March 9, 2010

The Double Dapple!





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.

Love Ruby, Penny & Daisy


Kari in Alaska March 9, 2010 at 2:37 PM  

I really want one. I hate irresponsible breeders

Mollie Jo and Bobo March 9, 2010 at 2:41 PM  

Those poor babies! Some breeders have no morals.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo & Bonnie the Foster Sibling

Frankie Furter and Ernie March 9, 2010 at 3:22 PM  

Oh how sad. Sometimes I just HATE two leggers. They can be so mean and stupid.
Vermillion is located near Cleveland, not too far from where Ginger, Chip, Thai, and Brutus live.
I certainly hope these poor babies find GOOD homes. They are going to need some special care.
Love X's 2

Unknown March 9, 2010 at 3:27 PM  

Darn it! Ohio??? Yeah, we'd take those in in an instant. We have issues with not taking everybody in, but we also suck at fostering. We're keepers. Thank you sooooo much for a very informative post. I'm going to tweet this both to spread awareness and to find someone in Ohio to give them a home

GonetoTheSnowDogs March 9, 2010 at 3:40 PM  

How simply heartbreaking!!
Brings a tear to my eye!

Woo Woooo
Shiloh, Shelby and their Mom

Rowdy and Bette March 9, 2010 at 5:00 PM  

That's certainly sad. :(

Molly the Airedale March 9, 2010 at 6:40 PM  

How can some hoomans be so stoopid! What cute pups! We hope each one of them finds a loving forever home!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With Khattledog March 9, 2010 at 7:51 PM  

Thanks fur explaining the evils/perils of this -

Paws khrossed they will find loving GOOD humans -

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Oskar March 9, 2010 at 7:59 PM  

Oh, how awful for those pups! We pray that they can find forever homes!

Sandra March 9, 2010 at 9:24 PM  

Pictures like this always make me so sad. People sometimes forget the animals, and their well being, in search for a certain look and coloring. Is having a double dapple dog, that you think is cuter, really worth these unnecessary side effects? It breaks my heart.

Taffy March 9, 2010 at 10:06 PM  

I knew that sometimes double dapples (and dapples?) can have health problems but I had no idea the extent of the troubles or the percentage that have trouble. Very sad but the puppies look so sweet! I hope they find wonderful homes.

Cole March 9, 2010 at 10:08 PM  

My heart breaks for those poor little pups! I wish I was home enough to take on a new pup - I'd take one of them in a second.

I'll spread the word to see if anyone else might be looking to expand their herd.

kalyxcorn March 9, 2010 at 10:19 PM  

Hey - if anyone is hesitant to adopt because they are blind, I can assure you that it will not be a problem. Kep and Padua went blind, but still managed to get around just fine once they relearned the lay of the land. As an owner, bout the only things we did to accommodate their blindness was to make tapping noises and such to help guide them.

Lorenza March 9, 2010 at 11:23 PM  

I feel so sad to know what "humans" can do!
They are adorable! I am sure they will find lovely homes soon!
Kisses and hugs

DoMoFi March 9, 2010 at 11:24 PM  

Pawrents told us that breeders who breed double dapple are very unethical!

Lacy March 9, 2010 at 11:35 PM  

w00fs, its very sad when hoomans think more of money than us..hope the babies find homes that they are loved...

b safe,

Life With Dogs March 9, 2010 at 11:46 PM  

Oh those poor things. :(

The 'splorin' Wolfies March 10, 2010 at 9:02 AM  

grrrrrrr---i hope they all find loving homes. too bad the breeders will never be punished

sadermaxx March 10, 2010 at 1:34 PM  

Hi Penny and Ruby

Thank you for bring this kinda thing to people's attention.

I have done a lot of research in the dachshund bread before Sadie came to live with us but I have never knew anything like this, those poor puppies.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR March 10, 2010 at 2:33 PM  

Woof! Woof! Hope they find a sweet loving home SOON ... Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ March 10, 2010 at 3:12 PM  

Oh how sad and how cruel!!! But they are so sweet - hope they can find good homes.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

JD and Max March 10, 2010 at 3:51 PM  

Poor little mites. We say 'grrrr' to irresponsible breeders - we'd say a lot more if FH wasn't watching us (she doesn't know we know the words we'd like to call them, he he he!) We hope these cuties find a happy furever home - please keep us all posted if you get any follow-up on this story. Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly March 11, 2010 at 10:12 AM  

That's so sad. We're so sorry there's stupid, irresponsible breeders around!! We wish they could all come in live with us!

Woofs and Kisses!

Agnes B. Bullock March 11, 2010 at 12:27 PM  

Mom is thinking about asking Dad about adopting one of these poor babies. Wonder what Dad will say?

Yogui March 12, 2010 at 7:03 AM  

Woooffff, poor puppies! I hope they meet a home soon!

Bruce March 13, 2010 at 7:36 AM  

This makes me very sad and very mad. Why do humans have to be so stupid?
I hope they find good homes.

RILEY AND STAR MY MALTESEKIDS March 15, 2010 at 7:24 PM  

Oh, Bless their hearts! I pray they will find a loving home.

Riley and Star.

The Animal Doctor March 16, 2010 at 2:11 AM  

poor doggies :(

Lori March 16, 2010 at 10:01 PM  

That's so sad. Mom and I are checking in with our friends. I just had to visit 2 of my favorite girls. Look forward to hearing from you again!!

Woof Y'all,

Deborah March 16, 2010 at 10:30 PM  

That is just so sad. The breeders should go to jail for doing this to the poor little puppies.
Thanks for sharing this with us.

Deborah March 16, 2010 at 11:30 PM  

Hi again Ruby & Penny, I went "window shopping" again and I gave you a shout! Come on over and visit!

Remington March 17, 2010 at 10:28 AM  

Poor little guys....I hope they all find loving forever homes!

Amber and Nala March 17, 2010 at 12:37 PM  

Oh, how sad. :( We hope these babies find good homes.


Rambo March 17, 2010 at 7:40 PM  

Those poor dapples. Dumb dumb humans did this?? Oh....the things I could say right now. I would probably be evicted from DWB, so I will hold my tongue.
I hope they find a good and loving home.


Scout and Freyja March 18, 2010 at 9:46 PM  

We so DO NOT LIKE people who breed like that. Don't they know that little lives will be born that will suffer? Our momma is fuming so bad right now. It's a good thing she's up here at the end of the world where we live or those breeders would have big spankings coming!

kishiko March 28, 2010 at 12:09 AM  

Ohhh... How sad...
They are very adorable. I hope they can have a wonderful family.

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