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 typical 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 registration on your puppy.
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That's all for now!
We will be posting more REAL soon!!!
Your patience is greatly appreciated!
With a belly like that, I bet she can really dance!
Your wife called while you were on the way. She said to get one of each.
Marble & Sam - BORN 11-2, READY 12-28. Marble is an exquisite black & tan whitened-dapple longhair with one blue eye, with the long, beautiful face that most of Cash's offspring bear - quite appropriately, because she IS one of a trio of lovely sisters we kept from his final litter born to chocolate Spot. ... Sam is a black & tan brindle tuxedo piebald longhair, the son of Tally and Piper, both black & tan piebalds, but Tally's mother was Blondie, a cream pie with English cream in the generations before her, so there could be a dilute gene lurking under Sam's black coat, which could come out if Marble also inherited one from some ancestor of hers. Marble isn't carrying piebald, so we won't have pie pups - just varying bits of white on some or all. Black and black should give us black pups, dappled or not, with white or not, and they are all longhairs.
Lickota & Fudge - BORN 11-11, READY 1-6. Lickota's name describes her to a 'T' - she's been a kisser since a pup! She's a daughter of Dakota & Dutch, and Fudge is a son of Nutmeg & Dutch, so we have stunningly lovely longhaired chocolate and chocolate-dapple pups. Dutch gave all of his offspring his wonderful loving temperament - he was the sweetest chocolate dachshund ever! He refused to go outside in the morning or to bed in the evening without loving whoever was handling him. He also had an outstanding coat, and the longest ears of any dachshund we had, both of which are also shared with his progeny.
1F black & tan brindle w/white $600+
2F black & tan w/white $600+ ON HOLD!
3M black&tan brindle w/white $500+ ON HOLD!
Candy & Rambo - due 11-12. Candy is one of our remarkable Cash Clan girls, a very unusual blue & tan mottled whitened-dapple longhair. Rambo is a longhair chocolate & tan who carries the dilute gene, too, so we expect some spectacular dilute (blue and isabella) puppies from this breeding, in dapple or non-dapple, and they'll all be longhairs! Actually, this is their third litter together, and ALL the pups have been AMAZING! Why break up a winning combination, eh?! We always say, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
This above was their 2013 litter - "spectacular" is putting it very mildly! Two of them, pictured at right, just flew to Australia to produce outstanding dachshunds "down under"!
1F chocolate & tan dapple $600+
2F chocolate & tan $600+ ON HOLD!
3F chocolate & tan dapple $600+ ON HOLD!
4M chocolate & tan $500+
SOME OF THESE MAY BE PRICED AS HIGH AS $1,000 - THEY'RE THAT STUPENDOUS!!!
1F blue & tan reverse dapple WOW!
2F chocolate & tan dapple WOW!
3F chocolate & tan
4M black & tan
OTHER COLORS & PATTERNS TO BE ANNOUNCED, THEY'RE STILL TOO NEW TO TELL, AND MAMA'S BEING VERY PROTECTIVE. WE DON'T WANT TO DISTURB HER OR THE BABIES! WE'RE SURE SHE HAS 3 GIRLS & 4 BOYS, ALL LH!
This time of year we are elves and we keep secrets - that's why all the ON HOLD signs show up! Just tell us "It's a gift," and we'll happily keep it a secret for you!
Nov. 22 - Litter pages are being built and activated, so if you've been looking at this page and suddenly the entry is gone, check the blue menu-bar at the top of the page and click that litter's button. It's always listed as "Mom's-name pups," since we don't always breed them to the same Dad each time.
Princess & Parkay's page is now up!