The Dachshund is an extremely popular breed due to its short legs and long body. It’s a healthy dog with a long lifespan that loves to play with children and relax with family members. It’s also a popular breed to use as a parent for new mixed breeds. If you have ever wondered what kind of mixes are possible, keep reading while we present you with a list of half-Dachshund hybrid dog breeds. For each one, we’ll provide you with a short summary telling you about the breed, and we’ll also show you a picture so you can see how it looks.
The 13 Popular Dachshund Mixes
1. Docker (Cocker Spaniel x Daschund Mix)
Dachshund and Cocker Spaniel
The Docker is a happy dog that enjoys making new friends and going for walks. It can be stubborn at times, but doesn’t respond well to harsh treatment and can quickly develop problems with anxiety. It usually stands about 12 inches tall, but it can vary depending on which parent it takes after more, as can its color.
2. Dachsweiler (Rottweiler x Dachshund Mix)
Dachshund and Rottweiler
The Dachsweiler is another breed that can vary considerably from one dog to the next, depending on which parent it takes after more. It’s usually a muscular dog with a sturdy body and an alert temperament that will make an excellent watchdog, but it also has a playful side and enjoys being around family members and showing affection.
3. Papshund (Dachshund x Papillon Mix)
Dachshund and Papillon
The Papshund is an attractive dog breed that usually has the butterfly ears of the Papillon and the long body of the Dachshund. It has plenty of energy for games, and it loves to horse around with other family pets and will usually be coaxing them to play. However, it can become mischievous if left alone too long, and it’s easy to injure the long back during rough play.
4. Welshund (Dachshund x Welsh Terrier Mix)
Dachshund and Welsh Terrier
The Welshund has almost unlimited energy and tends to be one of the happier breeds you will find anywhere, and it’s also incredibly smart. However, its intelligence can cause it to become stubborn, making it difficult to train if you don’t get them in a routine early. It likes to stay close by family members and loves long hikes in the woods.
5. Dorgi (Dachshund x Welsh Corgi)
Dachshund and Welsh Corgi
The Dorgi is an adorable dog with short, smooth fur that is easy to maintain. Its long body is close to the ground, and its ears usually look too big for its head. Many owners describe this breed as extremely stubborn, so it’s best suited to experienced users that can help the dog reach its learning potential.
6. Dusky (Dachshund x Siberian Husky)
Dachshund and Siberian Husky
The Dusky is a friendly and playful breed with plenty of energy for catching balls or going for a walk. It has well-developed problem-solving skills and will often learn ways to open closed doors, drawers, and anything else it wants. However, this same intelligence can cause them to be stubborn and even sly, causing some owners to wonder who the pet is.
7. Toy Rat Doxie (Dachshund x Rat Terrier)
Dachshund and Rat Terrier
The Toy Rat Doxie is an interesting breed with a pointy nose and an intelligent expression. It’s affectionate but can also be independent, so it shouldn’t get too upset if you need to spend a few long days at the office. It’s a loving dog but often picks one family member to obey at the exclusion of others, so it can be difficult to raise in a large family.
8. Dach Griffon (Dachshund x Brussels Griffon)
Dachshund and Brussels Griffon
The Dach Griffon is one of the more attractive breeds on this list. It has the round fluffy head of the Brussels Griffon that almost gives it a werewolf-like appearance. You can tell from its expression that it means business and will be happy to do anything that makes it feel important. It has a strong protective instinct and will fearlessly defend you from any perceived threat.
9. Wire Foxie Doxie (Dachshund x Wire Fox Terrier)
Dachshund and Wire Fox Terrier
The Wire Foxie Doxie is one of the larger mixed breeds on this list, and it can often weigh more than 20 pounds. It has a mild temperament that is calm yet eager to please. However, rowdy children can send it running for the hills, and in some cases, the dog might get aggressive, so it’s important to understand and teach that this breed has boundaries you must respect.
10. Shibadox (Dachshund x Shiba Inu)
Dachshund and Shiba Inu
The Shibadox has short hair and large ears that cause it to resemble a cat in some ways. It’s a happy breed with plenty of energy for playing games, and it will need to run around for a while to prevent it from gaining weight. However, it’s a healthy breed with a long lifespan that often exceeds 15 years.
11. Golden Dox (Dachshund x Golden Retriever)
Dachshund Golden Retriever
The Golden Dox has many similarities with its parent, the Golden Retriever, but in a smaller package. It’s alert and energetic, so you will need to put aside a considerable amount of time each day for playing and walking. Failure to help get your dog the proper exercise can lead to weight gain and possibly bad behavior.
12. Doxle (Dachshund x Beagle)
Dachshund and Beagle
The Doxle is an amusing-looking dog with a wide head, but it is one of the friendliest mixes on this list and will make a perfect addition to any home. Their coats are available in various colors and patterns, and the hair can also vary from fine to wiry. It’s a protective breed that will benefit from early socialization to prevent it from becoming too protective, which can lead to aggressive behavior.
13. Bo Dach (Dachshund x Boston Terrier)
Dachshund and Boston Terrier
The Bo Dach is a low-energy dog for this list and is better for smaller families that enjoy a lot of downtime. This breed loves to sit on your lap or by your feet watching television. Its fur requires very little maintenance, and you will only need to brush it once per week to keep it shiny. Some owners describe it as barky but proper training early in life can help curb that behavior.
As you can see, several mixed breeds use the Dachshund as a parent, and new mixes come out every day. Dachshunds are friendly dogs with a unique appearance, and most mixes keep the friendly and playful temperament that has made the Dachshund so popular. If you are looking for a mixed breed for your home, we recommend the Doxle because it’s extremely friendly and enjoys being around people. However, any of the breeds on this list will make a fantastic pet for the entire family.
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