Dachsador Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Dachsador so you can get to know the breed more.

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Other Names
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Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Dachsador Price and Availability

How much does the Dachsador puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is a Dachsador?
If you choose to purchase the Dachsador, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Dachsador for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Dachsador gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Dachsador? How many Dachsador are there in the world?
Average: The Dachsador is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Dachsador Size

Is a Dachsador small, medium or large dog?

How big do Dachsador get?

How much does the Dachsador weigh? How much should the Dachsador breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Dachsador?
31-40 pounds (14-18 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Dachsador?
35.5 pounds (16 kg)
How tall is the Dachsador? Dachsador height:
16-25 inches (40-64 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Dachsador?
20.5 inches (52 cm)

Dachsador Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Dachsador have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Dachsador's coat?
How to groom the Dachsador and how often?
Easy to groom: The Dachsador doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Dachsador is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Dachsador dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Doxadors?
Dachsadors are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Dachsador need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Dachsador every day?
6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.

Dachsador Personality / Temperament

What kind of personality does the Dachsador have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Dachsador? Is the Dachsador breed dumb or smart?
Smart: Dachsador's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Dachsador is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Are Dachsador dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Dachsadors are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
How playful is this breed?
The Dachsador is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Dachsador sensitivity:
Dachsadors have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music.

Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally by moderate punishment.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Dachsador a good family dog?
Average to High: Dachsadors are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Doxadors need? Dachsador social needs:
Dachsadors are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Do Dachsador dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Doxadors bark?
Low to Average: The Dachsador rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Dachsador good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Dachsadors are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Dachsadors will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Dachsador dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Dachsadors are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Dachsador bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Doxadors? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Dachsador? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Dachsador has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Dachsador has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Dachsador? How much bite force does a Dachsador have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Dachsador bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Dachsador, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Dachsador do?
Dachsadors have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Dachsadors need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Dachsador to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Dachsador roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Dachsador is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Dachsador have high prey drive?
Dachsadors have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Dachsadors are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Dachsador good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Apartment-friendly dog the Dachsador breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Dachsadors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Dachsador be left alone?
Dachsadors do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Dachsador Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Dachsador temperament with other people:
Dachsadors are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Dachsador dogs get along with other pets? Are Dachsador dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Dachsadors usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Dachsador dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Dachsador temperament with children:
Dachsadors are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Dachsador dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Dachsador breed live with a cat?
Dachsadors are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Dachsador good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Dachsador dogs get along with other dogs?
Dachsadors are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Dachsador breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Dachsador breed suitable for first-time owners?
Dachsadors are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Dachsadors good office dogs? Do Dachsadors make good office friendly dogs? Can Dachsadors be office dogs?
Dachsador is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Dachsador dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Doxadors temperament with senior people? Are Dachsador dogs good for elderly owners?
Dachsadors are usually recommended for elderly people.

Dachsador Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Dachsador dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Dachsadors are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Dachsador breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Dachsador breed? Most common health risks of Dachsador:
Hip DysplasiaBack IssuesEye Problems
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Dachsador breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Dachsador see the vet?
The Dachsador should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Dachsador dogs live? How old can a Dachsador be? What is the age limit of the Dachsador? How many years can the oldest Dachsador live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Dachsador?

12-14 years
The average lifespan of Dachsador: 13 years
Is the Dachsador breed hypoallergenic?
Dachsadors don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Dachsador have? What is the activity level of the Dachsador?
Dachsadors have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Dachsador need? How much exercise do Dachsador dogs require per day?
Dachsadors need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Dachsador breed need?
Dachsadors are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Dachsador need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Dachsador breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Dachsador? How much food should I feed my Dachsador?
3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Dachsador risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Dachsador's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Dachsador's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

The Dachsador has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Dachsador drool?
The Dachsador is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Dachsador could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Dachsador.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Dachsador As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Dachsador be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Dachsador is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Dachsador be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Dachsador be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Dachsador is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Dachsador be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Dachsador is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Dachsador be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Dachsador is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Dachsador be a boat dog?

Not really

Dachsador breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Dachsador be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Dachsador is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Dachsador dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Dachsador Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Dachsador pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Dachsador breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Dachsador: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Dachsador have in a litter? How many puppies can the Dachsador breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Dachsador have? How many puppies can a Dachsador give birth to?
5-8 puppies

Dachsador Recognition

AKC Group
Is Dachsador recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Dachsador recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Dachsador breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.

Dachsador Pros and Cons

  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Dachsador's has great intelligence.
  • Health Issues: Dachsadors are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Dachsador breed.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Dachsador doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Dachsadors are low shedders.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Dachsador is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Dachsador has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Watchdog Ability: Dachsadors are good watchdogs.
  • Mouthiness: Dachsadors have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Child Friendly: Dachsadors are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Dachsador is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Dachsadors are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Dachsadors are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Hypoallergenic: Dachsadors don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Dachsador's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Dachsador is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Dachsadors do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Dachsadors are not the most cat-friendly dogs.

Dachsador History

The Dachsador is a hybrid breed but it is unknown where the breed originated from. It is believed that the Dachsador was developed as a result of designer dog trends that have appeared in the last two decades. The breed was created by the combination of the Dachshund and the Labrador Retriever. While the Dachsador’s history is unknown, some people believe that the breed was initially developed in order to help eliminate health diseases in the parent breeds.

Moreover, the breed does not have a standard and will vary depending on the litter. The breed has a dense, rough, wiry, and water-repellent coat that stems from the Dachshund’s traits. The Dachsador, like the Dachshund, has a body that is longer than tall. His petite stature is ideal for herding. Like the Dachshund, the breed has a pointed nose and short, angled ears. His legs are tiny and stubby, and they stand parallel to his chest. His physique is athletic and muscular.

However, to understand the history of this breed, we need to look at the history of the parent breeds. The Dachshund originated in Germany as a hunting dog, though its origins can be traced back as far as the 15th century, the breed’s development really began in the 17th century. As the breed name suggests, meaning “badger dog”, the Dachshund was developed to enthusiastically dig his way into a badger den and dispatch its occupant. The breed’s long, low body was custom-made for this dirty subterranean work. They were also famous for their bravery during boar hunting. Moreover, the Dachshund has long been the national symbol of Germany, so closely associated with the fatherland that during World War I, American fanciers named them Liberty Hound due to the anti-German sentiment. They became popular as companions and eventually made their way to the United States, but were not sought after there because of their German ties. After World War II, however, the Dachshund became an adored family pet. The breed was already recognized by the AKC in 1885.

On the other hand, the Labrador Retriever is the traditional waterdog of Newfoundland, long employed as a duck retriever and fisherman’s friend. The breed became popular in the early 1800s when Labs were spotted by English nobles who were visiting Canada. These sporting lords returned to England with fine specimens of ‘Labrador dogs’. Exactly how these dogs of Newfoundland became associated with Labrador is unclear, but the name stuck. During the second half of the 19th century, British breeders refined and standardized the breed. The physical and temperamental breed traits recall the Labrador Retriever’s original purpose. A short, dense, weather-resistant coat was preferred because during a Canadian winter longhaired retrievers would be encrusted with ice when coming out of the water. In its ancestral homeland, the breed would be assigned to a fishing boat to retrieve the fish that came off the trawl. Moreover, the breed’s thick, tapering tail serves as a powerful rudder, constantly moving back and forth as the dog swims and aids the dog in turning. When it comes to characteristics, the breed is described as one of a kindly, outgoing, tractable nature, eager to please, and nonaggressive toward man or animal. The Kennel Club of England recognized the breed in 1903, and the AKC registered its first dog of the breed in 1917. The Labrador Retriever topped American Kennel Club registrations for the first time in 1991 and has reigned as America’s favorite breed ever since.

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Dachsador Comments, Reviews and Questions

  • Brenda C

    Oct 5, 2021, 4:40:42 PM:

    Jack is a great dog. He's a rescue. A good companion, affectionate, rarely barks except for when he's happy to see family. He does shed quite a lot. He's very friendly with other dogs.

  • Errol Greene

    Aug 17, 2021, 6:47:06 PM:

    We got Rosie, a Dachsador, as a rescue when her previous owner passed away. She has been a delight. She's athletic, loyal, loving, and a great watchdog. No one will get in the house without her knowing it.