Sunset  Dachshunds
Colors and Coats
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole" Roger Caras
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is
to  be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace." Milan Kundera

There are more color/coat combinations available in dachshunds than in any other breed. Sometimes having so many options makes a decision even
more difficult. Aesthetics, or eye appeal, is an important consideration, but should be secondary to personality.
Here are some puppies from our past litters as a reference to color and coat patterns. We are currently only raising long hair and wire hairs.
These are the beautiful colors that our dogs frequently produce.  If you'd like more information on the differences between the coats concerning
personality and grooming needs, please let me know and I'll give you a call. I love the opportunity to talk about my dogs!

Please remember, all puppies are cute. It is wise not to buy puppies unless you know where and how they were produced. Long before our
pups are born, their mom and dad, grandma and grandpa and those before them have been selectively chosen and matched up for their
superior qualities. Robust health and personalities are of upmost importance in the parents, and the pups benefit from
lots of love and attention, excellent nutrition, fresh air and sunshine.
Most pups in pet stores come from puppy mills which have horrifying conditions, and the pups and their moms have never seen the outside of
a cage, and often live in filthy conditions. Puppy mills are strictly a money making enterprise for the people running them. The mothers are
overbred, and then destroyed when they get too worn out to produce. There is no consideration for the disposition of the parents or the pups,
and neither are handled or socialized.
Please do not support this business. You are better off seeking a breeder or responsible family that
loves this breed and has home-raised the pups with tenderness and care. Any reputable breeder will guarantee their puppies.

Buying a puppy is a long-term commitment, so do not rush into it. Find the right breeder and the right puppy for you. There is no substitute
for proper quality breeding and correct handling of a pup from the minute he or she is born.

A quick note on male vs. female: Any puppy you get from us will be sweet and loving. Personally, I prefer males and always have. From
my experience, they are calmer and less territorial than the females, and just want to hang out with you and be your pal. Females tend to
be more active and mischevious. I love my girls, but looking at the pictures on this page I realized that all but two of them are boys.
A neutered male is going to be a loyal and loving companion.
If you are looking for a wonderful family pet, please consider a male.
Red & sable long hair. Long hairs are
usually very calm and friendly. They
make great lap dogs.
Chocolate & tan long hair. To me,
the chocolates always look so
innocent and sweet, and it has been
my experience that their personalities
match their looks.
Chocolate dapple long-hair
Silver dapple long hair. Ladies, don't
let your husband out alone with a pup
like this - they are proven babe magnets.
Black & tan wire coat - Are these
wire hairs adorable, or what!?! I
think this is the dog of the future.
Wire hairs are one of the few types
non-shedding dogs.
Our wheaton wire hairs often start off with a dark coat and get
lighter during the first year. Almost all of our wire pups are wheaten unless
they are patterned (dapple, piebald)
, black or chocolate and tan.
Black & tan long hair - I got my first
dachshund on my third birthday, and he
was a long hair black and tan like this little
boy. He was my best friend throughout my
childhood and well into high school.
To get more information, please call (970) 565-9848 or email
Chocolate and tan wire hair.
Wire hair, non-shedding, low
dander and cute as can be.
Red long hair - a stunning color and
coat combination
with dark eyes and nose.
For any dog or puppy owner, I highly recommend reading The Art of Raising a Puppy.
Written by the Monks of New Skete, who are renowned for their breeding and training program, this book is based on understanding
canine behavior and enhancing the bond between you and your dog. Hopefully your local library carries this insightful book.
The monk's compassionate guidelines and wisdom for raising your new best friend are very helpful.
We test each puppy using the Puppy Aptitude Test developed by Clarence Pfaffenberger in his book "The New
Knowledge of Dog Behavior", and will share the results with prospective new families.
Chocolate and tan soft wire
coat, a soft, non-shedding coat.
Black and tan soft-coated
wire. We don't have much of
this color in our line
anymore, but do occasionally
get black and tans
Silver dapple soft wire
Long hair red dilutes have light
noses and green or amber eyes.
Chocolate dapple Not all have
these beautiful blue eyes, but a very
sweet light color is typical.
Soft wire
Silver dapple wire hair
Piebald pups have dapple
pattern as well as some white
Wheaten wire hair
Soft coated wheaten wire