Baldox Dachshunds is a Small Hobby Show Breeder
We are only interested in the betterment of the breed
We are always actively involved in showing at AKC conformation events. Breeding for ourselves and fully understand the health issues within the breed and selecting the best based on correct conformation and temperaments. We spend a great deal of effort researching pedigrees and stud dogs to select the breeding most likely to yield the best possible puppies. The puppies are whelped and raised in our home and are socialized beginning at a very early age to optimize their temperaments for life in the real world.
Our goal is to breed the best Dachshund, because we plan to keep one of the puppies for ourselves as a show competitor. The facts of life, however, is that not all of the litter will be show quality. In fact, seldom is even half of a litter is show quality. Many breeders consider a litter with one or two potential champions as a successful breeding. The remainder of the litter are placed in pet or performance homes. If you are fortunate, you may get one of these puppies.
Located in the Midwest, United States
I AM A BREEDER..........
My food receipts for a family of 3 and my dog food bills match. My electric has trippled, I have more whelping supplies than I do medicine and first aid supplies. I have vaccines in my fridge, my vet on speed dial and puppy pens in my living room.
I am a Breeder, that my feet find the way to the puppy pens before I have even ate breakfast in the morning and the puppy pens are my last stop before bed. While my friends are on a cruise to the Bahamas and my family meets for Christmas I am home delivering or hand feeding puppies. All plans are made around heat dates, whelp dates, puppies going to their new homes and vet dates.
I am a Breeder, who has been covered in more bodily fluids from my dogs on more occasions than I care to admit. Bleach is my favorite cleaning product and my home typically smells like a community pool. Most of the time my conversations with friends revolves around my dogs. When I get exhausted and feel like I can't do another sleepless night hand feeding a puppy around the clock every 2 hours I remind myself religiously that the hand feeding is only temporary and the reward is coming.
I am breeder who sacrifices my own comfort to sleep on the floor next to a whelping pen so I can hear every time a puppy makes a squeak or to jump up in a panic making sure I didn't over sleep and not hear my alarm for the next 2 hour puppy feeding. Many people wouldn't understand how it feels to have invested hours and hours in a weak puppy to ultimately lose it and how it can feel the same as loosing a child or the joy I feel when all the invested hours have paid off in one that lives.
I am a Breeder, who has bottle fed, syringe and even sponge fed a puppy doing whatever it takes feeding every 2 hours and it taking 45 minutes to do it for weeks at a time to ensure it's survival. I have learned to be proficient at vaccinations, sub- q fluids, syringe feeding, warm water enemas, temperature taking and formulated and perfected my own puppy formula. My Vet knows me by my first name, knows my children, and has witnessed me cry countless times.
I am a Breeder, to me that 63 days takes on new meaning still excited by every new life. It is I who delivers all my pups, towels and heating pads on ready, happiness and sadness sometimes intermingled. It is I who has breathed the first breath of life into a puppy who has refused to take that first breath. Even though it increases my work load, I look forward to the 14 day stage when eyes open, and puppies begin to emerge from the helplessness of newborns. Puppy breath, a first bark, and a heart of exploration. I am a conscientious lover of animals and I have found my niche.
I am a Breeder, and I am not cruel, dumb, uncaring or criminal. I take great responsibility for every life I bring into this world and ensure it goes to a wonderful, loving and perfect home an extension of the same love and care they received while in my own home. I am not raking in money while sitting on my butt. Every penny I make I earn through blood, sweat, hard work and tears. My greatest joy is a healthy puppy and a wonderful home. The card of thanks and the pictures of my puppies with their new families are the fringe benefits of my efforts.
I am an animal lover, nurse, midwife, heavy laborer, customer service representative and PROUDLY I AM A BREEDER!