Virginia Dachshunds is a small, family-owned kennel located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia where we exclusively breed and raise purebred miniature dachshunds. All of our dachshunds are raised in our home as part of our family where they receive the love and affection of the whole family, including our daughter, Madeline, and our goldendoodle, Hercules.
All of our dogs are registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC) and their puppies are also registered with the AKC to their new owners before they leave for their new homes. We breed both smooth and longhaired miniature dachshunds.
All of our dogs are given an annual exam and health clearance by a licensed veterinarian. They receive routine DHLPP, Lyme and Bordetella vaccinations as recommended by our veterinarian, in addition to, receiving a monthly heartworm preventative and are dewormed as needed. We also screen our breeding stock for Brucellosis before and after breeding to a dog from another kennel.
Our dogs are all DNA tested through Embark Veterinary, which tests for 190+ genetic mutations in dogs, including Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA Cord 1), Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), Mucopolysaccharidosis IIIA (MPS IIIA) and Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 1 & 2 (NCL) in Dachshunds.
The Embark DNA test also calculates the coefficient of inbreeding for each dog and estimates the inbreeding coefficient for the offspring of two dogs. A low coefficient of inbreeding is a good indicator that the puppies will be healthy.