As earlier stated, the merle gene results in a variety of dapple patterns that may occur either at random or depending on the other color-determining genes in the dog. The rarest dapple pattern is the red dapple dachshund. Here is more about it and the other options:
Black and tan dapple
This is the most common Dapple Dachshund option there is with random tan spots on black coats. They are also known for having silky, smooth fur.
Black and cream dapple
Here, the patches are cream colored but the dog may have tan fur on their feet and chest area. it is also considered common.
The blue fur in this case comes across as a very light and smokey shade of black. The patches or speckles may be cream or tan and occur all over the body. This variation is also sometimes associated with blue eyes.
These doxies are often compared to a glass of unmixed chocolate milk with the different shades and intensities of brown all over the place.
Silver dapple dachshund
The base coat with these dapples ranges from a dull grey to a shiny silver shade and features blue or black patches. They are also known for having long and smooth fur.
Red dapple dachshund
This is the rarest and most subtle form of dappling with sausage doggies. The fur is a rusty and light brown and features black or tan speckling randomly strewn all over the dog’s body.
Wild boar dapple
This one resembles a wild boar with a dark grey or light black base coat and tan patches.
Blue and tan piebald dapple
This one is also rare and features a recessive form of the merle gene. It presents as rare, large patches of different colors mainly cream, tan, black and blue.