Dachshund Coat Types
Short, smooth, and shining. It should be neither too long nor too thick. Ears are 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.
Hair will be longer on the 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 pronounced parting on the back faults. Tail - Carried gracefully in prolonging the spine; the hair attains its greatest length here and forms a veritable flag.
Uniform tight, short, thick, rough, hard outer coat but with finer, somewhat softer, the shorter 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 from a distance, resembles the smooth. Any 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.