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 (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, 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 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 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 garden & canning/freezing produce, yard work, day job, her own dogs, etc., PLUS this website, so your patience is appreciated!
Blue Dove & Rambo - BORN 9-4, READY 10-30. Blue Dove is a blue & tan LH and a first-generation member of our Cash Clan: she's a daughter of Cash & Spot, which means she makes wonderful puppies! Rambo is out of some of our other top bloodlines and HE makes wonderful puppies, too - so this combo's babies should be tip-top. One thing we DO know is that two longhair parents will only produce longhair pups - these kids are all LHs.
We have: #1F - black & tan 600+, #2M - chocolate & tan 500 (on hold for Annie & Jackson), #3M isabella & tan 600+.
Jubilee & Joker - BORN 9-5, READY 10-31. Jubilee is a whitened red mottled dapple longhair, a daughter of Taffy & Rambo. Joker is a smooth dilute-red brindle piebald, a son of Tulip & Gizmo. Both parents carry the dilute gene, as evidenced by their #1 blue & tan reverse-dapple daughter with white on her face (already on hold ). They also have (#2) a red brindle reverse-dapple daughter with white on her chest, and (#3) a son who is a black & tan with white on his chest. HE IS ON HOLD FOR KAYE. Coats on the girls are long, short on the boy.
Cayenne & Fats Domino - BORN 9-11, READY 11-6. Cayenne is a daughter of piebalds Apricot Brandy & Joker, and started out as nearly-white as a dachshund pup can be, but with a black nose, signifying she's a red. That means CHANGES were in the wind - and she's gradually developed little pale-red "ticking" spots all over her smooth extreme-white piebald coat. Fats Domino is a black & tan piebald son of Max & Dominique, who were chocolate pie and black & tan pie, respectively. This litter of two girls and two boys may carry dilute and chocolate, but they're all black & tan piebalds except one boy that looks like a blue & tan pie. One girl is on hold for Robert & Molly S., the other for Gary & Suzanne H. and both boys are also on reserve - the blue & tan boy is for Greg S.!... We're working on getting new photos of Cayenne - all we have now are puppy pictures.
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 - due 9-24. 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. We'd LIKE to lean on that stubborn ol' STORK and make him bring these pups!
Jewel & Ranger - due 10-11. Jewel carries the strong chocolate & tan piebald tradition of our grand old Max, with the longhair coat of her mother, Sapphire. Ranger is an outstanding whitened dapple, NOT piebald, with chocolate & tan whitened dapples on BOTH sides of his family tree. These pups will all be longhairs and chocolate & tan, maybe with white! Jewel & Ranger had a litter last spring that didn't have any white, just dapple & non-dapple chocolate LH. Our doxies love to surprise us, though, so we'll wait and see!
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!