The double dapple coat is an unnatural colour for dachshunds. Dachshunds with this coat colour are prone to serious hearing and visual problems, and in the most severe cases, complete blindness and deafness. The Kennel Club (UK) and the Dachshund Breed Council (UK) have classed the colour as unacceptable because of the health risks associated with double dapple dachshunds. Please help raise awareness of double dapple. DO NOT buy double dappled puppies so you don't encourage the practice of irresponsible breeding!
Double Dapple Awareness
Tofu, Cheesie, Marvel and Hershey all have varying degrees of hearing and visual impairments.
A double dapple is bred when both parents carry the dapple gene (which sometimes can be hidden and can only be identified with a test).
They have a lot of whites with asymmetrical coloured patterning.
Breeding double dapple dachshunds are highly irresponsible and should be discouraged.
To learn more, or to identify whether your dachshund is a double dapple, you may consult Life With A Double Dapple Dachshund or King Kingsley's blog.