Alright, as you all remember my situation with my dachshund I had months ago. My little sister was severely allergic. This past week she stayed with my cousins who have 2 adult double dapple mini dachshunds and displayed -no- symptoms whatsoever. Not even a runny nose. My question is... could the situation with Tiny (renamed Kady) be just from that litter.. that breeder.. just -that- dog? I'm asking because as all of you know, I long to have a dachshund so badly and I can't because of her situation.. but she's never been allergic to any other dogs, or dachshund or dachshund mixed except the one I had.
I have severe puppy fever and all the dogs I have inquired on for adoption, have already been adopted. I ache for a double dapple or a blue and tan something fierce. It seems to me that they are very hard to find.. LuvMyDoxys, since you're a breeder do you know any breeders that have double dapples?
Just looking into some insight, 'cause I most def. wouldn't want to bring in another doxie.. get attached.. then have to part again.
***Edited By: halosfire on 12/13/2006 10:22:13 PM*** Reason: add
Did she have allergy testing done to even be certain it was the puppy in the first place? There are many things she could have been allergic to, some of which would never even cross into your wildest dreams.
If you get anotherdachshund and rehome again because it doesn't work out, I am afraid I will have to flame you something fierce.
If she is an allergic kid, and you find that out definitely, why not a allergy friendly breed like a schnauzer or a poodle. They are both fantastic breeds.
Was your sister on any type of medicine this weekend? Like Benedryl, Dimetapp, or perhaps a cold medicine? Something with an anti-histimine in it? How much interaction did she have with the dogs? Were they long-hair or smooth coat? What kind of conditions were they kept in? There are too many factors here to make a decision. Didn't you get the pup from LuvmyDoxies? I don't know much about different coat colors/types but as a nurse, allergies are usually either a "yes, I am allergic, or No, I'm Not," if that makes sense. You usually aren't "a little allergic", your body has a reaction or it doesn't. I understand that you have puppy fever, but please don't get a pup just because. Maybe have your sister go with you to the shelter & play with the pup before you bring it home...or some shelters do like a 3 day trial in the home. Good luck.
***Edited By: Newfie_girl on 12/14/2006 12:08:09 AM*** Reason: delete...pope explained
Newfie, luvmydoxys bought halos puppy Kady from her because of the whole allergy issue.
It wasn't a pup that doxy bred. But I am sure she may have some rather strong feelings after bonding with an animal that was rehomed, only to have the person she bought the dog from, ask her if she knows of anyone who's got puppies of the particular breed that was an issue in the first place.
***Edited By: pope1982 on 12/14/2006 12:03:33 AM*** Reason: ...
I know it's hard to convey feelings through the computer screen, but I was very torn up about what happened with Kady and having to part with her. Fortunately, as I've said before she fit right into their family, like it was meant to be.. and they love her completely. I couldn't have asked for a better family for Kady than theirs, if she couldn't be with me. I don't hold that against you. My heart just aches so badly for one of my own.... everytime I see one, partly because I did have to part with mine, I believe.
No, she wasn't on any type of medicine for allergies this weekend. In fact, they have calmed down alot in the colder months.. maybe that has something to do with it? We brought Kady to the doctor with us when we had Kassi checked, there was no blood work done or anything, but he said her symptoms were related to other cases he has seen with animals.
If I had to rehome another dog, I would fully expect to have "the taste smacked right out of my mouth" which is exactly why I have asked if it could have just been HER.. I'm no Katz, no offense.. since she doesn't seem to be allergic to a dachshund/dachshund mix. I ask, because I'm obviously no genius when it comes to allergies and animals.. otherwise, I would have known before I purchased the last one.
Was your sister on any type of medicine this weekend? Like Benedryl, Dimetapp, or perhaps a cold medicine? Something with an anti-histimine in it? How much interaction did she have with the dogs? Were they long-hair or smooth coat? What kind of conditions were they kept in? There are too many factors here to make a decision. Didn't you get the pup from LuvmyDoxies? I don't know much about different coat colors/types but as a nurse, allergies are usually either a "yes, I am allergic, or No, I'm Not," if that makes sense. You usually aren't "a little allergic", your body has a reaction or it doesn't. I understand that you have puppy fever, but please don't get a pup just because. Maybe have your sister go with you to the shelter & play with the pup before you bring it home...or some shelters do like a 3 day trial in the home. Good luck. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Well, my mother is disabled.. seizures and diabetes. So, for the past 1-2 years I have pretty much been raising my little sister whom is 11. I would say she had moderate contact with Tiny. (Kady) She was a chocolate and tan smooth coat dapple. As far as the condition, when I went to visit.. the conditions were excellent that I seen.. as well as the parents and other puppies.
Now I almost feel wrong, and like a horrible dog owner because I had to rehome Kady. It was best for my sister, and for Kady. It wasn't something that I wanted to do, at all. I had waiting a very long time for her, in fact.. dachshund was my first choice even before I got Duchess.. just never could find one that I liked that was close enough to pick up. Not that I regret getting Duchess.. she is my life. Just stating a point. I just don't understand why she wouldn't have a severe reaction to my relatives dogs.. or to the mixes that she's come in contact with. It's been racking my brain.
Also, just for the record.. LuvMyDoxys knows how hard of a decision it was for me.. and has even offered me one of her puppies in the future, if it ever comes into play that I am able to provide it a home. She knew how much I loved Kady.
Wow, see.. I didn't know that. Thanks Mafia, always good to be educated. I just thought dapples and double dapples were pretty much the same. I'll read up on that site. My relatives double dapples have no health problems whatsoever.
NP. A double dapple will be born happy and healthy, or well.. not. Unethical people will breed for the neato coat colour.. Problem is the likelihood of all the pups being happy and healthy I don't think is high.. Hence ethical people not doing it, you know? It's a merling gene.. Same as breeding harl to harl or merle to merle danes.. Though I've never heard of the same genetic defects.. deaf pups are the 'lesser' issues so uneducated people or irresponsible may do it anyhow.
But pics of deformed pups may make a better statement to convince someone not to.
Looks as though maybe someone jumped the gun rehoming Kady. Good possibility without allergy testing being done, it was not the dog that caused the problem. My husband was mis diagnosed (no allergy testing done) as well.
I doubt that only that particular Daschund created the issue. It is generally a standard coat type, would be the same for all of that breed. Only difference would be (and I'm not saying this is the case, just a thought) If she was not bathed often enough or went a long time between baths, that could irritate the allergies as well. Not to mention the amount of grass and pollen carried in on their coat if that is the cause of the allergies. And carrying in the house regularly and not having it washed off......maybe???
I would suggest you think long and hard about whether or nor to get another dog, and take along time to decide what to get. As it is not easy on you to have to rehome again, and certainly not fair for the dog.
She was bathed regularly, and if not bathed was washed off with a baby wipe after being outside playing. Kassi's problem started almost right nsync with when I got her, and quit almost immediately after she left. I am almost 98 percent certain it was Kady that she was responding to, but I still can't figure out why Kady... and not the other dachshunds. THAT is what is bothering me. That is what has given me a twinge of hope that I could possibly have a dachshund. *sigh*
I definitely didn't jump the gun in anything, it was a terrible decision that I kicked my own butt over for 2 weeks. She is extremely allergic to cats, but I've never seen her react that way to a dog.
You mentioned coat type. Kady is a smooth dapple, my relatives dogs are double dapple long coats. Could there be a different reaction between smooth and long?
***Edited By: halosfire on 12/14/2006 2:25:37 AM*** Reason: add
From my experience, it seems that those with allergies to dogs are less likely to react to a short hair, and the longer coats irritate more. Maybe anyone here with allergies, friends or family with allergies to dogs have experienced this. Thankfully no one in my family is allergic to pet>