Varieties of Dachshunds We Offer
What is dapple?
Dapple is a color pattern in dachshunds, not a breed. It can be described as an intertwined mixture of the colors in a dachshund. The dapple pattern does not have to be all over the body for a dachshund to be considered dapple; some dogs only have small sections of dappling on their coat. Some of the common dapple patterns in dachshunds include; red, black and tan, chocolate and tan, and double dapple.
The piebald dachshund has a white coat with variations of gray, brown or black shading throughout. It is not considered a predominant coat-color combination.
People often confuse the piebald pattern with dapple, another multicolored dachshund coat. The piebald pattern dates to the origin of the breed, although the Dachshund Club of America does not list the specific coloration in its breed standard.
English Cream Dachshund
A cream dachshund, also known as an English cream dachshund, comes from an English bloodline of dachshunds. In fact, true English cream doxies have pedigrees that trace back to British imports. American cream dachshunds on the other hand, are cream in color but do not descend from English dachshunds.
The original Dachshund was the smooth haired dachshund thought to have been developed in Germany from the St Hubert hound in the 1600s which is also a popular character often seen as toys or in cartoons.
For many years the smooth dachshund were the chosen variety for the English show ring. This variety also dominated the American show rings for many years.
This type of dachshund can be either miniature or standard size. It has been noted that although all types of dachshunds share many common temperament traits, the smooth coats seems to become more attached to one certain member of the family.
They show a high degree of independence, so good training is recommended to ensure a happy home. They are usually friendly and outgoing, very loveable and make excellent family pets.
Long Haired Dachshund
Long-haired dachshunds are much like the other two varieties, except their coat is longer and thicker, which gives them extra personality and elegance.
It is thought that the long-haired dachshund was created by crossing a smooth-haired doxy with other breeds including spaniels. In the U.S. long-haired dachshunds were mainly household pets until 1931, when AKC accepted the first registration for the variety. In 1940, a long-haired dachshund won the Best in Show title.
Long-haired dachshunds come in many colors and patterns including; dapple, brindle, chocolate, cream, chocolate and black, and red. Their coat is longer in the lower part of the body (belly, legs, and tail), chest, and ears. The coat’s texture is soft, silky, and slightly wavy; much like that of an irish setter.