Tag Archives: Patterns

Warning: New products to be launched to help breeders who want “rare coloured” puppies!

It has come to our attention that a major hair dye manufacturer is working on a range of dog products targeted at Dachshund breeders. Apparently, their market research has identified a significant increase in demand for Blue and Isabella coloured Dachshunds, in particular, over the past 2 years. Demand for Double Dapple and Piebald Dachshunds …


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KC will no longer register Double-Dapple Dachshunds

The Kennel Club made the following announcement today, November 23rd 2009: Coat colour in the Dachshund varieties is complex because a range of colours is acceptable.  Dapple patterning, patches of lighter colour appearing in the coat, is the result of the M gene in the dog.  There are two alleles of this gene: MM (merle) …

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Dapple Dachshunds

Dapple in Dachshunds is the same in appearance, and genetically, as the “merle” found in Collies, Australian Shepherds and some other breeds.  Strictly speaking, it is a pattern, rather than a colour. It appears like a slashing or swirling of paint over all normal Dachshund colours.  Some dappling is very bright and noticeable.  Other dogs …

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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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