- Kennel: Botzensteiners (24QC)
- Breeders: ZG Hanns-Joachim Botz and Jochen Steinert, 16359 Biesenthal
- Sire: Botzensteiners Doctor Dust, VDH/DTK-No. 15T0500K
- Dam: Botzensteiners Freudenfeuer, VDH/DTK-No. 21T0649K
- Date of Birth: January 21, 2023
- Number of Puppies: 4 males, 5 females
God has placed the mating act before the litter. You can’t have one without the other. Meditating in this way, I found myself lying on the cold ground in the garden at the end of November to assist our Dusty and his Freudenfeuer in the aftermath.
Botzensteiners Doctor Dust, National Junior Champion and German Junior Champion, multiple State Champion and German Champion, knows the mating business and tends to want to get straight to the point without foreplay. For “Botzensteiners Freudenfeuer”, on the other hand, it was supposed to be the first time. Sometimes the expectation of speed is different, and to avoid a disruption between the two, the plan was to give them space in the meadow so that Freudenfeuer could keep a temporary distance if necessary. But she did not want to. On the contrary, even before there was any opportunity to visit the heated terrace room, which was meant to be a love nest, in the words of an intellectual spearhead of German reality TV entertainment: “Zack, the bean”!
And now they were hanging on to each other, looking at me reproachfully in turn, and all three of us began to freeze.
One cold later and after three weeks we thought it was all for nothing, because Freudenfeuer remained as slim as ever. Appetite moderate, mood splendid. And yet, suddenly she started to grow as if there was no tomorrow. She seems to be from the fast troupe, this Freudenfeuer, and not only during sex. She literally exploded and as soon as she had moved into the whelping room on the 57th day, the first puppy was already lying in the whelping box on the 58th day.
She commanded my respect, this bitch. Without making any sound, which is very unusual for a first-time bitch, without any irritation or doubts about what to do, she cradled a total of nine small dachshunds of normal size and has been caring for them instinctively and independently ever since.
The little rascals can leave the house around March 25 and are already looking forward to exploring new domains.