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Welcome to Crème of the Crop Dachshunds!
We specialize in breeding luxurious platinum blonde ee (Clear) Longhair English Cream Miniature Dachshunds from AKC breeding stock. We also offer other popular cream colors: Shaded Creams, Cream Piebalds, Cream Dapple Piebalds, and Cream Dapples. We are a small home-based breeder that only has a few litters per year. We’re located in the little quaint town of Franklin, Texas which is located in Central Texas. I have owned dachshunds all of my life, but saw my first English Cream after retiring from teaching and fell hopelessly in love with them. Their breathtaking beauty is mesmerizing; I still can’t take my eyes away as I see them playing in the backyard with their fully flagged tails. They stand out from all my other dachshunds like royalty. They are our pride and joy! All of my dachshunds were chosen as pets first and live in our homes. Our three adult children are grown, and now we dote on our precious dachshunds lavishing them with the love and attention they deserve. They aren’t just pets; they have our hearts! Our mission is to lovingly breed and raise our idea of the perfect Dream Crème (beauty, great temperament, and excellent health) to be loving pets from our hearts and home to yours. Our stellar English Cream Miniature Dachshunds are the highest quality with exceptional pedigrees with British and Canadian Champion Lineages going back 5 generations. If you have any more questions, feel free to contact me. I’m looking forward to hearing from you and love talking about our “Dream Crème” English Cream Miniature Dachshunds and our breeding program!
FROM OUR Crème of the Crop Dachshunds Family
I cannot even begin to express my gratitude for Leslie and Creme of the Crop Dachshunds for blessing me with my two sweet babies. Sweet Skye and Pryse are absolute angels, and the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. Choosing Creme of the Crop Dachshunds was the best decision; I couldn’t imagine it any other way. Leslie is not only extremely knowledgeable and experienced, but also truly cares about the well-being of her puppies. She is very thorough in her interview process to make sure the puppy is a good fit which attests to how deeply she cares for them. Both Skye and Pryse were going to be bred, but Leslie evaluated their specific situations and decided it would be in their best interest to re-home them. This once again goes to show how deeply she cares for each and every one of her dogs. My boyfriend and I drove down from Wisconsin to pick up Pryse and a few months later made the trip down again to pick up Skye. Both transitioned seamlessly, even with being a little over a year old already. Leslie helps every single step of the way making sure you have everything you need to have a successful switch from her home to yours. Even after you pick up your pup, she is available for any questions you might have. We are so beyond grateful to be a part of the Creme of the Crop family! Thank you Leslie (and Sam!) for everything!
~ Lauren S. from Wisconsin
I’m so thankful that I chose to adopt my new baby, Stella, from crème of the crop dachshunds!! Leslie is wonderful and was so helpful throughout the whole process. She took such amazing care of Stella and does the same for all her puppies. Stella is the most amazing little dog with the best temperament and personality. I am so in love with her and am so blessed to have her in my life. She was the best decision I’ve ever made!
~ Hannah H. from Austin, Texas
Hello Cream Dachshund people! We are a special group! Leslie and Sam are amazing friends, Leslie puts so much energy, love and care into our pups, we are family forever with Bailey, Katie and Charlie (Charlie is my little bonus puppy!) I can’t say enough about Creme of the Crop Dachshunds!
~ Steve G. from Oregon
Creme of the Crop Dachshunds gave us the sweetest gift 🤍 We couldn’t be happier with our experience with Leslie. You can tell how much Leslie cares for and loves her fur babies from the first phone call. We knew right away that she was the right breeder for us! Leslie helped educate my husband and I on how to be the best puppy parents to our sweet boy, Alfredo. This helped Alfredo have a smooth transition into his forever home. Alfredo is such a happy and healthy boy. We couldn’t ask for anything more 🤍
~ Evan & Haley R. from Texas
This is Jax looking like a rogue with one ear flopped back. He has turned out to be the sweetest little snuggler ever. His older sister the Corgi and he play every day and romp around the home together. He has a great personality and doesn't seem to have a mean bone in his body. Yesterday he got his last parvo shot, so in about two weeks, he'll be out patrolling the neighborhood for squirrels. Couldn't be happier with the little guy and am very glad he and the Corgi get along so well (Jax is always the aggressor when they play 🙂 ).
~ Brad from Texas
Leslie loves these sweet puppies like family! She goes above and beyond making sure they are going to safe/loving homes! She makes sure that every home is well prepared for anything that could potentially go wrong, and also makes sure that the puppies transition with as much ease as possible! She has a huge heart that’s fully dedicated to making sure that these puppies are happy and healthy at every stage of life! This was my first time working with a breeder, and she has been wonderful! If every breeder was as dedicated, and committed to the well being of the animals as her the dog world would be a much better place!! We are so thankful for the blessing she has given us, and there’s no one else I would recommend to get a dachshund from but her!!
~ Summer B. from Texas
After extensive research online, I found Creme of the Crop Dachshunds and was immediately impressed with Leslie's comprehensive knowledge and concern for her dogs. She makes herself available for any and all questions and truly wants only the best homes for her exceptional dogs. It was a bit of a wait, because they have just a few litters on their gorgeous farm a year and a little travel but completely worth every minute, mile and dollar spent.
Hunny Bear has turned out to be the absolute perfect puppy for us. She is all personality- sweet, social, loving, silly, and intelligent. We get tons of compliments on her good looks and extreme intelligence. She loves dogs, adores people, and has done great in training, loves to explore and takes on new adventures with ease. She enjoys LIFE!, Our precious Hunny slept through the night almost immediately and has been really easy to housebreak, she rarely ever barks and is not an anxious puppy at all- just happy and full of snuggles for her family. She really has an incredible temperament. We are absolutely in love with her and are so thankful to Leslie and Sam Urso of @CremeoftheCropDachshunds for helping us through the process of getting her- would totally recommend them if you're thinking about getting a mini, dachshund in your world!
Simply cannot say enough good things about Creme of the Crop Dachshunds!
~ Gretchen from South Carolina
I saw my first cream dachshund about 2 years ago. Someone was walking one in our local park and I fell in love. I had to have one as it had been 2 years since we lost our last furbaby. It was time for our house to be a home again. So my search started for the perfect breeder of cream dachshunds. I looked for breeders within a few hundred miles our home but no one specialized in creams-they bred all varieties. Some would not even allow me to pick up a pup at their home. So many red flags in my search. Then I found Leslie Urso and Crème of the Crop Dachshunds. 800 miles away!!
I learned so much about the breed and Leslie as a breeder on her website. So much wonderful information. She is so transparent with the puppy cams. You don’t have to worry about anything from birth until you pick them up because you can see it all! This to me meant she hides nothing about her breeding or raising of your future pup – I would be able to see my babies anytime I wanted and watch them grow and develop.
So I called Leslie and knew I had found the breeder of my future puppy. She interviewed me to see if I was a fit-it is all about the puppies to Leslie and what is best for them-I loved that! I sent my deposit in and waited. During this time my husband and I decided maybe we wanted two! I called Leslie and she said she thought that was doable so two it was! Once the pups were born Leslie stayed in contact to let us know how everyone was doing-and I watched my little babies grow and develop on the puppy cam.
I cannot recommend Leslie and Crème of the Crop enough. She cares so much for her dogs and puppies. That is obvious in everything she does. As Leslie says you become a member of the Crème of the Crop family and she is always there to help if needed.
Thank you Leslie and Sam for our babies-they are perfect!
~ Brenda L. from Tennessee
Our family has just been over joyed with our new puppy! After researching in our local area for breeders we could not find anyone who bred this special English Cream color that my daughter really wanted. We found this beautifully done website , Cream of the Crop Dachshunds and knew immediately that we had to get our puppy from this breeder!
Leslie was wonderful through the whole process! She nurtures and loves those puppies so much which is why they are so loving and sweet when they come home! It was a 2 1/2 hour drive to get our puppy but it was way worth the road trip to get one of these special babies! Leslie provided us with so much information and supplies to get us through the transition phase and was available 24/7 for any questions and help that we needed. The care that this breeder has for these puppies is just amazing ! Our whole family is just so in love with our little puppy. I would highly recommend this breeder to anyone interested in a miniature long haired dachshund!
~ Max and Tracy R. from Dallas, Texas
Just wanted to let you know that Milo has settled perfectly into our little family. We could not have dreamed for a more adorable companion for Felicia. We had been searching far and wide for a miniature dachshund before we decided that we wanted one from you.
Your interview with us actually ensured that we made the right choice. When you had raised concerns about Felicia being a college student and whether she was fully committed and what her plans were, it showed us that you cared about your dogs and their welfare and that you only wanted the best homes for them.
Getting a puppy from you vs. another breeder or pet store is a completely different experience. You provide hands on training and expertise for newbies like Felicia and pro tips even for veterans like me. Your guidance from nursery setup to traveling with the puppy and feeding plans/schedules takes the anxiety out of bringing a new puppy home. It’s so great that we can text anytime with questions and your responses are so fast.
One of the best things we enjoyed was being able to watch Milo grow up before our very eyes through your Facebook page and live cam. Being able to see him at just a few hours old was amazing! Then being able to see him grow and play with his siblings on live cam was so much fun. We felt a bond with him even before we met him.
You can tell right away from the puppy’s personality that he was loved and pampered. The trust he has with humans for belly rubs and falling asleep in their arms and laps prove that. Milo has such a playful side too. He is not afraid of anything or anyone. He will greet everyone in the family and play with the senior dog with no qualms. He is also very independent. He will fall asleep on his own when he is tired. He has found a favorite bed in his nursery and he will snuggle in that bed with the snuggle puppy and nap when he’s tired or sleep through the night. He is just such a happy go lucky puppy! Our vet said he is very healthy and growing like a weed!
If Milo ever needs a companion, we know where to find his playmate! Thank you Leslie for raising such wonderful puppies. I look forward to sharing Milo’s adventures with you soon.
~ Lillie and Felicia from Georgia
I grew up with Miniature Long Haired Dachshunds and love their personalities and funny nature so as an adult I decided it was time to get a Dachshund puppy and started doing research on breeders. I knew I wanted an English Creme and came across Creme of the Crop Dachshunds on social media and started following them. About a year into my research I noticed Creme of the Crop had posted a litter that had a girl available to adopt so I reached out to Leslie Urso who is the owner. Leslie did a thorough phone interview and ended up accepting us to be new parents to who is now our Rosie....it was meant to be. Rosie is delightful! She's funny, very sweet, very energetic and a wonderful addition to our family thanks to the loving care from Leslie bringing her into the world.
We flew from Minnesota to Austin TX and drove to Franklin on 4/17/22 to pick up our beautiful Rosie when she was 8 weeks old. We were so impressed by Leslie's home and how clean and well kept it is, which is what you want to see in a breeder's home. The puppy nursery is fabulous. We got to watch Rosie and her siblings playing every day on the puppy cam. We are so happy that we were able to meet someone who’s so knowledgeable and helpful throughout the whole process. We still keep in touch with Leslie even to this day.
If anyone out there is seriously considering an English Creme Dachshund, I highly recommend contacting Creme of the Crop Dachshunds. We are obsessed with our Rosie and I have to say she is a show stopper everywhere we go. Her unique strawberry blonde creme color is gorgeous! I would 100% purchase from Leslie again and will always consider her Rosie's first mama.
Thank you Leslie!!!
~ Jean and Ty from Minnesota
Our family found our new babies through Leslie at Creme of the Crop Dachshunds. We had recently and tragically lost our beloved pair a few months prior and weren’t sure about committing our hearts yet. Leslie talked with us through the whole process, even when we wobbled a little on if it was the right time. She was patient, compassionate, and understanding. We had wanted a female Creme and decided to wait for her but when pictures of our boy Dexter, formerly Brûlée, went up on her page, we just knew he was meant to be ours. Leslie was amazing through the entire purchase process, keeping us up to date on his health and happiness. We were so excited to bring our boy home! Then his sister Eloise became available and we just couldn’t say no! Her pictures showed her fiery personality and we knew we needed them both. Leslie was so helpful in providing a list of things to build their perfect nursery and to have the healthiest transition. We drove out to pick them up and were just thrilled with how healthy and happy they were. Very social even being a little shy as puppies are. Not gonna lie, we cried when we first held them. They’ve brought so much joy into our lives. They’re the sweetest little monsters! Having had a range of different dachshunds from different backgrounds, we can confidently say Dexter truly reflects breed standards. His confirmation, proportions, and temperament are all perfect. His coloring is the most gorgeous combination with the most beautiful hair type. We look forward to seeing him age and grow more handsome. Ellie has the softest hair in the most beautiful cream shade. It perfectly contrasts her white markings. She’s daintier than her brother like dachshund females should be. She’s just a ball of sunshine. They have socialized and trained so easily and have blended well into our household with our Malinois. We couldn’t be happier with our newest family members or with our interactions with Leslie. She checks in regularly to see how they’re doing and truly cares about their well-being. We absolutely adore her! We truly found our Dream Cremes with Leslie and Creme of the Crop! ❤️🐾
~ Jennifer and Maddy - Spring, Texas
Getting our precious beautiful EE Cream dachshund from Crème of the crop dachshund was the best decision we have ever made. They take such care of all the little puppies and are on top of everything ! They care about the puppies just as much as the people getting them!, they make sure you are fit to take care and give them a happy life. Which is the most important thing . We couldn’t have asked for anything more out of our experience for getting our dachshund. Highly recommend !
~ Harry F. - New Jersey
When we met Leslie she was amazing from the first phone call interview to today and I'm sure many years to come. Becoming part of the Creme of the Crop family has been a wonderful experience for our family. We absolutely love our Charlie! He is the baby of our family and has brought much joy to our lives. The experience we have had with Leslie has been perfect. Always in contact with us, informed us of litters coming and when to possibly expect a phone call/text saying she has a puppy that fits the criteria that we were looking for and she is point on and knows her pups. When we planned our trip to get Charlie it was flawless from airplane, hotel, places to eat, to picking Charlie up and having everything we needed to get him home. Charlie has been my easiest puppy that my family has ever experienced and I want to thank Leslie for all the love, hard work, and caring she puts into her puppies. Leslie is a top Breeder of choice. We look forward to many adventures with Charlie and sharing them with Leslie. Thank you again for allowing us the opportunity to have Charlie in our lives.
~ The Spiekerman Family - Ohio
We had the best experience adopting our gorgeous shaded cream dachshund, Buck, through Crème of the Crop Dachshunds. From our first conversation, it was clear that the breeder, Leslie Urso, was experienced and wanted to ensure that her puppies went to good homes. Leslie assisted us throughout the adoption process, and as a first-time dog owner, her guidance was extremely helpful. She provided information about nutrition, health, training, and items needed to provide our puppy with a safe and comfortable nursery. Great care is taken to ensure Crème of the Crop Dachshunds are healthy, top-quality puppies. The puppies are closely monitored and socialized from birth to adoption, and we were very pleased with the quality of care Buck received prior to bringing him home. When we picked up Buck, we were impressed with the beautiful environment he was raised in and Leslie’s support with getting him home safely. Leslie made herself readily available to answer any questions/concerns during our first few days at home. She assured us that we were now a part of the Crème of the Crop family, and we could reach out at any time for help or advice. We are very thankful for our experience and highly recommend Crème of the Crop Dachshunds.
~ Kelly C.
Our family has been so blessed by our little Leo! He is absolutely gorgeous and has the sweetest personality. He has fit in to our family so well since day one. He gets along with our kids and other dog very well and has picked up on training easily. Leslie goes above and beyond with her standards and the way she nurtures the puppies during their time with her and it truly shows. She also does a wonderful job educating families about how to provide the best possible environment for them when they come home. If you talk to her even once, you will see how much she truly loves and cares for these dogs. She will stop at nothing to provide the best for them and her clients. She takes pride in what she does and her facility and home are immaculate. Her husband, Sam, loves them so much as well.
Creme of the Crop is definitely the gold standard when it comes to breeders. You can rest assured that you will get what you pay for in service and quality. We are honored to be a part of the "family!"
~ The Herm Family (The Woodlands, TX)
Finding the right fur baby for your family should not be a hasty decision. Puppies while cute can cause anyone to pull out their hair at times. Maybe that’s why so many people change their minds and give them up. That is not something my wife and I can do. One doesn’t give up on a human child just because he or she is difficult. Right? Given that we will provide a puppy a forever home, knowing where the puppy comes from is super import. Not just history but also how the puppy was reared until they enter your home. Like most people, we relied on the internet and searched for breeders offering the puppy we desired. The list is long and options are plentiful.
So how did we end up with Creme of the Crop Dachshunds? Because they care about their dachshunds! A “good” puppy is not just a healthy puppy. It’s also a well-adjusted and cared-for animal who can acclimate itself to its new environment. Leslie and Sam are both hands on with ALL their puppies. From taking care of the pregnant mother to assisting with the birth. It doesn’t stop there. They forego sleep and tend to the newborns constantly. This continues all the way until they go to their forever homes. Day to day socialization with humans and educational / developmental environment - the puppies are raised with excellent social and motor skills. As an added bonus, you can even watch your puppy (or others) grow before your eyes on a daily basis via their puppy cam! This only adds to the excitement of the pending arrival of your new puppy.
Creme of the Crop Dachshunds are so dedicated to their puppies that the relationship they forge with the new parents is life long. Have a question because this is your first puppy? Contact them and they will be happy to help. New puppy got into some trouble and need help? They can guide and assist in any way they can. Bottom line, they love their puppies from day one onward, even after they leave their loving home.
So if you’re looking for a healthy, loving English Cream Miniature Dachshund, look no further than Creme of the Crop Dachshunds. They’ve given us a little blessing who is enriching our lives each and every day. Bless you Leslie and Sam and continue the great work!
~ Robert & Charity from Texas
In September of 2019 we rescued our first Dachshund, so I was new to the breed but instantly fell in love with them. We quickly decided we wanted to give Dixie Lou a little sister.
December of 2019 I started looking for an English Cream Mini Dachshund to join our family. I interviewed several breeders across the US until I came across Leslie Urso of Creme of the Crop Dachshunds. After researching her website and our interview with her I found her to be the most knowledgeable and thorough breeder. All of her babies, mommies and daddies were by far superior in quality, temperament and personality. She truly cares about not only her babies, but where her future babies are placed. She was interviewing me as much as I was interviewing her. I really liked that about her, that it was just as important to her to place her babies in loving caring homes.
After some time to discuss with my husband we put a deposit down and started the waiting game for our sweet baby girl Daisy Mae. The year flew by and before we knew it she was here. We were so thrilled when all the babies in her litter were born and thriving. Daisy and her brother and sister have all turned out to be incredible puppies. This is when the real fun started. I couldn’t wait to Check the webcam every morning to see how mommy and babies were doing. It was such a delight to watch them grow into their uniquely wonderful personalities. Daisy has been a little spitfire from day one. She’s the wild one of the bunch, and nothing has changed, lol. I also couldn’t wait to check Facebook for all the wonderful updates on the babies with tons of pictures to see their progress.
In November we drove out from California to bring back out precious Daisy. Little did she know she was in for a 2 day trip back home. She was a complete pro, and slept most of the way home. She and her big sister have the best time running around the house playing with all their toys and snuggling up to one another and sleeping after a hard time playing chase. They are completely inseparable after just one day. She’s so smart and potty training has been a breeze.
I’ve never seen a breeder put so much time and energy into raising perfect babies with 100’s of hours feeding, cleaning, loving on them, rocking, playing, socializing, nurturing these little loves. I just feel so blessed to have found them. We just can’t say enough great things about Leslie, Sam and Creme of the Crop Dachshunds. They have given us the greatest gift in Miss Daisy Mae. We are forever grateful for their kindness and generosity.
~ Kimberly S. from California
Cremé of the Crop is exactly what I was looking for! Adopting a new family member from a safe and loving environment was one of our top issues when considering our options. Is it clear from the minute you browse the website, Leslie is passionate about her pups. She treats every single one of them like members of her family, not just money machines like you might see with other breeders. She learns the personality of every puppy and does everything in her power to make sure they are sent to their forever homes being set up for success. Our Finch, who is black and cream, is not only gorgeous, but has a wonderful personality. We would often watch the puppy cams and see Leslie sitting on the floor, loving on all the puppies individually. We couldn’t ask for a more caring and hands-on environment to start the life of our new family member. Thank you Leslie (and Sam!) for nurturing our Finch and for allowing us to add him to our family!
With our highest recommendation,
~ Steve & LeAnn, Lake City, Michigan
I have had dachshunds all my life, so fell in love with the breed at a young age. After losing our beloved Scarlett in September 2021, it wasn't long before my family and I concluded that our life just wasn't the same without her and we needed another dog to love. Stumbling upon the Creme of the Crop Dachshunds website (following hours and hours of searching) was one of the best things that's happened to us in a very long time. Miraculously, Leslie had a male shaded cream puppy available, and after a lengthy conversation and potential-owner interview, we passed her screening and committed to make "Finn" ours. Each week, we eagerly anticipated the pictures she would send chronicling his development and of course they only helped to build the anticipation for our official "gotcha day." Leslie relayed fun tidbits about his little personality and sent links to specific products she recommended we have on hand ~ toys, food, bedding, shampoo, nail clippers, etc. ~ to welcome him into our home in a safe, comforting, healthy and stimulating manner. We loved spying on the puppies 24/7 on the nursery cams, and she also shared an abundance of detailed information for the ride home and transition period. This assistance put us so at ease because we knew that if we followed her direction gleaned from years of experience, all would go well. Leslie promptly answered all of our questions before, during, and after pickup, and I know will continue to be there in the future whenever we might need her. Finneas (a shaded cream) officially joined our family on November 3rd, and we decided to welcome another puppy, Scout (a platinum blonde ee cream), on December 12th. Both puppies had been loved and cared for so well and transitioned seamlessly. And they already knew their names because Leslie had encouraged us to make that decision early so she could call them by name during every interaction. Both puppies have the sweetest temperaments; are beautiful bundles of energy; love people and each other; are so smart; know how to potty on their pads; and have passed their vet visits with flying colors.
Finn and Scout are the BEST gifts we possibly could have received this Christmas season, and we know they'll bring us joy for many years to come! We'll forever be thankful to Leslie and Sam Urso/Creme of the Crop for entrusting them to us. I can't imagine how difficult it must be for them to raise these "babies" for 8 weeks and then send them on to their forever families, but we're incredibly grateful they continue to do so.
With our highest recommendation,
~ Betsy and Rob B. from Dallas, Texas
My husband and I decided a year ago that we wanted an english cream miniature daschund. I did some research and discovered Creme of the Crop. Leslie worked with us for about a year and we just got Oliver who we are crazy about. He is just a delight, full of energy and personality, and loves to cuddle and play.
For people who are interested in possibly getting a puppy from Creme of the Crop, we would say the following:
1. Yes we would purchase from Leslie again.
2. No the puppies are not cheap. My husband and I are pretty tight fisted and budget oriented. We rarely spend money. But when we do it is because something is very important to us. Oliver and our other little dog, Lucy, are the center of our world. They do everything with us. They are our best little buds. He was worth it.
3. Leslie’s care for this breed is obvious. Our priority was a healthy, happy puppy. Health is everything to us and I felt like Leslie is careful with her breeding program. Be thankful if you have to wait a while to get a puppy. Leslie’s focus is on quality, not producing as many puppies as she can sell. It takes time.
4. When it was time for us to go pick up Oliver, Leslie sent out a very detailed list of things we needed to make sure we had on hand at home as well as things we needed to take with us on the trip to pick him up. Leslie goes the extra mile to make sure you have what you need to safely get the puppy home.
5. Leslie is very quick to get back to you if you have any questions or concerns.
~ Deana K. from Tennessee
Thank God I came across Creme of the Crop Dachshunds almost a year ago, the wait was definitely worth it.
Today I am still so obsessed with how perfect Saint came out to be. He is exactly what I wanted/wished for and I am just so grateful for Leslie and her love for the dogs/puppies.
Since the day I asked to be put on the waitlist, Leslie has been so communicative, and always available when I need her. The entire process was truly a positive experience.
Thank you again Leslie for the happiness you’ve brought to me and my family!
~ Kat S. – Connecticut
We cannot say enough positive, glowing, heart-warming, impressive and thoroughly beautiful things about Leslie Urso and her beloved Creme of the Crop Dachshunds!! Our journey together started two years ago when I called her wanting to find out some information on these incredibly unique and special doxies. She was so knowledgeable, helpful, warm, and enthusiastic. We talked a long time and I learned all about this breed, and it quickly became obvious how lovingly and fastidiously she raises and cares for these babies. She clearly considers each and every one of them a part of her family, and immediately I felt privileged and honored to be able to become a part of that.
She patiently answered all of my questions and entertained me with stories about all of the assorted parents, pups, pairings, personalities, not to mention the entire waitlist/adoption process. I knew right away that this would be a long-term relationship and not just a one-off quick transaction! That’s exactly what I was looking for in searching for a new puppy. I was not in any hurry; I wanted to make sure we could get the right pup at the right time and that we truly got to know the breeder behind the puppy.
Over the course of the next couple of years (wow! years!) we chatted and kept in touch on the progress of our mommy and daddy’s mating…. We learned so very much about the whole breeding process. We loved how we could access the nursery cams and actually witness the whole beautiful process of bringing these babies into the world and the very loving and special care that this requires. For a breeder to include you in this process is not only fascinating but was soooo critical in the deep bonding that developed for us way before we eventually met our new baby pup. (Now I can’t even IMAGINE not intimately “knowing” our pet’s mom and how she cared for her babies and truly prepared her for us!) This seems to be another unique quality about Creme of the Crop… the idea of presenting a wholistic and detailed context in order to truly appreciate and understand our new baby. 👏🏼💜 We really love that.
Because of all this preparation and involvement, by the time our pup was born we truly felt like family….and that a dear friend was entrusting us with one of her babies! We loved that Leslie made sure it was us who picked her up in Texas and did everything possible to ensure a stress-free transition for the baby. What a pleasure to be welcomed in to her immaculate and beautiful home. She prepared us for everything and went above and beyond patiently explaining it all. We have had several dogs before, but a new puppy always feels like a new adventure (we forgot so much!!!) and she could not have been more thorough and detailed in all the very many things we needed to do to make this a beautiful experience. And indeed… it was!
Our Chicken is now growing into a healthy, thriving, loving, playful and truly beautiful little girl, and the whole process was not only a pleasure, but a huge learning experience. Leslie is always a phone call or text away from any question, concern, or silly little story that I want to share!
And now, we are excited to be welcoming our second Creme of the Crop pup into our home as a younger brother to our precious and perfect little girl!! We cannot imagine Leslie ever NOT being an important part of their lives and being their very special Texas Godmother!
We HIGHLY recommend Leslie and Creme of the Crop Dachshunds if you are thinking about welcoming this extremely special breed into your family. Patience, love, trust, family and friendship are all extra-credit gifts that came along with our new beloved family member!! 💜💜💜💜💜
~ Love, Nanette K. and Ricky S. from Connecticut
We recently brought home our little “Teddy” from Crème of the Crop Dachshunds and the amazing Leslie Urso. It was a year ago we started looking for another Dachshund after our little boy “Scotty” had passed away. From our first conversation I knew Leslie was one of a kind and exactly who I would be comfortable working with to find our new baby. She gave me all the time in the world and won my trust and friendship. When I met her I felt as she was family! She was Teddy’s first momma -you could immediately see how Leslie and Sam loved each and every puppy as well as how they loved her back. Having Teddy home with us I’m amazed at how happy, healthy, playful and loving he is. He is an absolutely stunning little boy. We are over the top in love with him! The entire experience was wonderful and Leslie is right there with any questions or concerns from before your new baby is born to their entire life. I can’t recommend her enough! Thank you Leslie and Sam, you are truly wonderful people!
~ Pat and Peter M. from Key West, Florida
We love Leslie and Creme of the Crop Dachshunds! This was our first experience working with a breeder, and she made the whole process so easy! I think what stands out to me most is that not only do you get the cutest puppy, but Leslie shares her wealth of knowledge, experience and advice long after you take your puppy home! We are so in love with our Luca, and we are so thankful for all of Leslie and Sam’s hard work to help families get their perfect puppy! Even after getting our Luca, we also love that we can still watch the cameras and keep up with all the other dogs at Creme of the Crop Dachshunds!
~ Katie M., Florida
Enough can’t be said about Leslie and Creme of the Crop Dachshunds. We had researched several English Cream Dachshund breeders and knew we made the right decision from the first conversation with Leslie almost a year ago.
It is evident in every conversation, social media post, and visit to her home how much Leslie cares for every single one of her dogs. Her puppy nursery is immaculate, beautiful, and full of love. She goes above and beyond to ensure that each puppy goes to the perfect home. We are so happy to have met someone so knowledgeable and helpful throughout the entire process. To this date, we still keep in touch, and Leslie is more than willing to answer questions.
Thank you Leslie! You have blessed us with the most amazing addition to our family - our beautiful boy Bailey. We highly recommended Creme of the Crop Dachshunds for those wanting a quality breed and a wonderful experience all around!
~ Carol & Richie, Tampa, Florida
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Leslie Grier Urso is the most amazing breeder of ee English Cream Miniature Dachshunds you will ever find. These are the most well adjusted, sweet tempered little dogs I have ever encountered anywhere . From the beginning, I knew what to expect with the dog, the facility, and with the breeder Leslie. The dogs come first! Their care and health are the most important aspects of the experience, and it shows in the animal. I picked up Magnolia Grace on Friday; she never whimpered, cried or barked on the 2 hour ride home. Once home, she ate, walked outside with me and started her new life as easily as it could be. Leslie checked on us that afternoon and evening, and she is still checking on us about 3 times a day to make sure she is eating, taking her vitamins and not having any adjustment issues . Aside from being the most beautiful ee English Creams I have ever seen, they are the best! I am so lucky I found Leslie and she is the type of breeder with integrity, knowledge, and love of these dogs. I highly recommend her and Crème of the Crop Miniature Dachshunds for anyone interested in owning one. She places the right dog with the right home after careful evaluation and consideration. Thank you Leslie!
~ Valerie G., The Woodland, Texas
Over the past several months, it seems we have been surrounded with an unusual amount of bad news during very trying times. On Thursday, August 26th our household experienced a NEW SPARK OF JOY. That was the day we became the parents of a little blonde beauty named Cesare. We were astounded to see the sheer happiness this precious little dog could infuse in our lives. Bonding was the goal in our first encounter, but our relationship is more than a bond. She has become a part of our lives. She adores Rita, the lady of the house. This little bundle shadows Rita and is happiest when in her lap. Cesare tolerates me because I am a friend of Rita’s…Ha!
After seeing Leslie Urso’s home which includes witnessing her special love for dogs and reading the comments from many of you that have acquired pets from Crème of the Crop, it occurs to me that others are experiencing the same joy that has come to our home. How can this be? These beautiful little dogs are coming from a loving, caring environment. Their well-being is attended to with love and without reservation. The result is a loving pet that has an enormous amount of love to give.
We thank Leslie for giving these sweet little pets such a wonderful start in their lives.
Know that we are grateful,
~ Wayne & Rita R., Abilene, Texas
I can’t say enough good things about Creme of the Crop Dachshunds. Leslie was amazing from start to finish. She constantly kept me updated with puppy pictures and status! She was ALWAYS available to answer my calls and went above and beyond to answer my questions. I was so nervous to buy from a breeder so far away, but the experience was nothing less than amazing. As for my puppies, well let the picture speak for itself! They are amazingly beautiful and perfectly healthy babies. Even though our puppies are home, Leslie still cares. She’s always checking in and being helpful! Leslie loves all of her babies, and her passion and commitment shows. I love the fact that my puppies came from a loving and clean home and weren’t shoved in a cage and neglected to be socialized. Let me tell you the process was so great I ended up with two!! I am so glad to have met Leslie, and I now consider her more than just a breeder but a friend!
~ Ashley P., Pennsylvania
As a newly married couple, my wife and I thought the best way to start our life together would be to finally get a new puppy. After several conversations on whether we would get a golden retriever or a dachshund, we happened upon Crème of the Crop Dachsunds by way of compromise. Leslie made the puppy experience one that we will never forget. From the moment we signed the puppy contracts, the excitement continued all the way through birth and is continuing today. Leslie Urso was extremely communicative throughout the entire process and can educate puppy families on all things dachsunds both before and after picking up the puppy. If you are in search for the most incredible addition to your family, don’t hesitate to reach out to Leslie! Our ‘Professor’ Moriarty has been such a blessing to us and our new family.
~ Colette & Tyler P. - Delray Beach, Florida
We are the new proud parents of River, a Creme of the Crop Dachshund, and we could not be more thrilled with the entire experience. As current Golden Retriever owners, we were unsure of what to expect with a new doxie puppy, and Leslie helped us through the entire process-from what to expect from a dachshund vs. a golden retriever all the way to helping with the logistics of getting our new baby home to Philadelphia safely on the airplane! Even having him home for 2+ weeks, I still ask her questions daily, and she happily and quickly responds. She loves her babies and what she does; it is evident. Aside from breeding the most gorgeous puppies I have ever seen, she is so wonderful to deal with from a business standpoint. She was responsive to all of my early requests about our place on the waiting list; she was very open and honest about how long it would be, and organized with pre-puppy contracts and paperwork. I was so pleased we were selected as a future Creme of the Crop family. We will not disappoint her:) She said early on that we will become family through the process, and I totally feel this way still. She gets hundreds of pictures of River from me daily!
The big day came, and we arrived at Leslie and Sam's beautiful home in Texas to the MOST gorgeous puppy I could have ever imagined. He was prettier in person-my daughter and I were speechless. We were led to her puppy room to have River acclimate to us for a bit before we took him away. It is obvious the health of her puppies and the cleanliness of her facility (and her entire house for that matter were spotless) are a huge priority for her. The puppies were all very well socialized, with tons of age appropriate toys at their disposal. After a farewell photo shoot in front of her beautiful landscaping, Leslie said her final goodbye to River (and I KNOW it was hard), and we headed home. In his first weeks home, he has proven to be a very sweet, well-mannered little boy who loves to play with his big siblings, go for walks (although he's not a fan of his leash yet), and steal the show wherever we go!! If you don't like attention from EVERYONE you pass on the street, an English Cream Miniature Dachshuund is not the way to go:)
I would absolutely recommend doing business with Leslie if you are in the market for an English Cream Mini Dachshund; we will certainly be adding to our pack in the future.
~ Jennifer & Patrick M., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
There have been several dogs (all small breeds) in our family over the years, but we knew we wanted a mini dachshund. When we found Creme of the Crop Dachshunds, we fell in love with the long hair cream coat puppies. With two young children, we wanted a loving and well-tempered dog who would integrate well with our growing family and grow with our girls.
We brought Ryder home in July 2021. He is a shaded creme male who has stolen our hearts and has become an incredibly loved member of the family. He has a wonderful affectionate temperament and is remarkably intelligent for such a young dog.
Creme of the Crop Dachshunds demonstrates obvious care in their selective breeding, with careful and loving treatment of the parents and puppies during pregnancy, delivery, and upbringing. We couldn’t be happier with Ryder.
~ Kate & Anthony R. - Colorado
When wanting to add a new family member to our pack, finding Creme of the Crop Dachshunds has been a true blessing. I knew from the way Leslie interviewed me about purchasing our Winnie girl that she cared for her dogs with a passion and love like no other. Being able to be informed and see our girl from the beginning was such a treasure. We watched Winnie grow via the live 24/7 puppy cameras and knew she was being loved from day one! When we brought her home, she knew her name, was familiar with potty pad training and quickly adjusted to sleeping through the night. Leslie is not a breeder who just hands off your puppy and is finished. She loves getting updates; she is there to answer any questions, offer suggestions and truly cares about the well being of each and every pup from her litters. Winnie is most definitely a Creme of the Crop puppy, and we couldn’t be happier!
~ Kelli & Danny W. - The Woodlands, Texas
We are so happy with our twin puppies, Crickett and Clover, from Creme of the Crop Dachshunds. My wife surprised me when she came home with a 2nd puppy, and I could not be happier.
From the first time she talked to us, we knew we would never want to work with anyone else. Leslie is knowledgeable and committed to running an ethical, loving and unique breeding program.
We are 100% satisfied... MORE than satisfied with our experience and would recommend Leslie’s program to anyone who wants beautiful, healthy dogs from and loving home.
~ Eric O. - Louisiana
We had an amazing experience with Leslie at Creme of the Crop Dachshunds. From start to finish, she is a class act who runs an outstanding, professional and ethical breeding program. Not only are our twin pups beautiful and healthy, but Leslie’s attention to detail made the whole process extra special.
Our entire journey from deposit to picking up Crickett and Clover was a pleasure. Leslie is a true advocate for her pups from advice to constant communication to all the extra time she spends making sure all the puppies‘ transitions to their new homes go as smoothly as possible.
I cannot recommend Creme of the Crop Dachshunds and Leslie enough. We will never use another breeder. She truly loves her babies, and that shows through in everything she does.
We are in love with our two pups and would highly recommend Creme of the Crop Dachshunds to anyone searching for a breeder with that special touch!
~ Mary O. - Louisiana
With both of us working in the veterinary profession, we’ve seen many different kinds of breeders. Leslie is by far one of the best that we have encountered both professionally and personally. It’s clear that she has her puppies’ best interest at heart. She works very hard to ensure they have appropriate socialization and exposure to various sounds, surfaces, and substrates; and it shows! Our puppy, Cirilla, has been a wonderful addition to our family. The transition was flawless we believe because Leslie did such an incredible job raising them. Leslie was communicative and provided many updates and photos along the way, as well as provided access to the nursery cameras so that we could check in whenever we wanted to. She also provided us with copies of the medical records immediately so that we could enroll Cirilla in doggy insurance right away. If anyone feels a miniature cream dachshund would be a good fit for their family, we would absolutely recommend Leslie & Creme of the Crop Dachshunds.
~ Mathew & Hannah - Reno, Nevada
Working with Leslie at Crème of the Crop Dachshunds was such an amazing experience! The entire process from start to finish was easy going and a pleasure. I've never met a breeder who treats the babies like her own truly caring about the placement and well-being of EACH puppy! Contact with breeder was constant, and she was open for questions or concerns at ANY time. Leslie had no problem showing the progress of growing puppies from birth to the pick up date which was such an amazing bonus to those of us who couldn't wait to meet our new babies! I highly recommend this breeder for your new family member.
~ Lori S. - Louisiana
We welcomed Gianni to our home in June 2021 from Creme of the Crop Dachshunds. Gianni came to us happy, healthy, and truly the sweetest puppy. Leslie was so wonderful to work with and kept us updated to prepare us for our new family member. All the puppies at Creme of the Crop Dachshunds are loved and so well taken care of. Words can’t describe how happy we are to have Gianni in our lives. When we are ready to add a friend for our little Gianni, I will call Creme of the Crop Dachshunds.
Thank you for all you do!
~ Amy D. - Lakeway, Texas
One cold and snowy late January morning in Chicago, my daughter and I were talking about the beautiful cream dachshunds that we see in pictures, but we never see any in person or on the sidewalks of Chicago which is a major dog city! We had recently lost our beloved mahogany mini of 14 years named Louis, but still had his sister the beautiful black and tan Lily. As I was curious to this conversation, I googled white or cream miniature dachshunds on the Internet and discovered Creme of the Crop Mimiature Dachshunds located in Franklin, Texas. Excitedly, we scanned through the beautiful litters and pictures and decided to call… not really thinking that this was real. We were greeted by an extremely upbeat and kind woman who is the owner. Leslie proceeded to tell us how it all worked and how you possibly get a puppy. We talked for a long time sensing that she wanted to know more about us and if our names could possibly go on her list. We immediately stated that we would like two mini cream dachshunds, preferably from the same liter, and that we were willing to wait. She told us the summer of 2022 would be our best option, and my name went on her list. In June 2021, we received an email stating that she had a puppy for us if we would like her. We immediately said yes and picked up our beautiful Sunny on July 11. She has been nothing but a complete joy, a beautiful dog and absolutely perfect. Then... one-week later Leslie had another dog from the same litter for us!! We also immediately said yes. Cher arrived, and immediately bonded with the family and was overjoyed to join her sister Sunny! We have nothing but wonderful things to say about Sam and Leslie Urso. This husband and wife team are two of the kindest people we have ever met, and their puppies are too! The puppies are absolutely perfect, and we couldn't have wished for anything more. I highly recommend Creme of the Crop Miniature Dachshunds as the owners are unbelievably amazing people and produce the most beautiful and healthy puppies. We are over joyed and so in love with these girls, and by the way, that cold and snowy morning turned into a bright beautiful day!
~ Philip and Lynn H. - Chicago, Illinois
Leslie, Creme of the Crop is the perfect name for you! Our little Rico surely is the most beautiful boy! We love him so much, and we are so very blessed to have met you! You are a top notch breeder who genuinely cares and loves each and every one of your beautiful doxies! I can’t thank you enough for our Rico. I have already recommended you to a my friends! You made the journey of Rico’s first 9 weeks so enjoyable to follow through live streaming! Thank you again, and Rico is sends you a kiss 😘 🐾
~ Jean P. - New York
Absolutely amazing experience. We purchased two puppies from Creme of the Crop Dachshunds and couldn’t be happier. Leslie was so helpful, informative and patient with all of our questions. She is very honest and ethical and cares deeply for her pets! Leslie and her husband, Sam, were so accommodating and such a joy to meet when we picked up our puppies. We are very grateful and happy to have met Leslie and Sam.
~ Terry M.
I can’t say enough about Creme of the Crop and Leslie the owner. I bought a beautiful cream dachshund puppy from her and he is absolutely gorgeous and the sweetest little thing. Leslie went out of her way to find me joy. After meeting her it was obvious that she is not just a breeder who cares for her dogs but a great person who makes every effort to ensure your experience is wonderful. Thank you Leslie for giving us such a joy with our little Odie.
~ Chelsea J.
We had a wonderful experience adopting our mini dachshund, Lady, from Leslie and Creme of the Crop Dachshunds. We were on the hunt for an English Cream puppy for a while and we’re so grateful that our paths crossed. It’s very obvious that Leslie cares immensely for her dogs and gives them the best care from day one. We appreciated how easy it was to communicate with Leslie, especially since we were flying into Texas from out of state to pick up our puppy. She answered every single question we had and sent us lots of pictures and videos to keep us updated until we could make arrangements to come pick her up. We are absolutely smitten with our little girl and would recommend adopting from Creme of the Crop Dachshunds to anyone! Thank you Leslie!
~ Liz & Kenneth H.
Leslie and Sam Urso are a precious couple that love their doxies unconditionally. They care for their dogs like children putting their health at the forefront. We bought two dachshunds from them at their beautiful country home. Leslie is a retired teacher like me, and their dogs are loving, calm, and healthy. Our Cookie and Ruby are enjoying their lives on our farm and love their sheep and cow friends. Carl and I would recommend their dogs to everyone, and we are 100% happy! In fact, our two girls are nearly perfect! 😊
~ Carla H.
Leslie is the kindest, most caring breeder. Her dachshunds are her babies. Leslie was communicative throughout the entire adoption process, and frequently updated me on my puppy's physical and behavioral development. She is truly invested in the puppies' well-being, and as a result, I was able to welcome a happy and healthy little girl into my family. I could not recommend Creme of the Crop Dachshunds more.
All the Best,
~ Amanda K.
We are absolutely in love with our precious fur baby! We took a great deal of time searching for the perfect person who would raise our future puppy until he was big enough for us to bring him to his furever home. We chose Leslie because of her high standards, ethical approach and her true passion for animals. Leslie's strong moral principles are evident in her cultivation of Crème of the Crop Dachshunds. She cares deeply about the health of the puppies and their parents and is sure to raise them in a loving environment where they learn early socialization skills and great temperament. We highly recommend Crème of the Crop Dachshunds and are forever grateful to Leslie and Sam for giving us our perfect angel!
~ Peyton H.
Our journey to finding a puppy came months before we chose Crème of the Crop Dachshunds. I came across a picture of an English Cream Dachshund on Instagram and told Jordan that if we ever got a puppy, that’s what I HAD to have. Sure enough, I get a call one day telling me that she put a deposit down! From that point on, Leslie and Crème of the Crop Dachshunds were an incredible experience. We were fairly early and got second pick of the liter. We knew we wanted a boy, the smallest and sweetest of the liter. On the day we picked up Fig to bring him home, we were in awe of how perfect he was from head to tail; he is exactly what we wanted. Crème of the Crop Dachshunds was very helpful, very informing, and very caring of our boy and his siblings. We would highly recommend this great home if you are wanting one of these special puppies!!
~ Isaac B. & Jordan F.
Much, much love for Leslie and Crème of the Crop Dachshunds! We purchased the most darling puppy, Magnolia, from Crème of the Crop Dachshunds and are so happy! Leslie is helpful, knowledgeable and most importantly loving towards both us as dog-owners and her own dogs and puppies. It is obvious how much time, energy and care she puts into raising healthy and happy dogs. The updates, videos and pictures that Leslie sends help create a bond with your puppy before actually meeting him/her in person. I consider Leslie a friend and am certain we will work with her again in the future. Thank you Crème of the Crop Dachshunds - we are grateful and so happy with our bundle of sunshine!
~ Amy H.