Dachshund

Dachshund

Genomia offers several tests for Dachshunds:

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Significant quantity discounts are available. The tests are performed on samples of blood or buccal swabs.

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Coat colors in Dachshund

According to FCI-standard, there are three types classified by their coats and sizes with wide variety of colours and patterns.  The short-haired and long-haired dachshunds can be single-coloured, two-coloured or dappled (tiger-brindle, brindle).

The wire-haired dachshunds have predominantly colour of light to dark wild boar, or dry-leaf colour and they can have the same colour as short-haired and long-haired dachshunds.

Suitable coat color tests for Dachshunds are:

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Single-coloured dachshunds

The coat colour can be red, reddish yellow and yellow. All these colours occur with or without interspersed black hairs. An animal with genotype bb has a brown nose and animals with genotypes BB and Bb have a black nose.

Red dachshunds

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The red colour appears in various modifications from mahogany, deep red in various shades, red with different degree of interspersed black hairs, red with brown pigment up to red with black cover hair and mask.  For these dachshunds, it is suitable to perform tests for locus B and locus A to detect possible carriers of sable colour, chocolate colour and/or markings (Brand).

Genotype

Coat color / Nose color

Transmission of coat color

eeBBayay

red / black nose

sable

eeBbayay

red / black nose

sable, chocolate

eebbayay

red / brown nose

sable, chocolate

eeBBayat

red / black nose

sable, tan

eeBbayat

red / black nose

sable, tan, chocolate

eebbayat

red / brown nose

sable, tan, chocolate

eeBBatat

red / black nose

tan

eeBbatat

red / black nose

tan, chocolate

eebbatat

red / brown nose

tan, chocolate

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Sable-coloured dachshunds

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The colour terminology as regards the sable colour in dachshunds is somewhat confusing. In dachshunds, the general description sable means a reddish colour with some black hairs, while the above mentioned red colour is without interspersed black hair.  For the sable-coloured dachshunds, tests for loci A, B and E are of importance in order to detect a possible carrier of marking (Brand), chocolate and/or red colour.

Genotype

Coat color / Nose color

Transmission of coat color

EEBBayay

sable / black nose

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EeBBayay

sable / black nose

red

EEBbayay

sable / black nose

chocolate

EeBbayay

sable / black nose

red, chocolate

EEbbayay

sable / brown nose

chocolate

Eebbayay

sable / brown nose

red, chocolate

EEBBayat

sable / black nose

tan

EeBBayat

sable / black nose

red, tan

EEBbayat

sable / black nose

chocolate, tan

EeBbayat

sable / black nose

red, chocolate, tan

EEbbayat

sable / brown nose

chocolate, tan

Eebbayat

sable / brown nose

red, chocolate, tan

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Two-coloured dachshunds

The fur of two-coloured dachshunds can be deep black and deep brown, in both cases with rust-brown or yellow markings (brand) over the eyes, on sides of muzzle and of lower lip, on inner edge of leathers, on forechest, on inside and rear side of legs, also on the feet, round the vent and from there reaching to about one third or one half of the underside of the tail.

Black with markings

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For black dachshunds with markings, test for locus B may be important to detect possible carrier of chocolate colour or locus E to detect a possible carrier of red colour.

Genotype

Coat color / Nose color

Transmission of coat color

EEBBatat

black-and-tan /  black nose

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EeBBatat

black-and-tan /  black nose

red

EEBbatat

black-and-tan /  black nose

chocolate

EeBbatat

black-and-tan /  black nose

red, chocolate

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Brown with markings

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For brown dachshunds with markings, test for locus E may be important to detect a possible carrier of red colour.

Genotype

Coat color / Nose color

Transmission of coat color

EEbbatat

chocolate-and-tan / brown nose

-

Eebbatat

chocolate-and-tan / brown nose

red

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Dappled (brindled) dachshunds

dachshund_brindle

The colour of a brindled dachshund is red or yellow with darker brindle. For brindle the locus K, particularly the Kbr-variant (brindle allele) is responsible.

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Merle (tyger)

Continue to special artical about merle coat color.

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