Dachshund Labrador Retriever Mix: Dachsador Breed Overview

*. Designer dogs are increasingly popular. One such breed is the Dachshund Lab Mix. Also known as the Dachsador, it’s one of these hybrids.

Mixed-breed dogs ,, also known as mutts and mongrels can make great pets. There has been an increase in the popularity of mixing certain breeds. These dogs are often called ‘hybrids’ or ‘designer crosses’. These dogs are still a mix breed, and not a new breed, but they can be adorable family pets.

These dogs make great pets. However, it is important that you do your research on the origins of the puppies and if the breeds are suitable for your lifestyle. There are no guarantees about the appearance or characteristics of a breed, so your dog may inherit more traits from one than the other.

Dachshund Labrador Retriever Mix

Breeding Process

As is the case with all dogs it is crucial that you adopt from a responsible breeder. This is especially important for Dachsadors, a mixed breed.

The mother must be a Labrador Retriever. If a Standard Dachshund mother tried to give birth to Labrador-bred pups, it would be cruel and dangerous for the mother and her puppies. They will likely be too large, which could lead to complications in pregnancy and during giving birth. It would be difficult for them to mat naturally due to their differences in size.

This means breeders will usually use artificial insemination with sperm from the Dachshund father.

Appearance

The appearance of Dachshund Lab Mix puppies can change with every litter. It all depends on the genetic makeup of their parents. You could be lucky with the outcome of the dog, considering that the breeds are so different.

The mix is generally a medium-sized dog. It falls somewhere between the Standard Dachshund’s smaller size and the larger Labrador’s large breed size.

Although they look a little more like a Lab Dachshund, their legs are typically longer than the standard Dachshund. This can be a good thing because it will put less pressure on the spine. Because of their short legs and long backs, Dachshunds can often suffer from back problems.

The color options for a Dachsador can also vary. Labradors are known for their solid-colored coats. They are usually yellow, black, or chocolate. However they can also be deeper fox red. Dachshunds come in many different colors. You can find them bi-colored or tri-colored. Sometimes they have dappled, brindle or even brindle hairs. These colors can vary greatly even within a litter.

The coat type can also vary greatly. Labs have a thick and short double coat. The Doxie coat is also variable. There are three types: wired-haired, long-haired, and smooth single-coated.

The ears can vary in size. Doxie ears tend to be a bit larger than Labs ears, so it is possible that this area could be different from litter to litter.

In general, every dog is likely to look different. This is especially true for the Dachshund Lab Mix.

Personality Traits

Again, each dog is unique and you cannot predict what your dog will look like. How they were raised will play a major role in determining their individual personalities. It is important to socialize your dog early and continue training.

A Dachsador’s personality is likely to reflect the traits of their Labrador parents and Dachshund parents. It is important to be familiar with these main characteristics and be ready to mix them into your dog.

Dachshunds are known for being energetic, confident, smart, brave, and tenacious. Although they are very close to their owners, this can lead them to be protective of their territory and family. These dogs can be very vocal and love to make their voices heard. These qualities can quickly turn into problematic behaviors if they are not properly trained and supervised.

*They might guard their family, bark at strangers and growl at them. These traits can be passed on to your dog. You should train your dog to behave better. Sometimes, punishing or ignoring it can lead to an increase in the behavior. They are also known for their hunting abilities. They can have a high prey drive for small furries, so they may not be suitable to live with smaller pets unless supervision is given.

Labrador Retrievers were also for use in hunting circles .. They were not like the Doxie, however, and were trained to retrieve game birds from dead birds. Their soft mouth and retrieving skills are what make them so skilled. They are a popular choice for mixed breed puppies , such as the Corgidor ..

Labs are the most loved breed in both the United States of America and the United Kingdom. They make wonderful family pets. They are gentle and affectionate dogs with a lot of intelligence. They love to be active and get lots of stimulation. They are sometimes known as chewers, and may be susceptible to separation anxiety if they don’t get enough stimulation or company.

They are friendly and enjoy being around people and dogs.

A Dachsador will be intelligent and energetic and will love to have lots of people around. They may show more Doxie traits and be more vocal. If they have more Lab traits, they will be more relaxed and social.

Training

Both breeds are known for their intelligence, so you will likely have a dog that will require lots of stimulation and enrichment, and they will benefit from overall regular training. You may have to be more patient and strategic in your training strategies if they inherit the stubbornness, determination and perseverance of the Doxie. They will be more enthusiastic about training if they have more Lab traits.

Positive, reward-based training is a good way to build a bond with your dog. it has been proven more effective than punitive, aversive methods.

Your dog might also enjoy participating in canine sports. Labs are frequent competitors in agility and scent trials, and Doxies often do very well in competitive obedience.

Exercise

Both breeds are energetic. Although the Doxie is smaller, Labs will still require daily exercise. However, crossing both breeds can result in a dog who needs to be active every day. Both breeds, but particularly Labs, are also prone to obesity, so making sure that they are kept trim and healthy will be of great importance. *Labs are known to be water babies. You should be prepared for a dog who will jump into any water they see on their daily walks. The Dachshund Lab Mix can combine Labrador energy and stubbornness from the Doxie. Your pup will benefit from daily exercise, especially if you want to keep excess weight off.

Grooming

Both breeds shed. Lab dogs are known to shed a lot. A good vacuum cleaner and a de-shedding tool are essential if you have this type of dog. Their coats will need to be brushed regularly, especially if they have a blowout.

The Doxie also sheds. However, the most noticeable is the smooth-coated variety. The shedding of wire-haired or long-haired dogs is less. Brushing your dog to prevent tangles is a must if they have a longer coat.

Other than that, you will only need to maintain your general health. You should be extra careful with their ears if they love to get in the water. To prevent yeast buildups that can lead to bacterial infection, it is important to dry and clean their ears.

You should also make sure that your nails don’t get too long. Many people walk on pavement and roads, which can cause nails to become too long. They can become too long and affect their gait, which can then impact their joints.

Health

Both breeds can be susceptible to inheritable conditions. You can reduce the chance of developing a condition by choosing a responsible breeder who does proper health checks. Although this will not eliminate the possibility of genetic health problems, it can help to know what they are.

Doxies have a major problem with back problems. Doxies are more susceptible to spinal injuries and problems due to their short legs and long backs than other breeds. Intervertebral Disc Disease is one of the biggest potential health problems Doxies face.

The benefit of mixing them together with a Labrador is that their overall conformation will hopefully lower some of these risks. You should exercise caution when lifting them or when exercising. Don’t encourage excessive jumping.

They are also prone to diabetes, epilepsy and bloat (also known as gastric torsion). Bloat is commonly associated with slim, deep-chested breeds. Because of their different body shapes, a Dachshund Lab Mix may be less likely to get this condition.

Labradors most often have musculoskeletal problems and joint problems. They are also susceptible to hip and elbow dysplasia, which a good breeder will screen for. It is worth making sure that they are taking a supplement with glucosamine or fish oils. Also, limiting repetitive and high-impact exercise can help.

Nutrition

As with all dogs, it is essential to provide a high-quality and balanced diet.

Both breeds are susceptible to obesity. You must ensure they don’t get too much sugary treats or snacks. It is even more important to help them maintain a healthy weight due to their tendency towards joint and back problems.

The amount of food they need may vary depending on their size. If you are unsure, always seek advice from your vet or a qualified canine nutritionist.

You could also use interactive toys to give your dog some of their food. This is a great way for your dog to get extra enrichment. It also makes it take your dog longer to eat their food. This will make your dog feel fuller and prevent them from overeating. This can help to reduce the risk of bloat, which the Doxie may be susceptible to, as we have already explained.

Finding Dachshund Lab Mix Puppy

Because of the above, it is important to take the time and look for responsible breeders whenever you consider buying a puppy.

Although there won’t be any registered AKC breeders for Dachsadors, it is important to make sure the parents have had the appropriate health checks. You want to see the babies and mum in a loving home environment. The pups should all have had vet checks, and they should not be separated from mum until they are fully weaned and at least eight weeks old.

With the growing popularity of hybrid ‘designer’ breeds, this means that there are lots of opportunistic and unscrupulous backyard breeders and puppy mills that are taking advantage of this. Puppy mill dogs are usually bred in horrible conditions and are not taught how to socialize their puppies. Many of them have health issues. Do your research before you support this industry!

They are not likely to be found at a rescue center. However, don’t forget that there are many other mixed breed dogs who are waiting patiently for their forever homes in shelters across the country. You could find your perfect addition to the family right now!

Final Thoughts

While it is impossible to predict how your Dachshund Lab Mix will look, there are many things you can do to ensure that they will be a happy and healthy dog. They love to work and need lots of enrichment.

Don’t forget to take the time to do your research, find a good breeder and put the time in with lots of appropriate early socialization and training. It will be well worth the effort.

Becky Roberts

Becky Roberts

One of Becky's favourite things to do every morning is to browse the top pet-related forums, looking for issues and questions that people have. She then shortlists the most common ones, and turns them into blog posts for Fuzzy Rescue. She's had over 4 cats and 2 dogs over the past decade, so she does know a thing or 2 about raising/training, and more importantly, loving them. She's the only one on our team that doesn't like coffee, but it seems to us she really doesn't need more energy :). We're very fortunate to have her on board as she does most of the heavy listing for the site, outputting an insane amount of content each month. Read More

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