We are a miniature dachshund - breeder located in North Idaho. We have most colors,
Chocolate/tan, chocolate dapple, chocolate/tan pie, Isabella/tan dapple, Isabella/tan Piebald,
Blue/tan Dapple, Blue/Tan Piebald, Blue/tan, Black/tan, Red, in all coat patterns, plus long hair &
smooth coats. We do not breed for wire hair, the main color of my line is chocolate, Isabella,
Blue. Prices are for Limited.
Welcome, hope you enjoy your visit to my site
Idaho is a big state,we are 1 days drive from South Idaho
30 Miles from the Canadian border
WE ARE A CLOSED KENNEL, THAT MEANS NO OUT SIDE DOGS ARE BROUGHT IN.
ALL PUPPIES ARE LIMITED AKC
ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON - REFUNDABLE
WE ARE IN THE USA, WE DO NOT REG OUR
DOGS WITH CKC
THIS SHOULD MEAN CANADA KENNEL CLUB.
MAKE SURE YOU ASK YOUR BREEDER
WHAT CKC MEANS IF THAT IS A REG THEY ARE USING.
You are what you eat, same for dogs, a good diet means a long life.
FEED YOUR PUP IAM's DRY PUPPY FOOD ONLY
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU CONTACT ME, I DO NOT BRED TO ANY OUT
SIDE DOGS, NONE OF MY STUDS ARE FOR SALE, UNLESS THERE IS A FOR
SALE NEXT TO THEM. IF YOU CONTACT ME , BE KIND ENOUGH TO
LEAVE YOUR (( NAME )) AND A (( PHONE NUMBER )) WOULD BE NICE, I
TAKE CALLS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON OR EVENING, DO NOT CALL ME IN THE MORNING HOURS.
WHEN YOU E-MAIL ME, TELL WHERE YOU ARE LOCATED, THIS TELLS ME IF YOU CAN PICKUP FROM MY PLACE OR
WILL THE PUP NEED TO BE SHIPPED.
WE DO NOT SHIP OVERSEAS.
ALL SOLD PUPPIES
ARE TO BE PICKED UP BY THERE NEW OWNERS IN THE AFTERNOONS HOURS, NEVER IN THE MORNING HOURS.
WHY ? BECAUSE WE ARE FEEDING AND TAKING CARE OF THE ANIMALS IN THE MORNING HOURS.
WARNING IF YOU GIVE ANTIBIOTICS TO YOUR PUP OR ADULT DOG FOR
ANY REASON, MAKE SURE YOU GIVE ACIDOPHILUS OR LACTOBACILLUS TWO HOURS AFTER
THE ANTIBIOTICS IS GIVEN EACH TIME.
WE RECOMMEND YOU KEEP YOUR PUP ON IAM'S DRY PUPPY FOOD YELLOW SACK
15 MONTH, THEN CHANGE TO IAM'S DRY FOOD ( GREEN SACK )
OR AFTER 15 MONTHS ARE UP, YOU CAN CHANGE TO A DIFFERENT DOG FOOD OF YOUR
I WOULD DO SOME RESEARCH FIRST.
"MOST BONE STRUCTURE HAS TO DO WITH THE FOOD YOU ARE FEEDING YOUR
MANY DOG FOOD MANUFACTURERS GET THEIR INGREDIENTS FROM
CHINA, ITS CALLED PREMIX. YOU MAY THINK YOU ARE FEEDING YOUR
PUPPY A GOOD DOG FOOD, BUT YOU ARE NOT. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE
BONE STRUCTURE, WE CAN NOT CONTROL WHAT PEOPLE FEED THEIR PUPPIES.
The Tip Of The Iceberg
The label on your pet food or treat may conceal a little lie – and this lie could cost your pet his health or even his life. There is something
inherently wrong with most processed foods that pet owners are unaware of. The heating and processing that these foods undergo create
a fundamental change that could have dangerous ramifications – it renders the food essentially dead. What goes into the food is not
what comes out once it is heated, sterilized, irradiated and extruded and nearly all dog foods will not meet AAFCO standards once they
are heated. As a consequence, the vitamins and minerals must be added back in for the food to pass AAFCO requirements.
Enter The Premix
Back in 2007, the melamine that was poisoning dogs and cats was not added directly to the pet foods – it was found in the premix. The
Chinese manufacturers added it to their premix to boost the protein content as cheaply as possible. Only when dogs and cats started
dying – and the FDA was forced to begin testing the foods – did anyone become aware of the fact.
What made the recall so large was that it wasn’t limited to a single food manufacturer. Because they nearly all must rely on premixes, a
large number of pet food manufacturers that purchased the same premix were affected. What this means is that switching your pet from
one food to another doesn’t necessarily mean you have made any difference at all if your new food purchases the same premix.
How do you know if your food contains premix?
Look at the label.
On the right is a label from what many people consider a high-end kibble. See those vitamins, minerals and long chemical names that are
listed at the bottom?
Those very likely came from a premix and that premix was very likely manufactured overseas. If the premix is not added to the food,
your dog would become ill and under-nourished from eating the nutritionally dead contents. If the premix is added to the food, you are
relying on foreign safety standards and are essentially playing roulette with your dog’s or your cat’s health.
Compare that label to the ingredients of a quality commercial food like lamb meat, lamb bone, lamb blood, eggs, lamb green tripe, lamb
liver, broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, silver beet (spinach), cabbage, apples, pears, lamb hearts ,lamb kidneys, garlic.
Which food do you think is safer for your pet?
The premix danger is very real because nearly every premix is manufactured overseas where production costs are low and standards
are even lower. The frightening part is that pet owners can’t tell if the premix in their food comes from China because it does not have to
be listed on the label. The only way to know is to phone the manufacturer and ask if the premix is made in the US or overseas.
Made In The USA
If you have made the phone call and found out that your pet food’s premix has been manufactured in the US, don’t start feeling all warm
and fuzzy just yet.
The individual synthetic vitamins and minerals that are in that made-in-the-US premix are almost all manufactured in India or China so it
may or may not be a safe option after all. In the end, some pet food manufacturers do their best to source out the safest premixes
possible – but it is difficult for them to determine where the individual ingredients originated from and what quality control measures
were put in place.
Who’s Watching The Hen House?
The million dollar question is, if pet food manufacturers can’t prove the origin of their premixes, why don’t they test every batch of food?
The answer might shock you: it is so cost prohibitive that it’s actually cheaper for them to pay the lawsuits from our dead pets than it is
to test their product.
In January 2011, the FDA finally stepped in with their Food Safety Modernization Act. Some provisions took effect immediately but to
date have had a minimal impact on most pet food manufacturers.
FSMA provisions already in effect include emergency FDA access to a company’s records and mandatory recall authority for the FDA
if a company refuses to voluntarily recall a product. The agency also has to find “reasonable probability” the product is adulterated and
that consumption of the food will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.
As part of the focus on preventive controls, FSMA is planning an FDA inspection schedule. High-risk facilities, which FDA has yet to
define, will be inspected at least every three years, while any facility not deemed high risk will be inspected at least every five years.
Any sort of complaint or safety problem will increase the likelihood of more frequent inspections or re-inspections, for which the
company will probably have to cover the costs.
As part of FSMA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program, every importer must establish a plan that verifies the foreign supplier
complies with a hazard analysis and preventive controls program.
It remains to be seen how much influence the FSMA will have on pet food manufacturers but, as of today, nothing much has been done
yet. Because the FSMA also applies to human foods and food-animal feeds, it remains to be seen how much time and effort will be
spent inspecting pet foods in the years to come.
What You Can Do
In the meantime, it’s likely safe to assume that virtually nobody is actively protecting your pet from poisoned pet foods. The safest thing
you can do for you pet is to feed him a raw or home prepared diet – or a commercial diet that doesn’t contain premixes. Maria Ringo,
founder of Sojourner Farms, one of the first commercially available raw food mixture, and Carna4, a synthetic-free kibble, recommends
the following steps to minimize the risk of commercial foods and treats:
Seek out companies that are transparent about testing for toxins. Make sure they test both ingredients and finished batches for
mycotoxins and bacteria before it is packaged. And if, for example, you are concerned about mercury levels in the salmon in your pet
food, ask the company if they test for that, too.
Look for products free of synthetic ingredients of any kind. Vitamins from food are hardier than those made in test tubes. Read the
ingredients panel to spot the chemicals usually listed at the end, likely made in unregulated offshore facilities.
Feed products with only table-grade food ingredients, e.g. Federally inspected for human consumption, to reduce the risk of bacterial
and viral pathogens like salmonella. This applies to all products including frozen and dehydrated meats.
In the meantime, if you want to avoid the dangers of foods manufactured in China, you must look beyond the label. Do your homework
and ask the manufacturer the hard questions.
ARTICLE WRITTEN BY DANA SCOTT
WE FEED ALL OUR DACHSHUNDS A WIDE RANGE OF VEGETABLES, THEY
LOVE BAKE POTATOES ( COOKED ) RAW OR COOKED CORN, GREEN BEANS, CARROTS, PLUS WE FEED THEM HARD
BOILED EGGS, COOKED RICE.
IAM's ADDS FISH PRODUCTS, WHICH GIVES THE DACHSHUNDS A NICE
SOFT & SHINY COAT.
A RAW DIET IS ONE OF THE BEST FOODS YOU CAN FEED YOUR DOG.
DO NOT COOK THE MEAT.
TOO MUCH CALCIUM IN THE DIET CAN CREATE RAPID BONE GROWTH.
WE DO NOT RECOMMEND ANY OTHER DOG FOOD, WE HAVE BEEN
USING IAM'S DRY PUPPY FOOD FOR OVER 15 YEARS WITH NO PROBLEMS
IN ANY OF OUR PUPPIES, WHEN THEY ARE STILL WITH US, OR WITH ANY OF OUR ADULTS ANIMALS, OR ANY
PUPPIES WE KEPT FOR THE LAST 15 YEARS.
ALL PUPPIES ARE LIMITED AKC
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PACIFIC TIME ZONE
Best time to reach us is late afternoon or evening