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Brindle Dachshunds..who doesn’t love stripes?
The Brindle Dachshund is definitely in a class of it’s own. They are beautiful and flashy in their own distinguished way. Brindle Dachshunds have that little extra something that sets them apart from a normal Doxie. Brindle is a pattern. Put simply, it means a dachshund that has “stripes”. Really pretty dark colored stripes that can either be on the main body or in the tan points. Any color can be combined with a Brindle Pattern. Mostly commonly you will see Red Brindle Dachshunds. The Black and Tan Brindle Dachshunds usually have their brindle stripes in their tan points. The same can usually be said with Chocolate and Tan Brindle Dachshunds and The Dilute colors. You have to take into consideration that these are rules of thumb..but, anything is possible. Ponderosa Pups has worked for years to try to produce a chocolate and tan or dilute with brindle striping on the main body. If you have one of these, please send pictures! I would love to see it and share it on this page.
Now, genetically speaking Brindle is a dominant gene. This means that you could breed a solid colored dog that does not carry Brindle to a dachshund that shows Brindle Stripes and still produce Brindle Dachshund puppies. There are always exceptions to every rule. There are hidden Brindles! Dogs that are genetically Brindle Dachshunds that show no sign of Brindle Markings. They produce Brindle Dachshund Puppies. This is more common in the English Cream lines. Still, it’s really neat.
Unlike the Dapple Dachshunds, you can breed a brindle dachshund to a brindle dachshund and everything will be fine. It just makes the chances better for producing Brindle Dachshund puppies. As Brindle Dachshund Breeders can tell you.. it is always different with every litter.
New observations about the Brindle Dachshund
I would like to add some information about a reverse brindle dachshund. This is a bit of a genetic anomaly. Totally beautiful, and I must admit that is a little hard to spot at first. I first noticed this pattern on a black and tan brindle dachshund many years ago. Since as this was the first brindle I had ever seen.. it didn’t really dawn on me that Tiger was different. He was a stunning dark colored dog with light tan stripes allover his body. Where most brindle stripes only attach themselves to the variations of red. Normally a black and tan brindle dachshund would have a black body and only show their stripes in their tan points. Whereas a Red Dachshund would show their brindle stripes allover their body since there entire color is red. Somehow the brindle gene attached itself to the base color instead of the usual tan point stripes.
Anyway, when I started breeding the English Cream Brindles I noticed there were occasionally dogs that were yellow with dark stripes and others that were dark bodied with yellow stripes. I have always been very interested in the actual genetics of a Dachshund and to me.. this is very interesting information. I look forward to experimenting with this in the next few years. If you have more information about the reverse brindle dachshund, please let me know.
Below are some examples of our Brindle Dachshunds and their puppies. Please click the link to see if we have any Brindle Dachshund Puppies for Sale. Ponderosa Pups are experienced and passionate Brindle Dachshund Breeders. Yet, we only have a few Brindle Miniature Dachshund litters per year.
Other Resources about Brindle Dachshunds
Did you know that horses, giniea pigs, etc. also come in brindle patterns? Read about it at the Wikipedia Brindle Page