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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.
What is poisonous to Dachshunds?
Onions and members of the onion family like shallots, chives and leeks, are highly toxic to Dachshunds because they contain disulfides and sulfoxides. They can cause hemolytic anemia, which damages the red blood cells and stops them functioning properly. Onion poisoning can sadly kill your Dachshund.
Is dapple same as merle? Miniature Dachshund For Sale in Mississippi
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.
What is the difference between a Dachshund and a dapple?
A dapple Dachshund is just like other Dachshunds but with dapple patterns—which are essentially patches of colors with their base coats showing through. For example, a Dachshund with a solid black body may have patches of gray dappling over his black fur.
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.
How much is a dapple Dachshund worth?
The price to purchase a Dapple Dachshund from one of the breeders in your area can vary. Breeders may charge anywhere between $400 and $1,500. Due to their unique markings, Dapple Dachshunds are often more expensive than a standard Dachshund.