Dachshund Coat Types
SMOOTH - Short, smooth and shining. Should be neither too long nor too thick. Ears not
leathery. Tail -Gradually tapered to a point, well but not too richly haired. Long sleek
bristles on the underside are considered a patch of strong-growing hair, not a fault. A
brush tail is a fault, as is also a partly or wholly hairless tail.  
LONG - Hair will be longer on chest, the underside of the body, the ears, and behind the
legs. The coat gives the dog an elegant appearance. Short hair on the ear is not desirable.
Too profuse a coat which masks type, equally long hair all over the whole body, a curly coat,
or a pronounce parting on the back are faults. Tail - Carried gracefully in prolongation of the
spine; the hair attains its greatest length here and forms a veritable flag.
WIRE - Uniform tight, short, thick, rough, hard outer coat but with finer, somewhat softer,
shorter undercoat is a fault. The distinctive facial furnishings include a beard and eyebrows.
On the ears the hair is shorter than on the body, almost smooth. The general arrangement of
the hair is such that the wirehaired Dachshund, when viewed form a distance, resembles
the smooth, Any sort of soft hair in the outer coat, wherever found o the body, especially
on the top of the head, is a fault. The same is true of long, curly, or wavy hair, or hair that
sticks out irregularly in all directions. Tail - Robust, thickly haired, gradually tapering to a
point. A flag tail is a fault.
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