A double dapple results when two dapple dachsunds (like Penny) are bred. One area of dappling (diluted pigment) that overlaps another area of dappling (diluted pigment) will create a white area (complete lack of pigment). The lack of pigment (white areas) is related to nerve development. Double dapples may be partially or wholly blind and/or deaf (they can even be born without eyes), and they may have skeletal, cardiac, and reproductive abnormalities. In one study, it was found that roughly 55% of double dapple dachshunds are hearing-impaired or deaf. (courtesy of Eridox)
Breeding two dapple dachshunds is irresponsible and cruel.
All of these furbabies are blind. It is not yet known if they are deaf too.
If you feel you can provide a loving forever home for one of these pups, they are available for adoption at the Saint Francis Animal Sanctuary in Vermilion, Ohio.
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