Welcome to Delaware Dachshunds! Here at Delaware Dachshunds I breed and raise Miniature Dachshunds because I have such a love and passion for the Dachshund breed. I breed this wonderful, clever and loving dog for health and temperament. I breed for quality not quantity. My puppies are raised in my home and not in a kennel. My puppies are my babies and they are held and loved from day one. I try to introduce them to as many different situations as I can so they become well socialized, happy with sweet & loving dispositions. When they start to walk around I bring them out to run around with the rest of the family and to get them used to people coming and going, the other dogs, to kids holding and playing with them, and the everyday noises like the vacuum, TV, etc. They also go outside and run around in the yard weather permitting. My babies are very important to me. I love them and spoil them everyday so when they go to their new forever home I expect that you will love and spoil them in the same way that they are accustomed to and even more so. I always have first pick of any puppy from any litter. I hold the right to not sell a puppy to anyone that I feel can not financially afford to care for a puppy, or would not be a good fit for the puppy or that I feel will not be responsible in caring for and loving the puppy. Your puppy will come to you up to date on shots, with their shot records, a couple puppy pads, a blanket with the scent of their mother & litter mates on it, 2-3 toys and treats. My puppies will not be given Full AKC registration or breeding rights and all are sold with legally binding spay/neuter contracts as pet puppies only. Please read my contract on the contract page on this website. If I feel that your true intentions are to get a puppy for breeding I will not allow you to adopt one of my puppies. A Deposit of 312.00 is required to get onto my waiting list for a puppy. Waiting lists are around 4-6 months long to choose a puppy. Choosing a puppy goes in order from the date the deposit is received. All deposits that are put down on a puppy are NON-Refundable. If you change your mind and decide not to get a puppy when you come up to the top of the waiting your deposit can be used towards another puppy from any litter for up to 2 years from the deposit date but deposits are nonrefundable for any reason. Please be sure you are a very serious and committed buyer that has the time, patience, finances and most importantly love to give to your new puppy. He/she will need a lot of your time, attention, love & affection from you as he/she joins their new family and forever home with you. Some Dachshunds can live up to 20+ years so remember that when making your decision to adopt a puppy because I only want my puppies to go to Forever Homes only. **(Starting January 1st 2022 deposits made through Paypal must be placed through Friends and Family only and will be 300.00. If you don't have a Paypal account you will have to create one to place a deposit through the Friends and Family app using Paypal. If you do not want to use Paypal to place a deposit you can send a check by mail or place a cash deposit in person with a receipt given for a cash deposit. The balance must be paid in cash only at the time the puppy is picked up with a receipt given)**. At anytime of your puppys/dogs life if you cant keep your puppy/dog for any reason I will help you to find a new approved forever home for the puppy/dog to go to or I will take the puppy/dog back and I will find him/her another approved forever home. There will be no money refunded for the puppy/dog if you need to return the pup back to me for rehoming but please let me know if you can not keep your puppy/dog so I can help you find a home because I need to know where all my puppies are living and with who at all times throughout the dogs lifetime. I don't ever want any of my puppy's to end up in a pound or shelter. I understand that things can happen in life like job loss, illness, etc. that can change your life situation so please don't be worried to ask me for help if you cant keep your puppy/dog at anytime in the dogs life. All puppies will be priced differently depending on color, pattern, size and gender of the puppy. Miniature Dachshund puppies that will be 8 pounds or under as an adult are unofficially called Micro Mini's and they range in size from 5-8 pounds and are very small and will be priced higher than the 8-11 pound miniature size. The Tweenie size which is another unofficial size is a dog that is 12-16 pounds and is in between size of the miniature and the standard Dachshund. There is no difference in price for a miniature Dachshund that's 8-11 lbs or a tweenie size that's 12-16 lbs. Only the 5-8 lb micro minis are priced differently. I do not breed Standard size Dachshunds or wire hair Dachshunds. I tend to get more smooth coats than long hair puppies but some litters do have both coats in their litters. A legally binding spay/neuter contract on all puppies must be signed before the puppy can leave my home. Proof of the puppy being spayed/neuter must be sent back to me by a date to be determined by me but is normally by 7 months of age. If your puppy can not be fixed by the date in your contract then you must get a letter from your vet stating the medical reason why the dog can not be spayed/neutered in the time frame given and when the vet thinks the puppy will be able to go through the surgery. I am not hard to work with just let me know what's going on and I will work with you. If you avoid me about why the puppy is not fixed I will seek legal action. Though I give you an estimated idea what size the puppy will be as an adult I can not guarantee the size of any puppy. I can only give you an estimate from my experience with prior litters born to the same parents and also from the size my adult dogs who are the parents of the puppy. Size can never be guaranteed. If you have an emergency with your puppy or just need to talk to me immediately on the phone then text me your name, number and what the emergency is and I will call you back immediately or as soon as I'm able to. If you prefer to talk on the phone instead of text and want to receive a faster return call just send me a text with your name, number and what you would like to discuss and I will call you back when I receive it or as soon as I am able to. It sometimes may take me 1-7 days to get back to you when inquiring. I get alot of puppy inquiries every day and try to get back to everyone in the order I receive an inquiry. If you do not receive a response within 7 days please text me again. Any balance owed on the puppy must be paid in full when the puppy is picked up. The puppy must be picked up on the pick up date I provide you. If you have vacation plans or will not be available during the date the puppy is suppose to be picked up then please choose a puppy at another time. I do not hold puppies if you can not pick up the puppy when the puppy is ready to go. I do offer a pick of the litter for any litter for a fee of 100.00 I understand the fee is high but it's to keep everyone from wanting pick of the litter which was a problem in the past so I had to raise the fee. Pick of the litter means you have first choice of a puppy from the litter to what ever colors, pattern/s, coats and genders that are born in the litter. If you're looking for a certain color, pattern or gender the exact puppy you want may not be born in the litter so pick of the litter may not be the best option for you. So pick of the litter gives you first see and first choice before anyone else is notified of the litter and you will have 7 days to make your decision as to which puppy you want to choose before everyone else is notified of the litter. I can not guarantee what colors, patterns or gender will be born in a litter I can only say what can be produced in each litter. Only puppies I have left available from a litter will be posted on my website but it is rare I will have puppies left available from a litter. Puppies are almost always chosen soon after they are born by picture if you want to choose a puppy by personality in person you may have to find another breeder who sells puppies that way. Most breeders now sell puppies using the same process as I do. But this is my process when choosing a puppy. If you have any questions or would like to place a deposit for a puppy please text me at 302-561-4803. Thank you, Kim.
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