I have a question for the doxie lovers, and experts here. I have just started the purchasing process of my very first mini dachshund. My grandmother was a lover, and small breeder of dachshunds.. she had done it my entire life. She recently passed away with cancer in November. I've been around it my entire life, and my mother and I would really like to carry it on... in her memory, she loved them so. My question is, do you guys think this is a good idea? Even if we start out slow? Maybe breed one litter, see how it goes... sell them cheap. (Keep in mind, doing it for the love of the breed.. and in memory of my grandmother, money is not the motive.) I don't plan on getting real big with this, just a little something to keep the memory alive, ya know? The one I'm getting is a red dapple female.. she's only 2 weeks old, not even sure if she's long or smooth coat, can't tell yet. Just looking for honest opinions, guys.. thank you. :)
While the guester is sweet I think you are doing the dogs and the breed a diservice.
Breeding for someones memory and then selling them cheap may make you feel warm, but what about the dogs and the breed that she loved. If you are doing this for a memory and not for the love and dedication of the rbeed, it would be better to just enjoy having one becuase they remind you of her and leave the breeding part off.
breeding is not somethign you try as an exeperment. It is something you do and put your whole being into.
since you would like to do something for the breed in memory of your grandma who loved them so .... why dont you sign up to be a foster family for daschund rescue ? ir make a donation to daschund rescue in her name > ? if your grandma loved the breed so i am sure she would want you to help the thousands of homeless daschunds out there rather then breeding more of them. that is true love for a breed. JMHO.
if you are going to breed you do not just need to do it to carry on the memory, you need to do it to improve the breed, and you need to love, like, and know how to take care of your dogs the right way. breeding can be complicated and risky, just know what your doing. lol. i'm 13 years old and have been around them my whole life, then at 10 got two of my own then got some more and now i'm a small breeder i have 5 of my own and loving it!!!!!!!