Who We Are
Founded by Emma and Robert in 2004, Heart 2 Heart Puppies Is a Family Run Business, Based in Hawesville, KY
We are the Mast family and we live out in the country of the beautiful Bluegrass State of Kentucky. On our small farm we have a passion for God's amazing creatures, dachshunds and our beautiful horses. Robert growing up with a little dachshund, of course we had to a few when we married in 2004. We are blessed with two sons and they love to play with all our dogs and help keep everyone happy and socialized. We selectively breed for health and temperament. We follow a strict vaccination and de-worming protocol, along with genetic testing from PawPrint Genetics. Another notable mention, after living with cardiomyapathy for since 2007, in 2018 Emma had a second chance in life being the recipient of a new heart from a generous organ donor. Our name and logo are in honor of the greatest hero we never knew!
Some Fun Facts About Dachshund's
Dachshund Was the First Olympic Mascot
The official mascot of the 1972 Munich Olympic Games was a colorful Dachshund named Waldi. This was the first time the Olympics had a mascot. Olympic officials actually plotted that year’s marathon route in the shape of a Dachshund.
The Dog, Not the Hotdog, Came First
Dachshunds are sometimes called wiener dogs because their long bodies resemble hotdogs. But would you believe that the original name for the hotdog was the Dachshund sausage ? The deli product was so-named because it resembled the dog breed. The name was later shortened to hotdog.
They Have Three Different Types of Coats
Dachshunds can have smooth, wirehaired, or longhaired coats. All Dachshunds used to have smooth coats, and the smooth variety is still the most popular. Breeders probably crossed smooth Dachshunds with other dog breeds to produce the two other coat varieties.
They Were Bred to Hunt Badgers
The name “Dachshund” is actually German for badger dog. Dachshunds’ short legs keep them low to the ground to track scents, and their narrow bodies allow them to crawl into burrows, looking for badgers. Despite their small size, Dachshunds are brave and fierce. Over time, they were bred in different varieties to hunt different kinds of prey.
Some Frequently Asked Questions??
Why do Dachshunds burrow under blankets?
Dachshunds are known to be “denning” characters by nature. This means they like to feel safe when they sleep and being under a blanket is like being in a “den” which provides them with the sort of protection they like to have when they are napping.
What’s the life span of a dachshund?
Being small dogs, Dachshunds can live anything from 12 to 13 years if they are well cared for and fed an appropriate diet to suit the different stages of their lives. However, it’s really important not to let Dachshund puppies jump up on furniture or go up and down stairs or get in and out of cars on their own because it puts too much pressure on their growing joints and their spines which could lead to a Dachshund suffering from serious health issues later in their lives
Do Dachshunds shed a lot?
Dachshunds whether they have wirehair, longhair or shorthair coats shed continuously throughout the year although wirehairs shed slightly less. Like other breeds, they also shed the most during the spring and the autumn when more frequently grooming is necessary to stay on top of things and to prevent hair being left all over the house.
Do Dachshunds make good family pets?
Dachshunds generally make wonderful pets, but there have been reports of some dogs being aggressive towards people they don’t know and towards other dogs. They are loyal and affectionate towards their families and even though small in stature, Dachshunds make wonderful watchdogs. They are also good around well-behaved children who respect them. It is worth noting that some breed enthusiasts believe that different types of Dachshunds show different personalities.