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 the cream color, or solid red color,
plus 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
ALL PUPPIES ARE LIMITED AKC
ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON - REFUNDABLE
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
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 CHOOSING.
I WOULD DO SOME RESEARCH FIRST.
"MOST BONE STRUCTURE HAS TO DO WITH THE
FOOD YOU ARE FEEDING YOUR PUPPY. "
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
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
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
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.
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
ALL PUPPIES ARE LIMITED AKC
|If we do not have what you are looking for, try a
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COAT OF MANY COLORS
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PACIFIC TIME ZONE
Best time to reach us is late afternoon or evening