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.
creating a family
giving one of our puppies a home, makes you part of the ahornzwinger family.
We are happy to assist you with your training and well-being questions for your puppy's lifetime.
In return, we ask for your experience.
All owners of ahornzwinger puppies will be asked to participate in regular surveys, health reports, notes on training experiences and successes.
This will help our future breed planning and monitoring of genetic health and work ability.
Our C-Litter was born on October 7, 2019.
2 Males - wildboar and black and tan
3 Females - Wildboar, black and tan and chocolate
Mom and Puppies are all well and healthy.
Possibly One female available.
Bio Sensor Testing
To Be Continued As Puppies Grow
Observing The Pregnant Bitch
Rest And Go
Birth at Day 61
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!