Monthly Archives: August 2009

Dachshund mixes including Ratshunds, Doxles, Bo-Dachs, Bulldachs, Chiweenies and more

The Doxie News doesn’t get it, but for whatever their reasons, there are people out there who don’t want a plain old Dachshund. They prefer a Dachshund mix, a wiener dog crossed with another dog breed. For this reason, we’ve put together a list of some of the most popular Dachshund crosses, otherwise known as designer wiener dogs. That’s a Chiweenie on the left.

Toy Rat Doxie/Toy Ratshund Terrier

This designer dog is recognized by the ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club) as the Toy Rat Doxie and by the DDKC (Designer Dogs Kennel Club) as the Toy Ratshund Terrier. More information can be found here. And you can also watch this video of a two-day-old Toy Rat Doxie litter:


The Basshund is a cross between two long and low-slung breeds — the Basset Hound and the Dachshund. It’s recognized by the ACHC and the DDKC (Designer Dogs Kennel Club), and more information can be found here.


The Doxle is a Beagle/Dachshund mix that is recognized by the ACHC and the DDKC . More information can be found here

In this video, two Doxle litter mates are reunited:


Are you winkin’ at me?, originally uploaded by cadeswelkin.

What do you get when you cross a Bichon Frisé and a Dachshund? A Doxie-Chon? We’re not sure where that name comes from either. You’ll have to ask the ACHC or the DDKC. Or look for more information here


Boston Terrier Cross Wirehaired Dachshund, originally uploaded by ditchdigger2008.

Cross a Boston Terrier and a Dachshund, and the results are wicked good. This mix is recognized by the ACHC and the DDKC . More information here

In this video,  a brave little Bo-Dach plays with a Rottweiler:


Nicknamed the Mexican Hotdog, the Chiweenie may very well be the most popular Dachshund mix of them all. Needless to say it’s recognized by the  ACHC and the DDKC.

Winston, the little chiweenie!, originally uploaded by breeleed.

You can also check out Jäger, a feisty Chiweenie puppy:


If you cross a Chinese Crested and Dachshund, the result — and it probably won’t be pretty — will be a Crestoxie. Nevertheless, it’s recognized by the ACHC and the DDKC. More information here.

Miniature English Bulldach

No one got too creative with the naming of the Miniature English Bulldach, which is what happens when you cross an English Bulldog and a Dachshund. The mix is recognized by the ACHC and the DDKC. There’s more information here

French Bull Wiener

If you prefer your Bulldogs French, then you’ll want a French Bull wiener (no relation to Dominique Strauss Kahn, btw). This mix is recognized by the ACHC. More information here.

IMG_0037.JPG, originally uploaded by chrisiufer.


Maltese plus Dachshund equals Mauxie with moxie. Recognized by the ACHC and the DDKC. More information here.

, originally uploaded by zach.holmes.

Here’s some Mauxie video as well:

To be continued as new and crazier Dachshund mixes emerge.

Of course you could always just opt for a plain vanilla Dachshund puppy.

Mysterious Dachshund statue in St. Petersburg

Dachshund, originally uploaded by galinaderusia.

This Dachshund looks very strong and almost militaristic, definitely a creature of the Soviet Realist school. Does anyone know anything about its origins and what it happens to be doing in the St. Petersburg suburb of Zelenogorsk?

Daily Doxie dogs compete in Wiener Nationals

Yesterday was one of our favorite events of the year – the 2009 Wiener Nationals in San Diego. Even though the heat was nearly 100 degrees, a record number of wiener dogs came out to compete – more than 330.

Gary has been racing since he was four months old; he is nine now. He has a real killer instinct when it comes to racing. He starts getting very pumped up when he gets in the starting gate and as soon as it opens, he is off! Yesterday, he won all three of his heats. In previous years, he has made it into the top 8, but I think his age, weight (22 pounds) and the heat got to him yesterday. He wasn’t fast enough to qualify for the semi-finals.

This was Patrick’s third year racing, but this first time he’s ever crossed the line. Patrick is inherently fast, but he’s lacking the competitive drive. He’s a real lover. I am happy to report that Patrick crossed the finish line in all three heats yesterday, and even won one of them. Once he harnesses his chi, we think he is going to be a force to be reckoned with.
Win or not, we were proud of our boys and had a great day with our wiener-dog-owning friends and family.