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Is dapple same as merle?
One of the most unique coat color patterns in the domestic dog is merle (also know as dapple in the dachshund breed), characterized by patches of normal pigmentation surrounded by diluted eumelanin pigment. In dogs, this striking variegate pattern is cause by an insertion of a SINE element into the PMEL gene.
Is it better to have 2 dachshunds?
In many cases, two is better than one. But, getting two littermates together, can sometimes lead to behavioural issues and aggression in the future. It’s call ‘littermate syndrome’. This can also happen with puppies of the same age and size that come from different litters (especially two females).
Are mini dachshunds smart?
Training. Dachshunds are quite smart. But they also can be independent and stubborn, which may make training a challenge. Plus, they can get distract if they see something they perceive as prey that they want to chase.
Do Dachshunds bark a lot?
Dachshunds were raise to be hunting dogs, and like all hunting dogs, they tend to bark. Their bark can be loud, especially considering their small size. Many Dachshunds are sensitive to changes in their environments, which increases the likelihood of excessive barking
Are dachshunds low-maintenance?
Due to their small stature, the Dachshunds are often consider one of the most low-maintenance dog breeds you can wish for. There is not much shedding to worry about, weekly grooming sessions are plenty and you can get away with moderate exercise as their tiny frame isn’t made to sustain much running and jumping.
What makes a Dachshund a dapple?
Dapple dachshunds get their spots through the merle gene. It creates the dilute or dapple patches you see on dapple or piebald dogs. It’s also the gene responsible for unusual coloring in dog eyes, like the Australian Shepherd’s notorious blue eye color.