About Us


Hillhaven

Welcome and hello. We specialise in breeding quality miniature dachshunds, both smooth and long coat. Our goal is to breed for health and temperament, so all our puppies are suitable for family pets. We are a family living in the beautiful New England region of Tamworth, NSW, Australia which provides the perfect life for our family and dogs.

Our journey with dachshunds began when I, Alison was a very young child. I always longed for a dog of my own and from a very young age pestered relentlessly my parents.

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Application of Interest Form


Our responsibility as a breeder is the wellbeing of all our puppies. This questionnaire has been compiled to assist with placing the right puppy with the right family. By filling in this questionnaire, it will help us receive some basic, but necessary information, to aid in our decision of the sale of any of our puppies to an individual or party who is interested in adding a Miniature dachshund to their family. Bringing a dachshund pup into your home is a lifetime commitment. We are looking for those who understand or have a willingness to learn the needs of a dachshund and therefore ask you to answer as honestly as you can. Our promise to you is all information shared is kept confidential.

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Hillhaven

Recent Blog


Dachshund Care

Be aware that dachshunds are prone to intervertebral disc disease (IVDD). None of our dogs or puppies we have bred have ever developed this, but care needs to be taken to help prevent it. Like some ot...

Dachshunds Coat Types

Dachshunds come in 3 different coat types, smooth, long and wire. We don't breed the wire coat. We have found noticeable differences in the temperaments between the different coat types. They obviousl...

Toilet training

Please know that what I am writing is purely based on my experience of living with dogs for most of my life, and lots of research and experience, but I am far from an expert, and google is always ava...