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Even if you don't get your baby from us, we want to make sure all future breeders know the facts and are able to be successful!
Start with just one pair. You need to know you have the stomach for all it takes before you get a whole herd.
I always suggest you run your kennel with the 1/3 policy.
1/3 of the money earned needs to be kept back to pay for expenses. (i.e. Feed, Vet, Registration)
1/3 of the money needs to be saved to expand the business. (I suggest you invest in your nursery first. The mommas need a quiet, safe, and BLEACHABLE environment to have their babies.)
The other 1/3 goes into your pocket GUILT FREE!
Note - If you see an ad where a breeder only charges a few hundred for their pups...they are doing so because they are not reputable OR ARE A SCAMMER!!!
Rule of Thumb: You sell your pups at the price you pay for your dogs.
Don't buy a $300 dog and expect to sell the pups for $1000!
AKC pups bring more than CKC pups....this is a fact.
An AKC and a CKC pup poop the same amount, eat the same amount, and cost the same at the vets office.
CKC dachshunds average $500 ($1000 breeding pair) AKC pups average $1500. ($3000 breeding pair.)
Average litter size is 5.
If you use even one CKC - 1st litter will bring in $2500.
Both AKC - 1st litter will bring in $7500!!!
Fun FACT: In the 80's to get the size of dachshunds down, many UN-REPUTABLE breeders were crossing their dachshunds with Chihuahuas! There wasn't required DNA back then, so many got away with it. When they were caught, all AKC papers were pulled and those breeders went to CKC to get new papers. (This is not speculation or rumor, I know 2 large dachshund breeders in my state who did this.)
I will make sure you get a pair that give you the best possible chance for success, but remember to stick to what you are wanting to do with your breeding program.
One of the first mistakes made is someone runs out and buys their first pup and then gets stuck trying to figure out their program.
Program 1st. Pup 2nd!
Answer these questions at a minimum before you buy:
Do you want to raise show quality?
What Coat Type?
Do you want to raise unique colors or the most recognizable?
What size range do you want to be in?
Here we raise several different types of dachshunds for breeders. We have a line of good female prospects, and a line of good male prospects. They will not be in the same litter. Females will be bigger boned and be excellent milk producers. Males need to be smaller heads/bodies and of course milk production is not a concern.
We also have a line that comes from champion stock and those who are from pet stock. Neither line is considered more or less healthy. Just one line is more accurate to the dachshund standard.
If you tell us specifically what you are trying to add to your program, we can help you find the best option. As we said above, we do not judge how other breeders run their program. We just need the information so we can help find the perfect pup for YOU!
Sounds harsh, but dead puppies is part of the business.
You can do EVERYTHING right, and sometimes they just don't make it. If you cannot deal with a dead animal, this is not the business for you.
Another really harsh question, but it is the one that stops most. Again, you can do everything right, and your female may not survive delivery. And this is the HARDEST way to lose an animal, because you put her in that situation. You are 100% responsible for that death because she was just as happy living life on your couch as your baby.
I have bred for years, and losing a female in labor is STILL the one thing that will still put me in weeks/years of uncontrollable tears.
There is no one weight that is "right". We try to keep ours in the 11-13 lb range because this is the mini range that has fewer health/back issues.
When AKC list the ideal "weight" of a miniature dachshund, they are referring to the dog's ideal weight which is around 18 months of age. Therefore when you ask the weight of the parents, know what information you are getting.
We raise the Zwerg (fox) and Kaninchen (rabbit) sizes here.
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