A cross between a Dachshund and a Labrador Retriever, a Dachsador has the best qualities from both breeds—sweet, friendly, and playful. A Dachsador is the perfect family dog that can run around and expend its energy all day. Also known as Doxadors or Weinerdors, these clever dogs make great companions and cuddle buddies. Here are a few things to know about this hybrid breed:
Appearance and Breeding
- They typically weigh between 30 and 60 pounds.
- Despite being known as a designer breed, many Dachsadors end up in shelters. If you’re considering getting a Dachsador, you should save one from a shelter instead of buying one.
Health, Maintenance and Training
- They are prone to suffering from health conditions similar to those suffered by their parent breeds, including hip dysplasia, back problems, and eye conditions.
- They need plenty of exercise. Two walks per day—about an hour for each walk—is sufficient. As long as they get enough exercise, they can thrive in an apartment setting.
- They are very intelligent dogs and therefore need mental stimulation. Brain games and chewing toys are great ways to accomplish this.
- If they don’t get sufficient exercise and mental stimulation, they are prone to stress and anxiety, which can result in destructive behavior.
- They shed heavily, but you can mitigate the shedding with regular brushing.
- They are easy to train.
- They love spending time and cuddling with their owners, so it’s best to have a flexible schedule and be home frequently.