Thought I'd start a thread kind of as a journal. Most of you are familiar with the k-9 members of my team, Bayli (a 1.5 year old B/T, 8lbs female from Susan Fuller) and Cobie (a 5 year old BT, 8lbs male bred by Bill Boler). Both dogs are from Teddy's line and have done just an amazing job of putting up the bunnies. Anyway, they bred on May 5 (no Cinco de Mayo jokes please) with the puppies expected around July 6th. Bayli has started to put on some weight and we'll be doing an ultrasound to see how many puppies there will be in a little over a week. I already have one puppy spoken for, but will probably have some more available. They should all be around 9 lbs or under, perfect for busting bunnies out of those pesky ground hog holes and they would be ready to go by end of August or early September.
mini D's, are great "Buy one, Heck Buy two Thats and order Soldier..." (Halo Trial) I would reccomend Miniature dachsunds to anyone who likes a smart, Lovable, and funny dog. They Sleep when you watch a movie and move like a Grey hound when theres a rabbit scent involved. Give me a few years! I might buy a Stud for Diana, We will see! GL guys!
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Bayli is doing well and I'll actually be taking her to have her ultrasound this Saturday in order to find out how many puppies she is carrying. Since there will possibly be 3 different litters of Doxies available on this site and in the spirit of open disclosure, I guess I should provide some specifics about my litter. As you know from my log last year, both of these dogs (Bayli and Cobie) are fiends in the field when it comes to running bunnies and have both been field trialed (Cobie won the Michigan FT last year). Both are out of Teddy Moritz's line. Cobie, my little male, is a go-to-ground maniac and Bayli is a fantastic jump and great on a line. They've really helped me put up the bunnies.
- Both of the dogs are AKC registered, which is important if you want to ever run them in an AKC field trial or breed them to another AKC registered dog. Puppies/dogs can only be registered with the AKC when both of their parents are already AKC registered dogs. So, AKC registration is important if you want to ever breed your dog.
- Both of my dogs are 8lbs (although Bayli is a little heavier right now due to her pregnancy), putting them well into the mini-class. Size isn't important unless you want your dog to go to ground after the bunnies (and I don't know why you wouldn't, as this is the main benefit of a mini-doxie) but the smaller the dog, the better the "go to groundability." My male is VERY small as far as males go, so the pups should all be under 9 lbs.
- My pricing for the pups will be $500/pup regardless of gender. This is the same as what Teddy and most others who have her line charge falconers. This includes all their papers and breeding rights!
-I won't be asking for a deposit until the puppies are actually on the ground and I know what is available. Then I'll probably be asking those who are interested for a $50 deposit to hold their puppy until they're ready to go in September. I already have one pup accounted for, but you can contact me directly if you're interested in being put on the list.
-The puppies training will have been started very early on (e.g. tracking, hole work, etc.), so they'll already have a foundation on which you can continue to build. But honestly, training these dogs isn't very difficult, they're just naturally great little hunting dogs.
It didn't happen. Pissed me off, when I got there they had the appointment at 11 am instead of at 9 am. I couldn't make it back, so I'll give it a try this week, schedule permitting. The sad part of it is that it'll cost me $150 to get it done and they weren't willing to be flexible. Bayli has gotten quite fat though, and it ain't from eating cheese cake, if you catch my drift. -Joe
You both sound even more expectant than me. ;D If my calculations are right (and they'd better be since it's only 2nd grade mathematics) she should be delivering around July 6th or 7th.
Bayli is doing well, getting a little bit bigger, but still hunting hard. So far this week she's killed a chipmunk that she dug out from under a pile of some old lumber and a blue jay. The jays and starlings have been pretty bold, eating from the dogs' food bowl on the porch even when they're stretched out 2' away. Usually, the dogs ignore the birds, prefering to hunt the grey squirrels and chipmunks that frequent the yard. Not this time, Bayli was sitting about a foot away from her food bowl when the stupid, yet bold blue jay came down to snatch some food, but not before she decided to tell Bayli what she thought of miniature dachshunds. Bayli must have taken offense because she turned and in a flash she snatched that jay off the bowl (by the head even) in mid chirp. I saw it all from the upstairs window and by the time I had gotten down there she'd eaten everything but the lower section and the legs, which were sticking out of either side of her muzzle as she chewed. Pretty funny sight really.