Are piebald dachshund rare?

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A piebald dachshund puppy is born when two wieners with the recessive piebald gene breed together.

Dachshund coat colors and patterns are determined by so-called dominant and recessive genes in the dog's parents.

Notably, this does not mean that the parents both have to be piebald dachshunds.


However, GOOD piebalds that truly look like Dachshunds ARE rare.

Piebald is not a pattern which is described by the AKC Official Standard of the Dachshund, but it is an old pattern which has existed from the breed's early origins.


If the gene is absent in either parent, there will be no piebald puppies in their litter.

Unlike many dapple patterned dachshunds, piebald dachshunds do not have blue eyes.

piebald dachshunds may also appear to sport flecks of color, called ticking, on the white areas of the coat.


Dapple and Piebald are caused by two totally different genes.

Dapple is Dominant. The difficulty comes when a dog has both Dapple and Piebald genes.

You would have to be very careful not to mate two of these together, otherwise You risk the health issues associated with Double Dapple offspring.


Siberian Husky – Piebald (Pinto)

In piebald Siberian Huskies, one coat color will predominate and one or two other colors will show up as a pattern of markings. Piebald or pinto markings are also called the “Siberian Husky colors splash.”
Some Boston Terriers have the piebald gene, which shows up as excessive white fur on the head or excessive white patches in the coat. This piebald gene is usually the reason for blue eyes. The piebald gene leads to a lack of brown pigmentation within the colored part of the eye, the iris.
The piebald pattern is quite rare in Siberians. White is in excess of 30%; this breaks up the coloration of the Siberian, giving the Siberian spots and unique markings. Piebalds can be more colored than white or can be all white except for a single spot.

Dapples, Double Dapples, and Piebalds may develop some of the following health issues: seizures, skin conditions, blindness, deafness, or partial loss of these senses.

Reduced eye size, missing eyes and deafness are very common in Dachshunds with the double dapple pattern.

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