About Us

Kiva Dachshunds is my hobby and passion. I am a fancier/breed preservationist and a Breeder of Merit. Located in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico, my dogs live in my home with me. I have converted my great room into a dog room.

All litters are carefully planned for health, temperament and high hopes of producing that next show prospect. The other puppies in the litter are sold to pet homes. Many of my pet families come back for a second dachshund to join their household.

Our dogs are in the CHIC Program with the Orthopedic Foundation of America. We attain CHIC Certification before breeding any of our dogs. Dogs are tested for Patella Evaluation, Ophthalmologist Evaluation, and Cardiac Exam (cardiac testing will start in 2021). We also DNA test for CORD-1 PRA (progressive retinal atrophy).

I am President and Show Chair for the Sangre de Cristo Kennel Club. If you are interested in one of my longhaired dachshunds, please send me an email or give me a call.


Jill Ziegler