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MERRY DACHSHUNDS

Merry Dachshunds LLC is a state licensed Kennel, breeding & Raising AKC Dachshund Puppies is our primary Activity, All our puppies come from a champion bloodline. They are all healthy and have great temperaments.
We are a family owned & operated business. Our mode of operation is far from a traditional kennel, we make sure all our animals, especially our dogs are treated as Our own children and are fully integrated into our family.
The Dachshund is a short-legged, long-bodied dog that belongs to the Hound. This Scent hound originated in Germany where it’s known as Dackel or Teckel, which means badger dog. It was mainly bred to flush out live game such as badgers. The Dachshund is called Wiener Dog and Sausage Dog because of their appearance. As a canine companion, he is a clever and courageous family dog and wants nothing more than to spend his time with his owners.
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HISTORY OF
DACHSHUNDS

The Dachshund breed originally came from Germany during the 16th century. It was bred to hunt badgers and was prized for its ability to follow scents and determination to dig and hunt burrowing animals. Because of this role, the dog is called in German as the badger (dachs) hound (hund). The predecessors of the modern-day German Dachshunds were large in size with an average weight that ranges from 13 to 18 kg. They sport smooth coats and come in a wide variety of colours. The lineage of the Dachshund breed is unclear. However, records claim that Schweisshund, (a type of Bloodhound), Basset Hound, and Beagle contributed to its heritage. As the breed developed, three sizes were created: standard, miniature, and the mid-sized Kaninchen. The standard-sized Dachshund is a skilled hunting dog that can take down wild boar and badgers whilst its smaller counterparts are more adept at catching foxes and hare. These dogs are classified by measuring the circumference of the chest. The long-haired variation of the Dachshund breed was developed after the standard breed was crossed with different types of spaniels. The long-haired type is a popular choice for hunting water-loving preys, particularly otters. In the late 19th century, the wire-haired variety was first created. It is believed to be a cross between a smooth Dachshund and different terriers. These include the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, the German Wirehaired Pointer, the Schnauzer, and the Scottish Terrier. The Dachshund breed was brought to England in 1840 by Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimar, a British military officer of German parents. Breeders gradually reduced the original Dachshund’s size by about 4.5 kg. This variation is now known as the Miniature Dachshund which was developed in the UK for companionship. In 1885, the American Kennel Club officially recognised the Dachshund breed. This was followed by the establishment of the Dachshund Club of America in 1895.

ABOUT
DACHSHUNDS

The Wiener dog has short legs and a long body. It has a compact and well-muscled build and powerful front legs that are paddle-shaped, perfect for digging. It weighs 7-14 kg and stands 20–27 cm. The Dachshund has a head that is narrowed with an arched skull and a less prominent stop. Its jaws are long and narrow whilst lips are well-stretched to cover its lower jaw. With dark eyes, the Dachshund breed has a complex expression that is almost soulful. The breed also sports a barrel chest, perfect for a deep and loud bark that is typically a characteristic of large dogs. The Dachshund uses it well as it likes to bark. The Dachshund comes in three coat varieties: smooth short-haired, long-haired, and wire-haired. Accepted colours under the Kennel Club breed standard are black, tan, cream, brindle, chocolate, dapple, shaded red, and silver that is often combined for a two-colour coat. The Dachshund breed is low maintenance, but each of its coat types has different grooming needs. Dachshunds with smooth fur only need a weekly wiping with a towel or brushing with a hound glove. The Dachshund is a lively, intelligent, and loyal dog. It is also determined and courageous to the point of recklessness. It is a big barker that doesn’t hesitate to let owners know if anyone is about. Dachshunds are great around children especially if they grew up together. As with any breed, interactions between children and dogs must be supervised. Dachshunds also get on well with other dogs, but small animals are a different matter.Dachshunds have an average lifespan of 10-15 years. They are generally healthy.

ABOUT US

WHY THE DACHSHUND

The Dachshund is a lively, intelligent, and loyal dog. It is also determined and courageous to the point of recklessness. It is a big barker that doesn’t hesitate to let owners know if anyone is about. Dachshunds are great around children especially if they grew up together. Dachshunds also get on well with other dogs.

wHO ARE WE

We are the Ford's Family, Barry Ford, Breonta Ford Ford & our 3 Boys Run & operate Merry Dachshunds on Our 40 Acre Ranch. I grew up on a ranch where my parents raised Horses, I still do. My Wife was a Vet Tech but quit her job to concentrate on our Ranch. Contact Us to Learn more

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Our natural philosophy to not dock tails, leave dew claws, use of species specific natural raw diet, and the well being of leaving dogs intact, reflect modern researched health benefits, and our personal beliefs as breeders.

WHY CHOOSE US ?

Firstly the quality of the puppies we produce, that's enough reason to trust us.
Second our experience and assistance. We have been breeding & raising Dachshunds for 10 yrs now. We provide lifetime assistance for all our puppy families. We offer a 1 Yr Health & Genetic Guarantee.

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