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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We will be posting more REAL soon!!!
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Champagne & Sterling - BORN 9-1, READY 10-27. Champagne is a lovely light-red longhair who carries the dilute gene - her first litter (with Sterling!) featured a single stunning blue & tan reverse dapple, and we not only have that again in this batch - we have FOUR reverse dapples! Sterling is an incredible blue & tan reverse dapple longhair who is producing outstanding puppies for us. All are LH and all will be amazing!
Ruby & Einy - BORN 8-31, READY 10-26. If wirehair is your thing, here's your litter! Ruby is a light-red WH, and Einy is a wheaten & white soft-WH carrying piebald. Both have charming personalities and sweet natures, and Einy is quite small, which could affect his offspring's size as well. We should have nothing but light shades of red in this litter, varying amounts of white on chests and toes, and all wirehairs!
Ruby, with her previous Einy litter, 12/31/13.
Einy as a pup, and all grown up and shaggy with his soft-wire coat.
#1F red WH, white spot @ base of skull 600+
#2F red WH 600+
#3F red WH, stub tail, 500 no AKC
#1F isabella & tan reverse-dapple LH 700+
#2F blue & tan reverse-dapple LH 700+
#3M isabella & tan reverse-dapple LH 600+
#4M blue & tan reverse-dapple LH 600+
New pages are being built for these litters, after which their entries on this page will be deleted. Please scroll down to see the ones that don't have pages activated yet.
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 4 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 claimed by Dorothy S. of NJ). They also have (#2) a red reverse-dapple daughter with white on her chest, and (#3) a son who is a black & tan with white on his chest. Coats may be smooth or long - we'll wait a few weeks.
Isabelle & Remington - BORN 9-10, READY 11-5. Isabelle is a Cash & Spot daughter, too - an isabella & tan longhair. The son of Pay Day and Muffin, Remington is a stunningly different blue & tan longhair than any other we have in the kennel, or have ever seen anywhere else, with his silver undercoat, amazing ruff, long Cash nose, and lush, thick fur. We had a German visitor a few years ago who saw him and exclaimed that she'd seen thousands of dachshunds, in Germany, the U.S. and elsewhere, but never one like him. These two illustrious parents have produced three sons: two blue & tans and one isabella & tan - all longhairs. Who knows but that one may come close to the singular appearance of his father - wouldn't THAT be a marvelous feat?! If you want a chance at a truly fabulous dachshund, you'd best grab one of these while you can! Prices to be announced.....
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. The girls are both now reserved! The black & tan boy is $500 (we now have a deposit on him!), and if that one truly IS blue & tan, he's $600 - all with the usual $50 option on full AKC registration. One girl is on hold for Robert & Molly S., the other for Gary & Suzanne H.... 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, so she's a member of our Cash Clan. Bosco isn't, but he's out of Dora & Ringo, so he's carrying Ringo's 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 gene coming from each parent 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.