Find a Dachshund

DCA Member Breeders offer puppies and adults to families looking to add a Dachshund to their home. Many of our Member Breeders participate in the AKC Breeder of Merit Program.


We offer two ways to help anyone looking for a Dachshund puppy or adult to their family.


We offer a DCA Breeders Directory It’s a listing of Breeders by state who may have available puppies or adult dogs. Here’s a comment from a puppy purchaser:


  “Thank you for having access to breeders on your website. Because you do, I was able to “meet” the breed at the home of a breeder within driving distance, and as a result found that long-haired dachshunds are the right “fit” for me.”


Please contact Cindy Niles, Breeder Referral Chair, or contact a club in your area if you cannot find a Dachshund through the Directory.

Do Want to Rescue a Dachshund?


Hard as it may be to believe, there are many unwanted, homeless, abused dachshunds in this country. Dachshund Rescue is active throughout the country. Can you help with the DCA Rescue Program?


Find Rescue Opportunities Near You


Note: the DCA National Rescue Coordinator has no responsibility for the accuracy of the rescue contact information which has been complied from various sources.


DCA National Rescue Coordinator: Constance Fisher


Corrections or additions to the list can be sent to Cathy Kelly at

What is a Responsible Breeder?


A responsible breeder will provide a pedigree, health records and feeding instructions. There will also be a sales contract which obligates you to return the dog to the breeder if you cannot care for it at any time  in its life, rather than abandoning the dog or placing it in a shelter.


A responsible breeder will spend time with you answering your questions, especially regarding care and feeding, pedigree, and health issues.

A responsible breeder will spend time interviewing you to determine how the puppy will be kept (e.g. fenced yard, sleeping arrangements, etc.) The presence of other animals, the presence of children, and other circumstances involving the well-being of the puppy. A responsible breeder is more concerned about the welfare of the puppy than about selling you a puppy, and this concern will be readily apparent in discussions with you.


A responsible breeder will speak with you about the appropriate age at which you should spay or neuter a pet puppy.

A responsible breeder will welcome a visit to the kennel or home before committing to the purchase and will enthusiastically show you all of the dogs and puppies so that you can see the type of dogs he/she breeds.


A responsible breeder will not ask you for a deposit before you have seen the puppy.


A responsible breeder will not hesitate to recommend another breed to you if it is felt that the dachshund is not the right breed for you.


A responsible breeder will not hesitate to recommend you to another responsible breeder if he/she does not have the right puppy for you.

DCA MEMBERS ONLY- Do you want to advertise in the Breeder Directory? Complete the form in the ‘Members Only’ section of the website and send your payment to Breeder Ad Chair, Jan Oswald:

Disclosure: “The Dachshund Club of America (DCA) provides these listings as a service to the public. DCA does not sell dogs and makes no warranty or guarantee as to the health, quality, parentage or value of any Dachshund. DCA does not exercise oversight of Dachshund breeders, including those listed on this site, and has no control over business practices of breeders listed here. The Dachshund Club of America accepts no responsibility for transactions between sellers and buyers.”