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 We are Marian and Stephanus Pretorius.



"I highly recommend Marian at Dog Tails. I received my beautiful little girl, Miss Reba, this week. Wow, I cannot get over how beautifully bred she is, well natured, soft and graceful. she has slotted right into my family as if she has been here for months. The process prior to holding Reba in my arms was a smooth and pleasant experience. I wouldn't hesitate bringing another beautiful puppy into my life from Marian thank you for giving me this opportunity, I am truly grateful xx"

Keisha Cooper


"Thank you Marian for our beautiful girl Ellie she is perfect in every way. The whole process was so easy and we loved the weekly photos and videos watching her grow up. Highly recommend Dog Tails King Island Mazeppa for your new puppy."

Pepper and Chilli

"We have two beautiful boys from Marian. Pepper (1 year old silver piebald dapple) and our new puppy Chilli (shaded red). They are gorgeous, intelligent dogs with a lovely nature. Marian is easy to communicate with and process was very smooth. Lots of info and puppy progress updates were provided."

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Welcome to Dogtails Mazeppa!

We are Marian Harriet Pretorius and Fanie Pretorius. Dogtails Mazeppa is a family-owned Dachshund breeding kennel based on King Island, Australia. Together with our daughter, Marian Harriet Joubert, and our son and his wife, Johan and Larissa, we are part of Dog Tails King Island Collective.

Every one of our dogs are loved and cared for on our farm. We take great pride in looking after our dogs, ensuring they are well socialised, have quality living conditions and a healthy raw-based diet. We provide puppies with a range of experiences including early neurological stimulation, lots of quality outside play and time with our grandkids. This makes for a calmer dog with a good temperament.

We have a variety of imported bloodlines. Our breeding males and females come in a wide selection of colourations including; dapples, piebald's, creams, chocolates, black and tans, and different combinations of all those colours.

Our dogs are mostly miniature long hairs with a few short hairs. We have also recently begun breeding some wonderful miniature wild boar wire hairs.

Meet Some Of Our Dogs!


This is Danté. He is a long hair shaded cream carrying chocolate. He is very gentle with a friendly, easy-going personality. He loves to be picked up and snuggled.


This is Kingsley. He is a chocolate and tan piebald long hair mini-dachshund, carrying dilute. He is a very calm and gentle soul. He gets on well with other dogs.


This is George. He is a wild boar, wire hair, long hair mini-dachshund. He is a very happy dog, with a spunky personality. Very cheeky. We love him to bits.


This is Pearl. She is an EE cream from imported lines. She is friendly and socialises well with other dogs. Pearl enjoys playing in the water on hot days.


This is Ruby. She is a black and tan short hair piebald with ticking. Ruby has a lovely playful personality, with a curious nature. She is an excellent mum and looks after her pups well. Her most recent litter was in December 2022.


This is Kayla. She is a chocolate long hair mini dachshund. She has a strong personality and loves to be the boss. Her most litter was in December 2022 with Oscar.


This is Pepper. She is longhair silver dapple. She is a fantastic mother, very calm and careful with her pups. Her most recent litter was in November 2022.

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