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!
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, or your place in line if we already have other deposits. Deposits are easy to do. A deposit consists of $450, plus the PayPal convenience fee of $18, totaling $468. Go to PayPal.com, 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 was - 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 and beautiful head 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 DURING THE WINTER - IT'S SIMPLY TOO COLD, AND STORMS MAKE ROADS A MESS BETWEEN THE KENNEL AND THE DENVER AIRPORT.
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.
"The Look" of Cash
If my dachshund were as big as she thinks she is....
WE HAVE DEPOSITS AWAITING FULFILLMENT in chronological order as WE RECEIVED them and they will be honored in the order received:
9/21/16 Lois B - F English cream miniature LH sired by Butternutz
3/11/17 Kim C - F isabella reverse-dapple LH - TAKING LOWLA'S 2F.
7/8/17 Debbie C - deposits on 4 isabella or isabella dapple pups, plus SM creams, from future litters
7/8/17 Yolanda F - 2 females from Dee Dee & Caramel's litter - WANTING isabella, and chocolate & cream. TAKING DEE DEE'S 3F . . .
8/8/17 Lana H - deposit on a M blue & tan/isabella & tan reverse-dapple LH
8/30/17 Alyssa & Michael E - deposit on Ki-Mera's litter for first-pick of a SM M or F - TAKING KI-MERA'S 7M.
9/20/17 Melanie B - deposit on a F (preferably) or M SM red - TAKING KI-MERA'S 2F.
10/5/17 Joseph & Sheena H - deposit on Ki-Mera dapple F - TAKING KI-MERA'S 3F.
10/12/17 Gretchen C - deposit on a F WH dapple or piebald - TAKING TOOTSIE ROLL'S 1F.
10/31/17 Alexis G - deposit for 1st pick of a SM pup from Frosty & Elmer's litter.
IF I HAVE MISSED LISTING YOUR DEPOSIT, PLEASE EMAIL & REMIND ME!
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.
Lowla & Caramel - BORN 9/1, READY 10/27. Lowla is a gorgeous chocolate & cream dapple LH out of Lucely (English cream LH) & Ranger (whitened chocolate dapple LH). Caramel is a mini isabella & tan LH out of Izzy (isabella & tan LH) AJ (isabella & tan dapple LH). ALL of their pups are longhairs!
Isabel's were the LAST litter born in time to go home for Christmas. All pups born after Oct. 29 will have to wait until after Christmas to go home.
We are not open for business on Christmas Day, so Christmas Eve Day is usually pretty busy with last-minute puppy pickups. If your puppy is ready before 12/24, we'd really prefer you pick it up on its ready date, especially because we cannot predict the weather and road conditions, not to mention having a last-minute traffic jam in our waiting-room. We cannot let pups go EARLY, by law. If yours won't be ready until the 26th or later, DO NOT ASK to take it home any earlier.
NEW & UPCOMING LITTERS
"EMMA LOU TOO" - ADOPTED BY KIM C.
GOING TO ENGLAND FOR DEBBIE C.
ALSO GOING TO THE U.K., FOR LOUISE!
Dee Dee & Caramel - BORN 9-29, READY 11-24. Dee Dee is a blue-eyed isabella & cream reverse-dapple LH out of chocolate & cream Truffle and golden-red Big Red - packing English cream ancestry from both of her parents! Caramel is a longhair isabella & tan out of Almond Joy (isabella & tan reverse-dapple) and Izzy (isabella & tan).
Ki-Mera & DuRango - BORN 10-5, READY 11-30. Ki-Mera is a SM black & red true mottled dapple, with her red point color invading her dappled black base color without the red being dappled. She's a double-Cash Clan member, out of cream LH Marilyn & chocolate dapple SM Elvis, and is a tweenie, so there's more of her gorgeousness to love. DuRango is a SM red out of red tuxedo-piebald LH Annie Oakley & solid-black SM Ringo. The pups from this litter may be SM or LH since both grandmothers were LH, but SM is dominant over LH; may be red or black & tan; and could be either dapple or non-dapple. There are 3 girls, 4 boys - all RED dapples except one gorgeous black & silver dapple $1,200 girl, a chocolate & tan dapple boy, and a black & tan boy. The other girls are $1,000; boys are $900, all plus $50 for full AKC registration if desired.
DEE DEE CARAMEL
Tootsie Roll & Justin - BORN 10-5, READY 11-30. Tootsie Roll is a solid-chocolate WH out of a friend's chocolate dapple WH and our solid-chocolate SM Bosco. Justin is a Florida import out of a blue dapple extreme-white piebald soft-wirehair mom and a smooth light-red piebald dad. Soft WH is produced when a longhair and a wirehair are mated, and while Justin's dad is smooth, he had one longhair parent. Justin inherited mom's WH and dad's LH gene, but produces ALL THREE coats. We expect WH and maybe SM pups, and since Justin is red dapple carrying the dilute gene and chocolate/isabella, we could see red, black or chocolate dapple and non-dapple, with pie markings - and the pups could carry his dilute gene. Tootsie doesn't carry dilute, so the pups should NOT be dilute. We have ONE chocolate FULL-PIEBALD BOY, WITH NO TAN POINTS AND LOTS OF WHITE! Our dogs LOVE to break the genetic rules! It takes 2 pie genes to make pie pups, and Tootsie isn't pie - but she's CARRYING piebald on her mom's side, which they're not supposed to do! He's been followed by a CHOCOLATE REVERSE-DAPPLE GIRL, and a CHOCOLATE REVERSE-DAPPLE BOY, both with typical small white piebald markings on throat & chest. The girl is $1,000, boys are $900, plus $50 each for full AKC registration if desired.
All prices are "+ $50 for full AKC registration if desired." The girls are ALL on hold for depositors to choose from.
1F dark-red mosaic dapple SM $1000+
2F light-red dapple SM $1000+ Melanie B.
3F black & tan dapple SM $1200+ Joseph & Sheena H.
4M red dapple SM $900+ 10/9 Mike & Alyssa E.
5M red dapple SM $900+
6M chocolate & tan dapple SM 10/23 Katie & Michael S.
7M black & tan LH $900+ 11/19 Michael C.
1F - AVAILABLE!
2F - ADOPTED!
3F - ADOPTED!
5M - SMOOTH!!
7M - LONGHAIR!!!
Isabel & Rambo - BORN 10-28, READY 12-23. Isabel is a gorgeous LH isabella & tan from the last litter Spot & Cash produced - one of three sisters we kept from that litter. True to her breeding, she produces outstandingly beautiful puppies. Rambo is a LH chocolate & tan who carries dilute and dapple, as well as the whitening dapple-modifier, so many of his offspring have white splashes, dots and squiggles on their coats. Both parents are LH, as will their babies be, and the same goes for BROWN coloring: we bred this pair before, had chocolate and isabella, non-dapple and reverse-dapple pups. 1M isabella & tan reverse-dapple $1200 + $50 AKC if desired and ON HOLD FOR NOW, 2M isabella & tan rev-dap with a slight kink at the tip of his tail $800 and NO AKC papers, no other discount will be allowed.
1F chocolate & tan. $1000+$50 full AKC
3F choc & tan reverse-dapple, blue eyes! $1000+$50 full AKC
ADOPTED BY YOLANDA F.
6M - ADOPTED!
GOING TO ENGLAND!
Frosty & Elmer - BORN 11/9, READY 1/5/18. Frosty is a smooth red out of Rhonda (red SM) and Rusty (red brindle LH). Elmer is a SM light-red out of Lacy (black & tan WH) and Sergio (English cream LH). We anticipate red (MAYBE cream) pups in either SM or LH, but not WH - WH does not USUALLY skip a generation. "Never say Never" with dachshunds!!! 10/31 Alexis G has a deposit on 1st-pick for a SM pup, so she's getting the Pick o' the Litter! Janet is taking 2nd pick of the litter!
Adopted by Greg & Gretchen C!
4M - ADOPTED!
MOM, DAD AND ALL THE KIDS ARE WIREHAIRS!!!
1M isabella & tan reverse-dapple LH $1200 + $50 full AKC registration if desired. STUNNING!!!!
2M isabella & tan reverse-dapple LH, slight kink at end of tail. Discount priced @ $800, with NO AKC and NO other discounts allowed. He's still going to be GORGEOUS!!!
We won't know coats for about 3 weeks, since both parents CARRY longhair.
2F black & tan
1F chocolate & tan reverse-dapple WH. $1,000 + $50 for full AKC registration if desired.
2M solid-chocolate piebald WH. $900 + $50 for full AKC registration if desired.
3M chocolate & tan reverse-dapple WH. $900 + $50 for full AKC registration if desired.
Cayenne & Justin - due 11/19. Cayenne is a smooth light-red extreme-white piebald with heavy ticking, out of Apricot Brandy & Joker, so she's carrying dilute. Justin is a red dapple ex-white pie wirehair who came to us from Florida, out of a smooth sire who looked like Cayenne, and a blue dapple ex-white pie soft-wirehair mother - they both carried chocolate and dilute. Cayenne & Justin are the pair who produced Blizzard and a few other nearly-white red pie pups, as well as a gorgeous blue dapple pie. Justin has produced cream, red, chocolate, isabella, black, & blue, all in piebald patterns (except for his litter with Tandy). We know this litter will be piebald, probably ex-white, they can be either smooth, or wirehair - and some shade of black, blue, or red. NOT LOOKING PREGNANT 11/17........
Baby & Boston - due 11-23. Baby is a smooth dark-blue & cream tuxedo piebald out of Heather (isabella & tan extreme-white piebald SM) & Sterling (blue & tan reverse-dapple LH, a Cash Clan member!), so she carries chocolate and dilute. Boston is a chocolate & cream piebald out of Squeekers (red pie LH) and Dash (SM blue & tan pie), so he carries the same dilute gene Baby does. We expect pups in chocolate, isabella, black and/or blue, either SM or LH, and they'll all be piebald, with cream points possible as well.
Adopted by Katina & family!
ON TEMPORARY HOLD!
ADOPTED BY JANIE C!
ADOPTED BY MICHAEL C.
ON HOLD FOR KIM C!