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Why Do Puppies Bite

Why do Puppies Bite     Why do puppies bite? It helps to understand just why puppies like to use their teeth. Like human babies, puppies explore their world by mouthing items they encounter. This means everything goes into their mouth, whether it’s appropriate or not – like human hands, feet, fingers and toes! That […]

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puppies available

        We  currently  have red long hair boys and girls available                          

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What Do I Need For My New Puppy

What do I need for my new puppy? A very common question we are asked from our lovely customers is what they will need in preparation for their new Hillhaven Dachshund puppys arrival. There are three sections of things you will want to consider before bringing your puppy home: What to have prepared Essentials you […]

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When Will My Dachshund Puppy Grow Up?

When Will My Dachshund Puppy Grow Up? When will my dachshund grow up? Why does it seem like they are going backwards in their training and not listening? Why is my puppy growling at things they’ve seen a million times before? These are all questions that we are commonly asked by our Hillhaven Dachshund  families. […]

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Socialisation

SOCIALISATION Proactively socialising your puppy is essential. Puppies have what is called a ‘critical socialisation period’ between approximately 3-17 weeks of age. The puppy’s experiences during this critical period of learning and development can influence and shape their behaviour well into adulthood. Providing plenty of opportunities for socialisation and exposure to different environments during this […]

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Sad Farewells

Many people ask us how are we able to say goodbye to our puppies after 8 weeks, so I wanted to write a little about that farewell process.  Feelings of sadness mixed with joy and wonder describe this amazing experience, beginning with conception. Every puppy we bring into this world is special, loved and treasured […]

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Vet Endorsed

Our vet Dr Bernie May BVSC, from  Armidale has a calm, sensible approach to our breeding program.  He is always only a phone call away and gives excellent advice regarding the ethical management of our breeding practices. He is always available for us and shows the utmost care and compassion for our animals and all […]

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Introducing Your New Puppy to other Animals

This is a frequently asked question, as many pet owners would like to own more than 1 dog. What is the best way to introduce a puppy to an older dog or cat? There are many factors involved in how your older dog or cat will adjust to a new puppy, and each situation is […]

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Dachshund Care

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 other small breeds of dog, dachshunds have a higher risk of developing intervertebral disc disease. In IVDD, the cushioning […]

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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 obviously share many common traits, but there are some differences too Similarities Called by many different names, weiner dogs, hot dogs, dashies, sausages, mini […]

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Puppy Training

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 available too with loads of helpful information. House training (toilet training) a puppy or a dog […]

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Adjusting to life at their new home

It is a huge adjustment for puppies when they leave the safety and security of the only home they know, with people they love and trust, and siblings for constant company, fun and companionship. Sometimes some puppies take longer to settle and adjust to the transition. They often protest loudly, making their displeasure known to […]

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