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Thank you for your interest in one of our Muddy River Babies! We are an AKC Dachshund breeder and have been inspected by AKC 06-21-2019 and 12-14-2022 are in full compliance with a great review! 🐾



ALL DEPOSITS/PAYMENTS ARE NONREFUNDABLE  and NON-MOVEABLE. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made!!! We are passing on other potential buyers/clients to hold the dog for you so make sure this is the dog you want before placing a deposit or paying in full, money will NOT be moved to other dogs and it will NOT be refunded for any reason you may have. (EXAMPLES) It will not be refunded because you change your mind, want to change dogs, can not get here to pick up the dog, job reasons, covid, illness, family issues, flight issues or just because. We clearly state this everywhere on the website and on the deposit tab at check out before placing the deposit.

Nonrefundable Deposits do vary and are listed under each puppies tab or a pay in full amount may be requested.



1.ALL PUPPIES ARE FIRST DEPOSIT ONCE POSTED TO THE WEBSITE NO predeposits, NO Application Process, NO First Picks, NO advance holds! I dont like holding money with no puppy to apply it to. We will get all your information off the deposit receipt for puppies file once a deposit is placed, no need for an application We do not discriminate against people for having kids or other pets like some breeders. I don’t feel as though it is my place to judge anyone’s household.

3. NO Waiting List! People can be on waiting lists for months or years😳

4. Once puppies are released to the website,, the first payment made will place the hold. Once a deposit is made, it will show sold out on the deposit tab or on hold. The deposit tab is on each puppies tab and applied to any balance remaining. 99% of our puppies are adopted off the website! 

***You do not need to contact me and ask if a puppy is still available, if puppy is listed on the website then he/she is currently available unless someone beats you to check out. I prefer not to hold puppies, so if you are not available during the dates listed please check with me first or wait to see if they are still available when you can pick up. More info below! 

If you are looking for a cheap puppy I would encourage you to look at your local shelter, vet, newspaper or Craigslist. We spend a lot of money on our dogs and program and so our puppies will be priced on the higher end.

 All puppies are sold with limited akc (online registration fees are buyers responsibility through AKC if elected), all puppies sold on spay/neuter contract or pet only no papers. 

Pricing is firm! 


Puppies come with a 48 hour infectious guarantee and a 1 year life threatening genetic guarantee from their date of birth. (See Muddy River Guarantees tab for more information) Adults are always purchased AS-IS, which of course means they come with no guarantees. By making a deposit, you are agreeing to these policies!

We recommend all clients purchase pet insurance to cover your furry friend when they arrive to their new home. Many insurance polices will cover their routine care and emergency visits. Safeco, Metlife, Nationwide and Progressive are a few companies that currently offer this service. I would check with them on pricing and coverage. Dogs are just like humans, and can easily become ill or have an accident at anytime.




NO CHECKS/NO MONEY ORDERS( We are aware of the scams!)

Accepted payments: Credit Card with an additional fee and cash

ANY BALANCE DUE BY CREDIT CARD is due 1 week before pick up!  ANY PUPPIES SHIPPING, balance is due 1 week before pick up! 



-All of our dogs are sold as pets, companion animals only! We DO NOT sell dogs for breeding purposes- NO FULL AKC offered! 

 - ALL OF OUR DOGS ARE AKC BRED! Pricing is listed on each puppies individual tab and will vary. Pricing is firm! 

Puppies are sold as....

 1: PET ONLY: Puppies are listed as pet only if available and sold as pets with no papers, no registration allowed, puppy is companion family pet-

 2: LIMITED AKC REGISTRATION: No breeding rights, Sold as a family PET, On a Spay/neuter contract. My contract and guarantees are NOT Transferrable to someone else! These 2 conditions must be met: Need to return contract signed that was received at pup pick up WITHIN 7 days postmarked by text or email AND provide proof of spay/neuter by a licensed vet BY 9 MONTHS of age, NO LATER!!! The paperwork needs to be turned in by the 9th month of age, not months or days later. If no one returns the paperwork within 7 days of pick up… I will not be keeping the paperwork on this litter and it will be recycled. The limited akc papers will be ordered if both conditions are met (it usually takes a couple weeks to receive) and then emailed, No exceptions! Again, Most people don’t want or care about the limited papers but if you want the limited papers you will need to follow these 2 conditions on the contract! Puppy is a companion pet, but With limited papers buyer can elect to register the puppy online for AKCs additional fees of usually $50-$150, depending on package you choose, at buyers expense.

Full AKC NOT offered



Dachshunds come in many colors and patterns. We will list an ESTIMATED description of their color/pattern under each puppy for sale tab. Of course as they grow this could change. We can not control color and patterns especially when they are listed as newborns/young pups as color will change all the way into adult hood. For Example, Alot of pups that look like reds as pups end up cream, and patterns/dappling changes and develops and moves as they grow. Some dogs go lighter, some go darker. If you are set on a specific color/pup then we ask that you wait to place a deposit until 6-8 weeks when they have grown more into their color and coat and you can see if that color is for you. We make no guarantees on color as it is uncontrollable how puppies grow. 

A dogs coloring will change naturally as they grow into adulthood and this is due to lots of factors….genetics, hair type, lose of puppy fur into their adult coat, pigmentation, allergies, hormonal changes, environmental changes, hair care, nutrition and so on. Color changes should be expected as a puppy grows. We will never guarantee a dog’s permanent coat color for these reasons.



We breed miniature dachshunds and tweenie size dachshunds. We do not breed toy, or micro dachshunds. I personally think the smaller they are the uglier they are, and they don't have good bone structure and you are sacrificing quality for the size. (Sorry but it’s the truth! 🤷‍♀️) Keep in mind, Miniature Dachshunds were originally bred down from standard dachshund lines and there are lots of generations of dogs lines that factor into a dogs size that are not controllable...... sometimes they bring a smaller size dog and sometimes they are a larger size dog, sometimes you get a mix of sizes. NO HONEST BREEDER WILL EVER GUARANTEE A SIZE! Breeders can have two 10 pound miniatures mate and produce puppies in a litter that at 1 year of age have adult weights of  6lbs -17 lbs all from the same litter. I have personally seen it happen, and it has a lot to do with each dogs past genetics/breeding lines, BUT ALSO the individual puppy/dogs lifestyle, growth factors, environment, exercise, immune system, and feedings. There are too many factors that can affect the size of a puppy during their first year of growth. These are uncontrollable and I will never guarantee a size!


We have the right to place puppies and deny anyone a sale at anytime at our discretion without giving a reason!!!

We are a good family breeder and only the best will do for our pups! 😁 I am a very fair and honest breeder and I will not put up with crazy and rude people…. Serious Inquiries only! No puppies will be sold to puppy mills, pet brokers, research facilities, pet flippers nor to pet stores....they are looking for FOREVER loving homes ONLY.

While most clients I come into contact with are kind, wonderful to work it, and provide wonderful loving and caring homes to my dogs and puppies…Unfortunately, like with any business, we do come across people who are not kind, disrespectful and think they are entitled to make their own policies and rules. I will not bend to threats and demands…. THEREFORE ….IF you do not like our policies, or don’t feel comfortable with how we do things, then DO NOT place a deposit as I am not the breeder for you! I have posted more information and more photos than any other breeders website and I will not change how we do things. Majority of these conditions/guarantees listed are standard practice in the pet industry!  There is a reason why we have policies in place. All policies and guarantees are firm. The safety of my family and my dogs is also of upmost importance! I will not be bullied into making exceptions when my policies are listed all over of the website! Please be respectful,  as we are to all clients and potential clients. By placing a deposit, you are agreeing to the terms and guarantees listed on the website!




We have shipped puppies with nanny's all over the United States and can refer you to some nanny services we have used in the past but all clients do book these direct with the nanny. We are also happy to work with your selected shipper to coordinate the delivery of your new furbaby. 



PICKUPS/DROP OFFS  See Pick Up/Visitation Tab on menu bar for more info!


Adult Dogs

All adult dogs are currently spoken for. 

Ever so often I may have an adult dog available for a rehoming fee. They will be posted on the menu bar. These dogs are all AS IS due to age and come with no guarantees due to their age. Any and all known conditions are always disclosed. They are picked directly up from my vet at neuter/spay. 



Some Quick notes:--We are never responsible for your transportation cost to get here to pick up the pup should something happen that delays the date that the puppy can leave, for example an injury, illness, or even just needing more time to grow and socialize.

-We are not responsible if there is a delay due to your airtravel or nanny service issues, (IF available). You must book these direct with the nanny. So if you live far away, or are planning a trip here, you MUST be flexible! Please beware the pick up date could change at anytime and this is a risk you are taking by placing a deposit to hold a pup. Nanny and flight fees are always paid by the buyer directly  to the shipper.

- I do NOT ask if you are driving in, flying in, taking a train, private jet, bus or magical flying unicorn. 😜Obviously this is none of my business!  On all advertisements, I give the puppy info and pick up date for each pup. Most people do drive in, However, if you are flying in, The client is of course responsible for making their own flight arrangements and following their airlines guidelines and rules. I release my pups usually around the 7th/8th week which AKC recommends. We do not book flights or know each airlines or private jets policies. You fly with puppy at your own risk!

 -I DO NOT ship out of the country! But we have had clients fly in from Canada and Mexico to pick up and take the pup home with them. Check with your countries rules before purchasing. There are different vaccination requires and quarantine rules for some countries.

-I DO NOT ship air cargo.

Our dogs and puppies are fed high quality dog food.

High quality care is costly for all of our dogs and puppies, (some breeders don’t do it), but we DO invest in their health (mentally and physically) and their well being because it matters to us! You can see this from our photos, Facebook and Instagram page our animals are part of our family and well cared for. They are not left up in kennels all day and have acres and acres of land to play and hunt and adventure out and get into some doxie trouble. :)

We spend time not only having fun and playing but there is LOTS and LOTS of cleaning, feeding, bathing, vet visits, all hours of the day and night delivering pups and caring for puppies and moms (24/7 at times) , emergency vet visits and after hours fees, puppy delivery supplies/nursery supplies, emergency supplies, wellness supplies, medical supplies, puppy pads, blankets, dog and puppy toys, bones, kennel replacements, dog house replacements, record keeping, lots and lots of photo sessions (which are pretty crazy and lengthy at times 😂), emailing and speaking with clients as well as potential clients, vaccinations, flea, heartwormer, wormer, pest control, fence fixing, pooper scooping, fly baiting, and paperwork/documentation for AKC, and paperwork for my files as needed....just to name a few! Whew 🤪! Taking care of puppies is a 24 hour job, not a 9-5 job. My pups are fed many times before my family and before my morning “get it together momma” energizing amino acid drink! 😂 Doing it the right way, Dog breeding is costly and a heck of a lot of work! Anyone who says otherwise has no idea and is doing it half-tush. We love it but we work our butts off too! Our prices reflect this because we spend a lot of money on our pups and dogs as well as working really hard taking care of our dogs and pups, giving up lots of free time, raising them the best way possible. There is a lot of money financially that goes back into caring for our dogs and puppies as well as into our large yards and facilities which take tons of upkeep, time and money as well. We also have an indoor doggy delivery/puppy building! ❤️ If you are looking for a cheap dog, I would refer you to your local newspaper, puppy pound or Craigslist. 

-We try to get back to potential clients and clients as soon as we can, but please be understanding as I am caring for lots of animals as well as 3 kiddos and so there are times when I will answer back quickly and times when I will not have my phone on me to return a call immediately but we will always get back to you as soon as we are available! If I don’t answer back, there is usually a reason! 😳

 -Puppies normally leave our care at the 7th/8th week of age, which is what AKC recommends for best adjustment into their new home and surroundings. Our puppies are raised indoors and interacted with everyday by my kids so they come prespoiled. Our puppies health and development is a priority. We do give an pickup date however this is always subject to change and is not a guarantee. For example, if the puppy needs extra time before leaving for health or mental reasons, we will let you know and you will need to be able to adjust your schedule.

 -Holding Puppies:  If you are not available on the dates listed for pickup, then you will need to check with me on the your available pickup date BEFORE placing a deposit OR wait on placing a deposit to see if this puppy is still available when you are ready to pick up. There may be an additional fee of $20 a day. I am not a kennel with staff, my babies are raised inside and I only have family who helps watch my dogs and pups. We try to plan around our litters in advance. So please be aware of the pick up date on the advertisement and make sure this works for you. Again, Additional holding fees of $20 a day may apply. Photo updates will also only go to the litters pick up date. 

If I can not reach you by phone or email after 3 attempts, we will automatically place puppies back up for adoption and you will lose your deposit. If you do not respond to scheduling your pick up appointment, you will lose your deposit. 

It is extremely important to be able to reach you as pick up date approaches, as I do have a busy schedule and try to schedule everyone a couple weeks in advance and plan activities around these pickups. 

Same applies to paying the balance on your puppy if there is one. It is the clients responsibility to make the final balance by the due date and failure to do so will result in loss of deposit and puppies being placed back up for adoption.

Most clients I speak to weekly or every other week by sending photos and updates of their new pup so usually this is not a problem, but it is not my responsibility to hunt you down, you will need to confirm final payment and pick up date about 2 weeks out.


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