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    What is piebald?

    Piebald is a color pattern in hound breeds including dachshunds. Piebald doxies have a white base coat covered with large spots that are a different, solid color. This pattern comes in various colors including; gray, black, and brown.

    Did you know… dachshunds can only be disqualified from a show ring if they have leg deformities or coordination issues? Despite the fact that the AKC does not consider the pattern standard, there have been many piebald dachshunds who have won titles in the U.S.


    Although it wasn’t until recently that piebald dachshunds became popular, the color pattern has been around for a long time. Books from Germany, U.S., and England are proof that piebald dachshunds are not new. In fact, when the AKC Dachshund Standard was translated from German to English it described the breed as white and having two colors.

    Despite the fact that piebald dachshunds are not recognized by the AKC, they cannot be banned. In reality, doxies with this color pattern have been able to win AKC titles in the past, and continue to do so today.  In September 1995, the first piebald dachshund (Corrie) was titled champion by the AKC. Since a revision was made to the AKC’s breed standard in March 2007, many other piebald dachshunds have followed in Corrie’s footsteps.

    Piebald vs. Double Dapple

    It can be really difficult to tell the difference between a piebald and double dapple dachshund if you are not familiar with the two patterns. Double dapples have swirl-like patterns on the solid spots, while piebalds do not have colors that intertwine. Additionally, double dapples almost always have an eye that is partially blue, a blue eye, or two blue eyes.




    Myths and Facts About The Dachshund Piebald Pattern.  Save The Piebalds.  Retrieved August 3, 2012, from http://www.savethepiebalds.com/Myths.htm


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      Shelley August 21, 2015 at 3:03 am

      Does anyone know how I can find a male piebald to breed with mine? We want to keep one of her babies.


      Ms Deanie Swain July 21, 2015 at 8:51 pm

      I raise miniature dachshund. My last 2 litters I bred one of my brown females my brown male, She had 4 puppies, two brown, one black, and the 4th was brown and white with brown freckles all over her body. The next litter I bred, my other brown female to the same male, she had 4 pups, one brown male, one brown female, one brown and white male with some brown freckles and one black and white male with lots of black freckles. They are 11 weeks old and the black and white is the only one I have left, he is for sale, I am asking $200.00 for him. My phone number is 601-442-7685, call me if you are interested. Thanks, Deanie Swain


      Lynn Weygandt May 19, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      I rescued Abby 11 months ago (she is now 2) and I thought was a piebald (tan on white) but she has one blue eye and one brown eye, common to the dapples. She also has a little bit of dappling under one of her ears and some ‘freckles’ on top of her head. Is she a piebald, a double piebald, a dapple or a double dapple?


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