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, wildboar and 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! (He was also brindle and piebald - he had it all!)
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 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 Purina 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 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 WILL NO LONGER SHIP COMPANION PET-ANIMAL PUPPIES TO BUYERS. ONLY PUPPIES AND ADULTS THAT WILL BE USED FOR BREEDING PURPOSES WILL BE SHIPPED, AS PER USDA REGULATIONS.
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 ANY SALE PRICES AND DISCOUNTED SCRATCH & DENT.
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Frosty & Elmer - BORN 4/22, READY 6-17. This litter page is now activated, complete with a smooth red boy available for sale!
Elvira & Smoky - BORN 5/11, READY 7/6. This litter page is now activated, with a hold on the three pups until two buyers make their reserved selections, then the remaining pup, whichever it is, will be released for purchase. If you are interested in ANY of these pups and want to reserve the third one, you may send a deposit as instructed above. Please email or call Janet at 719-783-2955 if you have any questions.
THIS is why we say to call first for road conditions! --------->
4-17-16 snowstorm results, and we don't have a snow plow to do the 1/2-mile driveway!
During the summer, we get some torrential rains that can and frequently do wash out parts of the roads on the mountain, so we don't want you to get partway here and be unable to reach us! Please call before you leave home!
JULY LITTERS TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY! PLEASE STAY TUNED!
"The Look" of Cash
Anna & Justin - due 6-16. Anna is a cute little dilute-red & white lightly-brindled longhair carrying piebald from her parents, Annie Oakley and Sam. Justin is a red dapple extreme-white piebald wirehair, bought from a Florida breeder, and last December produced the stunning 99.9%-pure-white wirehair pup we kept and named Blizzard. We are obviously hoping for more extreme-white piebald pups, and since both parents carry the dilute gene, as well as black, we may see either cream or blue pie pups. There's also a very faint possibility for isabella, with both parents having isabella in their ancestry. That would be a NICE surprise! Justin has one gene for wirehair and one for smooth, both of which are dominant over longhair, so we're most likely to see either wire or smooth pups.
Duchess & Caramel - due 6-20. Duchess is a blue-eyed chocolate & tan dapple longhair, the daughter of Judi & Dutch, the great chocolate & tan sire of many of our best chocolate pups. Caramel is an isabella & tan longhair, and a card-carrying Cash Clan member, so we expect nothing but wienderful pups from him! His sire, Almond Joy, was in the first batch of our dogs sent to Australia to be the foundation of the dilute colors and fancy-dapple patterns in that country, for which our kennel is increasingly world-famous. This litter will all be chocolate in either plain or dapple, and all longhair. Duchess may impart her blue eyes to any dapple pups, too!
Scarlet & Elmer - due 6-20. Scarlet is a magnificent red longhair with English cream ancestry - her sire was UKC Champion Doxieville's Loverboy Romeo, and her mother's lineage involves both English cream and chocolate. Scarlet was the mother of our amazing chocolate-based cream brindle Reese's Pieces, so whatever she and Elmer produce will be incredibly beautiful. Elmer is a smooth red, sired by Butternutz, another English cream longhair; his mother was Lacy, a black & tan wirehair sired by our incredible solid-black Ringo, whose ancestors were mostly champions, and he also produced chocolate pups. Elmer's litter with a longhair female yielded all longhair pups, so we are likely to have at least some in this litter as well, and we might get red, cream or even some chocolate & cream! The English cream dachshunds are generally calm and quiet, and their descendants seem to carry that trait, too. Any which way you cut it, these pups are going to be extra-special - IF THE BREEDING TOOK! THE WORD ON 5-26 IS THAT SCARLET IS NOT LOOKING OR FEELING PREGNANT. HOWEVER, OUR GIRLS HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO HIDE ONE UNDER THEIR SKIRTS UNTIL AFTER THEIR EXPECTED DUE-DATE, THEN SURPRISE US, SO WE'RE NOT COMPLETELY POSITIVE...YET.... If you absolutely want to put a deposit on the REMOTE POSSIBILITY of a litter, you may, but understand that you will probably have to switch it to a pup in another litter, because we do not give refunds. Also, if there is only ONE pup born to this pair, it's probably staying right here - Janet is exercising the breeder's right of first choice on this one.