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, 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!
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, totaling $364. Go to PayPal.com, 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 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 was - 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... Sadly, he crossed the Rainbow Bridge on May 6, 2017, one day after his 12th birthday, but his legacy lives on!
Cash was a black & tan reverse-dapple longhair with the most magnificent "show coat" all year round. He was not fat - he was furry! His pups usually have the same classy classic conformation he had, and the dapples usually have blue or partially- blue eyes, as he did.
Because of the blue in his irises, Cash always seemed 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.
WE ARE ALSO NOT SHIPPING OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.
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 OR DISCOUNTED SCRATCH & DENT.
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"The Look" of Cash
If my dachshund were as big as she thinks she is....
MORE UPCOMING LITTERS WILL BE POSTED SHORTLY.
Flossy & Lefty - BORN 5-20, READY 7-15. Black & tan LH Cash daughter & blue & tan reverse-dapple LH Cash great-grandson. Both carry dilute and Cash Clan wonderful personalities, gorgeous conformation, stunning coats. One of the first two girls may also be a dapple - it's hard to tell when they're babies. We have:
1F blue & tan salted dapple LH $1000+ Debbie C., introducing our dogs to ENGLAND!
2F blue & tan reverse-dapple LH $1000+ Marsha A. of Colorado Springs
3F blue & tan dapple LH (looks like Lefty!) $1000+ Larry & Barbara C., Green River, WY
4M isabella & tan salted dapple LH $900+ (smiling because Janet was rubbing his tummy and he LOVED it!)
Tally & Boston - BORN 5-22, READY 7-17 - this litter's page is now activated, with PayPal buttons on available pups.
Black Velvet & Hidalgo - BORN 5-26, READY 7-21. We've been trying for years to produce solid-black longhairs, and now we have one! Velvet is a daughter of Ki-Mera & Bosco, making her the product of two of our premier bloodlines - she's a Cash great-great-grand-daughter on both sides of her maternal tree; through Bosco, she's also down the line from solid-black Ringo, who descended through a solid phalanx of champion wirehairs including international champion EJ's Top Gun MW ROMX, the greatest wirehair stud of all time, producing over 100 champion progeny! Hidalgo is a chocolate & tan whitened-dapple longhair out of Rambo & Checkers, in a downline from Blue - this line carries dilute and the whitening dapple-modifier. Since both parents carry or are chocolate, we can certainly see "brown" pups as well as black, and solid or pointed, as well as dapple and whitened-dapple. ALL are longhairs. GIRLS are $1000 each; the boy is $900, plus $50 for full AKC registration if desired.
WE HAVE DEPOSITS AWAITING FULFILLMENT in chronological order as WE RECEIVED them:
2016 Miranda B - F (female) dapple from Candy & Rambo - SHE HAS PICKED #2F!!! YAY!!!
9/21/16 Lois B - F English cream LH sired by Butternutz, not from this litter
2/17/17 Shelby S - F English cream LH - she's accepting a M from Lucely's litter
3/11/17 Kim B - F dapple/piebald LH/WH, lots of color - she's taking Candy's 1F! YAY!!!
3/11/17 Kim C - F isabella reverse-dapple LH
3/18/17 Brad H - M SM, solid or 2-tone, no dapple or piebald
5/1/17 Lance W - F SM - taking Tally's 2F
5/22/17 Debbie C - taking 3 Tally girls, 2 of Lickety-Split's girls, Candy's 3M, and Flossy's 1F TO ENGLAND!!!
5/22/17 Jesse & Joslyn - chose Tally/Boston's 5M pup!
6/9/17 Carolyn L - M English cream LH from Lucely's litter
6/14/17 Jessica R - M English cream LH from Lucely's litter
IF I HAVE MISSED LISTING YOUR DEPOSIT, PLEASE EMAIL & REMIND ME!
WE HAVE A "PICK OF THE LITTER" DEPOSIT ON THESE, and ANOTHER British breeder wants what's left! We're colonizing England!
1F chocolate & tan whitened dapple LH $1000+ David R., Denver, CO
2F chocolate whitened-dapple LH $1000+ This is one BEE-YOU-TEE-FUL girl!
3F black & tan mottled whitened dapple LH $1000+ Lauryn G.
4M chocolate & tan whitened dapple LH $900+
Jubilee & Opie - BORN 5-29, READY 7-24. Jubilee is a red & white dapple LH daughter of Taffy & Rambo, which means she's a Cash grand-daughter, since Taffy was a daughter of Apricot Brandy & Cash. Opie is the cream son of solid-black Oprah and red-brindle pie-carrying Cupid, and carries the solid-color gene, so the single pup he and Jubilee produced last year was solid-black. Jubilee has the Cash blue eye trait, and her pups could feature either solid color or the spectacular Cash dapples. Opie has been a surprise ever since he was born, and has given us some beautiful reds, light-reds, and blacks in SM and LH - yes, he carries LH, too! ... We have 1 female, very dark-red brindle - surprise! - Opie carries brindle from his dad! Brindle isn't supposed to be 'carried' secretly! However, our doxies LOVE to break the genetic 'rules'! This baby also has DARK eyes, and is a real cuddle-bug!
Lickety-Split & Justin - BORN 6-5, READY 7-31. Lickety-Split was named for the strange "cowlick" of raised hair down the back of her head and neck, looking like a stuffed toy whose seam was splitting. She's a smooth isabella & tan piebald daughter of Heather & Boston. Justin is a red dapple extreme-piebald wirehair who, thanks to his blue-dapple soft-wire (LH/WH combo) mother, has produced red, black, chocolate, wheaten (cream, on a wirehair), isabella and blue, and all three coats. With Heather, who carries LH and the very-recessive chocolate & dilute genes, we expect him to produce red, isabella, possibly blue or black - indeed, just about anything, in any coat type, but all piebald!
Debbie C. has first pick of this litter. We are NOT taking ANY other deposits on them at this time. GIRLS ARE $1000 EACH; BOY's PRICE IS TO BE DETERMINED; each plus $50 for full AKC registration if desired.
Lucely & Butternutz - BORN 6-11, READY 8-7. These two buttery-yellow English creams gave us six amazing shaded-English cream LHs the first time we bred them, and we fully expect similar results this time. Champion bloodlines win every time, with beautiful, beautiful puppies and splendid temperaments. We have four deposits which will be honored. Pictures will be taken shortly and any differences between the pups will be noted, so depositors can start thinking about which pup they'd like to have. Colored collars will be placed on them for easy identification as they grow. Choices will be granted in order of deposit receipt as listed above: Shelby, Carolyn, Jessica. One buyer withdrew, so we have one puppy left unclaimed. The parents are tweenies, & the boys probably will be, too.
6-8-17 Our new-and-improved-format website is in the works and all of the litters on this page will be posted to that (with the same flickennel.com name). This old-format site will be taken down and the new one activated at the same time, hopefully within the next few days. PayPal buttons will NOT be posted on this page, but will be on each of the new litter pages!
PLEASE CHECK OUR OTHER LITTER BUTTONS ABOVE FOR OLDER PUPPIES!
1F cream piebald
2F blue & tan dapple extreme-piebald
3F isabella & tan piebald
4M XXX-piebald, PURE WHITE for now, but MAY eventually have some pale-cream spots - must wait & see!!!
1F dark-red brindle LH, 1-gene piebald and cream carrier. $1000 + $50 for full AKC registration if desired.
Above, Ki-Mera as a puppy, showing the true "mottled" dapple pattern: point color invading the main color.
6/12/17 We have 4 BOYS! All shaded cream and all doing fine. Each one is priced at $1100 and will include their full AKC registration.
Goldilocks & Cupid - due 7-12. Goldie is a wheaten WH carrying piebald and LH; Cupid is a SM masked red brindle carrying LH cream and pie - both are small. We bred them last year and got 2 WH, 1 LH and 1 SM, in golden-red & white, pale cream pie, and one stunning solid-red LH boy with a black-masked face that we kept and named Bandit.
Elvira & Parkay - due 7-22. Elvira is a gorgeous Cash great-granddaughter who carries cream. When we bred her to Smoky (English cream brindle) last year, they had a cream brindle son, plus a black & cream brindle and a red - they are pictured below. This time, we're tossing the brindle and with Parkay we're going straight for CREAM! That puppy-stork had better get it right THIS time, and bring us some cream GIRLS! We have one deposit (from Lois B) on a cream female, and she's being very patient. Maybe she'd like to mix a little CASH Clan magnificence into her English cream breeding! These parents are tweenies. . .
6/15 JUST A TEASER HERE: Sissy, an English cream dapple with blue eyes, is being bred soon to Butternutz for a litter that should be ready to go home around Thanksgiving. She's a first-timer, so we don't know what she'll do with this, and we don't want you to rush to place deposits on this litter only to be disappointed if she doesn't take. We hope she does, but she's brand-new to this phase in her life - please be patient with her, and with us! Sissy and Butternutz are tweenies, so their pups probably will be as well.
6/21 ANOTHER TEASER: Sissy & Butternutz, as well as Lowla & Caramel, were bred 6/19 & 21 to be due about 8/21. Lowla is a gorgeous tweenie-sized, blue-eyed, chocolate & cream dapple LH. Caramel is a mini isabella & tan LH - their pups will all be chocolate or isabella, maybe dapple, maybe with cream points, all LH.
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NEW PICTURES HAVE BEEN TAKEN AND PAGES ARE BEING BUILT FOR ALL OF THESE LITTERS. WHEN A DESCRIPTION VANISHES FROM THIS PAGE, LOOK FOR THEIR LITTER-PAGE BUTTON ON THE BLUE MENU BAR AT THE TOP OF EACH PAGE.