FAQ and Info Page
*All of our puppies are sold as PET ONLY/NO REGISTRATION PAPERS. However, ALL of our dogs are AKC registered!
*Ice Legendz Dachshunds WILL NEVER KNOWINGLY SELL OUR PUPPIES OR ADULTS TO ANY PET STORES, PUPPY MILLS, OR BROKERS. PUPPIES ARE LIVING BREATHING CREATURES, THEY ARE NOT AN "ITEM" TO JUST BE PASSED AROUND! I AM VERY PROUD AND HAPPY TO BE THE BREEDER I AM. I WANT TO PROVIDE HEALTHY AND HAPPY PUPPIES TO FAMILIES.
*Ice Legendz Dachshunds endorses our contract and considers it legally binding for the safety of our puppies.
*WE DO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO SELL A PUPPY OR ADULT TO ANYONE WE FEEL IS NOT FIT.
Furthermore, Ice Legendz Dachshunds reserves the right to return the deposit on any reserved puppy at our discretion if we deem it necessary.
*NOTE - REMINDERS*
*There is a 4% fee for using square as the company charges me to use their services (This is an additional charge added it is not taken from your total)
*All puppies/adults sold have sales tax of 7.25% added to their total price
*****If you do not like our policies, or do not feel comfortable with how we do things, please do not contact us. We will not change how we do things. We have everything in place for a reason and for the safety of our dogs and my family*****
How does your adoption process work?
**We require a puppy application to be filled out and approved. After that step then a deposit is placed on the puppy of your choice. If we have a current waiting list, deposit holders choose first. Our waiting list can be found on the Waiting List Tab- We also have a general waiting list-- we send out emails to those on the list after our priority/deposit holders make their pick. Once a deposit is placed, that puppy is reserved for you and will be removed from our web-site, and Facebook page. You will then be sent our welcome email. This will cover how the process will work now that you have a chosen puppy. It will include pickup info, your balance, and some other pieces of information. Any puppies remaining will be posted as available on our web-site and our Facebook page.
What is the price of your puppies?
** Our prices range from $1200 and up *subject to change at any time (sometimes I will have puppies below this starting price), pricing depends greatly on the line the puppy comes from, and the color/pattern. Our less common colors/patterns are in the higher range. Lower range is the basic colors such as reds & black/tans. We do not charge more for coat type.
How much is your deposit?
** Our deposits are generally $300-$600, however this is ultimately determined by the price of your puppy.
How do you accept deposits?
** Google Square is how we prefer to take our deposits. (There is a 4% processing fee added to your total- Square charges this fee) It's easy for us to keep track of everyone this way and move through things smoothly. If you must place a deposit another way please contact me. However, we DO NOT like taking checks or money orders any longer. It falls through more often than not. We also take Google Pay - no fees for this, however, you cannot use credit cards, it is debit only. Also, there is a hold period for this, so your pup may not be reserved until it clears. Google square is instant.
How is final payment due?
Cash is the preferred payment of choice on the day of pickup. However, final Payment can be made through google square(again with the 4% fee added) this must be done at least 48 hours prior to pick up to give payment time to clear.
NO PERSONAL CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS ARE EVER ACCEPTED.
Is there sales tax on your puppies?
** Yes, there is sales tax of 7.25% on all of our puppies/adults sold. This is in ADDITION to the price of your puppy.
Do you have references available?
**Our veterinarian is listed on our website for your convenience. Client references are listed on our website under the "HOME" drop down menu. IF you wish to speak to our vet, you MUST let us know. Our vet WILL NOT release anything without our permission. IF you call unexpectedly you will not get a response from them.
Do you allow home visits?
** We no longer allow home visits for a number of reasons. The number of breeder murders, thefts and rapes are on the rise. I have read way too many horror stories as of late. A poodle breeder down south was murdered in her kennel and was not found until days later. She was left dead in with her puppies. A Frenchie breeder was robbed, and some of his puppies killed. With this being a severe concern to our family, safety has become my number one priority.
Also with parvo being such a huge factor this day in age we want to lessen the chances of it being tracked into our home. The lesser amount of feet that comes in, the better. Since our dogs do live inside OUR HOME, NOT a facility, strangers coming in and out of our home stresses my dogs out, in thus stressing us out. Would you let 100's of strangers into your home?
We now do all of our appointments at our amazing vets office. We are their first appointment of the day. They block out a good hour to hour and a half so they allow us their entire office lobby for our visits.
Are you inspected?
Yes! We are inspected by the AKC. They check the health of our dogs, all of our vet records, and litter records. Where our dogs are kept, and puppies are raised as well as our yard. We are also part of the AKC bred with heart program as well.
We are also pop inspected by our local dog warden. We have always been in compliance!
AKC Inspection Dates are as follow- 8-3-13, 6-14-16, & 7-22-19.
Since you don't allow home visits how will I see my puppy?
** We GLADLY update photos every week to week and a half AND do LIVE videos! You will never be left out of the loop on how your puppy is progressing. I am ALWAYS here to answer all questions during and after the adoption process. I also have a Client Only group I created on Facebook for all of my clients to post photos, ask questions, etc. I post updates in there, and information. As well as the live videos. Once you place a deposit you will be added to the group.
Where are your puppies kept?
**Our puppies are kept inside our home and raised in our Nurseries. We have 2 rooms in our home that are dedicated to our puppies and their mommas. Our puppies are handled daily, and monitored when we are not up there. We have cameras in all rooms of our home where all of our dogs are located. There are photos on our web-site of our puppy rooms as well as a video.
Where are your adults kept?
**All of our adults live in our home we do not keep them in a separate kennel. We love our dogs as if they were family and we like for them to be with us daily as a part of our family. Many of them sleep with us at night. Our dogs have a fenced in play yard that they go out in daily.
What do your puppies come with?
** Our puppies are vet checked, dew claws removed (IF STATED), wormed accordingly and have their 1st set of vaccinations. They will also come with a goody bag for your puppy (Holidays we go all out!! Extra goodies!) which includes toy bin, a handmade blanket, 3 toys, 1 kong ball, a hoof for chewing, nail clippers, Small bottle of Earthbath Puppy shampoo, 2 No Tip bowls, 1 pink or blue nylabone, small pack of pee pads, poo bags and poo bag holder for your leash, paw print reusable treat jar with a start of all natural treats all made in the USA, 1 Free month of Trupanion Health Insurance, 1 Free Month of Bark Box, Best Breed Puppy 4 lb bag of food, and a home made Birth Certificate with your puppy's weight, time of birth, parents and date of birth.
Our puppies come with a 1 yr. health guarantee against life threatening hereditary illnesses/issues (Read more about this in our sales contract). They are ALL treated for ALL intestinal parasites including- worms, giardia & coccidia. Pyrantel for worms at 2,4,6 weeks old. Metronidazole & Fenbendazole for Giardia & Toltrazuril for Coccidia. Our pet pups are sold on spay/neuter contracts with NO REGISTRATION PAPERS. **WE DO NOT SELL TO BREEDERS ANY LONGER, SO PLEASE, DO NOT ASK!**
Do you do any health testing?
Currently there is no recommended health tests for our breed per AKC guidelines. However, many breeders test for PRA-Cord 1. We do not. After much research we have found that This test is not accurate. And until it is, we will be opting to not test for this currently. False results can omit healthy breeding dogs from our program, and even possibly keep affected dogs in our program. When this test is accurate we will then begin testing our dogs.
Do your lines have any back issues or any other health issues?
Currently no- We have had under 10 pups reported back to us with IVDD in our 11 yrs of breeding. And our current oldest dogs are 10-13 years old with no issues (they are retired). We have had 1 report of a dog with seizures with no findings on why, and 1 (a line we no longer have) that has epilepsy, however, that has not been fully linked to being hereditary. Those are the only REPORTED issues to us in our breeding career. We try to keep a close relationship with our clients. Also, a lot of our lines we have bred at least 3 generations, and some we are going into our 10th generation, all bred by us.
When can my puppy come home?
** Our puppies do not leave our care until a minimum of 8 weeks of age- THERE IS NO EXCEPTIONS to this. We do Saturday pickups, so if your puppy turns 8 weeks on a Monday-Friday date they will go home that following Saturday. In some cases if I feel a puppy needs to stay longer I will hold them until I feel they are ready to leave my care. If you need a different date, please, let us know right away.
When can I plan a pick up date?
**Pick up dates are posted in the information on ALL of our available puppy pages, and photo albums on Facebook & In your welcome email. The date posted will be the scheduled pick up date. This will give you time to plan ahead of time. Pickup time is always in the afternoon on the date listed. Pickups are done at our Vet listed on our website. Please confirm that this date works for you when you place your deposit. DO NOT book NON REFUNDABLE flights, or hotels!!! Sometimes things arise, and pickup dates may change. So please make sure when booking these types of things, that they ARE refundable.
What if the pickup date listed does not work for me?
**IF the listed pickup date does not work for you I need to be notified immediately. Every additional week that we have to hold your puppy will be a $50 boarding fee to continue care of your puppy. I may not always be able to hold puppies past their scheduled pickup day, so PLEASE be sure to notify me PRIOR to placing your deposit to confirm.
Do you ship or transport your puppies?
** Due to USDA laws we no longer can offer shipping. However, you can fly into our airport and I can meet you there with your puppy. This costs almost as much as air shipping. Depending on where you are located we may be able to meet a couple of hours away to lessen lengthy trips for our clients for a fee. However, this will depend greatly on our schedules. These days I usually do not have time to do so.
What do you feed?
**Dr. Gary's Best Breed Poodle (it's basically a formula for small breeds) & we mix the salmon & chicken formulas in with it for the Adults. For the puppies, they are on the Puppy Formula. Click this link to see what the bags look like and to locate a shop near you that sells it. https://www.icelegendzdachshunds.com/puppy-supplies
What treats do you recommend?
** We feed only fresh fruits and veggies as treats. With so many recalls nowadays we want to keep this risk low. AND they love it! BUT When/if we do, we buy ONLY natural and made in the USA treats. We have many of what we use here on our supply page. https://www.icelegendzdachshunds.com/puppy-supplies