It's Amazing what a Variety of Colors and Patterns Dachshunds can be!!!!!

COLORSThe following colors can also be found in Solid Colors too. Like a "Solid Black" "Solid Chocolate"

REDS: One of the most common colors in Dachshunds and Readily Recognized as a Dachshund. This is probably because reds are dominant over all other colors. The Red color can be from a Very light Creamy/Blonde Red to a Deep Dark Mahogany Red. Reds will have a black nose and nails. Reds also can be "Shaded" Red (with black hairs shading their backs, ears and tails) "Clear" Reds are born with no black hairs.

DILUTE REDA red Dachshund with a liver color nose and nails.

Long-Hair Shaded-Red Puppy

Remington a Smooth Coat Red

    Autumn is a Long-Hair 
"Clear" or Solid Dilute Red

BLACK & TAN: The second most Common Dachshund Color. Most people readily recognize Dachshunds as this color. The body will be Black with tan points. 

Just like with the Black & Tan the body will be Black, but with Cream points instead of tan. Both parents must carry for points and cream to produce a Black and Cream pup.

Suki a Smooth Coat Black and Tan

Long Hair Black & Tan Puppy

CHOCOLATE & TAN: Chocolate is recessive to both Reds and Blacks. The body will be Chocolate with tan points. Chocolates can come in a color range of light Milk Chocolate to a Dark  Chocolate. A Chocolate & Tan should have nice tan points. Chocolates will have a liver colored nose and nails.

Just like the Chocolate & Tan the body will be Chocolate, but with Cream Points instead of tan. Both Parents must carry for Points, Chocolate and Cream to produce a Chocolate & Cream Pup.

lil GunGun is a Chocolate & Tan Piebald

Kitkat is a Long-Hair Chocolate & Tan

CREAMS: The color can range from an Ivory colored White (milk) to a Butter cream color. They also can have a black overlay (known as a Shaded Cream) The lighter the better. They should have dark eyes, nose, and nails. Both parents must carry for Creams to produce a true Cream pup.

BLUE & TAN: Body will be a smokey Grayish Blue color (or steel gray) with tan points. (Example: a blue Weimaraner color) Will have a blue color nose and nails.

BLUE & CREAM: Just like the Blue & Tan. The body will be a Smokey Grayish Blue color but with Cream points.

Loki is a Smooth Coat Blue & Cream

   Smooth Coat Blue & Tan Piebald

FAWN (ISABELLA) & TAN: Looks like a washed out and Grayish faded chocolate. With the usual tan points. (Example: the tan Weimaraner color) Isabellas will have a liver color nose and tail.

CREAM: Just like the Fawn & Tan. The body will be a grayish faded chocolate but with Cream points.

Cali is a Long-Hair
Fawn (Isabella) & Tan Piebald

Phynix is a Long-Hair
Fawn (Isabella) & Tan

WHEATEN: Most common in wirehaired dachshunds. The color itself is the color of pale-yellow as in the color of wheat. Most people call it yellow.

DUNCAN: he is a Wheaten Silky WIRE hair Pup Out of Ruby Rose!!!!!

WILD BOAR: Another wire color, but can be found in a smooth coat Dachshund. Looks like a wild boar pig. The hair shaft is red and black. Looks like a black & tan from a distance away.

SABLE:  A true sable in Dachshunds is a distinct, inheritable color by itself. A true sable will appear from a distance to be a black and tan. Marked like a black and tan, the undercoat beneath the "black" part of this coat is red. True sable longhairs are currently very rare. Due to the controversy with identifying a dog as being sable, we now very seldom identify a dog as sable.

PATTERNS: Some Dachshunds can have more than one pattern. Like a "Piebald Dapple" 

PIEBALD: Piebalds only occur when BOTH parents are Piebalds or when both parents Show for the Piebald Gene. A Piebald pattern is when there are areas of COLOR on a WHITE BACKGROUND. (much like a Beagle or calico cat) Piebalds may also have ticking (small spots of color in the white field. Almost like the dog has Freckles. like a German Short-hair Pointer) it can be a few little spots on the toes and muzzle, or the ticking may be heavy with multiple small spots. There also can be "Tuxedo Piebald" where the white looks like the pup is wearing a Tuxedo. There are no health risks in breeding the piebald pattern...(it's unlike the dapple breeding)

Meisha is a Long-Hair 
Chocolate & Cream Piebald

Gunner is a Smooth Coat 
Chocolate & Tan Piebald

Levi is a Long-Hair 
Tuxedo Piebald

Ruby is a Wire Hair 
  Red Piebald

BRINDLE: Stripes, usually black. Brindles should be striped all over the body, but even if there are only one or two stripes anywhere on the body, the dog should be registered as a brindle. 

Black & Tan Brindle: A black & tan that shows brindle stripes in the tan points. A new born will appear to be all black.

Beara is a Long-hair Black & Tan Brindle 

DAPPLE: A Dapple Pattern is also known as "Merle" in some other breeds. Dapple means that it has spots ON Another COLOR (where some of the color is lighter than the base color) Dappling can occur in all colors. The dappling pattern cannot be carried. One parent must be a dapple in order to produce a dapple pup. Exceptions in Reds: the Dapple gene can be hidden in Reds (dapple is visible at birth and then fades out)

Gabbie is a Long-Hair 
      Chocolate & Cream 

LINUS is a Long-Hair 
       Black & Tan Dapple

PIEBALD/DAPPLE: A Piebald/Dapple Has BOTH the Piebald Pattern and the Dapple Pattern. The smaller Dapple spots are on the larger Piebald Markings (where some of the color is lighter than the base color) Piebald and Dappling can occur in all colors. The dappling pattern cannot be carried. One parent must be a dapple in order to produce a dapple pup and BOTH Parents have to Show for the Piebald Pattern to produce a piebald pup. 

DOUBLE DAPPLE: Only occurs when both parents are dapples. Which can make the pups inherit two dapple genes (from a Dapple to Dapple breeding) This is looked down upon because of the health risks that are associated with this pattern (Double Dapples are at risk for partial or complete hearing loss and/or blindness and possibly deformities of their eyes, ears, limbs and internal organs) A Double Dapple litter does not always mean the entire litter is dapple or double dapple, there can be solid colors produced, that may not inherit the dapple gene and have nothing wrong with them. But the risk greatly outweighs the beauty. If you are unsure, ask the breeder for the pedigrees to make sure of the backgrounds.​

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