Flickennel - Dachshunds with ALTITUDE!!!
Flickennel Dachshunds is proud to announce that we have gone international in 2011 and 2012! In addition to having our wonderful wienerdogs in nearly every state in the United States (including Alaska!), we have sent pups to Australia, Canada, Denmark, Africa, and Germany! There is no possible way to mark all the different places in the U.S. where our doxies live, but we are going to keep adding to our world map as we ship American-made purebred Flickennel Dachshunds everywhere they are wanted.
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL we will no longer be shipping companion-only puppies to out-of-area buyers. We have been informed that, according to USDA regulations, we can ONLY ship puppies and adult dogs that will be used in a breeding program! We regret the inconveniences this will cause our loyal clientele in other areas, but it's the law and we have to abide by it. Besides, Colorado is such a lovely place to visit when you come to pick up your new Flickennel puppy - and why waste the trip? Buy two or three at the same time, one for you and one for a friend or family member!
In September 2011 we sent two girls to Australia, to introduce and establish the first breeding blue and mottled whitened-dapple dachshunds in that country. Since then they have produced both blue and isabella pups, in smooth and longhair, and pointed solids, dapples, and piebalds - colors and patterns not previously seen in Australia. We're pretty proud of our girls! You may see them and their beautiful babies at Sedona Miniatures.
Cheyenne is a smooth blue & tan daughter of Blue Sky and Buck, born June 5, 2010. These are some pictures we took of her just before she flew away.
Cali is an impressively beautiful black & tan mottled one-gene piebald-carrying daughter of Apricot Brandy and Cash, born October 18, 2010. She is now producing gorgeous pups in Australia, where they fetch phenomenal prices, due to their rarity and being American imports. (By comparison, our prices are downright dirt-cheap!)
And as she looks today - a proud mama!
Checkers and Dutch had a litter of longhair chocolate & tan puppies on September 21, 2011, of which there was only one female, and she was bought by a family of missionaries and taken to Africa with them and their other dachshund! For their safety, we won't give their names, and only a VERY approximate location ("somewhere in Africa"), because of the current anti-American and anti-Christian furor. Here are pictures of her, and parts of the emails we received from her "parents."
9/3/12 I'm so sorry to be slow in sending you a picture of our puppy from your kennel that you named the 'African Queen'. Well, here she is at 10 months old. Our staff love her as we do too. Thanks for making us happy puppy parents again! [No worries - we apologize for taking so long to get this page up and running!]
9/11/12 ... We love our little Heidi, and [my husband] is especially “googoo” about her! She does bring us a lot of comfort as we terribly miss our grown children and their families in the US.
I have attached a picture of her with one of our granddaughters, the day we brought her home from [Flickennel].
We also have a male Dachshund that is a black long-hair and about six years old. He LOVES Heidi. They are great companions for each other. The day-worker in the [other] picture ... loves to watch Heidi play as she chases butterflies and the shadows of butterflies, picks up small sticks and runs around with them in her mouth. He says, “Heidi makes me laugh.” We have gray spider monkeys that sit on our security wall and she loves to bark and then run away from them. Samson will continue to bark, but Heidi is not a brave one. The monkeys never do anything but sit on the wall and eat whatever they have in their hands and watch the dogs bark at them. They are quite undisturbed by the whole thing. Since our home is walled, the monkeys are the most “wild” thing Heidi has ever had any contact with. She does not like the dark which can be quite funny as she runs inside as quickly as possible. She loves the night guards so I don’t know why she doesn’t like the dark.
Don't worry, folks - Heidi will probably outgrow her fear of the dark - all of our dogs do, that we know of.
Early September, 2012, saw one of our Blue Sky and Blue pups airborne, headed for Terrace, B.C. - Canada! Renamed Blue Squirrel, she went to be the best little furry friend of Danielle and Estin P.
The shocker of all shockers, though, was the request from one of our previous buyers, who now lives in Wienerland itself - Germany! Hilary E. is up to her eyeballs in dachshunds over there, and has seen plenty of others between here and there, but told us, "I refuse to buy a weenie from any other breeder. Yes, they are like [potato] chips. Once you buy one, you can't stop! I think I have a little problem...
"My first purchase from Flickennel was amazing and I want to add another amazing addition to my 'family,' from Flickennel in August. ... Is shipping possible to Germany? I really hope so because Flickennel dogs are just simply amazing, and the people at Flickennel are simply amazing too! I'm glad I made my first purchase, my mom's second, from Flickennel. It was probably one of the best decisions of my life! ... I never got to meet you, but my mom did! And I remember her telling me, she had never seen so many wienie dogs in her life!"
Well, Konstanz flew off to be with Hilary in Germany. Dachshunds are so aerodynamic, their wind-resistance is practically nil, so they get great mileage out of a bowl of dog-food - or a cheeseburger!
This is his BABY picture, taken June 17th, when he was 12 days old and almost solid white - just a touch of peach on his ears and a couple other little spots. ...
... And as Konstanz looked on August 20th, at 11 weeks! As we say, red dachshunds (of any shade or pattern) tend to change as they get older, and here's the proof.
Here is Konstanz, as he looked when we sent him. He is a son of Apricot Brandy and Gizmo, born June 5, 2012, and is an American cream piebald smoothcoat. Hilary says she has shown his pictures to some of her German friends, who ask if he is a beagle! They've never seen a dachshund with his color or markings - the German breeders mostly stick with the "conventional" red and black & tan smoothies, or wild-boar wirehairs. We think that's rather boring, and make dachshunds in glorious colors and patterns!
We never thought we'd be raising Great Danes at Flickennel, but we now have some great Danish dachshunds - two there now, and two more preparing to fly away when they have met all their travel requirements. It seems the European breeders have been content to stop at just red and black and the occasional chocolate, some brindles and wildboar wirehairs - all the HO-HUM colors - but they typically don't raise dapples, piebalds, creams (except in England), isabellas or blues, or any of the WOW combinations we're producing here at Flickennel. So, Thorkild & Nicole B. are undertaking to supply some more-glamorous puppies to the eager dachshund-loving public in Denmark by breeding the ones they're getting from us! We thoroughly approve - the world needs lots more dachshunds!
In 2014 we sent MORE dachshunds to Australia - you may read about them in another posting, below!
In 2014 we sent a second shipment of magnificent dachshunds to our friends "Down Under," to add to their growing collection of dilute colors and our specialty patterns, never before seen in Australian-bred dachshunds. Located in southeastern Australia, Sedona Miniatures purchased Almond Joy, or A.J., a remarkable isabella & tan reverse-dapple longhair, a son of Candy & Rambo born 1-4-13. A.J. sired some pups for us before he left on his epic journey, of which we kept Caramel, who is also isabella & tan, but not dappled like his father.
A.J. was just starting to really grow into his full adult coat when he flew away, but you can see he's going to be wonderful!
"Seat-mates" with A.J. on the flight halfway around the world was Kiowa, his sister from the same litter, but oh, SO very different in her color and markings! As you might guess from the outstanding appearance of these two fine dogs, they are card-carrying members of our world-famous Cash Clan - their mother is a daughter of Cash and Apricot Brandy. Their father, Rambo, is a son of Smores and Blue, introducing whitened and patchwork dapples, as well as dilute isabella and blue coloring, into the color-palette in our Aussie gene-pool. Kiowa, who is a black & tan extreme-whitened mottled dapple, went to another breeder in northeastern Australia and has been making gorgeous puppies for them, too. The pups shown below had a piebald father - Kiowa is not, but probably carries the pie gene from her mother.