Welcome to The Great Hunt Dachshunds!
Located in South Chicagoland, Illinois.
Onyx, now living with his owner Heather Melville in MI.
I have had the pleasure of experiencing this breed, and growing with it since I was a very young child. To me they are something very special and I want nothing more than to share them with people I meet in life along my journey. I hope you enjoy our website and find it very informative.
My goals as a breeder and exhibitor are to produce sound dogs in health, temperament and structure. I believe a balanced dog is a healthy dog and stand firm that just because the dog is purebred, doesn't make it a healthy dog. I breed for dogs that fit as close to the standard of the AKC (American Kennel Club) and UKC (United Kennel Club) as I can achieve. Through this process pedigrees are carefully studied and health testing is performed to ensure that our dogs are as healthy as can be.
I believe every dog of its breed should be able to perform the tasks it was originally bred for and strive for brash, intelligent, highly trainable, instinct driven, Dachshunds. I want my dogs to be able to perform the hunting tasks they were bred for along with being able to perform in the conformation ring to prove suitable structure, as well as fun sports that families can enjoy. I strive for dogs that are although, true to their intended purpose, still make excellent family dogs and love people. At the end of the day when its time to relax, my dogs are complete lovers and thoroughly enjoy the life of lounging on your lap. As well as being a staple of companion pet in the home life, I breed for sound dogs that are stable enough to become a good citizen in public and not show any signs of unnecessary aggression to other dogs or people. Although, we do believe that our work has to be carried out by the new owner, in providing the best training they can, it starts with the Breeder in ensuring that the puppies that leave this home are sound in mind and body, so that the task of easily training a puppy to be an amazing dog, is successful for the new owner.
My personal goal is to help educate the public about responsible breeders and ownership. To help people understand what it means to own a dog of my breed and give them the best life they can provide. To understand the necessity of health testing and making sure the dog is properly cared for through exercise for both the mind and body, nutrition, training and routine health care. Dogs are our companions and always deserve the respect of any living creature to be treated properly.