Coat: 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.
Color of Hair: Although base color is immaterial, certain patterns and basic colors predominate.
Single color – (with or without a shading of interspersed dark hairs or sable) red, golden red, golden with or without mixture of black hairs. A small amount of white on the chest is acceptable, but not desirable.
Bi-color – Black, brown, gray, white on extremities, tan with markings above the eyes, on the sides of the muzzle, on the fore chest, upper legs, and feet, etc.
Harlequin – Light brown, light gray, or white background with irregular dark brown, golden, golden red, or black spots.
Nose and nails: black.
Two-colored Dachshunds include black, chocolate, wild boar, gray (blue)and fawn (Isabella), each with tan markings over the eyes, on the sides of the jaw and under lip, on the inner edge of the ear, front, breast, inside and behind the front legs, on the paws and around the anus, and from thereto about one-third to one-half of the length of the tail on the underside. Undue prominence or extreme lightness of tan markings is undesirable. A small amount of white on the chest is acceptable but not desirable. Nose and nails--in the case of black dogs, black; for chocolate and all other colors, dark brown, but self-colored is acceptable.
Dappled Dachshunds: The "single" dapple pattern is expressed as lighter-colored areas contrasting with the darker base color, which maybe any acceptable color. Neither the light nor the dark color should predominate.Nose and nails are the same as for one and two-colored Dachshunds. Partial or wholly blue (wall) eyes are as acceptable as dark eyes. A large area of white on the chest of a dapple is permissible.
A "double" dapple is one in which varying amounts of white coloring occur over the body in addition to the dapple pattern. Nose and nails: as for one and two-color Dachshunds; partial or wholly self-colored is permissible.
Brindle is a pattern (as opposed to a color) in which black or dark stripes occur over the entire body although in some specimens the pattern may be visible only in the tan points.