Dapple Dachshund coat patterns that are unusual

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.

dapple dachshund

Popular colors

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.

red dapple dachshund


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.

black and tan dapple dachshund

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.

chocolate and tan dapple dachshund

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 double dapple.

double dapple dachshund

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