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Wild Boar Dachshund
Wild Boar Dachshund
A Wild Boar Dachshund is a lovely little thing. Wild Boar is a color that should be exclusive to a wirehaired dachshund. That’s not always the case, but we’ll get into that in a second. The main point is that wild boar is an unusual color combination. It is a blend of brown, black and gold hairs throughout the body with bright tan points in all the right places. I often describe this as a brunette with gold highlights. A wild boar dachshund should contain no red coloring. At all.
I think Wild Boar would come, historically, from the wirehaired terriers in their background. A “salt and pepper” kind of thing. I honestly have a theory that wild boar and wheaton are more of a pattern than a coloring. Since both of them are basically a blend of color. I first discovered this pattern with my first solid black wirehair, Brody. Brody started developing silver hairs thoughout his coat in his second year. I was sitting there, playing with my four wires.. my Brody, Sugar and Spice (wild boar) and Goldy (Wheaton). It occured to me then, that they all share the exact same blend of colors. A pattern. Sorry, genetics facinate me like that. Oddly enough, a solid colored dachshund (red, chocolate and tan or black and tan, etc.) has never presented themselves to me like that. They maintain their solid coloring.
This is actually one of my biggest pet peeves in dachshund colors. A WILD BOAR IS NOT A SABLE. Of all the things I have witnesses over the years, this simple mistake is one that I see most often and one that drives me crazy the most. I think if the other breeders could just see one in person, they wouldn’t make that mistake again. But, the honest truth is,not everybody has true sable or wild boar doxies.
Exceptions to the Rules
Once again, there are always exceptions to every rule. I have a smooth coat wild boar. Her name is Daphne, one of her parents was a wild boar wirehaired dachshund and one of her parents was a black and tan smooth coat. So, she borrowed the color, wild boar, from her dad and the coat type, smooth, from her mother. I think I would be safe in saying that 9.75% out of 10 dogs that are smooth coat wild boar came from having one parent that was actually a wild boar wirehaired dachshund. The genetics of it are that tight. Commonly a heavily shaded (lots of black tips or black coloring along the back) smooth coat red can be mistaken for a wild boar, just like the red sable that we just talked about.
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