We have a maximum one litter per year.

No Puppies available at this time.

          Our dogs are all trained and work for a purpose.


             OUR PUPPIES  receive early scent imprinting, ARE SPECIALIZED FOR TRACKING,

DEN WORK and field trials AND WILL ONLY go to WORKING/HUNTING DOG HOMES.


OUR PUPPIES NEED TO LIVE AS FAMILY MEMBER INSIDE A HOME;

   THEY ARE NOT BACKYARD COMPANIONS OR KENNEL DOGS.


 IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ONE OF OUR PUPPIES, PLEASE FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF

          WITH THE sTANDARD wIRE-hAIRED daCHSHUND bREED AND THE ART OF rAISING A PUPPY.



        WE ENCOURAGE SERIOUSLY INTERESTED NEW AND EXPERIENCED HANDLERS TO CONTACT US.


 B-Litter 2018

Our Tracker's Delight Litter

Born September 2, 2018

Out of

Koko von Der Unteren Harzstrasse FCI Sfk, BHP1; CGC x Yogi von Moosbach-Zuzelek UBT2



Below the SIRE, AKC registered Yogi Von Moosbach-Zuzelek, UBT2
OWned by Nathan Yazel



Observing The Pregnant Bitch

Our Koko's Journey through pregnancy - 2018

Breeding

We travel from Alberta, Canada to Indiana, U.S.A. to breed Koko to Yogi on Independence DAy. They like each other on the spot.
Sperm and Eggs meet the days after and the Journey of our puppies begins.

Back Home

Week two, life continues as usual, koko goes tracking and plays with her pack. Embryos reach the uterus by July 17th.

Rest And Go

Koko sleeps more than usual, but is still very active and wants to work. We are stimulating her Brain and olfactory sense with short practice tracks, which she enjoys a lot.
Koko is not showing any sign of nausea. But we see her belly is filling a bit and she she enjoys cuddles more than usual. Blastocytes are now attached to the Uterus wall.

Half Time

At 4 weeks Koko is feeling great and sports a little pregnancy belly. Her movements are a little slower and her appetite increases. The embryos grow a lot during this time and one could hear their heartbeat now, or see them on an Ultrasound. Nerves and spinal cord and organs develop now. Beginning of August,, beard and nails start to grow. Around August 7th, Organ development is completed and by this time, Fetuses look like little dogs. Coat colour develops.

7 Weeks

In the meantime, we prepared the whelping box. koko recognized it right away. She enjoys making herself comfortable now. Walks become more labourious and therefore are kept short. We can feel little kicks in her belly.

Day 56

A bitch usually carries 63 days.
We visited our vet on August 28 to determine Litter size.
Our vet spots 6 puppies. 
Koko is still active, hunts mice and tracks. We measure her temperature twice a day., as it will drop Approx. 48 hours before birth. Cuddle times, healthy food and lots of resting time is provided.

Birth at Day 61

After a short labour, 3 boys and 3 girls were born by c-section on September 2, 2018. All are healthy and lively. Koko is recovering well.
We like to express our gratitude to Dr. Janelle and Dr. Jordan from the Mayerthorpe Vet Clinic for safely bringing these future trackers into the world.

A-Litter 2017

Our A-Litter

We love every minute of our journey with our puppies

Birth

Birth Date: 27th of February, 2017
Puppies were born after 61 days in utero with the ability to lift their head and dig their noses into mom's hair to nurse. Ears and eyes are still closed.
Puppies can move in circles and stay close to mom.

Week 2-3

Transition.

Ears and eyes open around day 13. After about 17 days, puppy's hearing and olfactory capacity is fully developed and opens up a new world of sounds and scents.

Around day 21, puppy will follow mom out of the den, if possible. Dad will play rough with puppy and puppy will learn to present her belly. Puppy will learn about fear and may start growling. 

Week 4-7

Awareness.
Puppy sleeps less and is more active.
Mom nurses less, and puppy tries dog food. The tail is used as form of expression. Puppy will move further away from the den and recognizes other dogs as "the same species."

Week 8-12

Socialization.
Puppies playfully fight for food and hunt each other.
Puppies develop snapping, growling and raising hair in confrontation. Puppy learns about loosing and winning play fights. Mom starts weaning and now uses physical discipline. Dad doesn't share his food with puppies anymore. Puppies accept a pack leader.
Time to move into their new homes.

Week 13-16

Seniority.
Puppy challenges leadership.
Puppies will use screaming in play fights as sign of submission. Smart puppies try to find different ways to get what they want. Play with other puppies gets rougher and more inventive. Puppy will accept strong pack leader.

5-6 Months

Pack Order.
Puppy will accept a spot in the pack order and will fully accept a leader. Some dogs only accept one person as leader, others accept several human leaders.
The second set of teeth will appear, which enables the dog to hunt bigger prey or eat bigger portions in less amount of daily meals. 

7-14 Months

Puberty.
Fear of new situations or different objects might arise.
Wild dogs stray further away from their pack.
Growth spurts occur rapidly.
Puppy might be more apprehensive, shy or easily tired at times. Changes in coat, from puppy to adult, are visible. Dogs mature sexually. A females first heat starts between 6 and 12 months of age.

16 Months


Ahornzwinger's Alice UBT1, CGC, CA, JE

with owner Tara


achieved her Junior Earthdog Title

on June 25, 2018.

She previously earned following titles:

United Blood Tracker 1

Canine Good Citizen

Chase Ability

and placed 4th and 2nd in her first Field Trials.

She is so far the most accomplished Puppy out of our A-Litter.

We are very proud and Thankful to HAndler/Owner Tara.

Photo Courtesy of Dian Stafford-Gilmour


On July 2, 2018 Ahornzwinger's Alice is the first dachshund in CANADA (!!)

titled NOVICE SPRINter (NS)! She voices on the sprint like a fantastic field dog.

Later in Summer 2018 Ahornzwinger's Alice was the first Dachshund in Canada to be

titled Sprinter (S)!

In September 2018 she Achieved her Senior Earthdog title with her owner Tara!

We are amazed at this incredible team!


 At 18 months she is  Ahornzwinger's Alice UBT 1, CGC, CA, JE, NS, S, SE


success at 20 months


  • Ahornzwinger's Alice has achieved many titles and is a successful Field trial dog and blood-tracker

  • ahornzwinger's annelieschen, annie, is a successful blood-tracker in michigan, u.s.a.

  • ahornzwinger's aaltien successfully blood-tracks. she has competed in field trials, earthdog and chase ability,  and will continue to do so. she finally matured, after assisting her dam with raising our b-litter. we are sure, she is ready for serious competition in 2019.

  • ahornzwinger's abbo is also slowly maturing and continues to practice earthdog and chase ability.

Canine Developmental Stages according to behaviourists Eberhard Trumler and Erik Zimen, Germany (1960-70’s.)
Similar developmental stages were studied in North America at the same time (Scott and Fuller, 1965; Fox 1971.)
Time periods might slightly differ in various studies; individual stages remain the same.

CONSISTENCY – PATIENCE – LEADERSHIP – HAVE FUN WITH YOUR PUPPY!

Testimonials:

"Hi Christiane and Gord,
I can't say enough how grateful I am to both of you for the love and care you gave to Koko prior to the puppies being born and all that you did for them after. I also can't say enough how lucky we are that you matched Alice with us. She is a perfect pack match for our Holly and Daisy. She is very respectful of the matriarch, Daisy. She is also an extremely loving dog that's very attached to us. We are learning a lot about Wire-haired dachshunds through her as we've never had a dog so driven by nose and prey drive :-) she will definitely make me a better dog handler and owner. She is enjoying blood tracking training as well as freelancing in chipmunk, mouse, squirrel, and beetle hunting:-)
Thank you again for all that you did for our little Miss Alice and all the puppies in this litter. If you ever need a reference for someone looking to get a wonderful puppy from you, I'm here to help :-)  
Tara and John"

"We love Annie so much! She has been a wonderful addition to our family! She is adorable and makes us laugh every day..."
Bridget & Scott
Please get informed about the
working Dachshund breed.


All breeding dogs are health tested and titled with certified work-ability.


All puppies will be naturally dewormed, vet-checked, microchipped and receive CKC papers.


Puppies can be registered with AKC.


WE DO NOT SHIP PUPPIES!


Health is really important to us!
We raise puppies 
holistically
 and  encourage

responsible pet ownership.

Why not to spay or neuter your Dachshund


More Recent Studies on the influence of hormones on Canine health


We offer life-time support for
owners of Ahornzwinger dogs and free training opportunities for all Ahornzwinger dog owners .


All puppies are raised indoors and experience extensive socialization.

 

Prior to re-homing,

puppies are fed

high quality Home-made raw food.


Studies about the importance of a balanced diet are found in the "Textbook of Small Animal Orthopaedics", Lippincott, 1985


We prepare all puppies for temperament testing,
Earthdog training
 tracking and Field Trials.

Our puppy program includes:
Early Scent Introduction,
Drag Lines,
Den Introduction
and more.


All puppies will have started crate training before they leave for their new home.


We offer

air-travel training

on special request.


By the time they leave for their new home, they have experienced different places, vehicles, different people, children, cats, gerbils, sounds and surfaces.


For more tips on how to best socialize your puppy after you brought her home, see

AVIDOG Puppy College.