The Dapple dachshund is one of several patterns that
appear in this breed such as piebald, double dapple, brindle, there
are also a variety of coat colors.
These dappled dogs have lighter areas intermingled with darker
areas of color and occur in all colors. If the base color is light
the dappling can be hard to see, this dog often has blue eyes. To
breed a puppy one of the parents must show the pattern. Below is a
smart black and cream dapple.
Red This pattern is often difficult to see in the adult
red dog. Sometimes other patterns, also appear such as piebald or
brindle.Below is picture of Patches a red dapple.
Black and Tan this pattern has also been called
silver dapple as it has a silver appearance.These coat patterns do
not have any associated health problems.Pictured below is Delilah a
lovely black and tan dapple.
Chocolate and Tan this pattern is unusual and these dogs
will have brown to light brown nose and nails and usually brown
eyes.Pictured is a chocolate and tan dapple.
Double Dapples these can occur when two dapples are bred
together. This pattern usually has some areas of white such as on
the nose, neck, paws or tail.These dogs are prone to congenital
problems, especially if the colour is in the eyes or ears sometimes
resulting in blindness or deafness. It has been noted that not all
dogs with this coat pattern have problems but some breeding lines
carry the problem genes and prospective owners need to be aware.
Dapple Dachshunds appear in all coat varieties smooth haired,
wire haired and long haired. Pictured below is Katie a black and tan