I would like to say that buying a Dachshund shouldn't be taken lightly. You're wanting to get a great puppy for the price they go for! When I contacted Colorado Dachshunds, I wasn't the only one asking questions. It was a mutual agreement that I would be able to take on a puppy from their litter! That to me means they aren't looking just to get a sale. They wanted to make sure their puppy was going to a great home, as well as I wanted to make sure I was receiving a great puppy! Bottom line I've received a great puppy who is truly a miniature Dachshund! We love our Echo and we wouldn't trade her for the world!