Desert Mini Dachshunds
We are located in Washington State on thirty-eight beautiful acres, where all of our pups are born and raised. We imprint our puppies from birth and handle them every day, several times a day to ensure that they are well socialized and ready to join their new family! They love to snuggle. We handle all of our pups like they are going to homes with children. Desert pups are introduced to new variables and environments in order to grow their confidence and development. As a result, we get very confident puppies that are ready to blend into their new families.
We are dedicated to breeding high quality, healthy dogs with great dispositions. Our dogs are very friendly and loving and make wonderful companions. We take pride in the cleanliness of our facility, ensuring that each pup we raise is well taken care of in a clean and comfortable environment.
Our pups are very beautiful and unique. We believe that it is important to have a pup that you can be proud of, but looks are nothing if you don't have great genetics! And we do. That's why we make sure that health is first in our breeding program.
Potty Training: Our puppies are born inside our home and when they outgrow their whelping box they are introduced to a new area where they can play with toys. They have bedding on one side and Pine Chips on the other side so that they learn to go to the bathroom on Pine Chips. This is very helpful with potty training in the future. They look for the Pine chip potty box when they need to “go.”
AKC Registration and Breeding your dog: All of our puppies come with AKC registration papers. We sell puppies with limited registration papers, which means you may not breed the dog. This does not limit your dog in any way from participating in AKC show events or any other organized event.
Breeders: If you are specifically looking for an animal for a breeding program we are always open to talking with Breeders and discussing our requirements for a full registration.
Outside Breedings: Desert Mini Dachshunds has beautiful males at stud. Our stud service for outside females is available to approved females. Please call us in advance of your dog coming into heat so that we can accommodate you when that time comes for your female to be bred. We can discuss fee and logistics before hand so that things go seamlessly when your female comes into heat. Costs for stud service vary depending on which stud is being used. All offspring must be sold on a limited registration unless previously arranged.
Picking Your Puppy: A litter of five puppies may all look the same but they are all different in personality. We are very careful to get to know each puppy’s personality. We spend lots of time with our puppies socializing them and introducing them to new things to see how they react. This has been a huge benefit to our clients because we can help you navigate the process of choosing a puppy. We spend so much time with these little ones and we want you to have a best fit for your family. There will be no other clients here while you are picking out your puppy. You will have the full facility at your disposal. You may spend time with the pups, playing with them with toys to determine which puppy is the best fit for you and your family, and of course we are here to help! Our facility is 100% ADA accessible for our clients.
Puppy Pick Up Day: Just a reminder of what you will need for your trip.
- Kennel- Medium to large so that your puppy has something to grow into. Don’t waste your money on a small kennel.
- Water/water dish and puppy food if traveling over night.
- Your puppy is currently eating Purina Pro Plan Sport (You may change flavor, but I would not change brands for a year).
- Small garbage bags
- We have pine chips for your kennel if you need it.
- You will be receiving a packet of information, AKC or UKC paperwork, health guarantee and shot record book for your puppy.
- We require that you please bring cash at time of pick up for the remaining balance owed on your puppy.
- Your puppy will have two shots under his/her collar at time of pick up. It is a good idea for you to plan on NOT stopping on the way home. If you feel like you must stop we ask that you refrain from taking your puppy to parks, rest stops, or other highly populated areas where other dogs will be. We need to take every precaution to protect your puppy until it is completely vaccinated at 18 weeks.
- Your puppy will have its 5 week and 8 week shots and will need another shot at 11 weeks. So be make sure to get a vet appointment the week after your pick up your puppy.
- Our address is 27405 W. Highland Extension Road. Benton City WA 99320.
- Everyone will be required to step in bleach before they enter the property so make sure you wear the proper boots.
If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact
I’m looking forward to meeting you face-to-face and helping you pick out the puppy of your dreams!
I Want A Puppy From Desert Mini Dachshunds! How Do I Get Started? We require a $500.00 Non Refundable deposit to hold your place in line for a puppy. Your position for a pick in the litter is determined by when your deposit arrives. If we do not produce the color or gender of your choice, we will refund your deposit or let it ride on a future litter. The choice is yours. The full cost of the puppy is due the day of pick up and we require cash on the balance on the day of pick up. Puppies being transported out of state must be paid for well in advance of shipping. Our breedings are carefully selected so if you are considering a Desert Mini Dachshund please call us today. Usually our litters are sold before the puppies are ever born. Not all of our breedings are listed... we do have some breedings that may not be advertised so please call us for updates on “what's new” at Desert Mini Dachshunds.
Cost Of Puppy: Our
litters are not all the same price. The cost is determined on the
breeding itself. (The pedigree of the animals being bred are
considered, and if the breeding was natural or if an artificial
insemination, or surgical implant were required). Also, the ability
to reproduce the breeding. (Some breedings are done with frozen semen
with dogs that are exceptional and the breeding may not be able to be
done again). Rare breedings cost more.
Call for more information on the litters that are advertised.
Vaccinations and Worming:
Our puppies get a Neo-par shot at 4 1/2 weeks.
At eight weeks all puppies receive a Canine Distemper-Adenovirus Type 2-Parainfluenza-Parvovirus vaccine.
All Puppies will have two shots under their collar before they leave at eight weeks.
All bitches are wormed before and after they give birth. Which is
transferred over to the puppies in the early stages of their
Puppies receive worming as follows:
3 1/2 weeks - Pyrantel
4 1/2 weeks - Toltrazuril
5 1/2 weeks - Pyrantel
6 1/2 weeks - Toltrazuril
7 1/2 weeks - Pyrantel
All dewclaws are removed from puppies at five days after birth.
Puppies are ready to rehome at eight weeks of age.
Desert Mini Dachshunds is proud to announce that we are offering thirty days of FREE pet insurance with the purchase of your puppy. Trupanion is an excellent company that partnerships with us and our clients to provide your pet with top notch coverage for the first 30 days after arriving to their new home. This gives our clients peace of mind and gives our puppies the best head start possible after going to their new home. In the event that something unforeseen arises, your puppy will have the best care available. Click to view brochure.
We are passionate about what we do and that has allowed us to build wonderful friendships with many clients, which become repeat clients. If you get a pup from us, you will want your next pup from us. At Desert we value our relationships because our relationship doesn't end when you get your pup, that's when it begins! We look forward to helping you find the perfect Dachshund for you and your family. Give us a call today to reserve your puppy.