First there was the love of animals...then there was the love of genetics...then there was the love of art and photography. THEN there was my first Mini Dachshund! Zoey was all that and a bag of chips! Naturally I wanted another one just like her...and that's how it all began. I fell in love with the little legs and the big personality, and the even bigger heart. That was over 26 years ago. She was my first mom doxie. She gave me the love of breeding. I also loved kitties, and sometimes when the dogs misbehaved, I loved the kitties more. Then when the kitties got out of line, I loved the dogs more! That's why I started breeding applehead Siamese kittens. Then I discovered the Bengal breed. A fascinating breed, and SOOOO gorgeous. Just VERY rambunctious, and in learning to do all the athletic things they do, they can be kind of destructive. That is why all my bookcases have glass fronts! I decided about 16 years ago that I wanted to breed a smaller, calmer breed of cat, and set out to research the perfect breed for me. The Munchkin had just come on the scene, and what a purrfect fit for me! Little, sweet, and short legs...my my my...what more could I ask for? Now I breed dachshund dogs and dachshund cats! I take pride in breeding for small, healthy, and beautiful babies. I have slowed down on the dog-breeding front, but my breeder friends and I have 3 coats of dachshunds, the smooth, the longhair, and the wirehair. The two dogs that sleep with me are wirehair doxies. I love their smart, adorable, irresistible personalities! I also sell Mini Schnauzers for my puppy partner, Mary. My pet kitties are short legged with either short or long coats. I have a wonderful male breeding kitty named Hefner. He is a Napoleon from Munchkinlane Cattery. Now TICA has re-named Napoleons, and they are known as Minuets. Still just as beautiful! I love to add the Ragdoll breed into my Munchkin lines, as I think that makes a sweet breed even sweeter! I also have British Shorthair, Siamese, and Persian breeds in my Munchkin lines. I did go a little sideways and breed a Bengal to a Munchkin, and the result was a sweet and crazy bunch of kittens! Within the last 2 years I purchased several female Scottish Fold kittens, and one CFA/TICA White Scottish Fold male named "Quinn". They just began having litters with my Munchkins. A kitty with short legs AND folded ears is called a "Scottish Kilt". What doll babies! 4-16-15 my first litter was born with Scottish Kilts in it! I'm in love! Thank goodness my puppy breeding has slowed way down. Now I can concentrate on improving my kitten and puppy environment, and breeding sweet, healthy, gorgeous babies (mostly kittens). Also I am always researching all I can on line to be informed about animal health issues, medicines, genetic issues and studies, potty training, and dog and cat psychology. In addition, I try to keep up with the changing laws affecting breeders and pet owners. My goal is to be able to answer any questions puppy and kitten buyers and new owners may have, as well as sharing the things I learn with my other breeder friends. In the last few years I have cut back on my own Mini Dachshund breeding, and now just breed a rare litter of my own, but I still can't help selling puppies from friends with bloodlines that I trust (I love the puppies SO much). I do still have several friends who breed puppies from my lines, though. I hope to continue providing awesome puppies when I get the opportunity, and breeding Munchkin (and Napoleon, or Minuet, and Scottish Kilt) kittens for several more years, then pass the torch on to my circle of breeding friends, and just be available for answering questions to help folks. Maybe by then I'll be a "Grandma" and will want to be able to travel. One can hope, eh? So for now, I want to provide my buyers and friends with the best babies, and the most updated information that I can. Windrunner is a small family kennel and cattery nestled on top of a quiet, tree-covered hill in Vista, California, just inland from Oceanside, Ca. We love the quiet tranquility of the hills and trees, the warm breezes, the golden sun, the beautiful sunsets over the distant ocean, and the very starry nights. It's a perfect beginning for your special baby. Thank you for your interest in Windrunner puppies and kittens. Come by any time, or I will ship if I can, but shipping outside of the USA is VERY time-consuming and usually complicated! I may decline to ship overseas, depending on my schedule.
DETAILS TO KNOW IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING ONE OF MY PUPPIES OR KITTENS:
If you put a deposit on a kitten (or puppy), no matter how beautiful they turn out to be, the price cannot go up. It can only go down if something changes (like color or coat length). Deposits are completely refundable until the kitten (or puppy) is 6 weeks old, for any reason. (You don't have to fabricate some complicated story!) After your kitten (or puppy) is 6 weeks old, deposits can float and be applied to a later kitten (or puppy), or switch to a different available kitten, (or available puppy)...but the deposit is not refundable.
There is a 1 yr. health guarantee which covers any life-threatening diseases contracted at my home before you take your kitten (or puppy). It also covers any congenital defect which may be discovered during the first year after you take the kitten (or puppy). I agree to either: cover the vet bills up to the cost of the kitten (or puppy), or refund your money up to the cost of the kitten (or puppy) to compensate for the vet bills, even if you don't choose to use the vet to correct the problem, or give you another acceptable kitten (or puppy) at the time, or in the future. You do not have to give your kitten (or puppy) back, whichever way you choose to go. It is your choice which of the three ways you want to go. You DO have to send me the vet statement as to what is wrong, and how much it will cost to correct the problem. Also give the vet your permission to talk to me if necessary. Sometimes I need to ask questions about a problem in case there is something I need to change in my breeding program to eliminate or avoid that in the future. Sometimes I have noticed a defect, like an umbilical hernia, a crooked tail, or a rear dewclaw, and I will deduct an amount from the original price to compensate for that. If it is not my baby, then the breeder who has me sell that kitten or puppy is always on board with that. Then we do not breed that mom to that dad again. If I see a defect, I always disclose it to a buyer. I will also help find the least expensive vet to "fix" the defect, if desired. My goal is to never have any defects, but if they exist, I try to make sure the baby and the buyer have a happy ending!
I could give you a form that you would sign requiring you to spay/neuter your kitten (or puppy), and withhold papers, or refund money, or give you some incentive to do that, or legal punishment if you didn't do that, but I am not the spay/neuter police. That takes a lot of time and effort to follow up everyone in all parts of the world where my kittens (or puppies) might go. I also have found that anyone who plans to breed their kitten (or puppy) eventually without my knowledge or blessing, will lie and scheme to get around my requirements. All I can say is that there is a LOT to know about breeding healthy, happy kittens (and puppies), and to know what to do with them when they are weaned. It is not all a piece of cake, especially when things go wrong. Vet bills are expensive, and having little bodies instead of little babies will make you wish you had been more responsible! Breeding Munchkins especially, as they are dwarf cats, is more delicate than breeding regular cats. To avoid unwanted, unhealthy, or disfigured kittens, and to make the experience a good one, I am willing to help anyone learn to breed healthy, happy kittens if you want to do it the right way, by papering the cats and not endangering the mother cat and babies with a poor diet, the wrong male, an unsuitable environment, or any other of the many mistakes untrained breeders often make. You can take advantage of my 25+ years of experience by being responsible and prepared and getting educated. The same offer stands for breeding your Dachshund. OR, you can GET YOUR KITTEN OR PUPPY SPAYED OR NEUTERED by 5 to 6 mos. of age and avoid all of this. After all, you are paying good money for an awesome pet, I am trusting you to be an equally awesome owner!
Healthy kittens (and puppies), that you can't keep, CANNOT be returned for a FULL refund. If you need to return a healthy kitten (or puppy), I will try to help you resell it by taking photos of him/her for your ad, or providing you with my previous photos, and I will even make the ad and post it for you, and field any questions from potential new buyers, and even give you referrals if I can. Just understand that as a kitten/puppy gets older, his/her price will decrease, as folks are usually looking for babies that are close to 8 weeks old. If you bought a kitten/puppy for breeding and that kitten/puppy is resold to another breeder, they will hold their value better, though, as they get closer to being old enough to breed and/or show. I realize life circumstances change, allergies can develop, and changes can occur that require a kitten or puppy to be re-homed. Just know that each time a kitten or a puppy leaves and returns, that can open the door to diseases coming into my otherwise closed and protected cattery and kennel. I do have to isolate the returned kitten/puppy, which stresses him/her, and sometimes leads to them becoming sick. That may lead to a vet bill for me, which stresses me! Please think about the "big picture" before committing to becoming a new kitten or puppy owner, as several lives are affected by a new furry family member, including the baby's life, and mine!
Just food for thought: almost 7 years ago, the last healthy puppy I took back after less than 24 hrs., the buyers SWORE they took her home and nowhere else (they forgot to mention a little side-trip to Petco). I stupidly put her back with her litter, as she was only gone for 14 hrs. and was whining so pitifully alone. That led to Parvo coming into my otherwise healthy kennel and home, and the loss of 8 puppies, and a grand total of a $5200 vet bill~!!!!!!! We tried for almost 2 years to rid our home and kennel of the virus (which lives in San Diego for 1 to 3 years on most surfaces), but finally we just had to move to a new home and start over. (4 more puppies caught it before we moved, 1 died, even though they were only in ONE bleached bedroom at my house--ONLY, and we were SUPER careful!). You can imagine how I feel about the question of "can you take my puppy back, I changed my mind, etc. etc. etc.". So on that note, I just ask everyone to consider all the aspects of bringing a new puppy into your home, a baby to grow up and hopefully live for 14 to 18 years as a cherished member of your family. I would rather answer a hundred questions than to have one puppy mistreated or worse because someone didn't think this through. So feel free to ask...
My kitten package includes:
All my kittens are current on shots and wormings, Revolution (or Stronghold) has been applied to prevent fleas/ticks/roundworms/heartworm/ear mites, a new blanket, 3 toys, a bag of excellent food (Taste of the Wild), clean ears, trimmed nails, a shot record, and a 1-yr. congenital health guarantee. (I take $50 off the total if you get 2 kittens, or a puppy and a kitten, now or in the future)! Full TICA registration papers (for breeding and/or showing) can be ordered on any kitten for $200 more. Copies of parents' TICA papers and pedigrees (if I have them) are available for free, just ask. Eventually I will have pedigrees on all of my kitty parents. >^..^<;::;~
My puppy package includes:
All of my puppies are current on their shots and wormings, and come with a bath, clean ears, trimmed nails, Revolution (or Stronghold) is applied (to prevent fleas/ticks/ear mites/heartworm/skin mites/and most roundworm), a new blanket, a Greenie or Dental Bone, a chew stick, a bag of excellent food, puppy training information, a new squeaky toy, the next wormer pill, and a 1 yr. health guarantee. (I take $50 off the total if you get 2 puppies, or a puppy and a kitten, now or in the future)! Full AKC papers can be ordered for $50 more if desired, if both parents are registered. Most of my Dachshund parents are AKC registered. If you would like to meet my AWESOME little sweethearts, please call or text Charlotte in Vista, Ca. at 858-229-2679/cell, or email me at email@example.com. <'();:::;~
If you decide you would like to put a $100 deposit down on a particular kitten or puppy that is not yet ready to go, or one that is not born yet, then you can mail me a check which I will not cash until your chosen kitten reaches 6 weeks old. You can use PayPal if you prefer, but you don't have to. The check is just as binding, and you can change your mind, and I will return it uncashed, until the chosen kitten or puppy is 6 weeks old. After that it is non-refundable, but can be used on a different available kitten or puppy then or in the future!
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