NEW 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 (email@example.com) 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 - SM, longhair - LH, and wirehair - WH.
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.
DUE TO THE NATURE OF ITS CONTENT - NEW LITTERS OF PUPPIES -
THIS PAGE IS UNDER CONSTANT RECONSTRUCTION!!
IF YOU DON'T SEE PHOTOS WHERE THEY SHOULD BE - JUST WAIT - THEY'RE COMING!
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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. A deposit consists of $350, plus the PayPal convenience fee of $14. Go to PayPal, even if you do not have a PayPal account, select Send Money, and send the appropriate amount to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 U.S. dollars, + $50 for AKC registration if you want full registration on your puppy.
FLICKENNEL - Colorado Dachshunds with ALTITUDE!!!
We frequently mention "the Cash Clan" and you need to know who Cash is - he's our King of the Kennel, the foundation sire of the Cash Clan of exciting and exquisitely beautiful dogs. We keep the very best of the best to constantly improve our breeding stock, and the cream of our crop usually has one or more ties back to Cash. We've bred him and his offspring to various other great bloodlines to pull in terrific colors and patterns, as well as different coat types - the only one we haven't tried yet is wirehair! So here's why we get all starry-eyed when we mention CASH...
Cash is a black & tan reverse-dapple longhair with the most magnificent "show coat" all year round. He's not fat - he's furry! His pups usually have the same classy classic conformation he has, and the dapples usually have blue or partially-blue eyes, as he does.
Because of the blue in his irises, Cash always seems to be looking over your right shoulder, even when looking straight at you.
OUR OFFICIAL PROTOCOL FOR HANDLING OUR PUPPIES
Our daily visiting hours are from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
We handle all of our puppies several times a day in the course of caring for them and their mothers. Puppies stay in the nursery with their mothers until they are six weeks old, then they are weaned, that is, separated from their mother. The puppies' diet changes from her milk and gruel - a transitional supplemental mixture of ground Puppy Chow plus liquid milk replacer introduced at 4 weeks - to dry Puppy Chow and drinking water. At 6 weeks, they are moved out of the nursery to our kitchen for increased socialization and familiarization with home life that is crucial to their development, and they receive their first vaccination and worming, followed by their second at 8-9 weeks. If they are still with us long enough, they receive the mandatory third vaccination and worming 2-3 weeks later.
WE DO NOT ALLOW VISITORS TO ENTER THE NURSERY OR KENNEL AREA, OR TO HANDLE ANY OF THE UNVACCINATED PUPS. This is for the health and safety of our dogs, particularly the baby puppies, and so they don't bring unknown germs back to the nursery with them to contaminate other litters. If you truly love your new puppy and want only the best for it, PLEASE don't ask to visit before it is six weeks old! We have a separate Meet & Greet Room where you will visit your puppy or make your selection from several pups that we will bring to you. Don't worry - we are taking excellent care of the babies, but even the State Inspector doesn't enter our nursery when inspecting the kennel for fear of importing something from outside that could wipe out all the babies. It's not just our rule - that's the State's rule! Your own pet(s) at home may not be sick, but you can unknowingly pick up various deadly disease pathogens from other animals, pet stores, or even on the grass in town and bring them in on your hands, shoes or clothing. We respect your desire to see and handle the puppies, but our responsibility is first and foremost to do everything in our power to nurture and protect them, so you get the healthiest puppy possible.
WE ARE REDOING AND UPDATING THE ENTIRE WEBSITE. PLEASE USE THE BUTTONS ON THIS PAGE TO PAY FOR THE PUP YOU CHOOSE! WE PLAN TO HAVE THE "NEW IMPROVED" VERSION UP AND RUNNING SOON! INDIVIDUAL LITTER PAGES ARE BEING BUILT AS WELL - CLICK "SO-AND-SO PUPS" BUTTONS ON THE MENU BAR AT THE TOP OF EACH SITE PAGE IN ORDER TO SEE LITTERS OF PUPPIES.
THE ACT OF MAKING A PAYMENT ON ANY OF OUR DOGS CONSTITUTES AGREEMENT WITH ALL THE TERMS OF OUR CONTRACT. If you change your mind after putting a payment on a dog, your payment will be transferred to another available dog of your choice. We do not give any refunds.
ONLY ONE DISCOUNT PER PUPPY, INCLUDING DISCOUNTED SCRATCH & DENT.
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Marble & Caramel - BORN 2/4, READY 3/31. Both parents are longhairs, and all the pups are longhairs. Marble is a daughter of Cash, so you KNOW these boys will be super-handsome when full-grown! She has the Cash blue in her eyes, too! Marble, Caramel and their puppies are shown below.
1M chocolate & tan $700+ $50 for AKC if desired
These two boys are the colors of a
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup - milk
chocolate bodies & peanut butter feet!
2M chocolate & tan $700+
3M chocolate & tan whitened mosaic dapple - tons of color!
He may have Mom's blue eyes - too early to tell - not open yet!
He's worth a lot more, but we're gonna ask $800+
Sapphire & Dash - BORN 2/7, READY 4/3. Dash is a strong smooth-coat, which is dominant over Sapphire's longhair, and we anticipate these pups will be smooth as well. Both parents are piebald, too - Sapphire is black & tan dapple pie, while Dash is blue & tan pie with some ticking. The pups may also have ticking, which shows up during the first few weeks of life..
1M black & tan extreme-white piebald $700+
2M SILVER dapple piebald $800+
He's just so SPARKLY, "like a
rhinestone cowboy," only he's a
3M black & tan piebald $700+
Candy & Rambo - BORN 2/12, READY 4/8. Candy is a deliciously sweet and very unusually marked whitened black & tan dapple longhair with lots of colored spots and splotches on a white background - she almost looks piebald, but there's no piebald in her bloodlines. Rambo is a chocolate & tan longhair who carries dilute. We have ONLY bred Candy to Rambo and each litter has been spectacular, with lots of reverse-dapples and mosaic dapples, plus whitening to varying degrees, These will be the LAST of our February litters! SHE POPPED RIGHT ON HER DUE- DATE! There are dapples of all kinds and colors, mostly dilute isabella and blue, but hold on - Janet's still getting them all sorted out and taking inventory. These new mamas don't like anybody messing with their babies, so it's HANDS OFF for the first day or two, or you might come up missing some fingers! There are several girls and a couple of boys at this point, but beyond that, which one's which is anyone's guess.
Tansy & Cupid - due 3/7. Tansy is a tiny shaded English cream longhair out of Daisy, Janet's 5-6 lb fishing buddy, with the big deep eyes you could just fall into, so typical of English creams! Cupid is red brindle smooth, carrying American cream and MASKING - that black covering his muzzle. This is a very unusual trait in dachshunds, but he has it and also puts it on his puppies - you can see his pups with Snookie, Oprah, and Toffee still posted and available, too! Since he gives such interesting colors and patterns to his offspring, we're not even going to guess what he'll do with an English cream partner, but he does carry longhair, too, so they can wind up with either smooth or long hair. THIS WILL BE OUR ONLY LITTER BORN IN MARCH!
A true SILVER dapple!
We have received a deposit from Michael & Susan B. to enable them to have first pick of this litter. If you would like second pick, you may likewise send a deposit through PayPal to email@example.com, designating it "for second pick of Sapphire & Dash's litter." Otherwise, when the Bs have made their choice, the remaining buttons will be made available again for normal usage. They are leaning toward one of the black & tan pies - either Big or Little Spots.