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" What Is A Title Really?"

Not just a brag, not just a stepping stone to a higher Title, not just an adjunct to competitive scores.

A Title is a tribute to the dog that bears it, a way to honor the dog, an ultimate memorial.  It will remain in the record and in the memory for about as long as anything in this world can remain.  Few humans will do as well or better in that regard.  And though the dog himself doesn't know or care that his achievements have been noted, a Title says many things in the world of humans, where such things count.

A Title says your dog was intelligent, and adaptable, and good-natured. It says that your dog loved you enough to do the things that please you, however crazy they may have sometimes seemed. And a Title says that you loved your dog, that you loved to spend time with him because he was a good dog, and that you believed in him enough to give him yet another chance when he failed, and that in the end your faith was justified.

A Title proves that your dog inspired you to have the special relationship enjoyed by so few; that in a world of disposable creatures, this dog with a Title was greatly loved, and loved greatly in return. And when that dear short life is over, the Title remains as a memorial of the finest kind, the best you can give to a deserving friend, volumes of praise in one small set of initials before or after the name.

A Title is nothing less than love and respect, given and received permanently.

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AKC Dachshund Breeders AKC Pedigree

Why The American Kennel Club Dogs?

I have NO intentions on showing.

I just want a Healthy Happy Puppy.

I Do Not even understand pedigrees. Who cares?

One of the most common questions I hear from people is this: I only want a pet. Why should I care about the puppies pedigree? What's the difference in all the kennel clubs. There are many reasons why a good pedigree while looking for dachshund puppies for sale, makes a difference and there are many reasons why AKC Pedigree (American Kennel Club) is a valuable resource.

First I will direct my reply to the AKC versus other Kennel Clubs. I am a breeder that tries to raise the best quality dachshund for sale I can. I want to be able to stand behind my dogs and know that I know that what I am raising is a Pure Bred Dachshund. I have found that you can not get a Pedigree on your dog with some of the other clubs. Why is this important? The puppy you purchase might look like a dachshund, the parents might look like a dachshund, but if you do not know what is behind them, you could be purchasing a puppy that has other breeds mix into the dog. The American Kennel Club requires DNA for their dogs. Why is this important? As a breeder or a potential buyer I want to know who the parents are for sure and the ancestors behind them. You as a potential pet owner should also want to know what is behind your puppy. Every year to eighteen months a AKC Representative comes to my house to look at my dogs and their living conditions. The AKC Representative checks to insure each dog can be identified. They will take DNA samples of puppies to insure that the parents I represents as the puppies parents are indeed the puppies parents. The Representative checks ALL paper records to insure accuracy. A breeder is given a Certificate stating that the Dachshund Breeder is in Good Operative Conditions and can continue to register their dogs or they Fail and cannot register their dogs until conditions are corrected. 

To be a AKC Dachshund Breeder and to have dachshund puppies for sale, is more expensive than some of the other kennel clubs, but I have found you always pay for what you get, rather it is a dog or something else.

The dachshund puppies for sale and the puppy that you decide to purchase comes not only from the Dachshund  Breeder  that you purchase your puppy from, but  from the breeding of ALL the other Dachshund Breeders on your puppies pedigree. The farther back you go, the less  influence the Dachshund Breeder you are planning to purchase your puppy from, has on your puppy's pedigree.  The results of years of breeding influences the health of your puppy in either a positive or a negative way. Not only does it reflect the health of your puppy, it also helps determine the disposition of your puppy.

In order to finish a dog as a Champion, that dog has to be judged by several different Judges at several different shows. In order for your dog to stand out among all the great dogs being shown  the Judges look at the overall dog, not just that the dog has  good conformation. The dog also has to have a great personality, a dog that loves to show. A dog's temperament is not only influenced by the way the breeder raised the puppy or the way the owner finished raising the puppy into  adulthood. The temperament also has a lot to do with the Ancestors temperament of the puppy. Good temperaments are Inherited a lot more than most people realize. Show dogs that seem to be a Natural  and are the Star of any room they enter, do not get that way as a result of improper breeding. It takes skill you can only get from years of experience to produce a Show dog or a good Companion dog.

Another important reason for seeking a puppy that has a good AKC pedigree and perhaps much more important is this: Dogs do not become Champions if the person that is behind that dog is not Respected by his or her peers. This is important. In order to have a reputation that allows you to win over the judges, you cannot be the type of person that does not stand behind your dogs. You can not be the type of Dachshund Breeder that breeds the life out of their dachshund mothers. You can not  be the type of dachshund breeder that sees nothing, but dollar signs in their dogs. You will be know as a back yard breeder with nothing, but selfish motives.  A breeder must always remember that these dogs are doing them a service and in return deserves the Very Best Care that a person can give. These dogs depend on their owner to love them, fellowship with them & provide them the very best medical care when it is needed. The breeder is totally responsible for their dogs, rather good or bad.

When you look at a pedigree, check and see how many times one particular dog is used. Make sure you are not seeing too close of breeding, such as Brother Sister mating, Mother Son mating, Father Daughter mating. This type of breeding is dangerous because it just doesn't double up on the good genes, but it also doubles up on the bad genes. Champions in a Pedigree is impressive and to some degree important, but also seeing the over all breeding of a dachshund puppy is important. You are seeing years hopefully of good breeding and experience. Good breeding and experience reflects how healthy your puppy will be. It also positively influences the temperament of your puppy.

Reputable Breeders spay and neuter breeding dogs that produce genetic defects. They Do Not want to produce any genetic defects that will damage the quality of life of that dog. They do not want that dog to suffer or their off springs to suffer.  They do not do double dapple breeding. Respected breeders care more about the dog than the dollar sign. Dachshund breeders that will breed any dog they can find, are the type of people that do not care about what they are producing. They just want to have puppies that they can sell in mass quantities.  They are not concerned with genetic problems or temperament problems. As long as they can sell the puppy, that is all that matters. They do not have to worry about vet bills that accumulate 6 months later because they do not provide care for their dogs (yearly shots, worming, flea prevention, & heartworm preventative) or stand by health warrantees for their puppies they sale. They continue to breed dogs that produce  problems because it is profitable to them. Once the puppy leaves, the headache is someone else’s. Reputable breeders do not operate like this. They stand behind their  puppies.

Therefore, it is in their best interest to raise only healthy puppies to the best of a breeders ability. When a person raises a dog for a year only to find out 6 months later that the dog has a genetic problem, this is devastating. That dog that you spent time on training, feeding, care and loving now has to  live the rest of their lives with less quality than it could have had.  It would be easy to just discard the dog and get another one, but to a good owner, it really is devastating because that dog has become a member of their family. Also it is devastating to a Good AKC Dachshund Breeder.

This is why I am extremely selective when I am planning a breeding. I look at pedigrees and analyze them. I want to know what I can expect from a potential breeding. I study the AKC Pedigree. You should feel the same way even if you are only buying a pet for Companionship. This pet should be extremely important to you as well. Maybe not in the same way as it is to me, but your dogs health and temperament should be a strong concern.

 I hope this has answered your question and has given you a reason to Respect

The American Kennel Club Registered  Pedigree of a Dog

 you plan to purchase.


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