THE TERM ENGLISH CREAM
Many people do not like the emphasis placed on colour, but we have fallen in love with the excellence of the English Cream Miniature Dachshund. The information contained within this page is that "simply Information" and is not meant to place a "Special" or "Rare" status on colour but rather to help educate puppy people on the temperament and/or qualities of True Type English Cream Miniature Dachshunds. Our primary focus in selecting a Miniature Dachshund for our Breeding program is their confirmation and temperament. Which is why we take Great effort in our selection of our Dams and Sire who are the Future of HeavenlyHund/Jordan Miniatures. You can always breed colour into a line however you must first start with excellent conformation!
CONFORMATION before COLOUR!
A true type English Cream miniature dachshund can range anywhere in colour from "golden" to a "yellowish" or "strawberry" colour blonde. They should always have black noses with the exception of the Chocolate and Creams which is acceptable to have a dilute nose as is in the Chocolate miniature dachshunds. They can have black or self-coloured nails and should also have exquisite black eye lines around the eye rims with again the Chocolate exception. Most Creams are of English decent hence the term "English Cream Dachshund".
True English cream will trace back to British Imports which can be viewed on our pedigrees. Cream is a recessive gene and so both parents must be or carry the cream gene or factor to produce Cream pups.
The term American Cream has come about to describe cream dachshunds who are not of English decent but rather appear to be cream. These dogs may or may not be True English Creams (double recessive). Some dogs labeled as cream may be recessive red or "e-red" dachshunds which will darken as they age. True Cream dachshunds (English Creams) get lighter as they age. Check with the breeder of the puppy when in doubt. If a dachshund has the characteristics above they may be in fact a True English Cream. As previously stated the, the recessive cream factor in the English Cream Dachshunds is what is referred to as a "Double Chinchilla Factor" (also referred to as "double recessive" or "double dilute" or "EE"). The chinchilla factor only acts on the red colour, It does not act on the black nor the Chocolate. This is why we often see Black and Cream dachshunds and Chocolate and Cream dachshunds. Dogs refereed to as American cream dachshunds is due to a different dilution factor than the chinchilla-factor. Many believe that it is the blue dilution factor that affects black (for blue) and chocolate (for Isabella) and that this dilution will also affect the base coat red. Please understand that we are a show breeding home and our first goal is always to produce a sound miniature dachshund who is worthy of the show ring.
Our hounds will be graded at 12/16 weeks of age and those that don't measure up to our ideal for show will be offered to a Pet home with a strict spay/neuter agreement. This means that you will not receive their CKC/AKC papers until we have received confirmation that you have spayed or neutered your dachshund. Those hounds that we believe to be of top show quality will be kept and added to our breeding program or co-owned with show/pet homes and agree to our Full CKC/AKC terms regarding breeding on a co own.
We ask you to understand that we are completely aware of the cost/time/efforts associated with showing your Miniature Dachshund to it's finish CKC/AKC titles as we show regularly. So with this being said we offer your family an ""CKC" AKC" championship as gift to carry on if you decide showing is for you and your family on a co ownership with us. firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie & George Chuchman