Dachshund Colors

 

Dachshunds come in more colors and patterns than any other breed! All colors and patterns come in all coats - Smooth, Longhair, and Wirehair.

 

Let's start with what the AKC dachshund standard calls ‘base' colors. The base colors in dachshunds are red, cream, black & tan, black & cream, chocolate & tan, chocolate & cream, blue & tan, blue & cream, Isabella (fawn) & tan, and wild boar.

Red - anything from a deep mahogany red, to a pale golden, and all shades of brownish red in between.  Red dogs may be clear red, or may have many black hairs interspersed in their coats, particularly when they are puppies.  This is often quite prevalent on longhair dachshunds, leading many breeders to refer to these puppies as ‘sable'. These are not sables - true sables are very rare and are discussed under "patterns".  The black overlay on red dogs may be quite heavy on the ears and along the top of the back. - this often fades as the dog grows up.  These dogs with heavy black overlays should be registered as ‘red'. All true red dogs, no matter what their shade of coloring, always have brown eyes and black noses and nails.  Occasionally, a brown dilution gene will creep in and cause the eyes to be hazel (greenish-brown), and the noses and nails to be brown or liver-colored.

ee Red (Recessive Red or sometimes referred to as Dilute Red) ee Reds are caused by a recessive gene called the "e" gene. Both dogs must be or carry for the e gene to produce ee reds. The e gene is a masking gene and masks all the black or chocolate hairs on the dogs body making it appear a solid red color, although genetically they could be a different color. ee reds are usually born light almost creamy colored, but turn more strawberry red as they get older.

Wheaten - the color is actually just a dilute red but in wirehair dachshunds are called wheaten.

Cream- True cream dogs do not have any reddish tint to their coats whatsoever.  They are a pure, pale, creamy buff color with dark brown eyes, and black noses and eye rims (nails may be black or brown).  They, too, may have varying amounts of black hairs interspersed in their coats.

Black & Tan - A shiny black with rich reddish-brown markings on his face, chest, all four feet, and under the tail.  Noses and nails are black, and the eyes should be dark brown.

Black & Cream - A shiny black with pale cream markings on his face, chest, all four feet, and under the tail.  Noses and nails are black, and the eyes should be dark brown.

Blue & Tan - the dilute version of black and tan.  The dog's main body color is an even steel bluish-gray, with brown markings on his face, chest, all four feet, and under the tail. Often the tan markings are muted or have a bluish overcast due to the diluting factors.  Eye color is usually grayish as are the nose and nails. Dilute colors such as the Isabella or Blue can have color alopecia. Some dogs develop it and some do not it just depends on each individual dog. Color alopecia is hair loss or thinning hair again each dog is affected differently. (also comes in Blue & Cream)

Chocolate & Tan - a rich Hershey chocolate-brown color, with rich reddish-brown markings on his face, chest, all four feet, and under the tail. Dark eye color is preferred, but hazel eyes are often seen with this color and are acceptable, and noses and nails are usually liver-colored.

Chocolate & Cream - a rich Hershey chocolate-brown color, with pale cream markings on his face, chest, all four feet, and under the tail.  Noses and nails are black, and the eyes should be dark brown. Dark eye color is preferred, but hazel eyes are often seen with this color and are acceptable, and noses and nails are usually liver-colored.

Isabella & Tan - the dilute version of chocolate and tan.  The dog's main body color is a fawn color, similar to a Fawn Weimaraner, with rich reddish-brown markings on his face, chest, all four feet, and under the tail.  Eye color in Isabella and tan dachshunds is usually a pale grayish-green, and nose and nails are pale pinkish-chocolate. Dilute colors such as the Isabella or Blue can have color alopecia. Some dogs develop it and some do not it just depends on each individual dog. Color alopecia is hair loss or thinning hair again each dog is affected differently.

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