SOLID BLACK- (can appear in all coats): A black dachshund will be black all over without any tan points. It will have black eyes, black nose, and black nails. This is not the result of continuous breeding of black/tan to black/tan. Black breeds true and appear to breed dominant over the black/tan. The black is simply the 'B' gene lacking the tan point gene.  
Dachshund Colors
RED- (can appear in all coats): The most familiar and common of dachshund colors.  A red dachshund can be any shade of red from blonde to a deep dark mahogany -- all of which is just red. It should have a black eyes, black nose, and black nails.  For a red to produce black/tans it must carry the tan point gene.  A red that does not carry the tan point gene cannot ever produce anything but red puppies.   
CHOCOLATE/TAN- (can appear in all coats): A chocolate and tan will be from milk chocolate brown to a dark chocolate brown with tan points (tan on feet, over eyes, on face around muzzle, on chest, under tail). It will have a brown to light brown nose and nails. A true chocolate/tan will NEVER have a black nose. It will have brown to light brown eyes and on occasion green to hazel eyes. This is a recessive color it must be showing or carried in both parents to appear.
CHOCOLATE- (can appear in all coats): A chocolate will be a dark chocolate brown all over without any tan points. It will have a brown to light brown eyes, nose, and nails. This is a recessive color it must be showing or carried in both parents to appear but breeds dominant to chocolate/tan.   
ISABELLA/TAN- (fawn/TAN) (can appear in all coats): A ISABELLA AND TAN CAN NOT HAVE ANY CHOCOLATE ON IT. An Isabella and tan is a diluted chocolate and tan. It will appear to be a washed out chocolate and tan. Its color should resemble a Weimaraner but with tan points. It will have gray eyes, gray nose, and gray nails. This is a recessive color it must be showing or carried in both parents to appear. They have a tendency to have color mutant alopecia. 
BLUE/TAN- (can appear in all coats): A BLUE AND TAN CAN NOT HAVE ANY BLACK ON IT. A blue and tan is close to gray in color. It will be a gunmetal blue color with tan points. Its color should resemble a blue Doberman. It will have a gray eyes, gray nose, and gray nails. This is a recessive color it must be showing or carried in both parents to appear. They have a tendency to have color mutant alopecia.  
WILDBOAR- (Can appear only  in wire and smooth hair) technically a color but in essence a pattern, These terms (especially sable) are often mistakenly used to refer to an interspersion of black hairs on back and neck over red color. A true red sable/wildboar will appear to be black and tan from a distance. The undercoat beneath black being red. Sable/wildboar is a very heavy layer of black over the base coat color. This is an uncommon pattern. This is a pattern that cannot be truly labeled until pup reaches 6 months of age. Many pups labeled sable/wildboar lose black overlay and become simply red with no pattern.   
ENGLISH CREAM- (can appear only in smooth and long hair) At birth some english creams can appear sooty almost black in color and others will be born lemon color. The color as they get older will look oily yellowish part of non-homogenized milk. The lighter the better and should have the darkest eyes, nose, and nails. Colors range from a dingy looking white to a butter color. They can have black overlay (known as sable.)   True English Cream lineage can be traced to England.
BLACK/TAN- (can appear in all coats): The second most familiar dachshund color. A black and tan dachshund will be black all over with tan points (tan on feet, over eyes, on face around muzzle, on chest, under tail). It will have black eyes, black nose, and black nails. Black/tan is recessive which means a black/tan bred to a black/tan will produce all black/tan unless they both carry the chinchilla factor, which will create a recessive red puppy.  
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WHEATEN- (can appear only in wire hair) The color of the oily yellowish part of non-homogenized milk. The lighter the better and should have the darkest eyes, nose, and nails. Colors range from a dingy looking white to a butter color.
BLACK/CREAM- (can appear only in smooth and long hair): A black and cream dachshund will be black all over with cream points (cream on feet, over eyes, on face around muzzle, on chest, under tail). It will have black eyes, black nose, and black nails.
CHOCOLATE/CREAM- (can appear only in smooth and long hair): A chocolate and cream dachshund will be chocolate all over with cream points (cream on feet, over eyes, on face around muzzle, on chest, under tail). It will have light brown eyes and on occasion green to hazel eyes, brown to light brown  nose and  nails. 
Writen By Angie (Parizo) Baumhover on 6/27/98
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DILUTE RED- (can appear in all coats):  Also called a E red or chocolate based red -- all of which is just a red.  A red dachshund with  liver color nose and nails.  'liver-nose' which means its nose and nails would be the same color as the chocolate and tans. 
DILUTE CREAM- (can appear only in smooth and long hair):  Also known as E cream. A cream dachshund with a liver color nose and nails.  'liver-nose' which means its nose and nails would be the same color as the chocolate and tan. 
AMERICAN CREAM- (can appear only in smooth and long hair) At birth appear to be white to pale blond, When they get older, they often apprear to be a clear red color (See Clear Red at top of page  for description)  and should have the darkest eyes, nose and nails. If you have a Wire hair appearing to be cream, it is called Wheaten.
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CLEAR RED- (can appear in all coats):  Some people call it Strawberry Cream, Strawberry Blond and/or Creamy Red, it is still just a red that may or may not carry for the cream color. A Clear Red is a  lite red dachshund with a black color nose and nails. 
ISABELLA/CREAM- (fawn/cream) (can appear in all coats): A ISABELLA AND CREAM CAN NOT HAVE ANY CHOCOLATE ON IT. An Isabella and cream is a diluted chocolate and cream. It will appear to be a washed out chocolate and cream. Its color should resemble a Weimaraner but with cream points. It will have gray eyes, gray nose, and gray nails. This is a recessive color it must be showing or carried in both parents to appear. They have a tendency to have color mutant alopecia. 
SOLID ISABELLA - (can appear in all coats): A Isabella dachshund will be lite wash out chocolate all over without any tan points. It will have gray eyes, gray nose, and gray nails. Solid colors appear to breed dominant over the tan points on this breed. The Isabella is simply lacking the tan point gene.  
SOLID BLUE - (can appear in all coats): A Blue dachshund will be gray (gunmetal blue)  all over without any tan points. It will have gray eyes, gray nose, and gray nails. Solid colors appear to breed dominant over the tan points on this breed. The Blue is simply lacking the tan point gene.