Dachshund Colors

We are experts in dachshund colors and markings. We’re proud of this section. Our Dachshund Colors pages are one of the most popular sections of our site.  We want to thank you, personally, for taking the time to visit and learn about our precious dachshund breed. I hope you enjoy your time here, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
Dachshund Colors and Dachshund Patterns have always fascinated me. I’ve dedicated hours, days and months too many to count, in an attempt to learn everything I could about Dachshund Colors. I’m proud to share that with you. I will never forget how difficult it was to find good information, or friendly people to share it.
Now, whenever anyone hears the word “dachshund” what almost always comes to mind is the classic “red” or “black and tan” wiener dog. In all actuality, the dachshund has more coat, color and patterns combinations and varieties than any breed. Therefore, anyone can have a unique dog to match their own unique personality and still stay true to their adored Miniature Dachshund breed. Our favorite part of being miniature dachshund breeders is the understanding of genetics and using this knowledge to produce amazingly beautiful doxie puppies for everyone to enjoy. I know there are some people who may turn their nose up at something like a chocolate and tan piebald long hair dachshund, but we say “Variety is the Spice of Life!” If not for dachshund breeders, like Ponderosa Pups, who keep the “unusual” alive, dachshund variety would become extinct. These dachshund patterns and varieties have been around for HUNDREDS of years.  We are passionate about and specialize in the unique, rare and eye-catching dachshunds colors. We take a lot of pleasure in offering our colorful puppies to your homes. If you prefer a classic black and tan smooth dachshund, a wild boar wirehaired “thistle-faced” dachshund or a lovely, flowing English Cream long haired Dachshund beauty, We have the knowledge to produce it and we feel confident that our home raised dachshunds will be a perfect fit for your family, no matter what color and pattern you choose!

If one of the Dachshund colors or dachshund patterns below is highlighted and underlined, please click to learn more! Each page has lots of adorable pictures and helpful dachshund information!


Dachshund Colors

Below is a list of Dachshund colors and code numbers as specified by the American Kennel Club. We have included tons of pictures to better help you identify dachshund colors. As well as some information about dachshund genetics. Learn how we produce such colorful puppies and enjoy our huge collection of pictures. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.



Dachshund Patterns (markings)

There are technically five dachshund patterns.  Then a variety of possibilities in combinations of dachshund patterns.  Each link below leads to an information page for Dachshund Markings or Dachshund Patterns!  Here you’ll find tips on how to tell what pattern your dachshund may be. Of coarse, if you are interested in the genetics of how to produce a specific Dachshund pattern, you’ll find that info here, too. Never hesitate to send us an email if you have a question that you can’t find answers for.   GREAT PICTURES!



Dachshund Coat Types

Dachshunds come in three coat types and we are proud to offer all three here at Ponderosa Dachshunds. The short haired type is called a smooth coat. They tend to be the most popular & very easy to maintain. They love to snuggle under the covers and can be talked into wearing clothes. The long haired Dachshund variety is usually my favorite. I love the long flowing beauty of them. They shed very little and require no professional grooming. They tend to be a little calmer and more affectionate, especially the males. The Wirehaired Dachshund variety is very often referred to as the class clown of the breed. They are very good natured, funny, and highly intelligent. They do not require professional grooming, however some prefer to have them stripped. You can see my section on grooming on the How To Care For Your Dachshund page.

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