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It is a long list we know but the good news is that, with proper care, diet, and exercise, most Dapple Dachshunds live a long and healthy life. In fact, Dapple Dachshunds are even said to have a nice, long life expectancy of 12 – 16 years!
What breed is a dapple?
Dapple in Dachshunds is the same in appearance, and genetically, as the “merle” found in Collies, Australian Shepherds and some other breeds. Strictly speaking, it is a pattern, rather than a colour. It appears like a slashing or swirling of paint over all normal Dachshund colours.
Is dapple Dachshund rare?
Dapple Dachshunds are a rare type of purebred Dachshund that have spots on their coats. Dappling can sometimes be referred to as a color, but it is really a pattern like brindle. This same pattern is also known as merle in other dog breeds like Great Danes.
Is dapple same as merle?
One of the most unique coat color patterns in the domestic dog is merle (also known as dapple in the dachshund breed), characterized by patches of normal pigmentation surrounded by diluted eumelanin pigment. In dogs, this striking variegated pattern is caused by an insertion of a SINE element into the PMEL gene.
How do I know if my dachshund is double dapple?
Double Dapple puppies will always have white markings, many in the same pattern that you would associate with a collie-type dog (band around the neck, white on paws, nose, and tail tip). They can also be entirely white. A Double Dapple Dachshund usually has blue eyes, but may also have one or both dark eyes.
Can you breed two Dapples together?
Whilst the standard advice, therefore, is never to breed two dapples together, the danger comes from how easy it is to miss the dapple marking in one of the proposed breeding pair, thus unwittingly breeding a double dapple mating. The Kennel Club will not register puppies bred from two Dapple parents.