SMOOTH- Short, smooth and shining. Should be neither too long nor too thick. Ears not
leathery. Tail -Gradually tapered to a point, well but not too richly haired. Long sleek bristles on
the underside are considered a patch of strong-growing hair, not a fault. A brush tail is a fault,
as is also a partly or wholly hairless tail.
LONG- The sleek, glistening, often slightly wavy hair is longer under the neck and on the fore
chest, the underside of the body, the ears, and behind the legs. The coat gives the dog an
elegant appearance. Short hair on the ear is not desirable. Too profuse a coat which masks
type, equally long hair all over the whole body, a curly coat, or a pronounce parting on the back
are faults. Tail - Carried gracefully in prolongation of the spine; the hair attains its greatest
length here and forms a veritable flag.
WIRE- With the exception of jaw, eyebrows, and ears, the whole body is covered with a
uniform tight, short, thick, rough, hard outer coat but with finer, somewhat softer, shorter hairs
(undercoat) everywhere distributed between the coarser hairs. The absence of an undercoat is
a fault. The distinctive facial furnishings include a beard and eyebrows. On the ears the hair is
shorter than on the body, almost smooth. The general arrangement of the hair is such that the
wirehaired Dachshund, when viewed form a distance, resembles the smooth, Any sort of soft
hair in the outer coat, wherever found o the body, especially on the top of the head, is a fault.
The same is true of long, curly, or wavy hair, or hair that sticks out irregularly in all directions.
Tail - Robust, thickly haired, gradually tapering to a point. A flag tail is a fault.