Dachshunds come in a variety of different colors, coat types and patterns!
There aren't just the "Black and Tan" or "Red" Doxies anymore!
Although the Red and the Black and Tan are still Favorites, Look at all the other colors wienie dog can comes in!
There are so many dachshund varieties that the list keeps growing every day! If you have other doxie Color, Coats or Patterns that you'd like listed here, please let us know!
We will be adding to the list often! You are even welcome to submit pictures to be viewed on our website!
Red Dachshunds are one of the most common Doxie Colors. Like the Red Smooth Haired Puppy on the left. Red Dachshunds may range from a light clear red to a deep red or mahogany with black highlights. Deep reds can have a black dorsal stripe and/or black hairs interspersed in the coat.
Reds should have a black nose and black nails to fit the AKC Standards. But some reds could also have a liver nose and liver colored nails. (Similar color to the chocolate and tan) Usually due to having a chocolate colored parent.
A clear red has no dark hairs anywhere in the coat and its nose and nails would also be light.
All of these would still be registered as a Red.
Long Haired Red Dachshund Puppy
Black and Tan Dachshunds
The 2nd most common Dachshund color is a Black and Tan.
A black and tan dachshunds coat will be black over all it's body with tan points. The tan points are the tan color on feet, over eyes, on face around muzzle, on chest, under tail. Black and tans will have a black nose, and black nails.
Smooth Haired Black and Tan Dachshund Puppy
Chocolate and Tan Dachshunds
Another doxie color that has become very popular is the Chocolate Dachshund!
The chocolate and tan dachshunds color can range from a light milk chocolate brown to a dark chocolate brown with or without tan points. The tan points are the tan color on feet, over eyes, on face around muzzle, on chest, under tail.
A chocolate dachshund will have a brown to light brown nose and nails.
A true chocolate and tan can not have a black nose.
Chocolate dachshunds will have brown eyes and on occasion green to hazel eyes.
Smooth Haired Chocolate and Tan Dachshund Puppy
Solid Black Dachshunds
A solid black dachshund will be black all over.
Black dachshunds will have NO tan points.
Blacks will have a black nose, and black nails.
Long Haired Solid Black Dachshund Puppy
Black and Cream Dachshunds
A Black and Cream dachshund's coat will be black all over with cream points in place of the tan points. Meaning, they will have the Cream color on their feet, over eyes, on face around muzzle, on chest, under tail. Black and creams will have a black nose, and black nails.
Now be sure to check their pedigrees! Like the English Creams, true Black and Cream dachshunds will have imported lines.
Long Haired Black and Cream Dachshund Puppy
Another one of the more popular dachshund colors is the English Cream. A cream dachshund will have a cream colored coat. The cream color should cover the entire body. The lighter the cream color the better! Like the cream puppy pictured below, true English Cream dachshunds will have imported lines. Be sure to check their pedigrees!
Creams should have a black nose and black nails.
Long Haired Cream Dachshund Puppy
Chocolate and Cream Dachshunds
A popular variation to the Chocolate and Tan color is the Chocolate and Cream Dachshund. Like the chocolate and tan, a chocolate and cream dachshunds color can range from a light milk chocolate brown to a dark chocolate brown but with cream points. They will have cream on their feet, over eyes, on face around muzzle, on chest, and under tail.
The lighter the cream colored points, the better!
A chocolate and cream dachshund will have a chocolate brown nose and nails. Chocolate and creams will have brown eyes and on occasion green to hazel eyes.
Check out the Color Difference
Chocolate and Tan on the Left - Chocolate and Cream on the Right
Isabella and Tan
If you like that chocolate color, but you are looking for something a little bit different, try the Isabella colored Dachshund.
This is a dilute of the chocolate and tan.
Isabella and tans will appear to be a washed out chocolate and tan dachshunds.
Like the Isabella and tan Piebald Dachshund pictured below. Piebald would be the pattern, Isabella is the color.
For a dachshund to be a true Isabella color, the dachshund's coat can not have any chocolate integrated into its color.
An Isabella and Tan will have gray eyes, gray nose, and gray nails.
Isabella and Tan Piebald Dachshund
Blue and Tan Dachshunds
Another one of the Dilute dachshund colors is the Blue and Tan. The Blue dachshund is a dilute of the black and tan.
A blue and tan is close to gray in color. Like the Blue and tan Dachshund pictured to the left below. Blue and Tans should have gray eyes, a gray nose, and gray nails. For a dachshund to be a true blue color, the dachshund's coat can not have any black integrated into its coat color or on its nose or nails.
Blue and Tan Piebald Dachshund Puppy
Piebald would be the pattern, Blue is the color.
Dappled Dachshunds - Dapple is a Pattern
Do you want a dapple dachshund puppy?
Dappled doxie coats have lighter colored areas contrasting with darker areas of the same color.
There can even be spots where some of the color is lighter.
Like the color of the black and tan short haired dappled doxie puppy pictured to the left and the blue and tan dapple doxie on the right.
Dappling may occur in the dachshunds eyes also. The eyes can be blue or may have spots of blue in them. Only the dappled dachshunds can have blue eyes!
Dapple is a pattern and can show up in any of the Dachshund colors.
Blue and tan
Dappled Dachshund Puppy
Piebald Dachshunds - Piebald is a Pattern
Piebald Dachshunds have areas of full color on a white background. Usually big round spots on a white background. Similar to a pinto horse. They may also have ticking Ticking is small spots of color in the white field. Kind of like Freckles. The ticking spots may only be just a few little spots on the toes and muzzle. Ticking spots can also be heavy, and cover most of the white background like the puppy on the right. The piebald pattern can only occur when both parents are piebald or carry the piebald pattern, so check the pedigree.
Piebald is a pattern and can show up in any of the Dachshund colors.
Isabella Piebald Dachshund Puppy
Double Dapple Dachshunds - This is a Pattern
Varying amounts of white throughout the body in addition to the dapple pattern. Must have areas of white on the body for it to be a double dapple. This pattern can only occur when both parents have the dapple pattern, so be sure to check the pedigree. Double Dapples can have severe birth defects if breeding is done haphazardly - blind, missing or malformed eyes, deaf or partial deafness - breeding for double dapples should only be done with excellent knowledge of the breed as well as the lines involved in the potential breeding. Double Dapple is a pattern and can show up in any of the Dachshund colors.
Double Dapple Dachshund Puppy
Brindle Dachshunds - This is a Pattern
A Brindle Dachshund has Tiger like stripes all over the body, commonly seen in the red colored dachshund. Also very pretty in the Creams. The striping can also be seen in tan points (or cream points) and on the legs of the two -colored dachshund.
Brindle is a pattern and can show up in any of the Dachshund colors.
Red Brindle Dachshund Puppy
Sable and Wild Boar Dachshunds
A true sable/wild boar will appear to be black/tan from a distance. The coat color is at the base of the hair fading into black tips from a distance. The dachshunds undercoat will usually be red, with a very heavy layer of black over the base coat color. (Sables are often mistakenly labeled when a dachshund has black hairs on back and neck over red color. Sable is an uncommon pattern. This is a pattern that can not be truly labeled until pup reaches 6 months of age. Many pups labeled sable/wild boar lose the black overlay and become simply red with no pattern.)
This pattern is most commonly seen in reds but may occur with other colors.
Sable Dachshund Puppy