Dachshunds FAQ

Yes – Your reservation of a puppy will only be valid once proof of payment of a 50% deposit is acknowledged by us.

  • The remaining is payable on collection or before the flight depart.
  • Please email us (contact us) for queries and the price of your new family member.
  • Puppies can join the new family from 8 weeks old.

KUSA = Kennel Union of Southern Africa

The aim of the KUSA Accredited Breeder scheme is to provide a framework to encourage the breeding of healthy, well-adjusted puppies. People who buy puppies from Accredited Breeders will gain the assurance that the breeder has undertaken to follow basic good practice as laid out by the scheme.

SACBR = South African Canine Breed Registry

The South African Canine Breed Registry was founded with the commitment to providing prompt, courteous, and economical service to Elite pet owners while maintaining integrity in the documentation of professional pedigrees (Genealogy records) and the registration of purebred Dogs & Cats. Run by true believers dedicated to the utmost humane care of all Companion Animals with a 17-year track record.

All our puppies are SACBR (South African Canine Breed Registry) registered.
  •  When a puppy is reserved, please provide us with the following information to complete the registration:  
  • Your full name and surname
  • ID number
  • Postal address
  • Residential address
  • E-mail address
  • Contact numbers
  • Two names for your new family member.
  • The registered puppy name, SACBR number, Microchip number as well as the registered family pedigree will appear on the SACBR certificate. 
  • If the puppy is not sold to a registered KUSA or SACBR breeder, the puppy will be registered with a breeding restriction.
  • Puppies must be micro-chipped before registration may take place. 
  • You will receive upon collection of your new family member: SACBR Certificate, Veterinary record book, Get Me Known Micro-chip documents, Puppy Guarantee & Agreement. 
  • We can also arrange Airfreight (Domestic & International) at ADDITIONAL cost for your puppy if not possible to collect personally.
  • Domestic: The cost will include air freight (Bid-Air Cargo) and transport crate. Cost all depends on total weight and destination. 
  • International: The cost all depends on the weight of the puppy as well as the destination and includes airfreight, customs, wooden transport crate, inter-territorial movement permit for dogs and cats / health certificate (State-vet), health examination (vet) as well as additional vaccination (vet) if required. 
  • We will deliver your puppy in a perfect healthy condition to OR Tambo Cargo Airport (Johannesburg), not earlier than 8 weeks. We do not take responsibility as from there.
  • We can also arrange Road-Freight at ADDITIONAL cost for your puppy if not possible to collect personally. Quotation to be requested from service providers as cost depends on weight, transport crate and destination. 
  • You will receive upon collection of your new family member: SACBR Certificate, Veterinary record book, Get Me Known Micro-chip documents, Puppy Guarantee & Agreement. 
  • We feed our adult dogs: JOCK Multistage
  • Feeding of our puppies:
  • Week 1-4: Mother suckling
  • Week 4-5: Nestum baby porridg
  • Week 5-6: Soften Royal Canin pellet
  • Week 7-8: Royal Canin pellet
  • We do recommend that you continue any high-quality foods.
  • NEVER give a dog chicken or chop bones, only suitable bones are marrow bones and should be given regularly.  Bones are essential for de-scaling teeth. 

A microchip is the size of a rice grain that is injected by the veterinarian beneath the surface of the skin. This is a permanent pet ID. It is read by passing a microchip scanner over the pets shoulder blades to transmit the unique ID code to positively identify your dog. If your dog gets lost and is taken to a shelter or vet they will scan the microchip to read the unique ID code to identify the dog and retrieve your contact information, which is used to contact you and reunite you with your dog.

  • All puppies are de-wormed at 3 and 6 weeks.
  • Vaccination at a registered veterinary will be complete at 6 weeks.
  • A follow up vaccination is required at 9/10 weeks and 12 weeks of age again.
  • A booster Rabies injection is recommended around 16 weeks.
  • Thereafter yearly vaccination is important to prevent illnesses.
  • Dachshunds has an intelligent and alert facial expression.
  • Dachshunds are well known for their friendly, lively personality and courageousness.
  • They are very good watch dogs and will alert their owners of unusual behaviour or strangers.
  • Dachshunds have a strong jaw and powerfull bite and hold.
  • This adaptable and devoted dog, enjoys being part of a family.

Dachshunds are popular in South Africa as they fit in any household.

  • It is not advisable to carry puppies around all day.
  • Regular exercise is important.
  • A balanced controlled diet is important to prevent obesity that may lead to back problems.
  • Don’t let your Dachshund jump from heights.
  • They absolutely love the family attention.

Moderately long and low with no exaggeration; compact, well-muscled body, with enough ground clearance to allow free movement. Height at the withers should be half the length of the body, measured from breastbone to rear thigh. Bold, defiant carriage of head and intelligent expression.

Intelligent, lively, courageous to the point of rashness, obedient. Especially suited to going to ground because of low build, very strong forequarters and forelegs. Long, strong jaw, and immense power of bite and hold. Excellent nose, persevering hunter and tracker. Essential that functional build is retained to ensure working ability.

Faithful, versatile and good tempered.

Long, appearing conical when seen from above; from side tapering uniformly to tip of nose. Skull only slightly arched. Neither too broad nor too narrow, sloping gradually without prominent stop into slightly arched muzzle. Length from tip of nose to eyes equal to length from eyes to occiput. In Wire Haired, particularly, ridges over eyes strongly prominent, giving appearance of slightly broader skull. Lips well stretched, neatly covering lower jaw. Strong jaw bones, not too square or snipey, but opening wide.

Medium size, almond shaped, set obliquely. Dark except in chocolates where they can be lighter. In dapples one or both ‘wall’ eyes permissible.

Set high and not too far forward. Broad, of moderate length and well rounded (not pointed or folded). Forward edge touching cheek. Mobile, and when at attention, back of ear directed forward and outward.

Teeth strongly developed, powerful canine teeth fitting closely. Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Complete dentition important.

Long, muscular, clean with no dewlap, slightly arched, running in graceful lines into shoulders, carried proudly forward.

Shoulder blades long, broad and placed firmly and obliquely (45 degrees to the horizontal) upon very robust rib cage. Upper arm the same length as shoulder blade, set at 90 degrees to it, very strong and covered with hard, supple muscles. Upper arm lies close to ribs but able to move freely. Forearm short and strong in bone, inclining slightly inwards; when seen in profile moderately straight, must not bend forward or knuckle over, which indicates unsoundness. Correctly placed foreleg should cover the lowest point of the keel.

Moderately long and full muscled. Sloping shoulders, back reasonably level, blending harmoniously between withers and slightly arched loin. Loin short and strong. Breast bone strong and so prominent that a depression appears on either side of it in front. When viewed from front, thorax full and oval; when viewed from side or above, full volumed so allowing, by its ample capacity, complete development of heart and lungs. Well ribbed up, underline gradually merging into line of abdomen. Body sufficiently clear of ground to allow free movement.

Rump full, broad and strong, pliant muscles. Croup long, full, robustly muscled, only slightly sloping towards tail. Pelvis strong, set obliquely and not too short. Upper thigh set at right angles to pelvis, strong and of good length. Lower thigh short, set at right angles to upper thigh and well-muscled. Legs when seen behind set well apart, straight and parallel.

Front feet full, broad, deep, close knit, straight or very slightly turned out. Hind feet smaller and narrower. Toes close together with a decided arch to each toe, strong regularly placed nails, thick and firm pads. Dogs must stand true i.e. equally on all parts of the foot.

Continues line of spine, but slightly curved, without kinks or twists, not carried too high or touching ground when at rest.

Should be free and flowing. Stride should be long with the drive coming from the hindquarters when viewed from the side. Viewed from in front or behind, the legs and feet should move parallel to each other with the distance apart being the width of the shoulder and hip joints respectively.

Smooth Haired: Dense, short and smooth. Hair on underside of tail coarse in texture. Skin loose and supple but fitting closely all over without dewlap and little or no wrinkle.

All colours permitted but no white permissible, save for a small patch on chest which is permitted but not desirable. The dapple pattern is expressed as lighter coloured areas contrasting with the darker base. Neither the light nor the dark colour should predominate. Double dapple (where varying amounts of white occur all over the body in addition to the dapple pattern) is unacceptable. Pied, tricolour and the dilute colours Isabella and blue are highly undesirable. Nose and nails black in all colours except chocolate/tan and chocolate dapple where they are brown.

Ideal weight: 9 – 12 kgs (20 – 26 lbs).
Miniature ideal weight: 4.5 kgs (10 lbs). Desired maximum weight 5 kgs (11 lbs). Exhibits which appear thin and undernourished should be severely penalised.

Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect on the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to performs its traditional work.

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
Only clinically and functionally healthy dogs with breed typical conformation should be used for breeding.

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All pre-requisites to your puppy namely vaccination and deworming have been performed as recommended by the Breeder’s (Crome Kennels) Veterinarian according to age. Every effort has been made by the breeder to ensure the puppy’s health. Puppy has been examined before departure by Breeder’s Veterinarian and appears healthy.

Puppy will be guaranteed for 6 months from date of delivery against genetic defects, ONLY if the following guidelines are followed exactly:

  1. Puppy must be examined by Buyers Veterinarian within 5 days of delivery/collection. The buyer must notify the Breeder of any genetic defects immediately by means of a written statement from his/her registered Veterinarian.
  2. A written second opinion from another Veterinarian must be provided to the Breeder from the Buyer.
  3.  If any genetic defect occur, puppy must be returned and will be spayed/neutered.
  4.  After these guidelines are followed, if there is a proven genetic defect present, the Breeder will provide a replacement puppy of the same value, colour and purchase price within 12 months.

This guarantee does not cover:

  • Cherry-eye, Umbilical Hernia, Loose Hips, Loose Knees, Infertility, Allergies, Bacterial Infection of any kind, Colitis, Irritable bowel syndrome, Fungus, Parasitic Infection, Hypoplastic Trachea, Respiratory Infections, Kennel Cough, Demodex, Tail Abnormalities, Stenotic Nares, Cosmetic Issues.
  • Buyer’s ignorance, neglect of incompetent Veterinarians or anything not included above.
  • Breeder will not cover any death for any death for any reason if puppy dies under or as a result of anesthesia.
  • Breeder will not be responsible for any medical expenses incurred. Buyer is aware that owning a puppy means trips your Veterinarian and understand that he/she will be responsible for all payments.
  • Any physical problem which is or could be the result of injury is not covered under this guarantee.
  • There are certain disorders that may be caused by environmental factors, for example: allergies, thyroid dysfunction, demodectic mange, and other auto immune disorders that are not covered by this guarantee.

Replacement Puppy:

  •  All items covered under this guarantee are by replacement only. NO refund in part or full will be given.
  •  Buyer will be responsible for all the needed paper and transporting cost, if any, on the replacement puppy from the Breeder.
  • This guarantee is null and void if Buyer does not maintain preventative health care of the puppy including vaccinations, deworm as well as internal and external parasites.