct zones, producing an all-over grizzled coloration. Read the Breed Standard for more information.
We at Flickennel reserve the right to withhold the sale of any puppy without explanation. If we feel for whatever reason that a puppy is not a good candidate for adoption, we will not sell that puppy.
Okay - here are the expected upcoming litters, if they've all "taken" as they should - they don't always take!
(For those that have been born and are still listed here, their litter pages will be posted in the near future. These listings will be removed as their pages are built. Not all "expected" characteristics will appear in each litter - these are just the expected options! Sometimes we get more - or less - than we bargained for!) If a litter posting disappears without mention of any pups, the mother has usually been found to have been "not actually pregnant." DUE DATES ARE APPROXIMATIONS! We breed over a span of several days, depending on whether the female goes out of heat or not after being bred, and that gives a lot of variation to when she's actually going to give birth. Don't try to hold us to a certain due-date - it happens when it happens!
PHOTOS: The scheme is Left, mom; center, pups (if we get time to take a litter photo when they're born!); right, dad. In the litter description, it's always listed "Mom's name & Dad's name," so the pictures show them in that order, too.
DUE TO THE NATURE OF ITS CONTENT - UPCOMING LITTERS OF PUPPIES -
THIS PAGE IS UNDER CONSTANT RECONSTRUCTION!!
IF YOU DON'T SEE PHOTOS WHERE THEY SHOULD BE - JUST WAIT - THEY'RE COMING!
If a litter page has not been activated yet, you may still put a deposit on a pup to reserve it for yourself, or to enable first-choice from an as-yet unborn litter. Deposits are easy to do. Most of our females CURRENTLY sell for $600, males for $500, plus $50 for AKC registration, if you want it. (Some fancies are higher-priced.) A deposit consists of half, plus the PayPal convenience fee. For a female it would be $312, for a male it would be $260. Go to PayPal, even if you do not have a PayPal account, select Send Money, and send the appropriate amount to email@example.com, along with a note to say what the pre-payment is for - either a certain pup from a certain litter, or first-choice from a particular litter, or a particular color, coat, pattern or gender (e.g. "a future blue & tan reverse-dapple smooth male"). The process is easy and should take less than five minutes to complete. PayPal will email to inform us of your payment, but please also call Janet (if during the day) to let her know, in case we aren't at our computers when you do this. We check email first thing in the morning and at various times during the day and evening, but we like to know so we don't accidentally sell the same puppy twice!
WE WORK ON BUILDING THE LITTER PAGES AFTER THE PUPS ARE BORN AND AS WE HAVE TIME TO GET PICTURES TAKEN - A DAY-LONG AND LABOR-INTENSIVE PROCESS, SETTING UP FOR THE PHOTO SHOOT, CORRALLING WIGGLY LITTLE TARGETS, MAKING SURE THE PICTURES ARE CLEAR ENOUGH TO USE, PROPERLY EDITED, SENT TO BECKY IN NEW YORK, THEN UPLOADED TO THE WEBSITE, THEIR PAGES BUILT AND ACTIVATED.
SO, YOUR PATIENCE IS GREATLY APPRECIATED, AND NO, WE DO NOT TAKE PICTURES WEEKLY. IT'S MORE LIKE EVERY 3-4 WEEKS, AS THEY JUST DON'T CHANGE THAT MUCH IN 1 OR 2 WEEKS' TIME.
Prices below are in dollars, + $50 for AKC registration if you want full papers on your puppy.
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That's all for now!
We will be posting more REAL soon!!!
Bonnie & DuRango - BORN 7-23, READY 9-17. Both parents are red smooth-coats, so we have two red smooth-coat boys! Bonnie came to us from another breeder, but DuRango was bred and born right here - he's a son of Annie Oakley and Ringo, so he's packin' some really good genes! Ringo's line is FULL of champions! Looks like maybe one boy has a dark dorsal stripe and the other doesn't, but that can change as they get older - they're RED after all, and reds nearly always change somewhat in their first year.
Truffle & Big Red - BORN 7-28, READY 9-22. This will be a BIG litter, maybe not in numbers, but in size, because both parents are tweenies (around 14 to 16 pounds). Truffle is a chocolate & cream longhair daughter of Bon Bon & Reece's Pieces - chocolate & tan, and chocolate-based English Cream brindle, respectively. Big Red is a LH red son of Sugarbaby & Romeo. Sugarbaby has chocolate and English cream ancestry, and Romeo IS English cream and has been shown, with a UKC championship and points toward his AKC championship. We hope to see English cream, chocolate & cream, red - but we'll be very happy with whatever comes out! If you're looking for show-quality longhair pups, or ones that are a little bigger and more substantial than a miniature, keep an eye on these!
Toffee & Rambo - BORN 7-31, READY 9-25. Toffee is an unusual smooth red dapple, in that her dapples are lighter than her base color and creamy-red instead of blackish. She's a daughter of Apricot Brandy & Cash, so you know this litter will be special! Rambo is a longhair chocolate & tan son of Smores & Blue, both of whom were packin' the dilute gene, and so is Toffee, so we SHOULD see a lot of dilutes, if not ALL the pups! We should also have a mix of smooth and longhair, since Toffee carries LH, but SM is dominant over it. Depends which pups receive the SM gene, and which get her LH gene. Toffee carries chocolate, too, so we might see red, chocolate, isabella, blush (neither red nor isabella, but a blend), in dapple and non-dapple, and the dapples can have varying amounts of blue in their eyes - a Cash Clan trait. This is not the first time these two have danced - they make PRETTY PUPPIES!
#1F chocolate & cream LH
#2F chocolate & tan LH
#3M chocolate & cream LH
#4M red LH
#1F light red few spot dapple SM 600+
#2F dark red dapple SM $600+ Jennifer S.
#3F black/tan reverse dapple LH $600+ Joelle B.
#4M isabella/tan LH $500+
Topsy & Dash - BORN 8-25, READY 10-20. Topsy is a first-timer, a chocolate & tan extreme-white piebald smoothie out of Tracy & Fats Domino, two of our own "best of the best" piebald smoothies. Dash is young but already a proven sire with several litters to his credit. He's a smooth blue & tan piebald w/ticking out of Tulip & Max. ... EVIDENTLY, both Topsy and Dash carry the dilute gene, with a blue & tan daughter born to them - woohoo! There's a remote chance for longhair in this litter, but stronger chance of smoothies.
Champagne & Sterling - due 8/28. Champagne is a lovely light-red longhair who carries the dilute gene - her first litter (with Sterling!) featured a stunning blue & tan reverse dapple, and we're hoping to see that again in this batch. Sterling is an incredible blue & tan reverse dapple longhair who is producing outstanding puppies for us. We're already drooling in anticipation of the pups in this litter, which will all be LH and all amazing!
Ruby & Einy - BORN 8-31, READY 10-26. If wirehair is your thing, here's your litter! Ruby is a light-red WH, and Einy is a wheaten & white soft-WH carrying piebald. Both have charming personalities and sweet natures, and Einy is quite small, which could affect his offspring's size as well. We should have nothing but light shades of red in this litter, varying amounts of white on chests and toes, and all wirehairs!
Ruby, with her previous Einy litter, 12/31/13.
Einy as a pup, and all grown up and shaggy with his soft-wire coat.
Litter born on August 25th.
A. Female blue/tan piebald 700+
B. Male chocolate/tan piebald 500+
#1M red SM - Jennifer S.
#2M red SM -
Dotty & Ruger - due 9-2. Dotty is a smooth blue & tan piebald, while Ruger is one of the most colorful dogs we've ever produced, and he's from our illustrious Cash Clan, to boot! As near as we can figure, he's a black & tan sable whitened dapple, but he could also be a mottled dapple, where the tan point-color intrudes on the body color, and boy is he ever intruded, with reddish-tan spots all over him! His darkest spots are black, though, so that has to be his base color, splattered with a hodge-podge palette of hues, up to and including white! He's NOT a piebald, either! His dad is a blue & tan, while his mom was a black & tan dapple, so we could see some spectacular blue & tan dapple pups, with his whitening, or piebald marks from Dotty. Oh - Ruger also has blue eyes! This is a litter to watch for!
Dotty's baby picture, showing her true-blue coloring.
She's not really chocolate, as this photo suggests, but blue. More accurate photos are on order!
8-31 BREAKING NEWS!!! Four baby girls are born, with possibility of more to come! We'll post when she's done! They're still damp, but appear to be all red, as predicted; #1 has white spot at base of her skull.
Their previous blue & tan reverse-dapple son!
8/31 NEWS FLASH!!! Dotty's madly tearing paper, preparing her "nest"! Puppies are on their way - soon!