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WI Number 402120-DS
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.