Dachshund Coat Types

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.