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Dachshund Colors
Writen By Angie (Parizo) Baumhover on 6/27/98
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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.  
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
produceblack/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.   
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.
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.
Dachshund Red Long - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Red Smooth - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Red Wire - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Red Smooth - Starlight Kennel
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.
SOLID 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.
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.
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.  
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.
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 appear 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. American creams should be reg as a red.
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.
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.  
Dachshund Dilute Red Smooth - Starlight Dachshund
Dachshund Dilute Red Long - Starlight Dachshund
Dachshund Dilute Red Smooth - Starlight Dachshund
Dachshund Clear Red Smooth - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Clear Red Long - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund American Cream Smooth - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund American Cream Smooth - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Dilute Cream Long - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund English Cream Long - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund English Cream Long - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund English Cream Long - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund English Cream Long - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Wheaten Wire - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Wildboar Smooth - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Wildboar Wire - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Black & Tan Wire - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Black & Tan Smooth - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Black & Tan Long - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Black & Cream Long - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Black & Cream Long - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Black & Cream Long - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Solid Black Long - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Solid Black Smooth - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Solid Black Smooth - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Blue & Tan Smooth - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Blue & Tan Smooth - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Solid Blue Wire - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Blue & Tan Smooth - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Solid Blue Smooth - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Chocolate & Cream Smooth - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Chocolate & Cream Smooth - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Chocolate & Tan Long - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Chocolate & Tan Long - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Chocolate & Tan Smooth - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Chocolate & Cream Long - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Chocolate & Tan Smooth - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Chocolate Long - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Chocolate Long - Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Isabella Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Isabella Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Isabella Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Isabella Cream Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Isabella Tan Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Isabella Tan Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Isabella Tan Starlight Kennel
Dachshund Chocolate & Cream Smooth - Starlight Kennel