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Chocolate and Tan Dachshund
Chocolate Dachshunds That Melt..your heart!
Chocolate and Tan Dachshunds are a lovely brown color with tan points. Most people that aren’t familiar with Doxies call this Brown Dachshunds. When I was first introduced to the world of dachshund breeding, Chocolate Dachshunds were the “in” color. Much like the cream dachshunds are today. We now consider chocolate to be one of the base colors of the breed. Funny how much differnce a decade makes. On a personal note, I will never forget my first chocolate and tan dachshund. His name was Harry and he was the most amazing dog! A longhaired, of coarse. I could sit and watch Harry play for hours. And, he did love to play. He is now retired and living with a family member. His son, Trouble, has filled his shoes and just produced his first litter of puppies.
How to you make a Chocolate and Tan Dachshund?
Genetically speaking the color Chocolate is a recessive gene. Meaning that it must be shown or carried by both parents to produce Chocolate and Tan Dachshund puppies. A Chocolate dachshund puppy or adult should have chocolate brown nose, nails and paw pads. As well as the most beautiful hazel colored eyes, you’ve ever seen. There are never black hairs on Chocolate and Tan Dachshunds. No black noses, nails and paw pads, either. If this is the case, it is often a red factored chocolate and tan. (produced by breeding a red dachshund to a chocolate and tan dachshund) Like the other colors, Chocolate and Tan is lovely in piebald and dapple patterns. Chocolate and Tan Brindles usually show their brindle striping in their tan points. Because it cannot have black hairs, it is highly unlikely to have a chocolate and tan sable.