AKC Miniature Dachshunds

 

Cedar Lake Dachshunds is located just west of the St. Louis area in western St. Charles county.  My husband Don and I have a country setting for our dachshunds to run and play when they’re not curled up on the couch.  We fell in love with this breed when we walked into a pet store over 20 years ago and first saw Pauli Girl, a black and tan longhair miniature dachshund.  While we vowed to only purchase dogs directly from a breeder, we fell in love with her on the spot.  When we got her home we realized why we should only purchase dogs from responsible breeders.  Pauli was one sick little puppy, she had parvo and kennel cough.  She won her battled with parvo (her brother did not survive).  Despite all of her early troubles, she lived a long and happy life. We lost Pauli Girl a few years ago, but think of her often.  After that experience we made it our goal to raise happy and healthy puppies for our enjoyment and the benefit of others. 

Pauli Girl not only instilled a love of dachshunds in us, but in our daughter as well.  My daughter and son-in-law live in a neighboring community and also raise dachshunds. We share our love of the breed and we share our dogs.  Our dogs sometimes travel between our homes.  Thus you may see different dogs on our website at different times.  The dogs are exposed to our seven year old grandson and two year old granddaughter, as well.  The kids can often be seen playing ball with the dogs in the backyard.  Very cute!

All of our puppies and dogs are raised in our home as part of our family. We do not have outdoor runs or outbuildings. Our puppies are held and played with everyday. Puppies are in our living room where they are exposed to everyday noises, other dogs and children.  This makes for a well socialized, lovable, confident puppy. 

We hope you enjoy your visit to our website.  Thank you for your interest.  If you have any questions, please email or call us. Barb Fortmeyer

dfortmeyer@charter.net or 314-412-0601

 

The puppies on this page have all gone to their new homes.  Please see "puppies pages" for available pups.

 

Outdoor Playtime...It's a puppy party.
  





 

   

   

   

   
                      

 

 

 

 Nap Time
   
                       Yin & Yang                                  Great arm rest                                   
                                                      

   
You make a great pillow, Mocha                                            
                                   

Some of our dogs lounging in the family room
 
                                       Cheese!

  
Is there room for one more?                                                                
                                                            

   
                                           You're squishing me!