Legend's Dachshunds
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  • I am a Puppy, this means that my intelligence and capacity for learning are the same as an 8-month-old child.
  • I am a Puppy and I want more than anything to love you, to be with you, and to please you. Won't you please take
    time to understand how I work? We are the same you and I, in that we both feel hunger, pain, thirst, discomfort,
    fear, but yet we are also very different and must work to understand one another's language, body signals, wants
    and needs. Some day I will be a handsome dog, hopefully one you can be proud of and one that you will love as
    much as I love you.
  • I am a Puppy; I will chew EVERYTHING I can get my teeth on. This is how I explore and learn about the world.
    Even HUMAN children put things in their mouths. It's up to you to guide me to what is mine to chew and what is not.
  • I am a Puppy; I cannot hold my bladder for longer than 1 - 2 hours. I cannot "feel" that I need to poop until it is
    actually beginning to come out. I cannot vocalize nor tell you that I need to go, and I cannot have "bladder and
    bowel control" until 6 - 9 months. Do not punish me if you have not let me out for 3 hours and I tinkle. It is your
  • As a Puppy, it is wise to remember that I NEED to go potty after: Eating, Sleeping, playing, Drinking and around
    every 2 - 3 hours in addition. If you want me to sleep through the night, then do not give me water after 8 p.m. A
    crate will help me learn to housebreak easier, and will avoid you being mad at me.
  • I am a Puppy, and I am a creature with feelings and drives much like your own, but yet also very different.
    Although I am NOT a human in a dog suit, neither am I an unfeeling robot who can instantly obey your every
    whim. I truly DO want to please you, and be a part of your family, and your life. You got me (I hope) because you
    want a loving partner and companion, so do not relegate me to the backyard when I get bigger, do not judge me
    harshly but instead mold me with gentleness and guidelines and training into the kind of family member you want
    me to be here.
  • I am a Puppy; hopefully you would not yell, hit, strike, kick or beat a 6-month-old human infant, so please do not
    do the same to me. I am delicate, and also very impressionable. If you treat me harshly now, I will grow up learning
    to fear being hit, spanked, kicked or beat. Instead, please guide me with encouragement and wisdom. For
    instance, if I am chewing something wrong, say, "No chew!" and hand me a toy I CAN chew. Better yet, pick up
    ANYTHING that you do not want me to get into. I can't tell the difference between your old sock and your new
    sock, or an old sneaker and your $200 Nikes.
  • I am a Puppy, I like to play. I will run around, and chase imaginary monsters, and chase your feet and your toes
    and 'attack' you, and chase fuzz balls, other pets, and small kids. It is play; it's what I do. Do not be mad at me or
    expect me to be sedate, mellow and sleep all day. If my high energy level is too much for you, maybe you could
    consider an older rescue from a shelter or Rescue group. My play is beneficial, use your wisdom to guide me in
    my play with appropriate toys, and activities like chasing a rolling ball, or gentle tug games, or plenty of chew toys
    for me. If I nip you too hard, talk to me in "dog talk", by giving a loud YELP, I will usually get the message, as this is
    how dogs communicate with one another. If I get too rough, simply ignore me for a few moments, or put me in my
    crate with an appropriate chew toy.
  • I am a Puppy, accidents WILL happen, please be patient with me! In time I will learn.
  • I am a Puppy and I am not perfect, and I know you are not perfect either. I love you anyway. So please, learn all
    you can about training, and puppy behaviors and caring for me from your Veterinarian, books on dog care and
    even researching on the computer! Learn about my particular breed and it's "characteristics", it will give you
    understanding and insight into WHY I do all the things I do. Please teach me with love, patience, the right way to
    behave and socialize me with training in a puppy class or obedience class, we will BOTH have a lot of fun together.
Love, Your Puppy
Copyright © 2000, by J. Ellis - Southern Shadows Rottweilers.
I am Your Puppy
I am your Puppy, and I will love you until the end of the Earth,
but please know a few things about me:

     We would like to thank you for considering one of our babies. All of our
    puppies at Legend's come with a one year written health guarantee, and are    
    current on all vaccinations and worming. They are raised in the house and
    started on paper training at 5 weeks of age. Our babies are hugged, loved
    and  prespoiled from birth to ensure that they arrive at their forever homes
    healthy, happy and well adjusted. Each puppy comes with a sample of
    puppy food and a puppy kit that includes a detailed health record which will
    show what they have received and what they will need in the future. You will
    also be  given information to help you raise your new puppy and a guide on
    training your puppy to "go potty" outside, using the bell method.
     All of our dogs are AKC registered but we do not always register a litter.      
    The prices listed are for pet registration. If you wish to show or breed your
    Dachshund, it must be discussed in advance.
     A non-refundable deposit of $200.00 is required to hold the puppy of your
    choice. Our puppies do not leave us until they are at least 8 weeks of age.
    We DO NOT SHIP. If you see a puppy that you are interested in, I can send
    additional pictures to help you make a decision, then you must come to my
    home and meet your puppy.
     We hope you enjoy our web site. If you need any more information, or have
    questions, please feel free to contact us.
       We spent 5 years in beautiful Kentucky and met a lot of
wonderful people but the cold and snow are not our cup of tea, so
we are moving back to Louisiana. I hope that everyone that has
chosen to love a "Legend" baby, will stay in touch and keep
sending pictures. The web site and email will remain the same.
We are expecting babies in Oct. We will post pictures and take
deposits for the Christmas babies.