Choosing A Dachshund Mix Breed: Which Is The Best For Your Home

Mix Breeding is one of the oldest practices with dogs. There are numerous reasons why you want to breed a dog with some other breed. However, the basic aims remain the same. We either want some characters added or removed to their personality. In this blog, we will specifically talk about Dachshund dogs. We will dive deep into the personality and options available in the market.

When it comes to Dachshunds, they are extremely challenging to train. They have instincts of hunters and can be extremely aggressive. This can become a problem, to have these dogs around kids. Thus, mixed breeding is a great way to preserve their cuteness and remove bad traits from their personality, especially from the perspective of the family. Now, there are hundreds of options for mixed breeding. Which one is the right mix breed for you? Here are the top mixed breeds of Dachshunds, which will become a great family dog.

Before we jump onto the list, let us discuss the personality of a Dachshund dog. Why? Well, it will help you understand the traits, which are not good in them as a family dog.            

Dachshund dogs

These dogs are known for their long elongated body and the unique personality. These dogs are extremely cute, and they love to play for a long time. Due to this, they require a large amount of exercise daily. How much? Well, in general, they need walking and running at least 3 miles in total. Is it really necessary? Yes, exercise is an important part of raising these dogs. If you don’t focus on it, then there are high chances of them being overweight. This can lead to various diseases like back pain, IVD, and many more.

Coming to the personality of these dogs, they are extremely clever and aggressive. Due to their cleverness, they are challenging to train. However, this also makes them fun to have around. These dogs are extremely protective of three things, food, toys, and family. If they sense any danger on these things, then they will not hold back in any way. Moreover, these dogs love to bark, especially when they sense danger. Thus, there is no chance of a housebreak, if you have a Dachshund in the house.

Mix Breeds of Dachshunds

Here are the top breeds that are best to have in your house. Below, we have mentioned two categories of dogs. The first one, which would be great for the protection of the house and playing with kids. The second one, which would be only great to have around kids. You must choose one of them completely based on your expectations from the dog.

Doxidor

This is a mixed breed of Labrador and Dachshund. If you are looking for a playful breed of Dachshund, then you must surely go with this one. Labradors are known for being highly playful, active, and is good around kids. This breed of the dog has these major traits from the Labrador.

However, there is also a disadvantage. Both Dachshund and Labrador love to play and exercise. Therefore, the amount of required exercise increases significantly. Thus, you have to keep an eye on the daily duration of the exercise.

Doxiepoo

A mixed breed of Poodle and Dachshund, which makes them a great toy dog. They are highly loving dogs and can be extremely aggressive to protective towards their family. Moreover, these dogs are loyal and clever. Do you know that poodle is one of the smartest dogs? Well, this can also be seen in the mixed breed. The dog will be extremely easy to train, but you must make sure to start training as soon as possible. Why? Well, it is because, they have the trait of stubbornness, which is taken by the Dachshund.

Doxle

This is one of the finest dogs to have in the house. They are a crossbreed of a Dachshund and Beagle. They are playful, energetic, and loving companion. Moreover, they are extremely great around kids. A Doxle is only protective of people it knows. Thus, the instinct to save food and toys is extremely low.

They are also a great watchdog and will bark for a long time if it sees a stranger. It also has a little stubborn trait, but it can be overcome by training early.

Dameranian

If you are looking for a dog, which will have a deep bond with your and the family, then this will be a great choice. This dog is a crossbreed of a Pomeranian and a Dachshund. They are small in size, which makes them great for apartment life. However, due to its size, you will have to keep them safe from bigger animals. This breed has a lot of fur on their body, due to which the bathing part becomes challenging. Irrespective of that, they are extremely sweet and cheerful dogs.

Goldenshund

These are one of the cutest dogs in the world. They are a crossbreed of a Golden retriever and Dachshund. If you are looking for a dog, with almost no aggressive trait, then you must go with this one. These dogs are highly energetic and great around kids. Moreover, they are extremely easy to train, as compared to other mixed breeds of Dachshunds.

However, we would not recommend this breed, as a watchdog. They are peace-loving breeds and prevent aggressiveness as much as possible. Irrespective of that, its behavior highly depends on your training pattern.

Doxiepin

A mixed breed of Miniature Pinscher and Dachshund. These dogs are highly timid and don’t mix along quickly. However, after they mix in the environment, they can be highly cheerful and playful. Due to their calm nature, they are a wonderful family dog, and great around kids.

 However, if you are looking for a watchdog, then you must not choose this breed. Due to the shy nature, they would try to resist barking as much as possible. Moreover, they can even get scared, when in danger. 

Dachshound

This is a crossbreed of two long body dogs, which are Basset hound, and Dachshund. `However, the crossbreed, looks similar to a Basset hound. These dogs are one of the calmest dogs, which makes them great as a family dog. They love attention and spending a long time doing nothing. However, they require a large amount of exercise to prevent any kind of disease that can happen by overweight. They are also easy to train as compared to the majority of mixed breeds of Dachshund. Moreover, they are a fine watchdog but do not come in the list of top breeds.                                                                                                                                           

Dorgi

This dog was first observed under Queen Elizabeth II. This is a mixed breed of Dachshund and Corgi. They are highly stubborn dogs and love to do the things they like. Thus, the training will go as per their mood, or requirements. However, they are the perfect family dog, as they are cheerful and love to play. You also don’t have to worry about the exercise part. Why? Well, these dogs do not require a high amount of exercise. Still, we would recommend you to keep an eye on the daily workout.   

Papshund

This breed is one of the rarest breeds in the world. Therefore, it will be challenging to find one. It is a crossbreed of Papillion and Dachshund. These dogs are full of energy and spark, as they love to gain attention. They also love playing for a long duration. Moreover, these dogs are great furballs, which makes them great to have on the lap. They have a calm nature and are not recommended as a watchdog.

Have another pet in the house? Maybe it is a cat? In that case, choosing this breed will be a great choice. How? Well, due to their small size, animals like cats feel safe around them. Also, calm nature enables the cat to be above in terms of hierarchy.

Doxbull

A great breed as a watchdog for the house. This is a mixed breed of Pit Bull and Dachshund. These dogs are highly stubborn, due to which they are not great around young kids. Why? Well, it is because young kids are mischievous and lead to snapping the dog. Therefore, you must not leave the dog and the kid alone. Moreover, this dog is highly energetic, playful, and friendly. A good amount of training can lead to great social manners too.

Chiweenie

A mixed breed of Chihuahua and Dachshund. These do lack self-confidence, due to which they require a lot of attention. Thus, you must not leave them alone for a long time. They are also friendly, energetic, but not the perfect dogs are kids. Why? Well, due to the conservative nature, they can feel offended around kids.

Moreover, they can live comfortably in an apartment or a small area. We would recommend you to focus on the training as soon as possible, as it will make them social around other dogs.

Wrap up

These were the mixed breeds of Dachshund that are great to have in the house. All these breeds were chosen based on our intense research and experience with the dogs. Irrespective of the breed you choose, the training should be started as early as possible. The level of training determines whether a dog is great in the house or not.

Moreover, you must make sure that you choose an effective training method. We recommend giving them a treat for good behavior. You must also keep an eye on the level of daily exercise with these breeds. Due to the long body, they are prone to overweight in a short duration. This can lead to long term disease, such as IVD.

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