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My first Miniature Dachshund Puppy

As a little girl, I always had a miniature dachshund puppy to play with at my grandmother’s house. I recall one summer they had a dachshund and her name was “Chloe”. It didn’t take her long to become my “best friend”. We played together all day, took naps together and she even watched me as I bathed at night. Those summer memories were the best as a child growing up in the country.

Fast forward to 25 years later, I found myself acquiring my first miniature dachshund puppy as an adult. She was a beautiful dark red miniature dachshund and I named her Scarlett. Scarlett and I became companions right away. She also became attached to me and followed me everywhere that she possible could. She would look at me in a way that made me think she knew exactly what I was saying…

My daughter mentioned to me one day that she wanted her own miniature dachshund puppy and of course I agreed. We acquired a male miniature dachshund that my daughter adored. Many family members began asking me for a miniature dachshund puppy. The experience of bringing a dachshund puppy into the world was very rewarding. When I saw how much a child smiled as they picked out their puppy made my heart smile as well.

In 2023, we were voted in the 7 Best Dachshund Breeders in Louisiana.  Sometimes they are referred to as dapple dachshunds.

Are you ready to learn where dachshunds came from?

What started as a deep love for dachshunds had grown into a passion for me. Before I go on, I want to be clear that my only desire was to produce a healthy, high quality miniature dachshund that could be your next family pet.

Now, 25 years later, my goals are still the same. I’ve learned many valuable lessons along with way with the help of several mentors. I am an ethical and reputable dachshund breeder that considers myself a top-quality dachshund breeder. I spend many hours studying genetics and trying to understand where many bloodlines originated. When in public, I’m often referred to as the “dachshund lady”…All of my puppies are vetted at Avoyelles Animal Clinic.  I am a preferred breeder with Contential Kennel Club and AKC.

I am proud to say that I have personally delivered miniature dachshunds near me to area’s of Louisiana including New Orleans, Lafayette, Shreveport, Baton Rouge, Morgan City, Houma, Alexandria, Pineville and Monroe.

My dachshund puppies now reside all over the United States and Canada.  I have several different resources to get your dachshund puppy to you.

Miniature Dachshund Puppy

Purpose of Mini Dachshund

Miniature Dachshunds, affectionately called doxies, teacup dachshund or weenie dogs are famous for their adorable, funny shape. But their long bodies and short legs were meant for more than just making humans fall in love with them. Here are some interesting facts you didn’t know about Dachshunds:

The name “Dachshund” is actually German for badger dog. Dachshunds’ short legs keep them low to the ground to track scents, and their narrow bodies allow them to crawl into burrows, looking for badgers. Despite their small size, Dachshunds are brave and fierce. Over time, they were bred in different varieties to hunt different kinds of prey.

Breeders created two different sizes of Dachshunds—dachshund standard vs miniature. The standard Dachshunds weigh up to 35 pounds and were used to hunt badgers and wild boars. The miniatures weigh up 11 pounds and under.

Dachshunds can have smooth coat, wirehaired, or longhaired dachshund coats. All Dachshunds used to have smooth coats, and the smooth variety is still the most popular. Breeders probably crossed smooth Dachshunds with other dog breeds to produce the two other coat varieties.

Dachshunds are sometimes called wiener dogs, teacup dachshunds or weenie dogs because their long bodies resemble hotdogs. But would you believe that the original name for the hotdog was the Dachshund sausage? The deli product was so-named because it resembled the dog breed. The name was later shortened to hotdog.

Dachshunds were associated with Germany during World War I because they were used in a lot of propaganda, and Kaiser Wilhelm II had a well-known love for Dachshunds. This association led to a decline in the breed’s popularity in America. To counteract this effect, the AKC tried rebranding Dachshunds as “badger dogs,” the translation of their German name, or as “liberty pups.”

Your Homework before Getting Your Miniature Dachshund

What to expect?

When people want to know what their Dachshund’s life expectancy  is, it’s hard to give an exact number because every dog is different.

Genetics plays a big role in how healthy a dog is and how long a dachshund may live. However, it’s not the only thing that influences it.

Many people do not realize how much, and what kind of, care a dog receives throughout their life has the potential to significantly impact how long a dachshund lives.
Providing quality care for your Dachshund starts with knowing the breed well.

Are mini dachshunds good family dogs? They are great family dogs!

It’s important to understand the health and behavioral issues are more common in this breed. Be aware of what specific issues and needs you might encounter and be prepared to handle them.

If you choose to get a Dachshund from a breeder, be sure to thoroughly check into the breeder.  We have been named the 2023 Top Dachshund Breeder in Louisiana!  Are you ready to buy a dachshund?

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