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Bringing healthy, beautiful, luxurious longhair English Cream Miniature Dachshund puppies into this world to become one of your most treasured and memorable pet is our dream. All of our puppies are raised with love and receive the best possible care from the moment they are born until they leave for their forever homes. Our parents are AKC breeding stock and are in perfect health with a clean health history; have loving, kind, caring temperaments; excellent pedigrees with Championship lineage (British and Canadian English Cream Miniature Dachshund bloodlines); and have a unique beauty that has become the signature look of our puppies and parents. All of our future moms are examined by our vet right before a planned pairing and are only bred per our vet’s approval.
All Crème of the Crop puppies are born in our home in their puppy nursery. Then, for their comfort, they are moved into a pack-n-play in our guest bedroom with me for constant supervision day and night secluded from all of our other dogs for the first precious four weeks of life. This provides a quiet, clam, safe atmosphere for both the puppies and their mom. I keep soothing electronic background sounds for their comfort on at all times which I have set to muffle any loud household sounds to give the puppies and mom a calm, secluded, safe environment to nurse her puppies over the next four weeks where she lovingly dotes on her puppies giving them constant care and affection. I place clean training pads down for the puppies and take mom to the area in our puppy nursery when she needs to potty and take short breaks. She lets me know when she needs a break and when she’s ready to go back to her puppies where she provides all the care that they need to develop wonderfully while they rest, nurture, and grow. I also have a puppy camera on the puppies 24 hours a day 7 days a week which I monitor on my cell phone at all times when I’m not in the room during the day and while I’m sleeping beside them during the night. It keeps me from having to turn a light on to check on the puppies and mom throughout the night which avoids disturbing them as well. We also don’t disturb my husband during the night as he’s resting for the next day’s work nor does my husband disturb the new puppies and mom when he gets ready for work and leaves for the day.
When our puppies begin to walk around in the pack-n-play, I start taking them to their puppy nursery to play in a secure pen which includes a baby gym with potty pads along with plenty of soft puppy safe toys to play with for short periods of time several times a day. When they become tired, I return mom and her puppies back to their bedroom to get the proper rest that they need. I keep my puppies and the mother on a regular schedule and put them to bed for the night at the same time every night so the puppies are familiar with “lights out” and "good night" for bedtime from birth until they leave our home. This has been very helpful for their new forever families because the puppies are then trained to go to bed and sleep when the lights are out and they are in their beds. By five weeks of age, the puppies are not confined to the secure pen in the puppy nursery, but are free to explore and play in the entire puppy nursery that resembles a baby day care full of all sorts of engaging toys of all kinds to stimulate our puppy’s interests and prevents boredom. I also have a recliner/rocker in their nursery for me to relax and enjoy playing and supervising the puppies during playtime along with a TV to watch and an AV sound system for playing music to acclimate them to everyday household sounds. We begin the weaning process at 4 - 5 weeks depending on the development of each litter. At 6 weeks of age, the puppies stay in the puppy nursery all day and return to their bedroom at bedtime. Once the puppies are completely weaned from their mother, they sleep in the numerous beds with blankets in the puppy nursery until they leave our home. We never let our puppies go outside or touch the ground while in our care due to the various diseases and parasites that thrive in the ground that they could be exposed, and we don’t recommend our clients to do so either until their puppy has been fully vaccinated. Also, at 6 weeks of age, we start bringing them into our great room, keeping room, and foyer of our home to play in different areas of the house to desensitize the puppies to everyday sounds and activities. We are aware of the importance of deworming our puppies to prevent parasites. Our puppies are dewormed at 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks during their time in our home. We are also aware of the importance of sanitizing all areas where the puppies sleep and play. I daily steam clean these areas to avoid using harsh chemicals, wash all food and water bowls daily, provide clean beds, blankets, and toys daily as well. Our puppies are bathed once a week along with their weekly nail trims. We believe in the importance of cleanliness for the health of our puppies and parents!
The weaning process is very important for babies, and we begin with a “gruel” mix made from softened puppy kibble mixed with goat’s milk around 3-4 weeks of age. We gradually thicken the gruel as they age, so that by the time their puppy teeth are in around 6 -7 weeks of age they can start eating small hard puppy kibble safely. We recommend Diamond Naturals small breed puppy food which can be bought at Tractor Supply and ordered online. Each of our puppies is evaluated before they leave our homes to determine if they are ready for their forever homes. We make sure that each puppy is eating hard kibble and drinking water properly and safely before leaving our home. At 6 weeks of age, we take our puppies to our veterinarian for their first round of puppy shots and a full health examination with a letter from our vet stating our puppies are in perfect health without any abnormalities. If your puppy is ready to go home at 8 weeks, as a new puppy parent you are welcome to arrange a pick up time for your new Dream Crème! You are now a member of the “Crème of the Crop Dachshunds’” Family! You have a lifetime of love and support for your exquisite Dream Crème puppy and answers to any questions and an abundance of information when needed. We are always available for questions. Seeing the overwhelming love on our puppy’s new parents’ faces when they see their puppy for the first time is one of the most magical moments of all time. Bringing these precious puppies into the world is our passion and joy, and seeing the happiness that they bring others is why we do what we do! We hope to continue to bring our Dream Crème babies into the world for others to enjoy as much as we love and enjoy them. All of our babies are forever in our hearts! We love seeing photos and videos and hearing about your puppy as he/she grows! Please keep in touch!
All of our puppies are companion/pet puppies only. We do not sell show or breeding dogs. Therefore, we do not let our puppies go with AKC papers. We only let them go with PET CKC registration. Our puppies are from AKC Breeding stock.
We are located in Franklin, Texas about 35 miles northeast of Bryan/College Station, Texas. Our puppies are out of AKC breeding stock; however, we only let our puppies go with PET CKC registration. Our females have a schedule where they either go into heat every 6 months or every 8 months. We have each female evaluated before breeding for our vet’s approval. We have puppies normally every Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer. Please follow our Facebook page and Instagram as well.
We only sell top quality English Cream Miniature Dachshunds. We have spent years and a lot of money to develop our program to produce luxurious, exquisite Longhair English Cream Miniature Dachshunds. Our puppy price is currently $2,500.00 per puppy for all of our English Cream Miniature Dachshunds regardless of gender or color.
We offer a 6 month health guarantee for all of our puppies if they are seen by your vet within 72 hours from your pick up date. It’s very important for us to also produce healthy dachshunds! If the puppy is found to be unfit for purchase, Crème of the Crop Dachshunds must be notified by the buyer along with a written statement from a licensed veterinarian as to the cause or condition, before any replacement will be made. No refunds will be given and shipping cost will be at the expense of the Buyer. In the event of the death of the puppy, a necropsy must be performed to determine the cause of death. Crème of the Crop Dachshunds will not be responsible for these charges. You can double your health guarantee to a year by purchasing and using the NuVet Plus Immune Support Wafers during your puppy’s first year. I strongly recommend them and give all of my breeding dogs, pets, and puppies this supplement. NuVet Plus Canine Health Supplement is a precise combination of highest quality, natural ingredients proven to combat the ravages of free radicals and provide immune system support. It’s an immune system builder with a precise balance of antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, omega fatty acids, herbs, and it tastes great! Puppies to Senior dogs should start on the path of optimal health today. NuVet Plus provides the following health benefits for your puppy/dog:
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Before you can be placed on our Wait List, you must call me at 979-814-0642 to discuss what you’re looking for in a puppy and the living environment for the puppy. Then, you must place a $300.00 non-refundable deposit before being placed on our Wait List. We do not refund deposits, pick of the litter fees, or any puppy payments.
You are welcome to see the parents of you puppy in person when you pick up your puppy. We will bring the parents out into their play yard. You are welcome to look at them from the other side of the fence. We do not allow any touching of our dogs for their health and protection nor do we allow any one into their play yard for their safety. Many diseases and parasites are transmitted from the bottom of our feet into the ground where they will remain permanently which exposes our dogs. We strive to keep our dogs and puppies safe and protected at all times. We appreciate your understanding.
We evaluate each puppy to determine when it is ready to go home depending on its progress and development. Most puppies are ready to go home at 8 weeks; however, if a puppy needs more time to develop please be patient on a later delivery date for the health of your puppy.
Puppies are just like newborn babies. They need lots of rest, attention, love, companionship, proper living conditions, and many supplies such as safe toys, feed, fresh water daily, feed/water bowls, training pads, beds, blankets, exercise pen, crate (is your prefer), and more! Please see our New Puppy Checklist to prepare for your new puppy, and have fun creating your own puppy nursery. This is an exciting time for future Crème of the Crop parents. Enjoy it!
Welcome to our Crème of the Crop Family! Our process for our Wait List/Deposits/Pick of the Litter Fees/Payments/Pricing is explained as follows.
Our exquisite dream cream miniature dachshund puppies range from $2,500 - $3,000 each, depending on color and/or pattern. Our prices are subject to change at any time. An additional 6.25% sales tax fee is required by Texas state law.
Wait List / Deposits
Once you choose to be placed on our Wait List, we will collect a non-refundable deposit of $300+tax which is deducted from the price of your puppy. There is also an added 5% merchant processing fee on all debit/credit card payments. This deposit secures your position on the Wait List.
If the puppy you desired was not born in the litter that you placed a deposit, then your deposit will transfer to the next litter for the same mother that you originally paid a deposit. Opting out on an available puppy that fits your gender and color preferences will result in the loss of any deposits, pick of the litter fees, and any puppy payments made. If you have any questions about our Wait List, Deposits, and Pick of the Litter fees, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
It’s important to remember that after conception, the gestational time period for a dog is 58– 68 days, Then, after birth, they will be nurtured in our home for at least 8 weeks. The entire time from conception to going to their forever homes is around 4 months. This is an exciting time, and a perfect time to prepare your own puppy nursery at home for your puppy. Have fun shopping for your baby, and don’t forget to buy the recommended items from our New Puppy Checklist and our New Puppy Information Packet to be prepared for your new baby!
Pick of the Litter
The Pick of the Litter will make their selection first which is a $100 non-refundable fee that does not go towards the cost of the puppy. Puppies are selected by the dates when deposits were paid from our Wait List. Puppies are picked within the first few days after birth. Once you choose your puppy, we collect ½ of the total price of your puppy at 3 weeks of age and full payment is due at 6 weeks of age.
You can pay by mailing me a check or calling to make a payment by credit card. If paying by check for the final payment, we must receive your check at least 21 days before your puppy is 8 weeks old.
As the breeder, we reserve the right to refuse to sell any puppies or dogs to anyone. Crème of the Crop Dachshunds retains the right to cancel any sale that we believe unauthorized breeding is intended or our puppies are being sold through a broker/flipper. At our discretion, we will return deposits and/or pick of the litter fees within 30 days. There will be a $200.00 handling fee in this instance. We shall not knowingly sell, give, or release the puppy to a pet shop, retail store, dog dealer, animal testing facility, research facility, dog fighting organization, or an agent for any such business or facility.
As the breeder, we reserve the right of the first pick of the litter of any puppy or puppies. This is to continue our breeding program and conserve our bloodlines unless it has been otherwise stated and agreed upon before breeding.
We keep a wait list for all of our puppies. If you decide that you would like to be placed on our wait list for a specific parent, color, or pattern, please call me at 979-814-0642 to discuss what you’re looking for in a puppy and the home environment that will be provided for the puppy. All deposits are then taken over the phone on my Square account using a credit card or debit card. All deposits are $300.00 non-refundable which goes towards the cost of the puppy. Our pick of the litter fee is $100.00 non-refundable but does NOT go towards the cost of the puppy. Please keep in mind that all deposits, pick of the litter fees, and puppy payments are non-refundable.
Puppies grow very rapidly throughout the first 8 weeks. Puppies are chosen within the first few days after birth from our wait list. We know how excited all new puppy parents are to see their puppies. As a way to bond with your new puppy, we provide several pictures, videos, and FaceTime phone calls weekly to our new puppy parents so that they are able to see their new baby grow over the weeks until they are ready for their forever homes. Unfortunately, we do not allow or schedule any puppy visits before the puppies are 8 weeks of age for the health and safety of our puppies. Puppies are very vulnerable to diseases and parasites, and we appreciate your understanding. We’re looking out for the well-being of all of our puppies and parents which is our most important responsibility as a breeder.
When your puppy is 8 weeks old, we will evaluate your puppy to ensure he/she is fully weaned; properly eating solid kibble; drinking water; has developed well according to his/her age; has received the proper vaccinations, deworming, and vet care; and is ready to join his/her new forever family. We prefer that all puppies go to their new homes around the same time, and that each transition is successful with minimum stress on each puppy. There is a $20.00 boarding fee per day for puppies that are kept past the pick-up day.
We do NOT ship our puppies. We are more than happy to arrange a pick-up at our home or meet you at our nearest airport in Austin, Texas if you would prefer to fly here to pick-up your puppy. If you fly into the George Bush airport in Houston, Texas, you can rent a car, and I’m happy to meet you in the Woodlands, Texas.
We have a CONTRACT! Prior to the birth of your puppy, please print the puppy contract from our website. Complete the buyer’s information only! Please leave the seller’s information and puppy information blank as well as the puppy transfer date. After you complete the buyer’s information, please mail the contract to me at the address below. You cannot select a puppy until I have received the original contract with the buyer’s information fully completed prior to the birth of the puppies.
Please mail your completed & signed Puppy Contract to:
3319 Old Hickory Grove RD
Franklin, Texas 77856
We love all of our puppies and take great pride in each one. We understand that circumstances may arise where you cannot keep your puppy/dog, and things happen unexpectedly. If this situation occurs, please do not hesitate to contact us at Crème of the Crop Dachshunds and return the puppy/dog to us. We keep a waiting list of people wanting our dogs due to outstanding quality and breeding and will place the puppy/dog in another approved home environment. Per our contract, you cannot rehome your puppy/dog. We don’t want one of our precious babies placed in a shelter or turned out on the streets, or worse. Our puppies are very important to us; we love them from the moment they are born. We will find the perfect home for you puppy; he/she will be well taken care of with their new family. Please understand this will be at your (Buyer’s) expense due to the fact that we will inherit the expense of an additional member of our family until we can home your pet in a loving environment.