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The Dachshund: A Coat of Many Colors

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What do the words "fawn," "brindle," and "wild boar" have in common? They're just a few of the terms used to describe the many different colors and patterns of a Dachshund's coat. You might be surprised to know these little low-riders have more coat types and colors than any other breed.

A look at the Dachshund's coat of many colors

Solid colors are coats of one color and feature no other markings, other than occasional white points that can appear on the stomach, tail, feet, and chest. This group includes:

  • Red—The most common Dachshund shade, a red Dachshund can range from light chestnut to a dark mahogany. Red Dachshunds usually have black eyes, a black nose, and black nails.
  • Cream—A buttery or buff shade is a recognized dachshund coloring. However, if you are considering showing your dog, be aware that the noses of cream-colored canines should be dark.
  • Chocolate—A chocolate Dachshund is a dark chocolate brown color all over, without any tan spots. Dachshunds that are a chocolate color will have either brown or light brown eyes, nose, or nails.
  • Black—These Dachshunds are black all over, without any tan points, and have black eyes, nose, nails.
  • Wheaten—This type of Dachshund has a cream-colored coat that should cover the entire body. The cream color can range from a dingy looking white to a soft, buttery shade.


Mixed colors are coats that feature two colors. One shade is dominant and covers most of the body, while the other decorates different points on the body. This group includes:

  • Shaded Red—These dogs have a mixture of black hair on their backs, tails, and ears.
  • Black and Tan—The second-most familiar Dachshund color, a black and tan pooch will be black all over with tan spots on the feet, over the eyes, on the face around the muzzle, on the chest, and under the tail. It will have black eyes, nose, and nails.
  • Gray—Known also as a Blue/Tan, this Doxie appears to be gray in color, similar to the coloring of a blue Doberman. They usually have gray eyes, nose, and nails.
  • Wild boar—This color is only seen in either wire- or smooth-hair Doxies. More of a pattern than a color, these Dachshunds will appear black and tan from a distance, with the undercoat being red.
  • Fawn—In reality, the fawn-colored Doxie is a diluted chocolate and tan colored dog. These Dachshunds usually have gray eyes, nose, and tail.
  • Brindle—A brindle-colored Dachshund has tiger-like stripes all over the body, and is most common in the red-colored Dachshund.
  • Dappled Coat—The striking dappled coat is very popular with Dachshund owners. There are three types of dappled coats: chocolate, silver, and red.


If you show or breed your dog, you probably gave a lot of thought to your Doxie's color, as only certain colors meet breed standards. If your Dachshund is just a family pet, chances are you just picked the color you liked best.

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