Von Hound Dashies (Miniature Dachshunds)
Tweed, New South Wales
Hi, I'm Shannon B.
We are a Gold Coast-based, boutique Dachshund breeder of long and short haired Minis.
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Last checked on 31 July 2021
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- Breeding & Welfare
- Health Practices
- Home Environment
- Physical Condition
Our Breeding Practices
Behaviour and socialisation
Our puppies are raised in our family home, alongside our younger son and our older dogs. We have designated puppy play areas set up with lots of enrichment activities. We frequently take our puppies over to our parents’ farm to meet other dogs and animals, including miniature horses and alpacas. We also invite friends to come over to play with our puppies and spend time training them, including safe crate association and toilet…
We fully DNA test all our breeding dogs to ensure no transfer of any health conditions and perform our regular annual health checks at the vet. We feed a mixed diet of Canine Natural with raw (kangaroo, chicken, beef, sardine and veggies) and Frontier Pets.
We live in rural residential on a large block of land with a back yard and designated areas for our dogs and puppies where they can sleep, quarantine, train and play with lots of stimulating enrichment. We have a large whelping space set up inside our garage which is safely gated and temperature controlled. Mum has access to go in and out as she pleases, and we rotate the puppies around our home at different stages during their…
Included with our puppies
We include a new owner’s version of Puppy Culture with lots of information on raising well-adjusted puppies and continuation of their training needs. Owners of our puppies will also receive a Von Hound And Friends harness, leash, collar, bandana, nail file, some toys and food. We also personalise a “puppy passport” which contains their health record and issue a breeder contract with a desexing voucher.
Von Hound Dashies (Miniature Dachshunds) conducts 1 out of 2 core health tests which RightPaw believe are most important to conduct for the Dachshund.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) in dogs is a type of genetic eye disease causing deterioration…
Von Hound Dashies (Miniature Dachshunds) conducts 3 additional tests available for the Dachshund.
Mucopolysaccharidosis is a genetic lysosomal storage disease that can cause various problems including stunted growth and bone deformities. There are a few different variants of this disease that have been identified in different breeds. For many breeds there are DNA tests available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying the condition.
Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (NCL) is a neurodegenerative disorder found in many breeds of dog. 7 varieties have been identified so far, affecting different breeds. There are DNA tests for each type, to identify whether a breeding dog might be carrying this condition.
Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), also known as ‘brittle bone disease’, is an inherited disease in both humans and animals, causing bone fragility and fracturing. As it is a genetic disease, breeding parents can be tested to ensure it is not passed onto their puppies.
About the breeder
A little about us
I’m Shannon, an AAPDB registered breeder and owner of an online pet business Von Hound And Friends. This includes dog wear, dog health products and toys as well as a from home Grooming Salon.
Why we got involved in breeding
I fell instantly in love with the breed once I purchased my first beautiful longhaired black and tan Mini and knew I wanted more. I decided firstly to stud out my amazing boy, then realised that I would love to be involved in the entire breeding experience myself.
Our special touch
All our puppy owners receive an ongoing discount to our online pet business Von Hound And Friends. We breed a variety of different colours including all black, chocolate, chocolate dapple, chocolate pied, silver dapple and black/tan. Most importantly, we take great pride in how well-socialised and adjusted our puppies are by the time they leave us.
Australian Association of Pet Dog Breeders (AAPDB)
Von Hound Dashies (Miniature Dachshunds)