Toward the end of November, a sad announcement came from Becky Burguess of 2 Dogs Long. After almost 19 years, she had made the hard decision to retire from breeding dachshunds.
Done right, breeding dogs is a tremendously difficult task, both physically and emotionally. It means long hours, late nights, the pain of holding a small, perfectly formed pup who was still-born, and the even greater pain of losing a pup that you have fought hard to keep alive. We know of no one who has done it more right than Becky, and her husband, Bill. Their sires and dams were treated like family and kept healthy. The pups were well-socialized from birth. In fact, one of the best things about visiting 2 Dogs Long, as we did many times, was daily pup socialization sessions. Everyone should have the chance to be mobbed by a pack of wiener pups.
Our beloved Katie came from 2 Dogs Long. So did Spencer and DJ, not to mention Shirley's Dieter, and our webmaster's sweet boy Clancy. And if you check this month's Dachshund Of The Month feature, you will see one of the last 2 Dogs Long pups, who will be keeping Shirley and Dieter company (as well as keeping them on their toes.)
We should emphasize that only the breeding portion of the business is closing. The 2 Dogs Long Store remains online and open for business. There you will find most of the supplies your dogs could want or need, not to mention beautiful cards that Becky makes by hand and wooden cremation urns that Bill turns out in his workshop.
We salute Becky and Bill, we hail the work they've done, and we wish them the best as they retire.
Oh my I am so sad to hear that Becky is no longer breeding Dachshunds. We love our "Mini" so much and she has been such a pleasure and part of our family. She is still healthy and as playful as a pup and our friends who bought doxies around the same time we got Mini have not been as blessed as we have been with our little "Montana Min" We got her from Becky when my son was 10 and we lost our Lab. We went to a working dog show and the woman showing her long haired dachshund in the agility ring took the time with Shane to tell him about Dachshunds and Becky. We would have bought our son any breed of dog he asked for (I thought we would get another lab or big dog) but Shane insisted that we get "a Weiner dog from the lady in Montana, she has the best Mom" Well that was true, Mini has raced in every Weiner Dog race since she was a pup, won best dressed wiener more times than I can count, is featured on the Cleveland Oktobre Fest website and gave it a good run for Senior Weiner last Labor Day. My son is in the Navy now and my daughter is thinking of going to Work on a Dude Ranch in Montana so I thought maybe it was time to get a little friend for Mini. I just am not sure what to do if Becky isn't in the puppy business anymore does she recommend any one who is and that may have as high quality pups as the one we got 10 years ago? Thank you Becky <3
Hi. I am looking for a quality breeding kennel in New England. Thanks. EHG
DEAR BECKY AND BILL, WE JUST WANT TO THANK YOU AND BILL FOR OUR WONDERFUL MAGGIE, AND GAB, ALSO OUR NORMEN WHO WE HAD TO LET GO TO DOGGIE HEAVEN. 2 DGS LONG HAS MADE MANY PEOPLE HAPPY AND BLESSED WITH OUR WONDERFUL DOXIES.GOD BLESS, FROM DEE, GAB, MAGGIE, NORMEN JAKE
THANK YOU AND BILL FOR OUR WONDERFUL MAGGIE, AND GAB, ALSO OUR NORMEN WHO WE HAD TO LET GO TO DOGGIE HEAVEN. 2 DGS LONG HAS MADE MANY PEOPLE HAPPY AND BLESSED WITH OUR WONDERFUL DOXIES.GOD BLESS, FROM DEE, GAB, MAGGIE, NORMEN JAKE Add Comment Name Email Body
Zoe helped me care for my critically care brother four years ago, and now my husband with metastatic cancer. She immediately knows when he is not doing well and lays by his side providing comfort and unconditional love. Then there's the hours of endless entertainment she provides... Hunting cats that sneak into our yard, listening for intruders and bolting off after them in a frenzie. She is just such a clown. She is a wonderful dog. Thank you, Becky and Bill, for such a beautiful little dog.