Tag Archives: Coats

A few pictures from our breed seminar today

A few pictures from our Dachshund breed seminar today

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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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Dachshund Coats

Coats: Dachshunds come in three coats: Smooth, Long and Wire.  Inter-varietal mating was officially stopped by the UK Kennel Club in 1977, but “recessives” still appear from time to time. Wire-hair is dominant over Smooth and Long. Due to the presence of recessive coat genes, it is possible to get Long or Smooth coated puppies in Wire …

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