Dachshund Lab Mix is a cross between a Dachshund and Labrador.
The mixed breed can be called a variety of different names, including Dachsador, Doxidor and Weinerdor.
The designer breed combines the medium-sized Labrador with the small Dachshund to create a unique cross breed.
Given the vastly different appearance of both breeds, the offspring of a Dachshund and Labrador could vary greatly.
In this article we’ll have a closer look at the Dachshund Labrador Mix, the traits of both parents and the potential temperament of these mixed dogs.
We’ll break this feature on Dachsadors into the following sections:
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What is a Dachsador?
A Dachsador is a mix between a Dachshund and a Labrador.
The cross breed can be called a number of different names so it’s potentially confusing when you’re looking for information about these mix dogs online.
The clearest way to refer to these dogs is Dachshund Lab Mix. However, it’s quite a mouthful so it’s sometimes abbreviated to Dachsador, Doxidor and Weinerdor.
To get a better understanding of the cross breed, let’s take a look at each parent: the Dachshund and Labrador.
A member of the Hound group, the Dachshund is a German breed that are probably best known for the long bodies with a low centre of gravity.
Often referred to as the Sausage Dog (or Doxie), they may be small canines but they’ve got big personalities with a booming bark.
Without question the Dachshund is one of the most iconic breeds in the dog world. Their long bodies and short legs make them easily identifiable.
Originating in Germany, they’re the 12th most popular dog in the United States. You’re bound to spot one in some of the USA’s biggest cities as they make great apartment dogs.
Labradors are a part of the Sporting group. They’re America’s most popular dog breed thanks to their friendly and sociable personalities.
These medium-to-large dogs have embedded themselves into family life in households throughout the United States.
Labradors are “famously friendly” dogs that like to interact with other dogs and humans.
Originally bred to be waterdogs to retrieve ducks during hunts, Labradors are energetic dogs that require quite a bit of exercise.
Dachshund Lab Mix size when full grown
Seeing as we’re combining a small dog with a medium-to-large dog, it’s not easy to predict what size a Dachshund Lab Mix will be.
Dachshunds usually grow to a size between 6 and 10 inches (15 and 24 cm) and can weigh from 16 pounds up to 32 pounds (7 and 14 kg). Labradors, on the other hand, are between 21.5 and 24.5 inches (55 and 65 cm) in height and weigh between 55 and 80 pounds (25 and 36 kg).
According to The Happy Puppy Site, a Dachsador can have a height ranging from 15 to 25 inches (38 to 64 cm), while they can weigh between 30 and 40 pounds (13 to 18 kg).
An experienced breeder will usually have a rough idea what size a puppy will by eight to ten weeks.
What do Dachshund Lab Mix look like?
The Dachshund Lab Mix is a very unique dog. Both parents have vastly different appearances so there’s a lot of room for variation in their offspring.
Doxies can come in a lot of different colors, although black and tan, cream and red tend to be the most common shades. Labradors, on the other hand, are black, yellow or chocolate. A Dachshund Lab Mix can be any variation of the colors mentioned above and more.
The size of the Labrador parent dictates that a Dachshund Lab Mix should have longer legs than Doxies. They should also be be more athletic and compact than a Dachshund.
Although a Dachshund Labrador Mix will have longer legs than a Doxie, their body shape is usually longer rather than tall, imitating their Dachshund parent.
A Dachsador’s muzzle should be pointed and their tail can have a slight curl.
Dachshund Lab Mix characteristics and personality
As with all mix breeds, there can be no guarantee what characteristics and temperament traits a puppy will inherit from each parent.
A Dachshund Lab Mix should be a friendly and outgoing dog that likes to interact with family members, well meaning strangers and other dogs.
They make great companion dogs as they relish the chance to curl up next to their human companion on the bed or sofa.
Although Doxies have a reputation for being loud barkers, Daschshund Lab Mixes aren’t thought to be overly loud dogs.
Labradors are usually an easy to train breed, which makes them great guide and service dogs. Dachshunds are slightly more stubborn. Your safest bet is to start training a Doxidor from a young age to increase your chances of getting a well rounded and obedient dog.
Given Dachshunds were used to hunt badgers and other small animals, they can have a high prey drive. A Dachshund Lab Mix who inherits this trait could be a flight risk if they spot a squirrel, rabbit or gopher.
Dachshund Lab Mix exercise
You won’t be surprised to learn that Dachshund Lab Mixes are usually very active dogs. They’ll require quite a lot of exercise to prevent unwanted behaviour.
Wag say that a Dachshund Lab Mix gets around 45 minutes of exercise a day, adding that their recommended walk mileage per week is around eight miles.
Dachshund Lab Mix hypoallergenic
A hypoallergenic dog is one that is less likely to cause an allergic reaction for those who suffer with allergies to canines.
Although there’s no such thing as a 100 per cent hypoallergenic dog, some breeds are more suited to allergy sufferers due to their low shedding coats.
A Dachshund Lab mix is a moderate shedders so isn’t considered to be hypoallergenic.
Dachshund Lab Mix shedding
Doxies have three types of coat: smooth, wirehaired and longhaired. The Labrador, on the other hand, has a short and straight coat.
Usually a Dachshund Lab Mix will have a relatively short coat that is quite dense. That’s not to say some Dachsadors won’t have a longer wirehaired coat. There are no guarantees what type of coat this mix breed will inherit from their parents.
Dachshund Lab Mix are moderate shedders. They’ll require regular brushing to remove dead hair and potential dirt or debris stuck in their coat. You should also brush to prevent their hair from becoming matted or tangled.
Dachshund Lab Mix size health problems
Most mix breeds are considered to be healthier than purebred dogs with less potential health problems.
Dachshunds are prone to Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) which affects their long backs. IVDD could affect a Doxador with a long back.
Other potential health concerns to be aware of include hip dysplasia and progressive retinal atrophy (PRA).
These hybrid dogs are prone to overeating which could result in a number of potential issues.
You should speak to your breeder and your vet about what potential ailments a Dachshund Lab Mix could be prone to.
Dachshund Lab Mix life expectancy
Dachshunds have a life expectancy that can range between 12 and 16 years, while Labradors can live to between 10 and 12 years.
Dachshund Lab Mix price
The price of a Dachshund Lab Mix can vary greatly depending on the appearance and size of one of these designer dogs. The price can range from $500 to $1,000. You should contact your local rescue shelter to see if they’ve got an Dachsadors that need to be re-homed.
Other potential costs include dog food, pet insurance, grooming, vet trips and much more. You can check out the best pet insurance options in the USA and the UK.
Dachshund Lab Mix on Instagram
If you’re looking to learn more about a Dachshund Lab mix before you go ahead and bring one of these dogs home, a good source of information are Dachsador owners on Instagram.
They’ll usually be open and willing to give you an invaluable insight into the hybrid breed to help you make a decision about adopting one or help you to prepare for your new arrival.
Here are six Dachshunds Lab Mixes that you can check out on Instagram:
1) Graham (@a.n.westfall)
2) Riggins the Weenie (@rigginstheweenie)
3) Chief the Chunk (@chiefthechunk)
4) Charlie (@dachsadorable_pitbully)
5) Herschel (@Herschel_the_doxador)
6) Boldi the dog (@theboldi)
What Dachshund Lab Mix owners have to say about these dogs
One former Dachsador owner gave a testimonial on the breed based upon her experience with one of these hybrid dogs:
“She was the best dog i’ve ever encountered.She was very obedient and easy to train; eager to please as well. She was a funny looking dog and had a curly tail and stubby legs with a lab head. She was my velcro dog.”
Another Dachshund Lab Mix parent was delighted to have stumbled upon the mix for his first dog:
“She was very obedient and easy to train; eager to please as well. She was a funny looking dog and had a curly tail and stubby legs with a lab head. She was my velcro dog.”
Anything else to consider?
If you’re interested in a Dachshund Lab Mix puppy, you should contact an established and reputable breeder. They’ll usually ask you to fill out a questionnaire, place you on a waiting list and request a deposit.
It’s good practice to ask to see a puppy’s mother and father, watch the puppy interact with its mother, ask for the AKC and UKC papers for both parents as well as documentation regarding health checks at the vet.
So we’ve reached the conclusion of our introduction into the Dachshund Lab Mix. A cross between a Dachshund and a Labrador, these small to medium sized dogs can make wonderful companion pets.
They do require quite a lot of exercise to keep their minds stimulated, while training from a young age is encouraged. Dachshund Lab Mixes aren’t hypoallergenic as they’re moderate shedders.