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I welcome any questions on colors, patterns, or coats. I believe that it is very important that you be educated when buying your Dachshund. Some dachshund breeders misrepresent what colors their puppies are or carry, and I want people to recognize this. Please feel free to email me with any questions on colors, patterns, or coats and their inheritance characteristics.

If I don't know the answer I will investigate and try to find out the answer for you. I am continually learning things myself.


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Whether you call them Dachshunds, wiener dogs, or doxies, they are a very unique breed, and make great companions.  Dachshunds are very courageous and you'll find they aren’t afraid of much. The puppies I raise are all very special to me and they will always have a home here with me for life, if for some reason the new owners cannot keep their puppy. Not all Dachshund breeders will do this.


MY Dachshunds Puppies for sale come

in two coats: Smooth and Long Hair. I have a large variety of colors and patterns, including:


Red, Red Sable, Clear Red, Chocolate and Tan, Chocolate/Creams, Black and Tan, Black/Creams, Creams, (dilute and chinchilla gene) Blue and Tan, Isabella and Tan, Dapple, and Brindle.


 All of my (dachshund puppies for sale) Companion Puppies come with a AKC Limited Registration on a Spay/Neuter Contract. I have been personally raising Dachshunds for over 11 years and have been very bless with my bloodline.


 Dondi Prestwood of Kaufman, Texas and Samantha Taylor of Australia are two dachshund breeders that have shared their knowledge and experiences with me and help me attain my goal to breed the best quality dachshund I can. I had Dachshunds when I was a child so you might say I have been a Dachshund lover for over 55 years. 


All litters are born in the house with my personal attendance at each birth, which ensures the health of both the pups and the mother. (not all dachshund breeders do so) I handle the puppies daily from birth, and they are extremely well socialized by members of my whole family, including my grandchildren. We have some very special dogs that we are very proud to have as members of our family. My Dachshunds are my pets and the Love of my life.


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There are several gene series that determine the
color, pattern, and coat of your dachshund puppy.
Each gene series is divided into a group of alleles.

For example, the 'A' (Agouti) gene series helps determine a puppy's basic coat color.
There are three alleles in the 'A' series:
ay, aw, at ... each resulting in a different color.

ay -Red/yellow

aw -Wild Boar & Sable

at - Red with B carried Tan Points

Some alleles are dominant,
hich means that dominate allele will overpower a recessive allele.
A dominant allele will be visible on the puppy.
That means the puppy will 'show' the allele's trait.
Dominant alleles cannot be carried.
If a puppy has even one allele for any dominant trait,
the trait will show on the puppy.
If a puppy doesn't show a dominant trait,
ey don't have it, and cannot carry it recessively.


Some alleles are recessive,
which means that allele's trait will only be visible
if the puppy inherits TWO of that recessive allele.

A recessive allele that is overpowered by a dominant allele
will not be visible on the puppy.
That means the puppy will
'carry' for the allele's trait.

If a puppy carries a recessive trait, they can produce
offspring who show that recessive trait if bred to
another dog who also carries or shows the recessive trait.

 If they show any recessive trait,
they must have two alleles (100%) for that trait.
If they don't show a recessive trait,
they could carry
(50%) the trait, or may have none (0%)

of it.

Conclusion :

For a dominant trait to show,
a puppy only needs
one allele for that trait,
passed either from the sire or the dam.

For a recessive trait to show,
a puppy must have two alleles for that trait,
passed from both the sire and the dam.





Black and Tan:  B (Brown) series – Color Black Dominate.

A black and tan dachshund has a black body color with tan points on the face, tan paws, part of the muzzle, on chest, etc. Black and tan is recessive to red, wild boar or red sable, but is dominant to chocolate and tan. A black and tan puppy cannot be produced out of two true chocolate and tan parents. Black and tans will have brown eyes and black nose and nails.




Chocolate and Tan:  b series recessive to B

A Chocolate and Tan Dachshund is one that has a dark brown (the color of a Hershey chocolate bar) to a light brown body color with tan markings on the face and paws, etc. Chocolate and Tan is recessive to red, red sable or wild boar, and black and tan. True chocolate and tans MUST have hazel eyes and liver-colored nails and nose, and they MUST have tan points. If a dog has brown eyes, then it is not a chocolate and tan. Note: a puppy that is not chocolate and tan should not be represented as carrying for chocolate and tan unless one parent is a chocolate and tan. Two chocolate and tans bred together will have ALL chocolate and tan offspring.




Red:  Agouti Series Dominant red (ay) is dominant to every other color and can not be carried as a recessive. A red Dachshund has a red appearance (from a mahogany red to a strawberry blond red) and no tan points. There may be interspersed dark hairs along the back or anywhere on the body. So, the dog may be one solid red color or may have dark hairs along the back, on the face or ears, etc. True red is the most dominant of the colors; it is dominant over red sable or wild boar, black and tan, and chocolate and tan. Red Dachshunds may carry for black and tan, red sable or wild boar, chocolate and tan, or other color factors. Reds have brown eyes and black nose and nails. Note: a puppy that is not red cannot carry for red.




Clear Red:

They are affected by E Red Recessive Alleles, "D" Series. 

They will not have any black hairs within their coat. In some cases they can appear almost white at birth and various shades of cream to red. As they mature in most cases will be a Clear Red. In some cases you may get what some Breeders refer to a American Cream Dachshund.

More Pictures on

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Puppies with the E Red Recessive Alleles





Red Sable:  aw allele is incompletely dominant to the at allele

The red sable is similar to the red Dachshund, but appears black and tan from a distance. They may have tan points, or they may not. The hairs are red at the base and black at the tip. The Agouti protein causes a banding effect on the hair. They may also have a lighter red "mask" on their face. A red boar is the same as a red sable, but some say it is only in the smooth


 I have gotten the Red Sables in both Long & Smooth Coats. In the Smooth Coat they are what I call the American Sable and in the Long Coat the German Red Sable, although I have gotten both varieties in both smooth and long hairs. In the smooth coats they may appear more red because they don't have the longer hair with as much black. True red sables are not seen very often, I am discovering. Some unknowing Breeders will sell a red with a black overlay as a red sable. This is NOT a true Red Sable.


I also have produced a Blue Sable: Blue dilution can effect any base color, but remember both parents need to carry the Recessive Gene.

Blue & Tan (diluted black, atat BB dd ... atat Bb dd)


German Red Sable Smooth   German Long Hiar Red Sable 

Smooth & Long Hair German Red Sable


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Smooth Hair Red Sable & Long Hair Blue Sable


 Red Sable Red Sable Red Sable

These are some root pictures of a German Red Sable




Wheaten: A wheaten color is seen only in the wirehair Dachshund. It is the color of wheat straw, a creamy, yellowish, golden color. They are seldom seen.




Brown-nosed red: A brown-nosed red is a red dog that has hazel eyes and liver nose and nails. This dog is uniquely both a red dog and a chocolate dog. However, because red is the dominant color, that is the color the dog is considered. They have hazel eyes and liver nose and nails because if they weren't red, they would definitely be chocolate. Do not believe that a red-colored dog with hazel eyes and liver nose and nails is a chocolate, because there are no tan points characteristic of a chocolate and tan. This dog will be capable of producing reds, instead of only having chocolate and tan genes, to pass to its offspring. It's important that these dogs be sold as reds. This can happen when you have a red dog that carries for chocolate and tan and breed it to another dog that is or carries chocolate and tan; the baby is red but also has the full set of chocolate and tan genes. These will be able to produce chocolate and tans when bred with a dog that is or carries chocolate and tan, but will also produce red puppies.


I do not advise breeding a Red to a Chocolate/Tan. It can wash out the deep gorgeous Chocolate color and cause the brown points in the Reds which is undesirable.




Blue /Tan and Isabella /Tan: Blue and Tans and Isabella and Tans are complicated due to the participation of multiple genes. A Blue and Tan is a diluted Black and Tan.

Blue & Tan (diluted black, atat BB dd ... atat Bb dd)

An Isabella and Tan is a diluted Chocolate and Tan.

Isabella & Tan (diluted chocolate, atat bb dd)


Therefore, for a Dachshund to be an Isabella and Tan, they must not only be a chocolate and tan, but also possess the full set of dilution factors, that will make them appear the Isabella color. Due to this, a true Isabella and tan will ALWAYS have hazel/gray eyes and liver-colored nose and nails, and they will ALWAYS have tan points, although they may be lighter in color.


A Blue and Tan will have brown eyes and blue-colored nose and nails. The same set of dilution factors will make a black and tan Blue as will make a chocolate and tan Isabella; it just depends on the base color of the dog.


Blue and Tans and Isabella and Tans are very recessive.

Isabella and Tans are the result of possessing the recessive set of dilution factors, as well as being the recessive chocolate and tan to begin with.


Blue and Tans are the result of possessing the recessive set of dilution factors, as well as being the recessive black and tan to begin with.


 Note: a puppy that is not Blue and Tan or Isabella and Tan should not be represented as carrying for Blue and Tan or Isabella and Tan unless a parent is blue and tan or Isabella and tan, respectively.


Two Isabella and Tans bred together will have ALL Isabella and tan offspring.


Two Blues bred together can have both Isabella/Tan and Blue/Tan offspring because of the Black/Tan behind the Chocolate/Tan dogs.


I do not recommend doing a lot of dilute to dilute breeding as I believe this can cause a weaken immunity system after a while. The results will be the off-springs will be more susceptible to skin and coat defects.




Cream: A cream-colored dachshund is due to recessive genes known as the chinchilla dilution genes and must carry two to produce the Cream color.

C (Albino) series – COLOR

Again, there are two recessive gene sets involved in making this color. True creams MUST have black noses and nails. Some creams may have some black hairs mixed into the coat, on the ears, back, or tail;  True creams are very dark when they are born ( a charcoal like color) and get lighter as they grow older, although some will keep this shading in various degrees and are referred to as a Shaded Creams.


Some Creams will be born a golden color cream or honey buff cream. These are Clear Creams.


A black and tan dog that has received the dilution factors (C (Albino) series – COLOR) may have cream-colored tan points and will be referred to as a Black and Cream; this may also happen with any other color with tan points, such as a Chocolate/Cream.


Be very careful when paying the prices demanded for creams to ensure you are getting a true cream, but also a Quality Cream.


A Dilute cream/red produces creams/reds of various shades and is a recessive gene of the red.



This is a new litter just born 08/29/2006. This litter is very much like the one listed under the Clear Reds. The difference being is both mom and dad carry the chinchilla gene. The Grandmother is the mom of the litter above with the E Red Recessive Alleles.


More Pictures on


My Exquisite Cream Page






Brindle:  Brindling is a pattern that is expressed as dark stripes all over the dog's body, running from midline down to the belly. The most common brindle Dachshund is the red brindle. However, brindling can affect any base color. A black and tan Dachshund that has brindling will only show it on the tan points, not on the black body color. Brindling is a dominant pattern; the puppy only needs to get one gene out of two to be a brindle.

A puppy that is not brindle cannot carry for brindle.




Dapple:  M (Merle) series A dog cannot carry for dappling. If one M is present, the dog is dappled. A dappled Dachshund has lighter patches of its body color randomly spaced on its body. A Black and Tan will have silver or gray dapples, a Chocolate and Tan will have cream-colored dapples, and Red will have lighter red dapples, a Blue and Tan will have lighter blue/gray dapples, etc.

Dappling is dominant; only one parent needs to be dappled to see dappled offspring.


A black and tan that has silvery dapples has one gene for dapple, a black and tan that has silvery dapples in the black areas and random splashes of white is known as a double dapple- this dog has both genes for dappling.


I do not recommend breeding for double dapples.

 Double dapple puppies can have deafness problems and/or blindness problems. They may have small or missing eyes. These problems, however, will not pass to their offspring if they are bred to a non-dapple dog, although I do not recommend this.


One or two blue eye(s) or a partially-blue eye are indications that the dog is dappled even if no dapples are visible. The dappling should be evenly marked on the dog.


I also do not recommend breeding a dapple to a piebald as I have seen some breeders do. The results will be to mess up the pattern of both the dapple and the piebald.




Piebald: The piebald pattern is a recessive pattern, unlike dappling and brindling. It takes a full set of the genes to see a piebald.

S (White Spotting) series – PATTERN

To be considered piebald, a dog must show white on their
neck, chest, all four legs, underbody, and tail tip.
A dog with less white than this is not piebald, and should not be  register as a Piebald.

Ticking is the result of the T (Ticking) series

T Ticking

t no ticking recessive to T

It is my

 understanding that ticking is desired with the Piebald. I do not raise them so do not have a lot of knowledge with this pattern.

A piebald Dachshund will have random spots of white on their body, and they will have white tail tips. Typically, piebald white spots are more circular and ordered in appearance than the white spots as a result of the double dapple. The piebald pattern can affect any body color, including red, black and tan, cream, red sable or wild boar, chocolate and tan, blue and tan, and Isabella and tan. A puppy that is not a piebald should not be represented as carrying for piebald unless one parent is a piebald. Two true piebald bred together will have ALL piebald offspring.






I have had several people inquire about their puppy's color or pattern. They were confused because although some had dapple patterns, they also had large blotches of white on them.

Without knowing or seeing the Pedigrees behind these pups, but seeing their pictures, it appears to me that they have Piebald behind them.


So in most cases these breeders try to register the pups the best way they can. The problem here is that when another breeder look at these Pedigrees, they will not realize that there is either a Dapple or Piebald behind a dog that they are considering buying, depending how their color was Registered. In my opinion all puppies born with large areas of white should be registered as Piebald.


In a solid color, such as Black/Tan, Red, Chocolate/Tan, etc., a white spot on the chest is undesirable if you are considering showing a particular dog.


A small white spot would be nothing that I would panic about, but large white markings I would not want in my breeding program.


A Dapple is a lovely pattern, Piebald is also a nice pattern, but in my opinion you should not breed a Dapple to a Piebald.




Wirehair: A dog cannot carry for wirehair. If one xW is present, the dog is wirehaired.
A wirehaired Dachshund will have coarse hairs on their body. They will also have longer, coarse "whiskers" on the side of their muzzle and above their eyes. Wirehair is the most dominant of the coats. Only one parent needs to be wirehaired to get some wirehaired offspring. There are three types of wirehair coats: true wirehair, pin wire, and woolly wire. The true wirehair has a stiff, harsh coat, wiry to the touch, close to the body, but noticeably more profuse on the muzzle and legs. The true wirehair and pin wire are the result of wirehair to smooth breeding. The pin wire is genetically the same as the true wirehair, but the smooth gene from the smooth parent has a greater effect on the puppy. The pin wire can look virtually smooth, but with the giveaway whiskery hair on the jaw and legs, and sometimes on the center of the back. The woolly wire is a result of wire to wire breeding. The woolly wire will have a soft fluffy coat, opposed to the tight, coarse coat of the true wire. The woolly coat can be stripped to achieve correctness. Two wires could have a smooth puppy if they both carry for smooth.


A puppy that is not wirehaired cannot carry for wirehair.  




 Smooth: The smooth coat is recessive to wirehair, but dominant to longhair. The smooth coat is short and soft and requires minimal upkeep. Two longhairs can never produce a smooth puppy.



 Longhair: A longhaired dog cannot carry for wirehair or smooth. The longhair coat is a thick, soft coat that covers the body. It runs into silky feathering on the ears, legs, and tail. It is the most recessive of the coats. Two longhairs can never have a smooth or a wire puppy.




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