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What to expect...   The more you get to know a breed, the higher your expectations become. There is no such thing as the perfect dog, but in my opinion it is a breeder’s responsability to truely aspire breed improvement. We have made it our breeding-goal to produce a very breed-typical Dachshund, whereby the next generation transcends merely the sum of parts of the previous generation. Out of every combination we make, we would like to have such a puppy ourselves. Health, character and anatomie are most important, colour is secondary. Also very important: the living conditions of our dogs. All our dogs are entitled to plenty of excercise, fun activities and individual attention. First and foremost our dogs are pets, our walking- and training buddies... Here we would like to share with you what to expect from a Hereheide puppy: -Healthy, beautiful, happy parents that are looked after in the best possible way. -Breeding dogs are checked for eye diseases. -Our dogs minimally participate in the ‘selection above ground’ (see ‘Hunting’) before they are used for breeding. (and/or Sociable Dog Test from the Be Kennel Club) -Puppies are born in our living room to familiarize them as much as possible with ‘everyday life’. -From the third to sixteenth day they are exposed daily to a set of excercises that should result in better learning abilities, better performance, low stress-sensibility and better general health. To learn more about this program, click here. -Extended form of socialization. By the time the puppies are 8 weeks old, they’ve frequently been in contact with people, cats, horses, etc. Furthermore they’re used to riding in cars, going to the forrest, the city center, etc. -Initial housetraining and cratetraining -All puppies are microchipped, vaccinated, dewormed multiple times and come with European passport and LOSH/FCI pedigree (in Belgium it takes several months for breeders to get their pedigrees, as soon as they arrive, they will be given to you). -Special socialization for puppies for practical hunting can be reckoned with. -All puppies come with a puppy-package (bag of food, toys, litterblanket, leash and collar), a file with ‘starters guide’, copies of pedigrees and eye examinations of the parents and a non-committal invitation for our puppy-reunion somewhere around their first birthday. -Finally, we are there for you a Teckel-life-long. I would like to add that puppies are not ‘factory produced’and they can’t simply undergo  a ‘technical inspection’ before leaving to their forever homes. Healthy dogs can produce a diseased puppy, just like healthy people, can have a diseased child. Ofcourse we do everything in our power  to avoid this... If you want to know if you are  eligible for a Hereheide  puppy, please  proceed. ‘What we expect’...
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