|Miniature Dachshund Colors
|RED- Red dachshunds are widely known and recognized for their beautiful
range of red coloring. From a deep mahogany red to a pale golden and all
shades of brownish red in between, the array is truly splendid. Red
dachshunds may be a clear red or they may have black hairs in their coat.
Some reds have black trim around their eyes and ears and along their backs.
This darker trim often fades as the puppy gets older. The reds should have
black noses and nail color and brown eyes.
|BLACK/TAN- Black/tan dachshunds are also widely known and recognized.
They have a shiny black coat and have tan or reddish brown markings on the
face, chest,four feet and under the tail. The nose pad and nails should be
black. The eyes should be a dark rich brown and the markings should be deep
tan and even- not pale red or indistinct. Note that BLACK/CREAM dachshunds
are the same except markings are a light cream instead of reddish brown.
|BLACK- Occasionally when black/tan dachshunds with indistinct markings are
bred over many generations, they can produce a dachshund that appears to
be solid black. Genetically, there is no solid black dog, however, there can be
a puppy that appears to have no tan markings. These black dachshunds are
recognized by AKC and are highly regarded by pet owners and breeders.
|BLUE/TAN- Blue/tan dachshunds are dilutes of the black/tan colors. The
dachshunds main body color is a battleship gray or steel gray along with muted
tan markings as a result of diluting factors. Their eyes are usually a grayish
color and the nose pad and nails are a pale gray.
|CHOCOLATE/CREAM- Chocolate/cream dachshunds are similar to
black/cream dachshunds- their main body color is a rich dark chocolate to a
light milky chocolate and their points are a lovely cream color.
Chocolate/cream dachshunds often have brown or hazel eyes and a liver
colored, self colored,or deep dark brown nose pad, nails and tan markings.
|CHOCOLATE/TAN- Chocolate/tan dachshunds are similar to black/tan
dachshunds but their main body color is a rich dark chocolate to a light
milky chocolate. Chocolate/tan dachshunds often have brown or hazel
eyes and a liver colored, self colored, or deep dark brown nose pad, nails
and tan markings.
|CHOCOLATE- occasionally, when chocolate/tan dachshunds with
indistinct markings are bred over many generations, they can produce a
dachshund that appears to be solid chocolate. A solid chocolate would
appear to have no tan markings. These chocolate dachshunds are
recognized by AKC and are highly regarded and desired.
|CREAM- Cream colored dachshunds do not have any red or tones of red
in their coat. They often appear almost off white to greyish white at birth.
They are a natural buff color with dark brown eyes and a black nose and
nail color or self colored. They may also have some black hairs in their
coats- around the eyes, ears, and along the back. This black often
diminishes as the puppy gets older. True creams trace their lineage to
|AMERICAN CREAM- American cream colored dachshunds often appear
white to pale blond at birth and can come in smooth or long hair. As
they get older, they often appear to be strawberry blond or beige tone.
They normally have dark brown eyes, and a black nose and nail color.
However, just as you can have a red dilute resulting in a liver colored
nose, you can have a diluted American Cream with a pale nose. This is
a result of breeding an American Cream to a chocolate/tan or other
|ISABELLA/TAN- Isabella/tan dachshunds, often described as Fawn
colored with tan markings are another form of dilute color. Isabella/tan
is a dilution of chocolate/tan. The main body is a silvery fawn color and
the markings are a diluted tan. The eyes are usually a light greyish
green and the nose pad and nail colors are pale liver colored.
|WILD BOAR- Wild Boar dachshunds have a light brown base coat
and a black overlay. The wildboar color is noted by its light color
base showing through the nose area, around the eyes, and also the
underside of the body. Wildboar is most common in wire haired
dachshunds but can appear in smooths also.
|Red Long hair
|Wild Boar Wire Hair
|Chocolate/tan Smooth Hair