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* * * * *COMMENTS FROM NEW SPLENDOR FARMS PUPPY OWNERS!!!* * * * *
"Dear Kelly, Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you! Thank you for my precious perfect and wonderful dachshund! Never in a million years did I expect that he would be this perfect. I never imagined a dachshund could be this perfect. I now understand the importance of breeding for temperament and other breed standard attributes but to be able to actually experience what that means is amazing.
It took 5 longs days to come up with what we felt would be a good name with meaning for this precious, perfect and wonderful dachshund. It was while looking at his little feet I said he's got little biscuit feet. When heard the word biscuit he spun his little body around, tilted his head to the side and looked right at me and from that moment on he has been our little Biscuit!
I am attaching a few pictures so you can see how beautiful he is growing up to be. We will be going to Wilmington for a long weekend and hope to have some pictures of the two of us taken and I will send you one. Thank you again."
"Kelly, Just wanted to let you know that Juliet had a great visit to the vet. Everything looked perfect! They were all SO very impressed at all the preventative measures you had taken with her at Splendor Farms. :) The vet actually said, "Wow! That is some breeder!
Her first night was a success. She cried about 5-10 minutes in her crate and then went on to sleep and slept all night! She definitely seems to understand what to do when she goes outside as well. So far we've had no accidents. Thank you for all your good care for her over the past few months!"
-- Monica R., owner of "Juliet" (puppy from Cindy Lou & Bentley), February 14, 2014
"Hey Kelly, It was a pleasure meeting you on Saturday. I just wanted to let you know that Ailia did very well on the 13 hour drive home. Wyatt and I were very surprised at how great she was behaving. She was doing better than the two of us! :) Anyway, I took her to the vet on Monday and she is all good. Nothing bad to report. She also did very well with the vet. Thank you so much for all that you do for your dogs. You can tell how much love and care you put into each one. I really appreciate how much you have already worked with her, she is the most well behaved nine week old puppy I have ever seen.
-- Kyla E., owner of "Ailia" (puppy from Cocoa & Max), February 4, 2014
"Hi Kelly, I just wanted to let you know that Sheldon is FABULOUS! This is the puppy I've been waiting for my whole life!! He does not make a peep at night and hasn't messed in his crate ONCE since I brought him home on Friday..that is unbelievable for a puppy who is so young. He is happy, affectionate, playful and loves to be in my arms and on my lap. I am in HEAVEN....you clearly are a WONDERFUL Breeder, and I have already told A LOT of people about your Farm/Kennel...I hope you don't mind..lol :-) Warmly,"
"Kelly, I cannot thank you enough for raising this precious puppy. Steffi is absolutely perfect in every way.even when she occasionally forgets the lessons you taught her (and that we are trying to teach her). Our vet proclaimed her in perfect health and was so impressed that she was not at all scared, unlike many of the new puppies that come in for the first time. Steffi was contented all during our six-hour trip back to Vestavia, Alabama and only got restless once and we immediately realized that she needed to find a grassy spot.
She is eating well and has had no stomach upset in changing to the Eukanuba Puppy Growth food.
We had been so impressed with Splendor Farms during our visit there in April and have found the "long" wait for this little one to have been well worth the wait. I tell everyone who will listen how wonderful your dogs are and how pleased we are. Please do tell your staff how much we appreciate what they have also contributed to our having this little one.
I'll send you another picture when Steffi has grown just a bit. Thanks again,"
"Hi Kelly, My husband and I just wanted to take the opportunity to tell you what a great job we think you did in raising our puppy. He has a wonderful temperament, has a lot of confidence, and is very well adjusted. Not to mention he's beautiful. We just love our little Sam. We thank you for the crate training - it's been a lifesaver at night! I can't believe he doesn't even whimper (the crate is in our bedroom at night). Thanks again!"
"Hi Kelly, Just a note to let you know Gator is doing great! Such a smart little fella. I have trained him to use the bell on the door and he is potty trained, just like you promised! Started school at PetSmart last week. Thank you for raising such wonderful dogs. I will tell everybody about you and Splendor Farms."
-- Pam G., Wilburton, OK, April 30, 2013
"Kelly, It was an absolute pleasure to meet you yesterday. I loved your farm and the obvious care and love you put into every aspect of it. I only regret not being able to stay at the b&b and enjoy all that the farm has to offer.
I was very impressed with the cleanliness of your kennels and the apparent excellent health of all the dachshunds. I was furthered impressed after we left the kennels. Sherman (our red smooth male) and I had a good day of travel. He had the best behavior and no accidents, for the entire day. He waited until 10pm last night to relieve himself, outside, at home. He slept thru the night and again this morning, the best potty training, outside for that!
We love him and are very grateful for the time, love and commitment you put into raising your dogs."
-- Shannon W., St. Simon Island, GA, March 30, 2013
VIDEO ABOVE: Splendor Farms puppies at 8 weeks playing!
VIDEO ABOVE: "Weiner Dog" from Memories to Motion Productions
IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO READ BEFORE DECIDING ON PURCHASING/ADOPTING A DACHSHUND FROM ANYONE
Splendor Farms puppies are bred for loving homes and show rings. We will sell a puppy on a full registration contract, only if you are planning on showing the puppy. Most of our pups come from Champion bloodlines (see pedigrees of dams/sires) so even if you do not want to show, you are getting a dachshund with correct conformation and good healthy bloodlines and isn't that what you want?!! Long haired puppies actually shed less than smooths. It is the proven truth, and the long hair coats are NOT hard to maintain. Our groomer comes every week to do 7 dogs in rotation, i.e. every dog at Splendor Farms is bathed and has his/her teeth, ears & nails cleaned/cut, and are given flea & heartworm preventative medicine every 4 weeks.
Our pups get a veterinarian health examination before leaving us (see our health guarantee in our puppy application). Our pups leave us at 10 to 12 weeks with 2 to 3 sets of shots. They are crate and doggy door trained and are started on housebreaking. They are socialized with other dogs (all sizes & breeds), cats, goats, horses, & sheep. Our bed & breakfast guests' children play with them as do our horse/farm camp girls. We even take them on the golf carts to get them used to motion so they don't get car sick on their way home. We are not like other breeders, none. We have been raising / showing / rescuing dachshunds for over 18 years. Splendor Farms has a State of Louisiana & Parish of St. Tammany Kennel License. We have obtained old bloodlines going back to show kennels of Germany, England, and South Africa. We breed to keep these bloodlines going. We do not raise any other breed, but Dachshunds. We do not believe in "designer breeds." You must complete and submit an application for consideration before you can have a puppy from Splendor Farms. Our moms and dads, and their offspring mean the world to us and you have to make sure you are prepared and willing for a commitment of 12 to 18 years.
Size, miniature or standard, doesn't determine the price. Color, pattern, full/limited registration, bloodline, conformation, etc., determines the price.
My pups start at $900.00 and can go up to $2,000.00, depending on the above criteria. Whether the pup is being sold for $900 or $2,000, they all still get the same health/wellness program beginning at 2 weeks and the socialization and home environment training (crate/housebreaking) beginning at 6 weeks and they never leave me before 10 to 12 weeks. We do not advertise in the newspaper or puppy websites. We do not advertise puppies for sale/adoption on our Facebook page.
Thanks for your interest in a Splendor Farms puppy. If you would like to schedule a visit to see us, let me know. I'm always happy & proud to show off my dogs!
The Dachshund puppies below are available for sale to loving homes. All puppies come with a package of goodies unique to each puppy. Please note that we can't sell a puppy before speaking to you first, and receiving a completed and approved puppy application. A deposit is required to reserve a puppy. Please contact us if you're interested in buying a puppy, or if you have questions.
Buying a puppy is a commitment. You must be sure you and your family are up to the responsibility. All Dachshund pet puppies will be placed with a spay/neuter contract. We expect all new owners to have them spayed/neutered as soon as your veterinarian says it is wise to do so.
Summer's pale cream female (right) is sold to Crystal & Travis C. of Schriever, LA!! Her registered name is "Splendor's Sweet Summer Song" (a.k.a., Trixie),
and she will be brought back to Splendor Farms to be bred in 2014!!
Summer's shaded cream female (right) is sold to Blake C. of Mandeville, LA!!
A NICE EMAIL FROM A CARING DOG OWNER
(AND MY RESPONSE BELOW)
Subject: Thank You
I did not get my dog Oscar from you, but I did rescue him from a shelter. He was 12 when we got him, and he was wasting away in a cage because the old couple who owned him died and their kids didn't want such an old and sick dog. I loved him from the first moment I saw him. I knew he was my dog from day 1. They told me he might not survive the winter (it was October). He lived another 4 years with loving care.
I saw what you posted about adopting animals. I wanted to say thank you for that. I loved my little old man and like to think he was happy and spoiled here. We lost him just after Thanksgiving. I think about him every day. I loved to see someone promoting good pet care and responsible pet choices and had to say thank you again. Dogs are not accessories, they are family members who deserve to be treated with love and respect. You seem to promote that and that made me happy. -- Marie W., April 22, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write to me. Every one of my pups/dogs I place now have to have a "plan" for when their owners pass, divorce, etc.... They have to have a letter from their clergy, attorney, executor of their estate, etc... stating that their pup/dog HAS to be returned to me, if a family member is unable or unwilling to take the pup/dog into their own home, AND I have to be notified of the change of residence.
With much appreciation for your thoughts, and for your memories of Oscar,
I thank you. If you are close to Louisiana, come to the farm and visit us someday. -Kelly
COMPLIMENTS FROM DACHSHUND MANIA IN SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA
While I appreciate all the good wishes and compliments and thanks from all of you who have purchased or adopted a puppy/dog from Splendor Farms, to get a compliment from a fellow breeder and show competitor...well, it just don't get better than that!
"Kelly, Thank you very much for two wonderful, beautiful, dachshunds- Skyler & Cowboy. They have joined Dachshund Mania's dachshund family & are living with us here in North Battleford, Sk.
They have settled in well. We have taken them to the vet just for a general checkup after they arrived after their very long 2 day trip & got a perfect bill of health. I have to say that this is the first pair of dogs I have purchased from a breeder that came with a good health report. That's sad, isn't it? Anyway, I wanted you to know that I appreciated that!
We look forward to breeding Cowboy to Blossom Divine in April - she is a blue/tan with chocolate, isabella & piebald in her background. I think they will produce some awesome puppies.
I will continue to watch for new litters on your website & look forward to keeping in touch with you to continue to do business with you.
Thank you for a great service,"
Even Dachshunds know an Apple a Day keeps the Doctor Away!
Our Puppies come with over $300.00 worth of medical expenses invested in them before they leave our farm. Puppies need 4 sets of vaccinations before their immune system is built up (that's 4 vet visits), Regular worming, Flea Preventative, Heartworm Preventative and Fecal Check. Depending on your vet, this will run anywhere between $300.00-$400.00. Our Babies already come with these things before they leave us. We can also provide Microchipping with registration to you - this will run you an additional $60.00 to $75.00 once you pay your vet and then pay for the registration. We do not skimp on our pets care and we provide them with the best maintenance plan while they are in our care. Feel free to call with any questions you may have.
Before you search our puppy or adults for sale page to look for that forever lifetime companion, we would like to share with you how we feel about our babies. If you read and feel the connection, then please continue to search for your next companion at Splendor Farms.
From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog," or, "that's a lot of money for just a dog." They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a dog." Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog." Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog," but I did not once feel slighted. Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a dog," and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.
If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you will probably understand phrases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise." "Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy. "Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person. Because of "just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future. So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment. "Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a dog" but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a human." So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog" just smile, because they "just don't understand."
Our Babies Are Home-Raised!
"Where is my new family?"
(A home-raised Splendor Farms puppy looks out the
window for her new family to come pick her up.)
Dachshunds in Pet Stores
ALL pet store dogs are either "produced" in puppy mills or by unethical
breeders. Do not be fooled by pet stores that claim to get their puppies
from "local breeders." All puppy mills are owned by breeders. Pet stores
will claim that they get their puppies from breeders and will just casually
omit the fact that these breeders run puppy mills.
Please don't feel compelled to buy a puppy from a pet store because it is
suffering. However bad its situation is, it's parents back in the puppy mill
are so much worse off! If more people would stop buying dogs from pet
stores, then pet stores would not find pet sales profitable and would stop
buying dogs from puppy mills. Therefore, the continuing cycle of suffering
would end. However, it's not the fault of an uninformed individual who buys from
a pet shop. You, however, have been informed, so please don't walk into
another pet store that sells animals. Several pet stores sell supplies and
not animals. There are also numerous mail-order catalogs that sell pet
products. (Note: Purebred cats and other animals are also produced in
animal mills and by unscrupulous breeders.)
If you still feel the need to "rescue" a pet store puppy, perhaps you
should consider rescuing its mother instead! Purebred dachshunds rescued
from puppy mills are often available for adoption.
I am your Puppy, and I will love you until the end of the Earth,
but please know a few things about me:
I am a Puppy, this means that my intelligence and capacity for
learning are the same as an 8-month-old child.
I am a Puppy; I will chew EVERYTHING I can get my teeth on. This is how I explore and learn about the world. Even HUMAN children put things in their mouths. It's up to you to guide me to what is mine to chew and what is not.
I am a Puppy; I cannot hold my bladder for longer than 1 - 2 hours.
I cannot "feel" that I need to poop until it is actually beginning
to come out. I cannot vocalize nor tell you that I need to go, and
I cannot have "bladder and bowel control" until 6 - 9 months. Do
not punish me if you have not let me out for 3 hours and I tinkle.
It is your fault.
As a Puppy, it is wise to remember that I NEED to
go potty after: Eating, Sleeping, playing, Drinking and around
every 2 - 3 hours in addition. If you want me to sleep through the
night, then do not give me water after 8 p.m. A crate will help me
learn to housebreak easier, and will avoid you being mad at me.
I am a Puppy, accidents WILL happen, please be patient with me! In
time I will learn.
I am a Puppy, I like to play. I will run around, and chase
imaginary monsters, and chase your feet and your toes and 'attack'
you, and chase fuzz balls, other pets, and small kids. It is play;
it's what I do. Do not be mad at me or expect me to be sedate,
mellow and sleep all day. If my high energy level is too much for
you, maybe you could consider an older rescue from a shelter or
Rescue group. My play is beneficial, use your wisdom to guide me in
my play with appropriate toys, and activities like chasing a
rolling ball, or gentle tug games, or plenty of chew toys for me.
If I nip you too hard, talk to me in "dog talk", by giving a loud
YELP, I will usually get the message, as this is how dogs
communicate with one another. If I get too rough, simply ignore me
for a few moments, or put me in my crate with an appropriate chew
I am a Puppy; hopefully you would not yell, hit, strike, kick or
beat a 6-month-old human infant, so please do not do the same to
me. I am delicate, and also very impressionable. If you treat me
harshly now, I will grow up learning to fear being hit, spanked,
kicked or beat. Instead, please guide me with encouragement and
wisdom. For instance, if I am chewing something wrong, say, "No
chew!" and hand me a toy I CAN chew. Better yet, pick up ANYTHING
that you do not want me to get into. I can't tell the difference
between your old sock and your new sock, or an old sneaker and your
I am a Puppy, and I am a creature with feelings and drives much
like your own, but yet also very different. Although I am NOT a
human in a dog suit, neither am I an unfeeling robot who can
instantly obey your every whim. I truly DO want to please you, and
be a part of your family, and your life. You got me (I hope)
because you want a loving partner and companion, so do not relegate
me to the backyard when I get bigger, do not judge me harshly but
instead mold me with gentleness and guidelines and training into
the kind of family member you want me to be here.
I am a Puppy and I am not perfect, and I know you are not perfect
either. I love you anyway. So please, learn all you can about
training, and puppy behaviors and caring for me from your
Veterinarian, books on dog care and even researching on the
computer! Learn about my particular breed and it's
"characteristics", it will give you understanding and insight into
WHY I do all the things I do. Please teach me with love, patience,
the right way to behave and socialize me with training in a puppy
class or obedience class, we will BOTH have a lot of fun together.
I am a Puppy and I want more than anything to love you, to be with
you, and to please you. Won't you please take time to understand
how I work? We are the same you and I, in that we both feel hunger,
pain, thirst, discomfort, fear, but yet we are also very different
and must work to understand one another's language, body signals,
wants and needs. Some day I will be a handsome dog, hopefully one
you can be proud of and one that you will love as much as I love you.