I am completely owned by
a dachshund. Her name is Noodles. She is the sweetest dog and is my constant companion and I
felt it only just to give her some web space :) There is not a lot of
order to this page, but I hope it is enjoyable in spite of that.
Noodles is a chocolate and
tan mini dachshund. Noodles also has a doxie friend who officially
belongs to my daughter named Griffin (but he is my buddy too). I spoil
these dogs horribly. Because I work at home they are always at my side
and they usually go everywhere I go. I love taking them on outings as
the dogs seem to get so much enjoyment from meeting new people and from
the reaction from the people we meet, I think the people get a lot of
fun from meeting these two great dogs.
I took a lot of time picking the dogs we have and it was time well
spent. These two are the best dogs. I had shown dogs years ago and had
thought of getting back into it, but realized that I could never take a
chance on anything happening to the dogs by breeding them. I am deeply
grateful to the responsible breeders out there that produce quality
puppies even if I don't intend to breed my own.
This is the coolest site for fun wiener pictures:
Griffin is an Isabella dapple which is a dilute of chocolate. There is a
lot of controversy about the ethics of dilute dogs. I am not sure how I
feel about the subject. I feel it is a beautiful color. I don't like to
sacrifice health for color and I am hoping that he will be fine. I
talked to a lot of breeders before I decided to take the chance on a
dilute and most told me that the problems arise when both parents are
dilutes. If I do run into problems, I will share it on this page to help
others make an informed decision. Griffen DID NOT come from the same
breeder I got Noodles from.
One thing I would stay away from, even though they can be very pretty is
double dapples. There are well documented problems associated with
double dapples concerning deafness and blindness.
One other thing that bothers me is so many breeders (and even good
breeders) are breeding dogs that are not true miniatures, yet they call
them miniatures. Miniature dachshunds are under 11 lbs. It amazes me how
many breeding dogs are over the limit but yet still referred to as
minis. It isn't that it bothers me that people breed the dogs, I just
wish they would be a bit more forthright about their descriptions.