Fuzzy Schweenie is standing on a tree stump
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No matter what you call them – Dachshunds, Dachshunds, Sausages, Wiener or Weenies – these very good (very good!) German dogs have fans all over the world. They are smart, brave, and talented, so it doesn’t surprise us that Dachshund mixes are also in high demand. After all, they are preferred by the British monarchy as well as Instagram stars and family favorites.
Carefully research Dachshund mixes before falling in love
It is important to research hybrid dog breeders. Most of them have a devotion to both parent breeds and their offspring and always do their best to produce the healthiest puppies. Unfortunately, puppy factories and online fraud are also rampant in the pet industry.
To make sure you are working with a qualified Dachshund Mix puppy breeder, we asked Patrick Singletary, DVM, who owns Good Dog Veterinary Care in Marietta, Georgia, for some tips.
Take the time to research your desired Dachshund hybrid and its parents – Singletary says this should take at least a few months.
You and the breeder should ask each other. Make sure you have a detailed list of questions based on your research and the breeder will want to ask you specific questions to ensure the health and wellbeing of their puppies.
The breeder should be happy to let you visit so you can see the puppies in person.
“Finding a theriogenologist (reproductive specialist) or dog-specific veterinarian would also be a great resource for learning what breeders to ask and what to look for with certain hybrid lines,” says Singletary. Because when you get the chance to love one of the fine puppies listed below, why not bring home the best?
Chiweenie (Chihuahua-Dachshund mix)
A cheeky Chihuahua parent with all their flair, wit, and dedication will make sure that your Chihuahua and Dachshund mix add lots of spice to your life! Since both chis and dachshunds can have straight or long fur, it’s a die roll for a chiweenie’s coat structure and color. Keep a hairdresser in touch so she always styles. The potential longevity of this crossbreed is 18 years (wow!) So early socialization will ensure she will always be your best dog.
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Doxle (beagle-dachshund mix)
Beagle mixes are already at the top of “I Must Have This Dog!” Lists because beagles are some of the family’s best pets. Your doxle is likely to be a sweet, spirited soul full of playful antics and a hectic tenacity – nose work is the perfect activity to keep her occupied. Oh, and often both parents have a lot to say, be it “Hey! Somebody’s at the door!” or “Hey! My ball is under the couch!” or “Hey! Look at that squirrel!” So switch to dog whispering mode and find out why they are barking.
Dorgi (dachshund-corgi mix)
A corgi-dachshund mix, also known as a dorgi, can have one parent who is either a Cardigan Welsh Corgi or a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Either way, the dedicated dorgi is a guaranteed treat, full of zazz and a go-go nature inherited from both parent breeds who are used to getting jobs done. Here’s an exciting idea for your dorgi: Corgi and dachshund lovers often let go of their dogs on the racetrack. Honestly, if you haven’t experienced the thrill of corgi racing or dachshund racing, they are a wonder (and a laugh per minute!)
Doxiepoo (Dachshund Poodle Mix)
The lovable and bouncy Doxiepoo is a Dachshund and Poodle mix with enough intelligence to amaze everyone he meets. If you’re scared of breaking the bank on dog toys and games (ohhh, we were there!), Getting your Doxiepoo through an agility class or emptying a sniffing mat in record time will get your return on investment tenfold. This cross has surprising coat colors and textures too, so keep a grooming kit handy and he’ll be Insta-ready in no time.
Golden Dox (Golden Retriever Dachshund Mix)
Combine the brave love of a Dachshund and the unwavering loyalty of a Golden Retriever and you have a Golden Dox – not only beautiful, but kind and true too. Golden Retriever mixes are hugely popular because they are easy to train and have a sweet disposition, and deep in their canine heart they believe that there is no better place than where you are. Hence, kids will love this mix especially knowing they can do cool things like surfing!
Daug (dachshund and pug mix)
What the heck mate Here, dog parenting genetics certainly offers a mix of wonders. Will your pup have a Widdle Pug underbite and the smooth face of his brachycephalic ancestors? Or the long muzzle and the velvety soft ears of his hunting dog line? Who knows! But this could be a breed you should consult a veterinarian about first to tick all health boxes. Because a Daug can live to be 18 years old, and that’s a long time to enjoy his mischievous good sense of humor, affection and lazy “sniffaris” in the dog park.
Dachshund (Dachshund Labrador Retriever Mix)
Call her a Dachshund, call her a Lab dog, just don’t call her late for dinner! A mother or father of a Labrador Retriever might pass on a gold, chocolate, or black coat, a penchant for swimming, and someone to play chess (yes, they’re pretty smart). Crossbreeding with a Dachshund often makes a very loyal dog with a power-up pack, but as long as there are lots of outdoor games and hard-to-conquer KONGS, there is also a cozy puddle at the end of the day.
Dorkie (Dachshund Yorkshire Terrier Mix)
Cuteness personified, the Yorkshire Terrier is a precious toy dog breed with a lion’s heart. So might your Dorkie (Awww! We might prefer Dachshire! Is that a thing?) Cocky, smart and always ready for a ceiling burrito, she’ll also enjoy the opportunity to follow your tricks with lots of positive reinforcement.
Jackshund (Jack Russell Terrier Dachshund Mix)
Speaking of liveliness, whooo boy, these two! Have you ever seen a Jack Russell Terrier jump? Or dig? Or play? Don’t be fooled by the totally adorable, fluffy exterior and happy dog smile – any offspring of this Dachshund mix will have clever minds too, as terriers and hounds are notoriously tenacious (some say stubborn) in their search for anything! Become one with the Force, Luke, and seek the training necessary to channel their natural instincts and gain a solid understanding of their prey drive so that you can rule the galaxy together.
Schweenie (Shih-Tzu-Dachshund mix)
By nature, the Shih Tzu – also known as the “chrysanthemum dog” in their native China – is a tender lap puppy with a sparkling personality. So prepare yourself with a Schweenie for a hearty main course of worship with lots of cuddling and playing! Puzzle toys help pass the time, as does frequent romping around in the back yard. Often a great, kid friendly dog, let the whole family have fun learning how to have a healthy relationship with her. So many heart emojis!
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