The smart and fiery Dachshund is as cute as he is unique, and when you combine him with other breeds you get a somewhat sausagey-looking variety of whichever type of dog you’re interested in.
This can seem like a fun and intriguing experiment to say the least, but there are pros and cons to a Dachshund mix dog.
Still, we can’t help but be smitten over some of these adorable mixes below, and it seems the world agrees. Today, we are looking at 17 of the most popular Dachshund mix dogs!
But before we do, let’s take a quick dive into the world of the Dachshund. Let’s begin!
Meet The Dachshund!
The Dachshund is a small but mighty dog known for digging Badgers out of their dens.
Height: 8 to 9 Inches (Standard), 5 to 6 inches (Miniature)
Weight: 16 to 32 Pounds (Standard), 5 to 6 Inches (Miniature)
Temperament: Curious, Outgoing, Fearless, Friendly
Best Suited For: Committed Owners, Active Families
Health Issues: Intervertebral Disc Disease, Hip Dysplasia, Eye Issues, Elbow Dysplasia, Knee Dislocation, Obesity, Skin issues, Hypothyroidism, Allergies, Dental Disease
Lifespan: 12 to 16 Years
The quirky Dachshund is a long-time doggy favorite thanks to his infectious temperament and unique look. Sometimes referred to as a sausage dog or weiner dog, the Dachshund is one of America’s most popular purebreds. According to the American Kennel Club, the Doxie – as he is sometimes called – sits at 12 out of 197 on the AKC’s list of most popular breeds.
Bred as a badger dog, the Dachshund’s original job was to dig badgers out of their dens for their masters. This means that the small but sturdy Dachshund had to be fearless and full of energy – which he was and continues to be today.
Dachshunds come in two size varieties, which can have an impact on the Dachshund mix you are interested in. This, amongst many other things, should be considered when looking to invest in this unique dog.
What Is A Dachshund Mix? What You Should Know About The Designer Dog Debate
The Dachshund mix is any breed of dog you can think of mixing with a Dachshund.
A Dachshund Mix dog is exactly what you think it is – it is a mix between the purebred Dachshund and any other purebred dog you can imagine. Considering how many types of dogs are in the world, the possibilities for Dachshund dog mix types is seemingly endless.
Of course, there are some that are more popular than others, and that’s what today’s list is all about.
But before we get into Dachshund mixes, we should first talk about mixed breeds as a whole and the notion behind the crossbreed controversy.
First, what is a crossbreed?
A crossbreed is a dog with two different purebred parents. Crossbreeding has been a long-standing practice amongst breeders, and it’s likely most purebred dogs we know and love today originated from crossbreeding.
However, in the past twenty years crossbreeding has exploded in popularity. Dogs like the Maltipoo, the Goldendoodle, and the Labradoodle have brought hybrid dogs to the front and center, with many of them selling for as much as purebred dogs these days.
This is controversial, as early generation crossbreeds like the Dachshund mix are less predictable than purebreds when it comes to traits like health, temperament and physical appearance.
That said, hybrids do have the benefit of hybrid vigor, which means they have a wider gene pool than their purebred counterparts. This could give them a leg up when it comes to health, though you should also remember that they may also be susceptible to a longer list of health conditions.
When it comes to Dachshund mix dogs in general, we should point out that there are some unique health issues these hybrids might contend with.
Though they can have a long lifespan of between 12 and 16 years, Dachshunds can be prone to the following health issues:
- Intervertebral Disc Disease
- Hip Dysplasia
- Eye Issues
- Elbow Dysplasia
- Knee Dislocation
- Skin issues
- And Dental Disease
As you can see above, Dachshunds are more susceptible to bone and joint issues thanks to their smaller legs and longer backs. They are also prone to obesity, which only exacerbates these issues in the spine.
This should be considered when you are considering a Doxie mix, as these types of unique health issues can be passed on to their mixed breed offspring.
We should also point out that not everyone stands behind mixing Dachshund dogs with some other breeds, as it can raise the risk of serious health issues, especially when certain health issues are combined in two breeds.
You can help combate some issues in a Dachshund mix dog by following a few of our tips and tricks at the bottom of this article. But for now, it’s time to get into the fun stuff. Let’s take a look at some of the world’s most popular Dachshund dog mixes!
1. The Papshund (The Papillon X Dachshund)
The Papshund is a unique little mix between the Papillon dog and the Dachshund.
Height: 9 to 18 Inches
Weight: 10 to 18 Pounds
Temperament: Energetic, Outgoing, Affectionate
The Papillon Dachshund mix is a unique little crossbreed you may have run into once or twice. This cutie is a cross between a Papillon and a miniature Dachshund and is known for his happy and friendly nature. Both the Pap and the Doxie are known for being spirited, so it should be no surprise that this Dachshund Mix is going to have lots of spunk.
Because of his smaller size, the Dachshund Papillon Mix is best suited for families with gentle children, singles, seniors and retirees.
2. The Dashalier (The Cavalier King Charles X Dachshund)
Dashalier dogs are just as dashing as their name implies.
Height: 12 to 25 Pounds
Weight: 13 to 20 Inches
Temperament: Social, Outgoing, Energetic
The Dashalier is as charming a dog as they come. With a name that is just as dashing as he is, the Dashalier is a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Doxie. You can have two sizes of this hybrid dog, though both are going to be on the smaller size.
Dashalier dogs do well with children, especially when they are a bit larger. They are sturdy, outgoing, friendly and affectionate. They get along well with other pets, though due to the Dachshund’s high prey drive, some may not get on well with smaller animals.
3. The Dachsweiler (The Rottweiler X Dachshund)
The Dachshund Rottweiler mix can vary greatly in size and appearance.
Height: 20 to 24 Inches
Weight: 27 to 85 Pounds
Temperament: Intelligent, Affectionate, Playful
Have you ever heard of a Dachsweiler? If not, you’re in for a treat. This Dachshund mix is a cross between the adorable Rottweiler and the precocious Dachshund. While these dogs can make wonderful companions, they are best suited for experienced dog owners who are able to spend lots of time working with this mix on training and socialization.
It should also be noted that the Dachsweiler is one of our more controversial Dachshund mix dogs on this list. He can be prone to a long list of serious health issues from his parent breeds and many of his other traits can vary as well.
4. The Jackshund (The Jack Russell Terrier X Dachshund)
The Jackshund is a friendly and energetic little hybrid.
Height: 8 to 13 Inches
Weight: 15 to 28 Pounds
Temperament: Affectionate, outgoing, Playful
Dachshunds and Jack Russell Terriers have somewhat similar personality types. They are both bold, inquisitive, fearless and demanding. Jack Russells are incredibly smart, but then so are Doxies, which means their mixed breed offspring are going to be clever, active and full of energy.
The ideal owner for a Jackshund is going to be active families or outgoing singles and couples. When raised and socialized right, this Dachshund mix will enjoy other dog playmates and could be a great candidate for mild hikes, jogs and dog park days.
5. The Dachsador (The Labrador Retriever X Dachshund)
The Dachsador is one of the more popular Dachshund mix dogs on our list.
Height: 15 to 25 Inches
Weight: 30 to 40 Pounds
Temperament: Intelligent, Trainable, Friendly, Family-Oriented
Who wouldn’t want to see a Dachshund mixed with a Labrador Retriever? The Lab is, afterall, the number one most popular purebred in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club.
If it was up to us, everything would have a bit of Lab in that doggy DNA, so we’re head over heels for this Dachsador mix. Adorable and friendly, the Dachsador behaves somewhat like an elongated Labrador, though he can be a bit more demanding and bold like his Doxie parent breed.
Dachsador dogs make wonderful companions to families with children and other pets. However, they can be high energy and will need active owners who are ready for all they bring to the table.
6. The Doxie Cairn (The Cairn Terrier X Dachshund)
Cairn Terriers mixed with Dachshunds are sure to make intelligent and athletic little dogs.
Height: 9 to 16 Inches
Weight: 16 to 32 pounds
Temperament: Bold, Playful, Affectionate
The Cairn Terrier was made famous in Warner Bros 1939’s Wizard of Oz, thanks to a darling little Cairn Terrier named Terry. As you might have guessed, the Cairn Terrier is beloved for his hypoallergenic coats, intelligent brains and adoring personality.
Mix a Cairn Terrier with a Dachshund and you have an outgoing and spritely little companion dog who does great in homes with families who have older children.
While this is a Dachshund mix dog that is highly affectionate and people oriented, he can be prone to some health issues and should be walked on a proper leash and harness when out and about.
7. Doxiepoo (The Miniature Poodle X Dachshund)
The Doxiepoo mixes two very popular dog breeds into one.
Height: 5 to 25 Pounds
Weight: 8 to 23 Inches
Temperament: Clever, Playful, Athletic, Affectionate
Another potentially hypoallergenic Dachshund mix dog on our list is the absolutely precious Doxiepoo. A cross between the brainy Poodle and the vibrant Dachshund, the Doxiepoo is a family favorite for a number of reasons.
This dog can do well with children and pets when properly socialized, and training is a joy with this curly cutie.
The Doxiepoo also comes in two size varieties depending on the breeder you go through and your puppy’s parent breeds.
8. The Miniature Schnoxie (The Miniature Schnauzer X Dachshund)
Miniature Schnoxie dogs are quickly growing in popularity, but they can have a high prey drive.
Height: 8 to 14 Inches
Weight: 15 to 30 pounds
Temperament: Intelligent, Fearless, Alert, Devoted
The Dachshund is a bred badger dog and the Miniature Schnauzer is a bred hunting dog. It’s no wonder the two mesh so well together! When you combine the Dachshund with the Mini Schnauzer, you get the Miniature Schnoxie, and we can’t get over the cuteness.
The Miniature Schnoxie is a loving and affectionate companion, and while he can do great with children and other dogs, this is a dog that may have a very high prey drive. This is especially true when he’s faced with smaller animals like rabbits, squirrels or birds.
For this reason, it’s important to walk this little dog on a leash and harness to reduce potential hazards if he gets away from you outside.
9. The Doxiemo (The American Eskimo X Dachshund)
The Doxiemo makes a beautiful companion dog to the right owner.
Height: 10 to 18 Inches
Weight: Up to 25 Pounds
Temperament: Intelligent, Energetic, Stubborn, Friendly
American Eskimo dogs are famous for their stunning white coats. Long regarded as some of the most beautiful dogs in the world, you may not be surprised to learn that the Dachsund and the American Eskimo mix make quite the unique offspring.
A Doxiemo could look a variety of ways, though many have been found it to have the elongated body of a Dachshund and the white, dense coat of an American Eskimo. Like a few dogs on this list, the Doxiemo is also available in different size varieties depending on his parent breeds.
10. The West Highland Doxie (The West Highland Terrier X Dachshund)
The Westie and Dachshund mix make a happy-go-lucky companion for active families with older children.
Height: 9 to 11 Inches
Weight: 12 to 25 Pounds
Temperament: Affectionate, Intelligent, Stubborn
West Highland Terriers are known for their sweet appearance and snow-white fur. They are also hypoallergenic, intelligent and affectionate. We love what this little dog brings to the table when it comes to a Dachshund Mix.
The unique appearance can vary depending on if this dog is a first, second or third generation crossbreed, but for the most part these dogs will do best in homes with committed owners.
They may prefer older children or singles, seniors and active retirees who are willing and able to commit time to them each and every day.
11. The Doxie Pit (The Pit Bull Terrier X Dachshund)
Have you ever seen a Pitbull Dachshund Mix? These dogs are pretty rare.
Height: 17 to 19 Inches
Weight: 40 to 70 Pounds
Temperament: Energetic, Devoted, Spirited
Perhaps one of the most controversial Dachshund mix dogs on this list is the Doxie Pit. A mix between a Dachshund and any variation of Pitbull, the Doxie Pit looks just as unique as he sounds. In most cases, the Doxie Pit is a mix between a standard sized Dachshund and a small Pitbull, though it’s not impossible that a miniature Dachshund could be mixed with a Pit.
Temperamentally, Doxie Pits are energetic, outgoing and spirited dogs. However, they are prone to a wide variety of health issues. For this reason, most experts warn against investing in this type of hybrid.
12. The Foxy Doxy (The Toy Fox Terrier X Dachshund)
The Foxy Doxie has a charming name and is a charming dog. Is this the right dog for you?
Height: Under 15 Inches
Weight: Up to 20 Pounds
Temperament: Intelligent, Independent, Active
There is perhaps no Dachshund Mix name we fancy more than that of the Foxy Doxie. A cross between the Toy Fox Terrier and the Dachshund, the Foxy Doxie is a precocious little designer dog with lots of personality.
Though small, this is a Terrier mix with loads of energy and a high prey drive. Foxy Doxy dogs are best suited for homes with active owners and older children, and with those willing to commit time and attention to training and socialization.
13. The Daug (The Pug and Dachshund Mix
The Daug is a lesser known Dachshund mix on this list, but he’s certainly worth learning about.
Height: 11 to 13 Inches
Weight: Up to 25 Pounds
Temperament: Relaxed, Loyal, Intelligent, Friendly
Though his moniker may sound unremarkable, the Doug is one of the most sought after Dachsund mix dogs on this list. He is a mix between the Pug and the Doxie, which combined creates an irresistible looking little squished faced cutie we can’t help but adore.
Sadly, like a few Dachshund mixes above, the Doug comes with his fair share of health issues. Along with an enlarged skull, eye issues, bone and joint issues and allergies, The Doug can be prone to brachycephalic airway syndrome, making it difficult for him to breathe properly, tolerate severe changes in weather, and even exercise.
14. The Basschshund (The Basset Hound X Dachshund Mix)
The Dachshund and the Basset Hound have a few similar qualities.
Height: 10 to 12 Inches
Weight: 8 to 15 Years
Temperament: Intelligent, Energetic, Independent, Stubborn
Did you know there’s an entire club dedicated to Basset Hounds? These dogs are famous for their sweet, gentle nature and ridiculously long ears. From afar, you might say that a Basset Hound and a Dachshund look somewhat similar.
They both have those short legs and long bodies, afterall, but they are truly each one of a kind dogs.
But when you mix them together you get the Basschshund, a sweet, spunky mix between two very different types of hunting dogs emerges.
This is a hybrid that will do well in a variety of homes, but he’ll need plenty of exercise and he will enjoy following his nose. Basschund dogs may also be prone to digging, so watch out if you have a garden!
15. The Dameranian (The Pomeranian X Dachshund)
We love the Pomeranian Dachshund mix and all the unique characteristics he has!
Height: 5 to 11 Inches Tall
Weight: 8 to 25 Pounds
Temperament: Affectionate, Active, Outgoing, Clever
Pomeranians are famous for their teddy bear-like appearance, so it’s certainly a unique shock when you see a Pomeranian and Dachshund mix dog. But it’s the best kind of shock, because this dog is super sweet.
Poms are bred companion dogs while Dachshunds are fearless and curious. Together you get a sweet and sassy hybrid best suited for active families with older children.
16. The Dachshund Shepherd (German Shepherd X Dachshund)
The German Shepherd Doxie is an intelligent dog, but he can have some serious health issues.
Height: 8 to 26 Inches Tall
Weight: 16 to 90 Pounds
Temperament: Intelligent, Athletic, Charming
Like the Doxie Pit, the German Shepherd Dachshund Mix is somewhat controversial due to a few factors. First, if you’re not careful you could wind up with a dog with some serious health issues. The German Shepherd Dachshund mix may especially be prone to bone, spine and joint issues.
This is also a dog that does best with experienced owners, as he will need lots of training and commitment from his family to ensure he grows up well trained and socialized.
17. The Mauxie (The Maltese X Dachshund)
The Mauxie dog is a feisty little dog that might also be very people oriented.
Height: 8 to 10 Inches
Weight: 10 to 20 Pounds
Temperament: Affectionate, Playful, Family Oriented
Last on our list of Dachsund Mix dogs is the Mauxie. Like the Poodle Dachshund Mix, the Mauxie is a cross between the hypoallergenic little Maltese and the Miniature Dachshund.
Mauxie dogs may be small, so they will probably do best in homes with older, more gentle children. However, they’re very sweet and family oriented, and can make playful and active lap dogs. While there is a chance your Mauxie could be hypoallergenic, this will depend greatly on the breeder you go through and the generation of crossbreed you obtain.
Is A Dachshund Mix Right For You?
A Dachshund Mix can make a great companion, but there are some pros and cons you should consider before you invest.
Deciding if a Dachshund dog mix is right for you can be difficult. On the one hand, these dogs are insanely cute and many of the above mixes are intelligent, family-oriented and a joy to train.
Unfortunately, the Dachshund can come with his fair share of health issues which can be easily passed on to his mixed breed offspring. Worse still, if that offspring’s other parent breed is prone to some unique health issues, he now has an even longer list of problematic genetics to contend with.
The good news is that there are some ways you can combat these genetic health issues.
First, Be Sure You Get Your Dachshund Mix dog Through A Reputable Source
It’s important to make sure you go through a reputable source when looking for your Dachshund mix dog. Ensuring you go through a quality breeder or rescue you trust will not only help save you money, but also time and heartache in the long-run.
Reputable breeders should be able to provide you with paperwork proving their puppies have been health screened and cleared of any serious health issues prone to the mix. A quality shelter will have had dogs undergo a health exam and some training before putting their dogs up for adoption.
Avoid going through backyard breeders, online sellers, those without certifications, or breeders selling Dachshund Mix puppies for much more or much less than they should be. On average, a Dachsund mix dog should cost between $500 to $1,000 when going through a breeder.
When going through a shelter, you can expect the adoption fee to range between $250 and $500.
Consider Having Your Dachshund Mix Dog Health Screen
Usually, if you go through a reputable breeder to obtain your Dachshund dog mix, you will likely receive paperwork showing your dog has been health screened. If you have gotten your dog from a rescue or another source, you may need to seek out health screening elsewhere.
Early health screening is beneficial because it can provide you with a lot of information about your dog regarding his health and genetics. Knowing what your Dachshund dog mix might be predisposed to down the line can play a major role in any preventative care you take now.
Keep Your Doxie Mix On A Quality Diet
Since the Dachshund Mix dog can be prone to so many bone, joint and muscle issues, not to mention skin problems and obesity, it’s imperative that this little pup is on quality dog food. Make sure you keep your Dachshund mix on a dog food specified for his age and weight, and that you provide your dog with supplements and vitamins as he ages.
A high quality dog food for a Dachshund mix dog is a dog food that is going to be rich in real meat protein, fatty acids, carbs, vitminies, minerals, and is a good source of water. Avoid foods that contain fillers, additives, byproducts, corn, soy, wheat or gluten.
Don’t Skip Grooming and Daily Exercise
All dogs require grooming and routine exercise no matter their body shape or size. This is especially true for the Dachshund Mix. His exercise needs will vary and depend quite a bit on the other breed in his DNA, but it’s vital you do your research and have a good idea of which type of exercise is best.
Without proper exercise and mental stimulation, the Dachsund Mix can become bored and destructive, and he may even develop some behavioral issues. Exercise will also help keep your dog’s bones, muscles and joints healthy, which can improve quality of life overall.
Visit Your Vet Annually
Last but not least, we suggest you try and keep up with annual vet visits. In fact, many vets would recommend that a dog under the age of seven be seen once a year while a dog over the age of seven be seen twice a year to combat health issues exasperated by aging.
Ensuring you keep up with routine vet visits can help your veterinarian keep an eye on your Dachshund mix dog and catch any potential issues early, before they become too complicated or costly to treat.
If you’re concerned about medical costs, don’t forget you have the option of investing in pet health insurance.
And remember, your Dachshund Mix dog relies on you for everything. Once you invest in this adorable crossbreed, you’re investing in his overall health, life and happiness.
So, what do you think about the Dachshund mix? Have you heard of more Dachshund mix dogs we missed? Add to our list below in the comment section.
Jen Jones is a professional dog trainer and behavior specialist with more than 25 years of experience. As the founder of ‘Your Dog Advisor’ and the ‘Canine Connection’ rehabilitation center, she applies a holistic, empathetic approach, aiming to address root causes rather than merely treating symptoms.
Well known for her intuitive and compassionate approach, Jen adopts scientifically-proven, reward-based methods, encouraging positive reinforcement over punishment. Jen specializes in obedience training, behavior modification, and puppy socialization. Her innovative methods, particularly in addressing anxiety and aggression issues, have been widely recognized. Jen has worked with many of the world’s leading dog behaviorists and in her free time volunteers with local animal shelters and rescue groups.