Wednesday, January 18, 2012

You'd better put your “coat” on...

It’s cold outside. The jury is still out on determining the coat type on Bijou’s puppies. Boone is definitely starting to look like a silky/soft-wirehaired and the other three are showing some signs... maybe one more week will tell. In the meantime, there has been a lot of discussion on Facebook about the silky/soft-wirehaired coat. Are we ruining the longhaired coat or the wirehaired coat by breeding for a silky/soft-wirehaired? What are your thoughts? 


In a recent Facebook post, my response to some of that discussion was as follows:


“Dachshund Hall has specialized in AKC miniature longhaired dachshunds since 1991, with an emphasis on the creams. Our goal has always been to breed dogs that properly represent the breed standard whether they are going to be a family pet or a celebrated champion in the ring. Good conformation, excellent health, beauty and socialization are at the top of our list, and we take great pride in educating all of our "Dachshundhallic" customers about the breed. Many have come back for second, third and fourth puppies from us! Bijou is our first silky/soft-wirehaired dachshund and yes her coat type is not recognized in the breed standard. However, she is AKC registered and all that have seen and met her, want her. I really don't see it as "messing with the coat dachshunds are supposed to have" - quite the opposite. We are adding another marketable option, if you will, to our breeding program that combines the laid-back temperament of the longhaired with the clown-like personality of the wirehaired, and producing a stunning blend of both coats! Best of all, they make great family pets, and they are still 100% DACHSHUND! We don't sell them for more or as "rare coated" we sell them as what they are - a blend of a longhaired and wirehaired, period. Who's to say you won't see a fourth coat type for the dachshund in the hound group ring someday for the best breed around? For the record, I am strongly opposed to mixing breeds like dorkies, chiweenies, and one of the worst I've seen a dachsador! Yes, a dachsador from a "breeder" here in Texas. That truly messes up the breed. However, on the flip side, remember that through the ages every breed of dog out there was created from a blend of many dogs. They were all bred to do different things, hunt, herd, retrieve, etc. The smooth dachshund may have been the original but, longhaired dachshunds have spaniel in them and wirehaireds have terrier in them. Look at the popularity of Goldendoodles and Labradoodles. We had a goldendoodle that was a wonderful smart dog.”

We’d like to hear what you think about the “coat” topic. Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/dachshundhall

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We are accepting deposits on current litters. Go directly to the “Dachshund Hall of Puppies” page by clicking here or click on the following links to take you to each of the current litter pages:

“Dachshund Hall - Litter #1 - 4 Available - Accepting Deposits”
“Dachshund Hall - Litter #2 - 2 Available - Accepting Deposits”

Once you’re on the page just click on the “Subscribe” link there and you’ll be notified when we upload new individual puppy photos for each litter. We generally upload new individual puppy photos every two weeks.

All of our dachshunds have excellent pedigrees which you can easily view on the “Dachshund Hall of Pedigrees” page.

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ATTENTION DACHSHUNDHALLICS!
EXCITING NEWS WORTH BARKING ABOUT!
Following a phone call the evening of August 2, 2011, from the AKC Inspector, we had our first AKC Compliance Inspection the morning of August 3rd. We are very proud to report that Dachshund Hall was found to be 100% in compliance with AKC Rules and Regulations! On top of that, we were awarded the “Gold Seal Certificate of Inspection” which only about 20% of breeders ever receive. Just ask our customers... we truly
are the best place around to "Get a long little doggie!"

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So, here’s the long and short of it... if you’re a real “Dachshundhallic” and have a looooooooonging to stay connected to us for the lowdown on everything Dachshund Hall...

Become a fan by clicking “Like” on our Page at Dachshund Hall on Facebook... http://www.facebook.com/dachshundhall. We’ve got over 2160 “Dachshundhallic” fans and our Dachshund Hall family is growing every day. If you’re fed-up with Facebook, try something new and grab Dachshund Hall on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/114551688200984203495

Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/dachshundhall

Curl up with your favorite wiener and read the Hot Dog Blog at http://dachshundhall.blogspot.com and for a few laughs check out some of our “full length, short films” at Dachshund Hall on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/dachshundhall

Be sure to “Subscribe” to the “Hot Dog Blog” RSS feed here on our website for the latest news and PUPPY UPDATES at Dachshund Hall. Once you’re on the “Hot Dog Blog” page, just click on the “RSS Subscribe” link and you’re done or you can click on this link: http://www.dachshundhall.com/Hot_Dog_Blog/rss.xml to subscribe.

Dachshund Hall accepts PayPal. Use PayPal to make your puppy deposits and purchases quickly and securely. Just go to our “Contact” page and click on the “Pay Now” button.

Give us a call at 817-556-0363 or email Paula at info@dachshundhall.com to inquire about placing a deposit on your new puppy.

That’s the long and short of it all. Happy New Year!

Paula & Jeff Hall