ENGLISH CREAM MINIATURE DACHSHUNDS - FRANKLIN, TEXAS

NURSERY

Crème of the Crop Dachshunds' Puppy Nursery

Welcome to our Nursery!

Crème of the Crop Dachshunds English Cream Miniature Dachshund Puppy Nursery Franklin, Texas 5

Welcome to our Crème of the Crop Dachshunds’
“Dream Crème” Puppy Nursery

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Our live streaming puppy cameras for Magnolia Grace, Elsa Flurry, and Lemon Creme will be active on May 19th, 2021.
Raya Faith’s camera will be active when she comes into season after her puppies arrive which we're expecting towards the end of Summer/Fall 2021.

All other cameras are not active at this time. Check back often for updates!
Keep smiling and enjoying all the puppy love!

All of our puppies grow up in a warm and loving environment right in our home! Hopefully, our live stream puppy cameras will give you an insightful peek into our “Dream Crème” Puppy Nursery and teach you a bit more about our newborn puppies and what to expect from birth until each one leaves for their forever homes at 8 weeks of age. Each camera will keep you abreast of the everyday happenings with each litter.

Puppy Cam1 - Elsa Flurry:

Elsa & Biscotti's Litter Photos - Born May 12, 2021:

Puppy Cam2 - Lemon Crème:

Lemon Crème & Kai's Litter Photos - Born May 14, 2021:

Puppy Cam3 - Magnolia Grace:

Magnolia & Kai's Litter Photos - Born May 8, 2021:

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We have a camera for each of our mommies that have current babies in our Puppy Nursery.  These cameras will remain on 24/7 from the day the puppies are born until the last puppy leaves with their forever Crème of the Crop families (8 weeks after birth).  Unfortunately, due to power outages or a situation our of our control (i.e. internet being down) our cameras may at times be temporarily not accessible for viewing  However, the camera will be up just as soon as possible, so please be patient for these unexpected issues.  I will do my best to have all the cameras up and running for every litter in our nursey for viewing at your convenience.   Even if you’re up in the middle of the night, please feel free to watch our live Puppy TV!

Our cameras are located on the top side of each whelping box area for up close streaming of each one of our new litters.  As the puppies grow and venture out into each puppy bedroom’s individual play area, I will adjust the camera to stay on the puppies wherever they may be during the 8 weeks in the nursery.  Once they are old enough to play in our largest play area, the cameras will be adjusted for your viewing at all times regardless of where each litter is playing/sleeping in our “Dream Crème” Nursery.  Our future puppy families will be following their puppy mom’s cameras, but are also welcome to follow any of the new litters currently in our nursery.  Each litter will be assigned to its own camera.  We also welcome all to watch live streaming of our Crème of the Crop babies if you just love English Cream Miniature Dachshunds and want to watch them as they grow and develop before they leave for their new families.  All are welcome, and we hope you enjoy these precious miracles and find these moments just as magical as we do.

We will post when and what cameras are active throughout the year as we have new litters in our Puppy Nursery at the top of this page.  Please check back frequently for camera updates and to see what cameras are active with current new puppy litters to watch in our nursery now!  It’s so easy to fall in love with these precious little gems. Watching these beauties grow into swans in just 8 short weeks is an amazing experience as well as an enjoyable one that we are happy and blessed to share with others who share our love for the English Cream Miniature Dachshund breed as well and have never experienced this precious time in a puppy’s life.   When the Nursery is empty, the cameras will be turned off until we have new litters.  For privacy, you are able to view the puppies, but the sound will be turned off while the cameras are online.  I hope you enjoy our breathtaking “Dream Cremes” as much as we love them.  I pray that watching these beautiful babies grow and mature brings a smile to your face and joy to your hearts!

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Dream Crème Puppy Nursery Photos:

Interesting Information Regarding the Neurological, Emotional, and Physical Development of Our Puppies from Birth until 8 Weeks of Age.

I feel that it’s helpful to better appreciate each stage in our puppies development week by week as your join us for live puppy streaming from our puppy cameras by learning a little information about what to expect each week of our puppies’ lives.  I have included interesting information for you to peruse as you enjoy watching our newborns as they grow into the playful bundles of joy that will continues to learn and grow long after they leave our home.  A puppy‘s relationships with their mother and littermates during the first 8 weeks of their life determine their personality and what kind of companion they’ll be for your family. Our puppy and its littermates will test one another and learn when to be dominant or submissive. For most of this period, their mother will provide for their basic needs, teaching them discipline and how to play.

Nature has given most canine mothers an instinctive nurturing ability. Of course, our mother herself is healthy, secure and disciplined. If she is stressed or overbred, her ability to nurture her litter will be severely compromised. As responsible breeders, we support the mother and provide a warm, quiet environment.

Puppies develop rapidly. At birth, they are blind and deaf. They can’t eliminate on their own, nor can they regulate their body heat. But they grow so quickly that you can witness their progress from day to day. Here is a basic guide which I feel to be helpful for new prospective Crème of The Crop puppy families to become more knowledgeable about a puppy’s first few weeks of life which we are happy to share with people all over the world as they click on the different links for each of our Crème of the Crop mommies and their new babies.  This is such a magical time where a tremendous amount of neurological, emotional, and physical development takes place as well as important socialization for each one of our “Dream Crème” puppies here at our Crème of the Crop “Dream Crème” Nursery!

Weeks 1 - 8:

Weeks 1 & 2

While our newborn puppies spend 90 percent of their time sleeping, our mother’s instincts tell her to keep them huddled together for warmth as they put all their energies into gaining weight gradually getting stronger every day.  We keep a heating pad in each whelping area for all of our puppies to keep them warm at all times.  Although the puppies can’t see or hear, their senses of smell and touch guide them to mom’s nipples. During the first few days, her milk will provide them with antibodies that will help them survive for 6 to 10 weeks. She also licks their tummies and genitals to help them urinate and defecate.  I sometimes supplement puppies to make sure that everyone is getting enough to eat during the first week until all puppies refuse any supplemental feedings.  This is a busy time for me as I carefully look after our dogs and their puppies.

By the end of their first week, our pups are beginning to change.  Front legs are able to support their weight making it easier to seek out mom and the next milk feed.  At this stage, our puppies still can’t hear, but they begin to sense vibrations.  A tiny newborn’s legs are so weak they can barely wriggle their way to the nearby nipple and the comfort of their siblings.  During sleep, puppies are developing the use of their legs.  I also pick up each puppy several times a day. This early, gentle human touch will help our puppies bond with people later on.

English Cream Miniature Dachshunds will begin to lose their pink noses at around 7 days old and start to develop the darker pigmentation they have in later life.  At around ten days old, our pups will start to open their eyes.  The world around them will be fuzzy to begin with but their sight will soon improve and help them discover their world.

Week 3

During the third week, your puppy’s senses open up. They can detect light, dark, and movement and begin to respond to sudden or loud sounds. As they paw and mouth their littermates, they build early social skills. They can relieve themselves on their own now. Although they are not ready to wean, we introduce them to a taste of puppy gruel. By the end of the week, your puppy can crawl, and their tail begins to wag.  Our puppies’ front and back legs are now much stronger and fully able to support their bodies.  Increasingly, they’re exploring their world.   Play begins with their siblings, and they begin to investigate and explore. They are less reliant on their mom now no longer needing to seek her out to keep warm.  We lower the temperature setting on our heating pads at this time as well.  This week, their sharp puppy teeth start to come through; it also means it’s time to begin weaning

Weeks 4 & 5

Weeks 4 and 5

Quickly gaining strength and coordination, our puppies begin to respond to their environment. They can bark, stand, walk, run, and even pounce. Their mother teaches them to eliminate away from their sleeping area.

They learn to play by wrestling with their littermates. When they’re nipped too hard or are batted back by a defensive sibling, they learn the difference between hard and soft biting. At this point, puppies are forever testing their limits and take turns sleeping at the top and bottom of the sibling pile. Hunting and chasing instincts kick in, so this is a good time to introduce your pup to toys.

The mother dog referees when playtime gets too rough. She may nudge or restrain an errant pup, or she may growl at them, teaching the puppy discipline and acclimating them to the process of training. If they’re not properly socialized, they may have a hard time relating to people and to other dogs, as well.

Our puppies’ senses are now all fully developed. With help and guidance from their mom they are learning through play but this is also a good time to start to introduce new things to the pups.  Experiencing new sounds and being handled will help our puppies feel familiar and confident with experiences they come across in later life.

Periods of socialization need to be positive and appropriate for the age of the puppies to avoid negative experiences or the puppy getting frightened.

Toward the end of this period, it’s time for me to become more involved with our young puppies.  This familiarizes them with the everyday smells and sounds of a modern household, including appliances and assorted adults.

Since they are cutting their first teeth, their mother begins to wean them, and we start feeding them puppy gruel several times a day as well as offering dry puppy kibble.

Week 6 & 7

At this point, the puppy’s muzzle will lengthen, and they’ll begin to look more like an English Cream Miniature Dachshund; their emotions will become apparent, too.  They’ll whine to show fear, whimper when hurt, and bark when they’re excited or want attention.

At this age, the mother is weaning her puppies now, since they have teeth and can eat solid food. She is affectionate and playful with them, teasing them with toys and showing them when to bite and when not to. She lets them know she’s the dominant dog and corrects them sharply if they misbehave.  During week 6 per our veterinarian’s recommendation, we start separating the mommy from her puppies during the day to keep them from nursing and giving mommy a much needed break during the days.  We bring her back to our “Dream Crème” Puppy Nursery at night to nurse during week 6 to help her slowly start producing less milk.  By the middle to end of week 7, our puppies are completely independent from their mothers and getting prepared for their forever families.

Your puppy’s appetite for exploring their environment and learning new things will benefit tremendously as we introduce and give a variety of simple toys to investigate at this stage. They begin to play rough and tumble with their littermates, stealing and sharing toys. By this point, our puppies are spending a short time each day alone with me, playing gently and learning to relate one-on-one in a safe, trusting environment. Our puppies are still ready to explore their world but from six weeks they are already becoming more reserved about new experiences. Socializing is still every bit as vital to ensuring our puppies have positive experiences around new and unfamiliar things, but getting appropriate socialization to build up those good associations remains vital to giving our puppies the best start in life.

There are few things more magical than watching a puppy grow. If you’re really in on all the action from day one, you’ll watch in awe as they open their eyes, carefully (and sometimes not so carefully), explore the environment around them with their nose, and gradually grow into beautiful, healthy, puppies with great temperaments.

Week 8

By this age, your puppy can remember which behaviors they are allowed and eat and drink freely from their food and water bowls whenever they like.  We start working on potty pad training more now that they are soon going to their new homes and continue to bath, groom, trim their nails, and brush their teeth, so they are used to this when they are ready to leave their littermates to go home with our new Crème of the Crop Families fully capable of taking their place in the family.

I pray that your find this information interesting and informative as you watch our Crème of the Crop Dachshunds’ babies thrive and grow in our innovative, interactive, stimulating (both mentally and physically), safe, warm, comfortable, loving, and nurturing “Dream Crème” Puppy Nursery that we have designed to give comfort and security to both our mommies and puppies as well as giving our puppies the best possible start in life!