dachshund breeders of south carolina

About Dachshunds

The Dachshund, with its unmistakable long-backed body, little legs, and big personality- is truly an icon of purebred dogdom.

Dachshunds are not built for distance running, leaping, or strenuous swimming, but otherwise these tireless hounds are game for anything. Smart and vigilant, with a big-dog bark, they make fine watchdogs. Bred to be an independent hunter of dangerous prey, they can be brave to the point of rashness and can be a bit stubborn, but their endearing nature and unique look has won millions of hearts the world over.

Dachshunds and their predecessors can be traced all the way back to the the 15th century in medieval Europe where dogs with elongated bodies, short legs, and hound-type ears were seen in illustrations hunting badgers. By the 16th century, Dachshunds were brought to Germany and were developed through selective breeding over a one-hundred year time period.

Despite their loving facial expressions and too-cute-for-words appearance, Dachshunds are surprisingly bold pups. The AKC actually describes them as "brave to the point of rashness." This bravery is a result of their hunting history, as is their impressive intelligence, which was important for dogs who were often expected to hunt on their own, without their owner's guidance. Once the Germans saw the hunting ability of this breed, the name was easy. In German, "dachs" means badger and "hund" means dog, creating the name Dachshund or Badger Dog. The breed's shortened legs allowed them to hunt and follow small rodents down into the ground. Although the original German Dachshunds were larger than the dogs we see today, they are still just as fearless as they were many centuries ago.

  • Temperament: Friendly, Curious, Spunky
  • AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 12 of 195
  • Height: 8-9 inches (standard), 5-6 inches (miniature)
  • Weight: 16-32 pounds (standard), 11 pounds and under (miniature)
  • Coat Type: Smooth, Wire haired, or Long haired
  • Life Expectancy: 12-16 years
  • Group: Hound

our story

For the love of Doxies! We are a family oriented, hobby breeder in South Carolina. Our first priority is our puppies and putting them into loving homes. We are not like larger breeders and only breed 2-3 litters per year. Our Dachshunds are our family and share our home as well as our hearts. Doxie-ology specializes in creams and reds, both long haired and short haired.

Our litters are planned to ensure that we have the healthiest and most loving puppies for families just like ours. We carefully breed for temperament and health, as well as beauty. All of our dogs are like our children.

Reviews and References

🐾 So happy to say that after months of searching and avoiding scams, my daughter got this baby for her birthday! 🥳 Thanks to Denise McAfee, (very professional breeder in SC.) Excellent experience! 🤩🐾

-Jessica Cottrell Porcelli

Dave and Denise were number one, from deposit to delivery, we will be back for another baby! Photos and weekly updates from time of birth through eight weeks and beyond, they have been both personal and professional.

-Casey, Kaydy and Leasa White

Thank you so very much💕 Denise and Dave McAfee who specialize in cream and red Dachys, are the way to go when you're looking for an amazing new addition to your home and family! Ms. Jazzy has come all the way from South Carolina, and let me tell you this is one of the sweetest little baby’s we could have ever gotten❤️ We are so excited to add this little missy to the Doxie Fam out here at L&K Doxies! She is going to be very loved❤️🥰 Thank you both so much for raising baby’s with the best temperament and beauty❤️❤️❤️

-Kaydy White

I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect experience with Denise McAfee. Our Roxie is so healthy with a loving personality. Communication was exceptional from start to finish and we were spoiled with all the goodies in our gift bag. We couldn’t be happier with the transaction. She went the extra mile for us with delivery and I highly recommend her to anyone who is interested in an exceptional pet.

-Patty Ostrowski

Denise at Doxie-Ology was very professional and knowledgeable during the adoption process. She kept me updated from birth to pickup with pictures and health notes. After pickup, she would periodically check in to see how the puppy was acclimating to her new home. Needless to say I was thrilled with the entire process and have a happy and healthy puppy!


I would like to say my experience with Denise and Doxieolgy was outstanding. From the first time I contacted her until the time I picked up Biscuit, Denise was in constant communication with me. I received weekly updates from the very start. And when I became anxious Denise was always willing to send me updates. I must have drove her nuts. When I picked Biscuit up, Denise provided me with a great care package and vet visits. I took Biscuit to my vet who was very impressed with his records and with him.
If looking for a second dachshund (actually my third) I will definitely give them a call back!


Denise and Dave at Doxie-ology have the most beautiful, high quality dachshund pups I’ve encountered. It’s very obvious they are serious about delivering what they promise. Communication is superb and they went out of their way to make delivery easy. I bought two English Cream litter mates and they are exquisite - from their looks to their personalities! The dogs are well-socialized and there is no doubt they come from a loving, nurturing environment. I will definitely be working with them again in the future and highly recommend!


Just a note to let you know how happy Fig and I are with each other. He’s the best pup I could have hoped for! His vet visit was great, he’s loving his crate at night and snuggle bed during nap time. He plays energetically and eats well. Thank you so much for this puppy’s great start in life and for saving him for me!


After a long search for the right breeder, we found Doxie-ology and Denise McAfee. Our precious little girl, Jazmyn is just what our home has been missing. Jazz is extremely loving, affectionate and an energetic bundle of joy. It was a pleasure working with Denise, as she guided us through the entire process smoothly. We couldn't be happier.

-Robin and Wayne Cerny

sires and dams



  • Male | Red | Long Hair | Miniature
  • Kind and gentle, with a huge heart, and an absolute lover. Likes to play and has earned the nickname "Manny" as he looks after all of the dogs. He will steal your heart!


  • Male | EE Cream | Short Hair | Miniature
  • This big boy is loving, playful, and gets along with everyone. He is certainly the most curious of all of our dogs. He is truly a momma's boy.


  • Male | EE Cream | Long Hair | Minature
  • "Bow Tie" Beau is a true southern gentleman. Playful and energetic, he is proving to be very loving and likes to snuggle.


  • Male | Cream | Long Hair | Miniature


  • Female | Black and Cream Dapple | Long Hair | Miniature


  • Female | Red | Long Hair | Miniature


  • Female | Shaded Red | Short Hair | Miniature
  • She is the younger sister of Honey and is without question our little firecracker and ball of energy. Energetic, jumpy, and playful, she always makes sure to love up everyone in the room and let them see she is in charge.


  • Female | Black and Cream | Long Hair


  • Female | Cream | Long Hair | Miniature


  • Female | Cream | Long Hair | Miniature


  • Female | Red | Long Hair | Miniature


  • Female | Cream | Short Hair | Miniature

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The McAfees
990 S Cedar Ave
Andrews, SC 29510