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Where did Dachshunds come from?
A laugh, a rainbow and a soulmate were wrapped up into one little package with a long body, short legs and large ears -
and thus was born the Dachshund.
A long body to hold his huge, loving heart. Long legs were not necessary, because he would always be near his owner. Large ears to hear his owner's every word - spoken and unspoken.
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A Lesson from our little Dachshunds
We can all take a lesson from our precious little Dachshunds. They are happy little dogs with an exuberant zest for life. They believe in being happy and active and living each day to the fullest. No wonder they are great therapy dogs!
They love their sleep, they love their food, and they love playing. They believe in making themselves VERY comfortable when they want to sleep. They love snacks and various kinds of food, and when they find something they enjoy doing - they delight in doing it over and over.
They are not only very happy little dogs, but have a GREAT sense of humor. I'll never forget being on the phone with Bailey's Mom and she was telling me about Bailey getting into the freshly laundered clothes and hiding socks beneath a bed. She couldn't figure out why she kept coming up with single socks. Not until she saw little Bailey's head poking out from beneath the bed did she look there, and found a mountain of family socks that he had been hoarding...lololol
As she was speaking, she let out a screech, "No!" "Stop that!" "Bring that back, you two!" And hurriedly said that she'd call me back because Oscar and Bailey had just dashed past her with one of her freshly laundered panties - each holding onto one edge, and were gaily running full speed around the house having a ball with their new "tug-of-war toy."
No wonder Dachshund owners are an active and happy lot. Happiness is contagious and you can't live with a Dachshund and not be happy and enjoy life.
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Our Moms and babies are kept super clean and comfortable on huge, soft comforters topped with fleece blankets in our bedroom.
NONE of our furry kids are EVER in a crate, let alone a kennel.
We always supplement our baby puppies. After the first 24 hours, they are bottlefed at least twice a day (3 - 4 times a day if the litter is large) with Meyenberg Goat's Milk (absolutely never with Esbilac or any formula that contains soybean). They are fed first thing in the morning when they wake up, and just before bedtime, so they go right to sleep with full tummies and allow the Moms to get a good night's sleep also. Our puppies are always chubby and healthy.
The Moms are given a special diet of goat's milk, eggs, meat, and other nutritious food along with their kibble and vitamins from the moment of breeding, and all through pregnancy and nursing. Our Moms NEVER, EVER lose weight during nursing - they remain in excellent weight throughout. Matter of fact, after weaning their babies, most of our Moms are on the chubby side because of their very rich diet, and have to go on diets to slim down a bit. And our Moms are ALWAYS rested for at least one season after a litter.
ALL of our kids, purebreds and rescues, live with us in our home; they have full run of every room in the house. They are NOT kept in any kennel, crate, cage, laundry room, basement, garage, shed, 'separate room' or 'separate building.' They are our family and live with us 24/7.
ALL the breeding Dachshunds in our home have been raised by us from the time they were babies; and we have an intimate knowledge of each Dachshund's puppyhood, upbringing, care, nutrition, medical treatment, physical and emotional growth, personality, etc.
We do not EVER purchase adult dogs to breed. We do NOT breed any of our girls to outside stud dogs. We do NOT sell puppies for other breeders.We do NOT breed any other kind of dog, Dachshunds are it.
And guess what happens to our 'retired' dogs? They are spayed/neutered and STAY HERE, spending the rest of their lives in our home and among the loving family they grew up with. Their roles switch from being Moms & Dads to being Grandmothers & Grandfathers, and they help to raise the new little baby puppies. Each and every dog is a beloved family member and spends his/her whole life in our home - we NEVER 'rehome' or 'sell' any of our adult dogs.
Our kids are registered with the AKC and/or CKC and our two handsome boys are dual-registered with both the AKC & CKC, and have DNA profiles with the AKC.
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Our babies are not sent home with the mass-produced "one size fits all" puppy packets & samples which breeders get from the larger dog food manufacturers and the AKC. They are sent home with the below:
Each puppy is placed with:
Full or limited AKC/CKC registration (full registration requires a LOT of info - see the Female & Male Puppies pages.)
A one year Health Guarantee.
A Contract to help ensure that the puppy will go to a loving, responsible and lifetime-committed home.
Health Record detailing each vaccination & worming the puppy has received.
A "Further Necessities" sheet detailing exact vaccinations, wormings, procedures, etc. that the puppy will need done in the following year, that the new owner can just hand to the vet.
"Special Instruction" sheets which are tailored specifically for the individual puppy and the family he/she will be going to; detailing feeding, monitoring physical and emotional growth, playing, introducing puppy to other family pet members, etc.
"Developmental Period" sheet, which details the exact physical, mental and emotional developmental periods the puppy has gone/will go through from birth to 12 weeks.
Additional Information Sheets are given to each new puppy owner, and are described on the page "Information Sheets."
Baby pictures of the puppy from birth, and taken weekly until he/she is ready to go home.
A baby blanket with the mother's and siblings' scent for emotional comfort in the new home.
Dry kibble and Goat's Milk to make "Puppy Mush."
A container of Puppy Mush already made up.
100% US made Merrick Snozzle treat for the puppy and his new canine siblings.
Pee Pads, Paper Towels & Trash bag for the trip home.
We do not arrange shipping, preferring that the owners pick the puppies up themselves. However, if the new owners wish to arrange transportation within the guidelines of the Shipping Page, that is fine.
We provide lifetime support for our puppies and want their new owners to love them as much as we do. Please understand that we want the best possible homes and will screen applicants thoroughly.
We would like to thank you for stopping by. Our website is constantly being added to and updated and we hope that you will come back to visit.
Best regards from both of us.
Mel and Jan Harris, Marysville, Ohio 43040
Double Rainbow, Marysville, OH
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