What Is A Double Dapple Dachshund


A double dapple dachshund is the offspring of two “single dapple” or just dapple dachshunds.

What Causes The Unique Double Dapple Dachshund Look?

The dappled effect on some dachshunds is caused by their “dapple gene”, also called the “merle gene”. This is a dominant “M” gene which means that it can be more easily passed. 

Dapple vs Double Dapple Dachshund

 The health difference between single and double dapples is the same as the difference between double dapples and ordinary dachshunds – a high risk for Congenital deafness and blindness compared to normal Doxies.

The piebald color pattern is caused by an entirely different gene – the piebald recessive gene also known as the White Spitting gene or the S locus.

Piebald vs Double Dapple Dachshund

Are Double Dapple Dachshunds Bred Officially/Professionally?

Single dapple dachshunds are sometimes bred intentionally as they do look pretty and don’t have any additional health problems.

How Can You Be Certain You Aren’t Been Given/Sold A Double Dapple Dachshund?

Even if the Doxie doesn’t have that many white spots and looks like a single dapple, it’s still worth it to know what you’re dealing with.

Double dapple dachshund breeding, on the other hand, is very frowned upon. Breeders are strongly discouraged from breeding dapple couples and dapple owners should be wary of that as well. 

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