Croftwester
Dachshunds
Croftwester
Dachshunds
Croftwester
Dachshunds
Croftwester
Dachshunds
Croftwester
Dachshunds
Croftwester
Dachshunds
Croftwester
Dachshunds
Croftwester
Dachshunds
Croftwester
Dachshunds




Croftwester
Dachshunds
Croftwester
Dachshunds
Croftwester
Dachshunds
Croftwester
Dachshunds
Croftwester
Dachshunds
Croftwester
Dachshunds
Croftwester
Dachshunds
Croftwester
Dachshunds
Croftwester
Dachshunds




​​Welcome to our website

"Croftwester Dachshunds"

Puppy Page
          Would you like to buy one of our puppies?

No doubt you will have thought long and hard about getting a dog. It is a huge responsibility and changes your life- for the better! No doubt, you will have found out all about the breed-is it the right one for you? Miniature Smooth Dachshunds tick every box! But I would say that!


There aren't very many breeders in Scotland-you will have noticed. Most good breeders are listed on the Kennel Club or Champdogs. You may decide to contact breeders listed just in case they have puppies available. You might have tried other avenues because you are just desperate to have one and it's starting to feel that you'll never get one! Dachshunds are like gold dust! If you have searched more widely on the Internet, you will come across listings on Gumtree, Pet Planet etc. I
strongly advise you to stay well clear. Often these puppies are listed for less money, they look alright and some might even be KC registered. If something looks too good to be true then it usually is! Puppy 'farming' is very much a real problem and is becoming more and more sofisticated. Contact breeders that you can trust, preferably visit and don't be afraid to ask them questions!

If you decide to contact us we will probably ask each other questions and during our chat we will be more than happy to provide any information you are looking for.

Assuming this initial contact 'feels right', then I may suggest that you come along to meet us and our herd of dachshunds! Following your visit then the process and friendship to make it all happen begins. Every breeder will have their own process. Some may have none, we are all different and that's why it's important to visit more than one breeder too-honestly we won't be offended. You have to get it right for you! What's right for one person may not be right for another.


To secure your puppy from us:


You need to decide what kind of miniature Dachshund you want. We breed red, shaded red, Black and Tan, Brindle and Chocolate and Tan. You also need to decide on the sex you prefer. 

You will need to join our waiting list- be prepared to wait, be patient and understanding. Mother Nature can't be rushed! When you join, I will be as clear as I can about your place on the list and estimate when you could expect to have your puppy. Remember, the waiting lists are a moveable feast...always changing and adapting with each litter.

To join the list you must place a non- refundable deposit of £100.00 which is taken off the final balance payable for your puppy. A deposit demonstrates commitment by you and from us. All of our dogs are priced at £1500. Any and all payments made and received will be recorded and receipted.

You will need to provide the following information about yourself- your full name, the name to be used as registered owner of the puppy, address, postcode, home and/or mobile phone number, email address. This information is necessary to set up 5 weeks free insurance with the Kennel Club and microchipping. I will also seek your consent to share some of your information for insurance and microchipping purposes. The Data Protection Act requires me to do so and safeguard your information too.


I will use your contact information to let you know when our girl becomes a mum to be and her estimated date for whelping (giving birth). (It takes between 60-63 days)

I will inform you ASAP when mum has delivered her puppies and will give you news about mum and babies: the litter size, sexes of the pups, condition of mum and pups etc.

I will begin to email regular updates about the puppies progress and will also send you regular photos and videos as they grow and change. I will ask you to think about and determine what name your puppy will be given and I will register your puppy using my Kennel Club name/prefix "Croftwester" and the name you choose.

If possible, depending on your journey time, you should try to visit us to catch up and to see the puppies and mum- from 3 weeks onward.


Choosing a particular puppy to own will be done fairly using place on the waiting list. E.g. First on the list will have first choice of puppy.


We will arrange a mutually convenient day and time for you to take your puppy home- between 8 to 10 weeks old.The exact time will be led by how well the puppy is doing and if fully weaned from mum.

I will plan to have your puppy vaccinated a day or so before you come to take him or her home. All puppies are now required by law to be microchipped by 8 weeks. There will be an additional cost of £15.00 for your puppy.

On collection day: I will explain and go through the contents of your "Puppy Pack" with you. Don't worry, you will have every opportunity to ask questions and feel reassured before you take your wee sausage home!  

Your final payment must be made either through bank transfer or in cash- we will not accept a cheques.

We will go over our contract of sale together to insure both parties have a clear understanding of its content terms.

Please think about your return journey home with a puppy in the car. Will it be safe and secure? Can it have a drink? Will you need to make a toilet stop?


Lastly, if you can spare some time, please send us your feedback- good or bad. Nothing and no-one is perfect-we learn through our mistakes. We will share your testimonials on our website. We will include a feedback 'form' in your puppy pack.                And there's more....
Available Puppies?
From time to time we may have puppies still available after satisfying our waiting lists.  
It is very unusual but can happen. Our puppies are usually secured in advance- we have a waiting list in place for each planned litter, but you should always contact us just in case. You never know, you could be lucky! 
You can join our waiting list anytime. Please do contact us and tell us what kind of dachshund you are looking for and when you'd ideally want your puppy. We will try our very best to help you or put you in touch with someone trustworthy who can. 

Our contact page will give you all the necessary information you need should you wish to get in touch to start the ball rolling!         And MORE......!
 





                          A Puppy 's Story!
      






        Chapter1
It takes roughly 62 days from when we contact you to let you know our daxie girl is definitely pregnant until your puppy arrives! It will pass really quickly but hopefully it'll give you time to get organised for your much anticipated new arrival! During those 62 days, the dachshund mummy-to-be has gotten considerably bigger (to say the least) and she certainly wouldn't agree that the pregnancy has flown in! She'll be all too happy to have her puppies and see her feet again! The only bonus of being a big, round, pregnant dachshund is that you get lots of extra cuddles! The mum's-to-be need lots of TLC especially towards the end of their pregnancy-time away from the rough and tumble of the other dogs. They look for peace and calm, somewhere to feel safe and secure. The expectant mum's become much more needy and look to me for reassurance! It's a scary time for them and they like to be close. Our bedroom becomes the maternity ward- ready for any eventuality! They really enjoy being close and are not keen to return to boring old dachshund beds once life returns to normal again!










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      Chapter 2
When the puppies arrive we will contact everyone to let them know all is well, how big the litter is, colours and sexes etc. We usually take some pictures of the proud mum (x2 because that includes me) and her beautiful new babies to send to everyone. Then it's quiet time for the new family - mum and pups need to get to know each. We have a separate room for all of our whelping girls- it's quiet, warm and safe, away from all the hustle and bustle of our busy house. The other dogs all know that something's going on but it's too soon for them to meet the new arrivals! That comes later in our story!
      Chapter 3
Mum and pups stay in their own little snug for the next 3- 4 weeks. It's the most popular room in the house. We all pop in and out throughout the day to make sure all its ok! I have been known to sit in there and get on with my knitting! The new mum's are incredibly protective of their new babies! The puppies are little eating machines and mum is happy to let them suckle, clean them and keep them warm! They are such good mothers-often the mum's need to be lifted out to the toilet because they don't want to leave their babies! Sometimes we need to hand feed them too because they don't want to leave the puppies! We weigh the puppies daily to make sure that they are all gaining weight- sometimes a puppy may need a little bit of help to latch on to mum or some may even need hand fed!
      Chapter 4
After 3-4 weeks you can come visit. Mum is feeling much more confident and relaxed by this stage. It won't be a long visit because we don't want to stress mum or baby but it is amazing to see your tiny puppy for the first time! Mum and babies are now ready for their first move, much to the excitement of the other dogs! It's time for them to be in the kitchen where everything's going on and where all the other dogs are. They still have their own separate pen, safe from nosey little dachshunds who have missed their friend and can't wait to meet the new arrivals! The puppies are not very mobile still but can make lots of noise. We begin to wean them using Royal Canin mother and baby food which when mixed with water goes down a treat! Yummy! The puppies eyes and ears are opening and they are beginning to explore albeit on very wobbly legs! The youngsters start to get used to lots of noise from the Hoover monster (one of our dachshunds hates the Hoover) to singing, laughing, the tv, radio, traffic etc!!! They are beginning their journey of understanding of the big bad world!










       Chapter 5
Now the puppies are really mobile and are pretty much weaned from mum. Mum is very relaxed now and the other dogs are in and out to see the puppies too! The puppies are learning from the other dogs all the time and their confidence grows and grows! Soon they are following the adult dogs around, going outside to use the toilet and learning to socialise by playing with each other! They have who been wormed regularly and vet checked. They've been visited by the children next door, they've been out in the car - their world is constantly expanding and their socialization and behaviour skills along with it!
       Chapter 6
It's time for you to collect your puppy! The big day has finally arrived! The puppies are 100% ready to leave mum and mum is 200% ready to leave them! Time to expand their little worlds more! When you come along tho collect your wee one, we will go over the contents of puppy pack! There's lots of advice about next steps for your puppy- we will always be there for advice anyway no matter how old your puppy is! You know what they say-A dog breeder is for life not just Christmas!!! Your puppy has been vet checked, microchpped using Pettrac, wormed, pest treated....oil changed...good to go!
      Chapter 7
And they all lived happily ever after! Don't forget to come back and visit! We love to know how you are getting on and especially love your return visits! Email us anytime for advice or support or just for a good old chart!


 



​ All of our puppies leave us with: 
  1. Kennel Club Registration documents.
  2. A five generation Pedigree Certificate.
  3. Extensive puppy care information: diet and nutrition, vaccinations, worming, exercise, training, socialisation plan, toilet training advice.
  4. Contract between ourselves and the new owner providing protection for both.
  5. 5 weeks free pet insurance with the Kennel Club
  6. Food supply- Royal Canin mother and baby food with clear directions on use. A Royal Canin Puppy Pack too worth £25.00.
  7. First vaccinations record and the date to follow up with your own vet as well as micro=chip information and details of how to transfer from us to you altgough we have usually done this before you collect you new arrival.
  8. Treatment for worming and treatment against fleas & ticks as well as a plan for continuing care.
  9. A Vet health check
  10. A blanket (smelling of their litter mates and our girls)
  11. Chew sticks for teething.
  12. Push and pull toy as well as some other goodies so that you can start playing with your puppy right away!.
  13. A photograph taken on the day your puppy was born with mum and siblings.
  14. Our business card- with contact details for any and all eventualities!
  15. Any other suggestions are welcome to improve our welcome pack.