Release Notes‎ > ‎

Dachshund Release Notes

posted Feb 13, 2012, 10:41 AM by Rosanna Himmel

11 February 2012

The Virtual Kennel Club Dachshunds are available in two coat colors:

  • Black and Tan
  • Red


  • New petting animation by Amat Animations
  • Can be picked up and carried by the owner
  • Texture-changing collar
  • Toes!
  • Toy System 2 — realistic carrying of toys, backwards compatible with most old toys


The Dachshunds are equipped with a pre-textured leather collar. There are two leather patterns and, between the two, there are 40 colors. You can change the collar using the new collar command. The options are collar 0 through collar 40. For example:

fido collar 21

Collar 0 and collar 15 are both white leather, so you can choose one of these and then use a color command (like you do on many of the other dogs) to create a custom collar color for yourself. For example:

fido color 128 0 0

Which will put a deep red color over the collar.

There is an explanation of the RGB Color commands and some more examples on the Color and Tint page.

To remove a custom color, use the tint command to reset the color or to hide the collar completely, like you do with other dogs. For example:

fido tint -1

Which removes any custom color, or

fido tint -2

Which hides the collar. You put it back again with tint -1 or any color or collar command.


That’s right, check out this dog’s feet.


If you want your new dog to drop the toy that he is carrying, you can tell him to drop it, like this:

fido drop

The toy will disappear completely. If you want him to carry it again, you will need to put one out and tell him to take it. You can get the dogs’ default toys from our Kiosks near the Clinics in the Dog Parks.


The Dachshunds are not transferable. If you wish to give one as a gift, please use the Gift Vendors in our VKC Dog Parks.

You can also send a dog as a Gift from our Marketplace Store.