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We purchased our first Dachshund, Maggie, from DeeDee in 1993. We had
shown cocker spaniels for years before but there was always a longhaired mini
in the bunch because I had grown up with a dachshund from the Teaufel
Kennel in Germany. Regardless of the cockers I had my dachshund!. I waited 10
years after my old dachshund,Cookie, died before beginning my search for a
replacement. The cockers had all retired and were slowly going to a "better
place in doggie Heaven" when I started following dachshund breeders at the dog
shows in Northern Virginia. By chance we discovered DeeDee and the journey
began. Maggie was our first in 1993 then came Scarlett in 1994. We bred
Maggie back to one of Dee Dee's champion minis and Kept Stella from the litter.
Over the years we took on Kissifur, one of DeeDee's retired champions, and bred
Stella back to another one of the Deedachs champions and kept 2 puppies from
that litter. In telling you all of this I need to explain why we did not go elsewhere
for our dogs. I have never been in a more organized and clean facility than
DeeDee has. Her dogs have wonderful personalities and are healthy and sound.
I have referred so many of my friends to her I cannot count them and all have
been delighted with their purchases from DeeDee. The honestly and attention
to all aspects of conscientious breeding is all inclusive with Dee Dee and her own
values. She does not breed or foster "bad"dogs. I have known Dee Dee since
1993 and would recommend any of her animals for ownership. Right now we
have a total of 5 minis from 16 to 7 years old that we cherish. Without meeting
and doing business with DeeDee we would have missed so much happiness out
Beth M. in Vass, N.C.
In June 1995, our beloved dachshund Tasha went over the Rainbow Bridge at age 15.
She had come into our life during our assignment to Germany in the early '80s. A few
months after her death, my physician said my health had deteriorated due to my
grief. His advice - get another four legged love soon. It was with that advice in mine
that our quest began for our forever dachshund love. The recommendation of our
veterinarian was to go to the Miniature Dachshund Society to obtain the names of
reputable show/club breeders. Dee Dee's name was given to us by several of those
sources. It was such a pleasure to work with Dee Dee in bringing into our home, one
Natasha Von Romershacht (Nattie), daughter of CH Sleepytime Brit Sterling ML and
CH Deedachs Bit of Finesse ML. A beautiful, petite, long haired sable girl who warmed
our hearts the moment she came into view. She is now into her 15th year of life with
us bringing such joy. It is hard to describe her in words. Another tragedy occurred in
November 2008, when our dachshund Abby died suddenly at age 8. This time it did
not take us long to decide Dee Dee was the very best person for us to contact to bring
a four legged love home to warm our hearts again. At first it seemed as though it
would not be possible since Dee Dee's available little ones were all spoken for,
however, to our blessing someone did not live up to their commitment with Dee Dee
for a little short haired female. Dee Dee does live up to her commitment to you for she
contacted us as promised to let us know this little girl was available. We did not
hesitate to say yes we wanted to be her forever home. Our Deedachs Euterpe Peace
Romerschacht (Shotzy), daughter of CH Rellish's A Prize By Design MS and CH Rellish's
Laurjosh Aspen MS, born January 19, 2009 became ours in March 2009. This almost
2 year old is smart, funny, adorable, and melts our hearts everyday we are loved by
her. We have two other dachshunds from other show breeders who came into our
lives when little ones were not available from Dee Dee. We love both of these little
ones with all our hearts but they both have health problems which we never have
experienced with either Nattie nor Shotzy. Dee Dee is the best.
Karen D. in Newport News, VA
I contacted Dee Dee in December 2008. I knew I wanted a mini dachshund but
I did not know very much about breeders. I did thorough research on line and
discovered many horror stories about breeders all over this country. I was very
impressed with Dee Dee’s web site, particularly the provision that she would not
ship and that she needed to know a lot about me before she would agree to sell
me a pup. I have grown to appreciate these requirements as the hallmark of a
true professional. She was also not interested in a contract of sale before I had
had a chance to meet her and the pup. It was clearly not in the pup’s best
interest to hold someone to a contract when the “fit” was not right. I sent Dee
Dee a comprehensive report on me, my house, other pets I had, and my
willingness and ability to give the pup the time and attention it would require.
We drove to Hume and picked up “Muffin.” It was a four hour drive and Dee
Dee suggested that someone drive while I held the pup on the way home. This
was wonderful advice and it was critical in allowing the pup to bond and feel
comfortable with new people. Muffin was crate trained at Dee Dee’s and we
never had an insant of trouble with Muffin taking to her crate. If I had this
experience to do all over again, I would do it in a heartbeat and I would never
consider any other breeder. I have stayed in contact with Dee Dee and have
received advice when I have needed it. Muffin has turned out to be a healthy,
energetic, and highly intelligent little companion. I can’t imagine life without her!
Frederick W. in Norfolk, VA
I thought I knew all about dachshunds when I came to Deedachs. Was I wrong! Little
Eva turned out to be far sweeter, funnier, cuter, and easier to train than either
previous dog. I can't begin to count the number of people who have stopped me on
the street to ask where I got her. Apparently quality breeding shows.
Bill G. in Danbury, CT
When I was looking for a long-haired miniature dachshund, Dee Dee Clarke was
referred to me by a standard dachshund breeder (who was a friend of my friend
who breeds black Labs). Bereft after losing my beloved 16 year old rescue dapple
dachshund the prior year, I did my research and decided that a long-haired doxie
was the way I wanted to go. I emailed Dee Dee, who was very thorough in
questioning my prior dog and dachshund owning experience since I was a total
stranger to her. I completely appreciated her candor, and thankfully I passed her test
because I was put on her waiting list for a puppy. As fate had it, she was waiting for a
litter; sadly for Dee Dee and everybody wanting a Stealer puppy, my Tallulah Belle
was the sole survivor of the 4 babies born. Because she was born with a "kinky" tail
and I didn't want a show dog, she became mine. When I drove to Virginia to meet
Dee Dee and Tallulah, I was praying I wasn't going to a puppy mill. I was thrilled to
see a gorgeous "farmette" that was pristine, modern, and perfect. Dee Dee is a gem
who works herself to death ensuring that all of her dogs and puppies are in the best
of conditions - and her horses and barn are also immaculate and the horses in top
health and condition. I was ready to move in!! You can eat off the floors in the kennel
and the barn; puppies & their moms are in the house with Dee Dee and her husband
until they are weaned. I have never been so impressed with a breeder in my life.
Tallulah is a wonderful little dog. I fell so in love with her that about 15 months later
I went back to Dee Dee to get Tallulah's full-blood brother, Teddy. Dee Dee was not
going to repeat this exact breeding again, and I wanted that exact breeding if
possible. I hope that Dee Dee continues to breed her wonderful dachshunds for a
long time, because she is the only person I will go to for these dogs. I feel like I made
a friend in Dee Dee and I hope she feels the same way. She does not sell her dogs to
"just anyone" - I am so thrilled that I made the grade because these two rascals (& my
other two dogs and my kitty) are the loves of my life!
Judi Z. in Silver Spring, MD
I met Dee Dee in 2005, when we were in the market for our first dog, George.
Dee Dee told me that she bred superior, healthy dogs that were great
companions, and she was right. Nearly 16 years later, George is a spry senior
who has been reinvigorated by our latest addition from Deedachs, a 1 year old
dappled short hair mini named Layla.
Every vet who has seen the dogs for routine care has commented on what
excellent specimens they are. And they have been great friends to my young
children. Deedachs comes highly recommended for anyone considering a
dachsie -- I wouldn't think of going anywhere else.
Eric L. in Bethesda, MD
Shalom from Debbie & Deedachs Mistress of the Dark Moon
in Tel Aviv, Israel! "Deedachs dachshunds live the best lives!"
They now live in Austria! What jet setters!
My Deedachs experiences have been wonderful! Dee Dee really knows
miniature dachshunds and cares about them. She was very professional in
every way and it was a pleasure doing business with her. I loved my first
Deedach, Ginger, so much that I got a second, Coco, and they get along
beautifully. Don't hesitate! Get a deedach today!
Grace J. in Arlington, VA
We can only hope that the puppies Liddy had while at Deedachs have as sweet a
disposition as she does. We obtained Liddy (she was named Lydia) two years ago at
the age of five. She is our fifth dachshund and second miniature long hair. She has
fit into the life style of the retirement community in which we live. Four or five
mornings each week, Werner takes her to visit persons in assisted living, therapy,
and the dementia center. The therapists and activity directors realize the value of
pet therapy and happily welcome her. She brings smiles and pleasant minutes to
over one hundred people every week when they are able to pet her and offer a treat.
Liddy is probably the most recognized and well known individual in our community.
We were very happy that we were able to locate an adult long haired dachshund
with Dee Dee, who worked with her to become used to a leash, a necessity where we
live. We couldn't have asked for a more gentle, well-behaved dog. Obviously, she is
part of the family. Werner & Mary in Williamsburg, VA
Our experience with Deedachs has far exceeded all of our expectations. Our
"dachshund baby" is now four years old-- he is not only beautiful and healthy
but has a wonderful personality-- loving, loyal, and spunky all at the same time!
We love being able to stay in contact with Dee Dee. It is truly a testament to her
commitment towards her dachshunds. We couldn't be happier and we thank
Dee Dee for our four legged family member!
Phillip & Mary D. in Salem, VA