Dachshunds come in more colors, patterns and shades then other other breed recognized by the AKC (American Kennel Club for my foreign friends)! So understandably it was quite a quest to find out what color I am.
The colors are red, black and tan, black and cream, chocolate and tan, wild boar, cream, Isabella (fawn) and blue. The patterns are dapple, brindle, piebalds (although they are no longer excepted by the AKC) double dapple and sable.
Sable is the rarest (no Dachshund color is is so rare you should pay more for it) color and is ALMOST exclusively in longhairs. I am a Sable, which is a dog with a base color (in my case red) with each hair being tipped with black and the color always displays a widows peak. It took almost 8 months for Mom to be sure of my color BOL.
It's one of the questions I'm asked most on walks "Ohh I've never seen that color! What is it? I just love her little face markings".
Hope this helps, and thank you What Remains Now for the pawsome question!
Kisses and Tail Wags,
|The fur of a sable is lighter around the face and on the legs.|
|Widows peak, one of my best features|
|In sunlight you can see all the red in my fur|