FAQ

Our Contract

This contract/health guarantee/bill of sale will accompany your puppy at pickup. We require you to sign this. Please review it so you are familiar with the terms and can ask us any questions.

When can we come see your dachshunds or our puppy?

Email and ask us for a copy of our visitation policy!

How can we purchase one of your puppies?

Most of our puppies sell to our waiting list families. Once you select a puppy a deposit of 50% will be due to reserve him/her. This can be paid via Venmo, Zelle, or bank transfer. If you are not on our waiting list but see a puppy you would like to reserve, message us to check availability. If available, you will need to send a 50% deposit to reserve the puppy and submit an application. No puppy is considered sold until deposit is received. Balance is paid at pickup. For more information visit our waiting list page.

What do the puppies come with?

All puppies are born, raised, loved and socialized in our home from the moment of birth to the time they leave for their new homes. Puppies will go home with a puppy packet including health records, a 30 day treatment of Revolution (prescription flea/tick & heartworm treatment), a small bag of puppy food, treats, a toy, and a "lovey" that smells like their mom/siblings. All puppies come with age appropriate vaccinations and deworming. We give all of our puppies Neopar (Parvo-only vaccine) at 6 weeks of age for extra protection against Parvo, and then standard boosters at 8, 12, and 16 weeks. All puppies are given de-wormer at 3, 5 and 7 weeks of age. Our puppies come with a 12 month health guarantee, extendable to 24 months if given NuVet Plus supplements. This covers a life threatening health condition with a replacement puppy. See our contract for terms of our health guarantee. Puppies are started on pad training and crate training before coming home. All of our puppies are sold on a strict spay and neuter contract. All puppies must be altered by 1 year of age.

Do you health test your Dachshunds?

Per the AKC and Dachshund Club of America there are no recommended DNA health tests in place for Dachshunds. There are a few health conditions that can accompany the Dachshund breed. They are Pes Varus (very uncommon), IVDD, or Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA). We do PRA test our stud dogs so we can avoid producing any effected puppies. This test is not entirely accurate though as there are many unknown cords, so we do not test every dog.

If or when there are breed specific tests recommended we will complete more testing. After 17 years of breeding we are proud to say that we have never had any genetic issues that would impair the quality of life of the dog. We stand behind our Dachshunds!

Review the AKC Dachshund information.

How are your puppies raised?

Our puppies are born and raised in our dining room, surrounded by our children and the daily noises of life. We believe this creates a well balanced, happy puppy that will make a great companion. They are very well socialized. We start on pad training at 4 weeks of age. Toys and chewies are provided for puppies as soon as they begin to show an interest. They usually start eating dry kibble from mom's bowl around 3-4 weeks old.

How can we pick a puppy over the internet?

Because we wait until the puppies are older (generally 4-6 weeks old) before we offer them for sale we are able to see personality and temperament traits easier. This allows us to tell prospective families more about the individual puppies to help match them to the family. We also provide multiple photos of the puppies so you can see them from all angles. We can also send short video clips of the puppies via email or text.

When can my puppy come home?

Our puppies go home between 8-10 weeks of age. We will not allow any puppies to go home before 8 weeks old. Our moms and puppies self wean, so we do not take the mom away on a certain date. This allows the mom and puppies a stress free weaning process when they are ready. All of our puppies will have a 'ready date' given at purchase. If you cannot pickup on that date be sure to let us know so other arrangements can be made, if possible. Puppies not picked up on 'ready date' are subject to a daily board rate.

We do not ship our puppies, but we can meet you at our local airport in Wenatchee, WA for a small delivery fee. You can also use a Flight Nanny to pickup your puppy.

What supplies do you recommend for a new puppy owner?

We are often asked what are some things we recommend for your new puppy. Over the years we have learned what we feel works best for our dachshunds. Click here to see our list.

Are the puppies AKC registered?

Our puppies are sold without AKC papers unless prior arrangements have been made. All of our breeding dogs are AKC registered, but our pet puppies cannot be used for breeding.

Puppies purchased for breeding and/or showing will be sold with Full AKC paperwork. Please note, we offer Full AKC on a very limited basis to approved breeders only.

How much are your puppies?

Our puppies start at $2000 and go up from there, depending on color, gender, and quality. No puppies are priced until after birth. Females cost more than males. Dapples and English Creams start at $2500.

How is payment handled?

All sales will have 8.5% WA state sales tax added to their purchase.

We require a deposit of 50% of your puppy's purchase price to reserve your puppy. Puppies are not considered pending or sold until the deposit has been received. All deposits are non-refundable, non-transferrable.

Deposits can be made via Zelle, Venmo, or bank transfer. We no longer accept payments via Paypal.

Cash is required at time of pick-up for final balance payment, and personal checks will not be accepted for final payment.

Do you have a waiting list?

Yes, we keep a waiting list for all of our puppies. We feel if you are placing a deposit with McMillan's Dachshunds you are making a commitment to work with us to find the puppy of
your dreams. We will work with you and your desires to help make that happen. Our waiting list requires an application, contract and non-refundable deposit. Review our waiting list info.

What if I cannot keep my Dachshund?

We offer a lifetime return policy on all of our dogs. If you are ever unable to keep your puppy we will gladly take them back or help you place them in a new home. We don't want any of our dogs to end up in a shelter.

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. We do not offer refunds. We reserve first pick of any litter. If you still have questions, please ask!