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 - 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.
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.
Sunsweet & Parkay - BORN 3/27, READY 5/22. Sunsweet may be red, but her lineage is mostly English cream on both sides of her pedigree, and she has produced cream pups. Parkay is pure, buttery golden English cream - what's called "clear" cream, and has been since birth. Most English Creams start out a sooty charcoal color and rapidly change to varying shades of cream, but the clear cream puppy begins life without the slightest hint of anything but pure golden butter-cream, or lemon, as some call it. Parkay stood out from his littermates like the full harvest moon in a starry sky. We are hoping he produces some pups like that in this litter, but there may be either red or the sooty gold as well. Both parents are longhairs; all their puppies will also be, and as a rule, English creams have MARVELOUS soft coats!
3/24 - We have a deposit on a red female from this litter, to go to Dave H. from Gunnison, CO!
Dotty & Sandman - BORN 3/26, READY 5/21. Dotty is a smooth blue & tan piebald, while Sandman is a chocolate & tan dapple piebald longhair. Dotty's father, Max, was a chocolate & tan pie carrying the dilute gene and longhair, so she has to carry isabella along with her blue color, and she's had at least one longhair pup. Sandman apparently does not carry dilute since none of his parents or grandparents were dilute. Blue is diluted black, which is dominant over chocolate or isabella, and smooth is dominant over longhair but Dotty also carries longhair, so we shall probably see chocolate & tan or black & tan piebald pups, in either dapple or non-dapple, smooth or longhair.
April is going to be our "showers of puppies" month! We have a number of breedings to tell you about, and we hope to be inundated with new litters of wonderful teeny wienies for your inspection and selection!
Tulip & Fats Domino - due 4/7. Tulip is a red brindle piebald with ticking; Fats is a black & tan brindle piebald without ticking. These two are old hands at the puppy game, and since they're both smooth piebalds, we're fully expecting smooth piebalds from them, in red and/or black & tan, with or without ticking and probably WITH brindle stripes. Of course, black stripes don't show on a black piebald dog except on whatever of its tan points show - mostly on face, ears and around the tail. Both also have dilute-chocolate isabella in their ancestry, so if we're really lucky, we might see isabella piebald babies.... IF we're REALLY LUCKY! Keep your fingers crossed!!!
Sunset & Butternutz - due 4/17. Sunset is a red brindle longhair with English cream ancestry; Butternutz is English cream longhair; both have champions all over their pedigrees. Bred to other English creams, Sunset has given us two litters consisting of shaded cream, cream brindle, light-red brindle and red brindle, all in longhair.
The next litters are still too far out yet to be able to tell if they took or not. We'll keep you up to date as soon as we think we know. Janet has been watching her dogs for over 45 years and can tell pretty well just by looking at them and handling them. We don't take our dogs to the vet every few minutes, and even doing preg-tests doesn't always work - they are not as easy or accurate as human preg-tests. No, we can't use the human tests - the hormones and "stuff" aren't the same.
We have 3 new boys born 3/26/15
There is a boy that looks like his dad, another one that looks like mom (but with dapples), and finally a chocolate/tan pie w/o dapples. We won't know coat types for a few weeks.
We have new puppies, 5 total!
There are 2 girls and 3 boys. It is too soon to tell if they will be creams or reds. Two are black and (tan or cream), one girl and one boy. The other 3 are red or cream, 1 is a girl and 2 are boys.