Dachshunds come in three breed standard coat types: smooth, longhair, and wirehair.
Smooth Dachshund: The standard smooth Dachshund is the most popular in the United States. The coat is short, smooth, and shining.
Longhair Dachshund: The standard longhair dachshund was developed by breeding smooth dachshunds with various land and water spaniels. The result was a beautiful animal that tends to be more docile than the other two coats.
Wirehair Dachshund: Wirehair dachshunds were thought to be developed by breeding smooth Dachshunds with various hard-coated terriers and wire-haired pinschers. The coat is wiry, short, thick, and rough. Like their smooth cousins, the wirehair dachshunds tend to be mischievous.
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