The Wirehair Dachshund is the Dachshund type that looks the most like a terrier. The history behind this coat is from breeding smooth-haired Dachshund with rough-haired pinchers and terriers. Harsh-coated Dachshunds were recorded as late as the 18th century. The wire-haired coat has most recently been developed.
They were developed so they could go after small burrowing prey. Although they might look a little different they still have the same sweet personality that all Dachshunds have.
A wire-haired Dachshund’s coat will have a smooth soft undercoat and coarse topcoat. The hair on the ears are shorter than what is on the body and you will see that they have a beard and eyebrows that are made up of longer hair. This long bear and eyebrows give the dog a very distinctive look. They look wise and understood. The wirehair is a very sweet, loyal, and playful Dachshund. The most popular colors that these Dachshunds come in are wild boar, black and tan, and shades of reds. Wire-haired Dachshunds make for a good working dog because of their coat type. They are able to work in areas that have a lot of brush and brier. You won’t ever have to worry about weeds getting stuck in their hair and causing mats.
When caring for a wirehair they will need a different type of grooming than a short-haired Dachshund. Please refer to our
grooming a Dachshund page.
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