As shown in the previous section, an Isabella Dachshund has a washed-out chocolate color throughout the body and can have tan or cream patterns as variations. Its eyes, nose, and nails are gray.
The Isabella is similar to the blue and cream Dachshunds in that their coat colors result from a recessive gene for color dilution which is carried by both parents.
The Blue Dachshund has a washed-out black color that resembles a dark greyish blue color. It can appear more of a lavender-gray or metal-gray tone. The nails, eyes, and ears are usually gray, but some may take a black color, which is within the breed standard.
The difference between the blue and the isabella dachshunds is the base color of their coat, that is chocolate or black. The biological dilution of their coat color gives rise to their unique hues.
The Cream Dachshund seems to have more descriptions for its coat color as well as a bit of confusion. You’ll hear of English and American creams, and the dilute or solid cream.
The English creams are attributed to the chinchilla gene that dilutes the red and tan color to cream. According to some, the American cream results from the blue dilute gene and tends to turn darker with age, unlike the English cream that turns lighter with age.
In the English context, the solid cream Dachshund is associated with a cream coat lineage resulting from the dilution of the red color. The entire body is cream with dark brown eyes, and a black nose and nails.
The dilute cream is associated with the American cream and considered by some extreme light red. The red-greenish eyes and liver nails are often used to qualify it a light red.