Category Archives: Coats

Mandy Dance’s presentation on grooming a Wirehaired Dachshund

This is from the WHDC Seminar (4/11/17). Mandy Dance explains how to groom, trim and present a Wirehaired Dachshund’s coat. Advertisements

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Almonds, genes and discs – a Dachshund education day!

Around 70 people attended a seminar run by Eastern Counties Dachshund Association and the Miniature Dachshund Club at Roade on 2nd April. The three topics covered were the Dachshund Breed Standard (Mandy Dance), screening for back disease (Ian Seath) and the genetics of coat and colour (Helen Geeson). Mandy Dance was the first speaker and …

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20 videos on how to strip a Wirehaired Dachshund’s coat

I’ve updated my Wirehaired Dachshund grooming page and there are links to 20 YouTube videos on how to strip a Wire’s coat. . . . . . . . . . .   . .. . .  

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Genetics of Coat Colour and Type

The genetics of coat colour and type is of interest to many Dachshund breeders and owners. The links below are for some helpful sites that explain how it all works. A really good book is “Genetics for Dog Breeders” by Roy Robinson (Pergamon Press 1982 ISBN 0 08 025917 0). DNA testing for Dachshund Coat …

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What is a Pin Wire coat?

Coat texture in Wire Dachshunds is a source of mystery and confusion to many people!   Coats range from “fluffy” (incorrect) through to “Pin Wire” which is a correct harsh double coat but shorter and with less beard and leg hair than a “normal” wire coat. Wire Dachshunds have a “double-coat”.  There is a longer, harsh top …

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