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 (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.
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 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 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 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 they 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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Dusk & Boston - BORN 4/5, READY 5/31. Their page is now activated with pictures, descriptions and PayPal buttons for each puppy!
Blue Bird & Caramel - BORN 4/6, READY 6/1. Their page has now been activated with puppy descriptions, photos and PayPal buttons.
Ivy & Boston - BORN 4/17, READY 6/12. Ivy is a first-time mama, a cute little blue-eyed, smooth-coated, red dapple extreme-white piebald with creamy eyebrows who carries the dilute gene, as well as blue - her mother is a soft-wirehair blue & tan extreme-white piebald, while her dad is a smooth red piebald with ticking. She's the sister of wirehaired Justin, who produced Blizzard, our 99.9% white wirehair pup, back in December, so we're hoping she produces mostly-white pups, too! Boston's a smooth chocolate & cream piebald who also produces isabella, so we're hoping for some isabella & cream piebald pups, in either dapple or non-dapple, and either smooth or longhair, since both parents have longhair ancestors. It will take 3-5 weeks to accurately know the pups' coat types & eye colors.
Jubilee & Nick - due 5/11. Jubilee is a longhair red whitened-dapple member of our Cash Clan - she has the blue eye to prove it! She was stunning when she was born, and has only got more impressive with her bright red & white coloring. Nick is our new longhair red extreme-white piebald boy with cream points (NOT typical of a red!), from Florida, born last year and new to fatherhood - he's the brother to Ivy and Justin, and uncle to Blizzard, shown above. We're hoping he knows how to make the same EXTREME-white piebald pattern Justin put on Blizzard, and since both he and Jubilee come from lines with dilute members, maybe we'll see some dilutes in cream or "something other than red." Since both parents are longhairs, all of their puppies will be, as well.
Frosty & Elmer -BORN 4/22, READY 6-17. Everybody wants a smooth red dachshund - well, here's your litter! Frosty is a smooth red who HAD a line of white "frosting" down her back - gone now. She's the daughter of Rhonda (smooth red with a cream piebald sire) and Rusty (red brindle longhair sired by a winning show-dog). Elmer is also a smooth red, with cream in both sides of his family tree - both American and English creams. Both parents also have longhairs up their trees, so there's a possibility of getting longhair, but we'll HOPE for SMOOTH! This is Frosty's first litter, and she's had ONE RED BOY. She is very protective of him, so pictures will come when she lets us take them!
Sorry for the puppy photo of Nick - we're trying to get photos of several adults, around a very, very busy schedule! Below is wirehaired Justin, his brother, and Ivy's puppy picture is shown above, where her litter is anticipated. We are quite pleased with this trio!
Elvira & Smoky - due 5/11. Elvira is Flickennel Royalty, sired by Big Red, who has champion English Cream ancestry. Her mother was Princess, the gorgeous black & tan longhair out of Pay Day, the son of Cash who started the famous Cash Clan lineage of stunning dapples and exquisite conformation - and after she was about 3 years old, we found out Princess wasn't really black & tan, but an amazing hidden red sable! Elvira is a black & tan longhair, too - for now! Smoky, on the other hand, is a handsome and regal English cream brindle longhair, also out of champion stock. This is Elvira's first litter, so we'll find out SOME of what she's carrying under that ebony fur coat. We know Smoky carries chocolate and produces brindle and cream, so if Elvira carries cream, we should have cream pups, with or without brindle striping. Depending on whether Elvira inherited a chocolate gene, we could even see chocolate & cream or chocolate & tan pups. All WILL be longhairs and have their parents' splendid personalities. This is a litter to watch for! (We're also planning to get adult pictures of Elvira.)
Jubilee wasn't very old when this photo was taken, so I have my request in for NEW pictures of her!
1F chocolate dapple piebald $800 + $50
for full AKC registration if desired.
Adopted by Thad & Shannon of Fountain, CO
2M red dapple piebald $700 + $50
for full AKC registration if desired.
3M red dapple piebald $700 + $50
for full AKC registration if desired.
Adopted by Krista L. of Boulder, CO
THIS is why we say to call first for road conditions! ----->
4-17-16 snowstorm results!
1M red - $900, plus $50 for full AKC registration, if desired.
"You wanna see 'protective'? You touch MY boy, you're gonna hafta count your fingers!
He's MINE - ALL MINE!!"
FROSTY & SON