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 editor is busy with wrapping up the garden & canning/freezing produce, yard work, day job, her own dogs, etc., PLUS this website, so 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.
Bluebird & Bosco - BORN 10-1, READY 11/26. Bluebird is the daughter of Blue Dove & Heineken, making her a grand-daughter of Cash. Bosco isn't in the Cash Clan, but he's out of Dora & Ringo, so he's carrying Ringo's mega-champion bloodlines - these should be some PURTY PUPPIES!!! We're looking for black & tan, chocolate & tan, and no dapples or dilutes (blue or isabella) because neither parent is dapple and it takes the dilute gene coming from both parents to make dilute pups. We may also see a mix of smooth and longhair, but smooth is quite dominant over long, so we'll lean toward smooth.
Princess & Parkay - due 10-26. Princess is a grand-daughter of Cash, our King of the Kennel, with his goofy, fun-loving personality, but she sure can make his style of gorgeous dachshund puppies! Parkay is pure English cream, no "changing color" for this golden boy! Princess carries and produces cream (her daughter Marilyn Misfit Monroe), so we want to see what she does when bred TO a cream - it'll be nuttin' but longhaired wunnerful!
#1F red, #2M solid chocolate (like Bosco) on hold for Amanda M., #3M red also on hold for Amanda M.
We won't know coat types until 3-5 weeks. (Bluebird is BLUE, not chocolate - the camera lies a lot!)
Scarlet & Smoky - BORN 10-11, READY 12-6. Scarlet is a big red girl, and Smoky's a big cream brindle boy, so the pups they have are always bigger than most of our usual pups, topping-out in the "small standard" range (12-16 lbs.) or even full standard (over 16 lbs.). There is one female pup, black & cream longhair, whose price is $750, with the option to add full American Kennel Club registration for another $50 if you desire it. With only one pup, Mom is going to make sure she's VERY WELL FED, loved and cared-for, so she's liable to be a full standard at maturity! Both parents hark back to champion English creams, and also carry chocolate, so their daughter might, too. She picked up a recessive black gene from one parent, but her second color-gene could be the even more-recessive chocolate. That only matters if you want to breed her for chocolate & cream puppies - and she might do it!
Oprah & Einy - due 10-26. Oprah is a coal-black smoothie without the usual tan points on most dachshunds - her father was Ringo, also pure black. However, her mother, Sweet Pea, carried piebald, so we're hoping it hooks up with Einy's one piebald gene from his dad, and they have piebald pups. Einy is also a wheaten wirehair, so we REALLY hope some of the piebald pups turn out wirehair! They probably won't be dilutes, though, just red or black, and maybe without tan points! If they aren't wires, there's enough longhair on both family trees to deliver some longhair pups - but smooth is stronger than long, so that's a possibility, too. We'll just watch and see!