A black and tan male
of normal size is available.

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Botzensteiners Zonntag


"Herr Botz und Herr Steinert are wonderful breeders of their Kurzhaardackel. They are caring, friendly and professional breeders who really care for their dogs and which homes their puppies go to. They provide lots of information, and make an effort for you to get to know their breed and to prepare you for becoming a dog owner. They are funny, relaxed and their dogs are of the very best pedigree. The dogs are calm, and well trained and truly beautiful.

We cannot recommend Botzensteiners more!“

Z-Litter of Fiorenza

Botzensteiners Traugott

Traugott (Cooper)

„Der kleine Cooper hat sich mittlerweile bei knapp 7,5 kg eingependelt und ist somit ein eher kleiner aber extrem sportlicher Standardrüde geworden. Wie seine Mama Olga, liebt auch Cooper das Wasser und nutzt jede Gelegenheit um an der Isar im Wasser nach Steinen zu suchen und zu buddeln.
So sehr er das kalte Isarwasser liebt, so sehr hasst er den Regen und vor allem geduscht zu werden, wenn es doch mal schmutziger geworden ist...

Wir sind wirklich überglücklich mit unserem Cooper und könnten uns keinen besseren Hund vorstellen!…“

T-Wurf von Olga

About Us

Breeder Jochen Steinert with Dachshund Puppy and Botzensteiners Doctor Dust
Dachshund Kennel BotzensteinersDusty and his daughter

We are breeding smooth haired dachshunds according to the regulations of DTK, VDH and FCI. We do not go hunting but keep our dachshunds as family dogs on our spacious house and plot not far from Berlin in the middle of the Natural Park Barnim in the beautiful city of Biesenthal. We reject a kennel attitude for us; only in the heat, in case of illness or if puppies leading bitches stay within the house or the apartment, spatial separations are carried out. We take care to confront our dogs early with the environmental stimuli to which they will be exposed later. Our dogs are as familiar with bus, train and car as they are with household noises of all kinds.

Although we grew up with dogs and especially dachshunds in the family from earliest youth, the first years in Berlin were dog-free and then … everything went really fast. After a vacation care for two dogs we found that it was pretty empty on the sofa and too quiet in the apartment. A few days later, we already had a dachshund puppy from the dissidence in our lap, who has been marveled suspiciously at each exhibition, to which he accompanied us. Not nice, but rare is his motto.

Breeding Community Botzensteiners | Smooth Haired Dachshunds | Biesenthal | Germany
Breeding Community Botzensteiners
Breeder Hajo Botz with miniature smooth dachshund Botzensteiners Enzo
Hajo Botz with miniature dachshund Enzo

A few weeks later, the first “real” Dachshund, Engels Tango, whom we soon called “Bruno“, came to us, and we have meanwhile been able to achieve a series of titles and championships. Bruno is in every respect a stroke of luck, not least because he gave us the acquaintance and one may say by now friendship with his breeder, Brigitte Engel in Wermelskirchen.

Certainly, there are many dear people who help us with their advice and sometimes with energetic support, and from whom we still learn a lot. We are indebted to all of you, but especially to Brigitte Engel, whose exceptional experience and excellent breeding performance have always allowed us to profit to a very special degree.

Of course, we are in possession of a valid permit according to §11 TierSchG and have submitted the related expertise check. The licensing and supervisory authority is the district administrator of the Barnim district, Am Markt 1, 16225 Eberswalde.

Our goal is not to produce puppies. We want to use our Dachshund breeding to contribute to the maintenance and further development of the breed by breeding healthy, solid and strong type dogs that are capable of their traditional, albeit increasingly rare, hunting purpose or their main tasks today as loyal family dogs comply.

We breed for joy,
but not for fun.

Breeding award in silver (Deutscher Teckelklub 1888 e.V.)
Breeding award in silver (Deutscher Teckelklub 1888 e.V.)