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COLORS: RED, BLACK & TAN, CHOCOLATE & TAN, CREAM, WHEATEN, and WILDBOAR
Black and tan: Black and tan. Most people only know or readily recognize Dachshunds as this color. Has tan points (the two tan dots above the eyes for example) and is mostly black, but breeding black & tan to black & tan over a number of generations will start breeding out the tan points.
Chocolate and tan: A Hershey candy bar, ranging from the milk chocolate to the dark unsweetened chocolate. A chocolate and tan should have nice tan points.
Cream: The color of the oily yellowish part of non-homogenized milk. The lighter the better and should have the darkest eyes, nose, and nails. Colors range from a dingy looking white to a butter color. Can have black overlay (known as sable.)
Wheaten: Most common in wirehaired dachshunds. The color itself is the color of pale-yellow as in the color of wheat. Most people call it yellow.
Wild boar: Another wire color. Looks like a wild boar pig. The hair shaft is red and black. Looks like a black & tan from a distance away.