Dachshund mixes, designer dogs, hybrids

Here’s a comprehensive post on Dachshund mixes and hybrids including Chiweenies (shown in photo), Ratshunds, Doxles, Bo-Dachs, Bulldachs and other designer Doxies. Just keep scrolling if you want to read more stories about what individual weenie mixes get up to.

Adam Brophy of the Irish Times chronicles the love affair and how he futilely hoped it wouldn’t last:

I breathed a sigh of relief. Maybe now she’d kick this young fella, this shoulder-rolling swagger hound to touch. Maybe hook up with another dachshund, settle down into respectability. Have pedigree pups, the sort that would get into the right schools, not sniff glue and set fire to warehouses.

Within weeks, up to my ankles in pup poo, I had resolved that the promise of sleek purebred pups was not enough to put up with the relentless binning of sodden newspaper and the stench of faeces from the utility room. We would have her snipped and that would be that. No more local pimp boyfriend, no more nothing, just peace and quiet and clean utility room floors.

Of course, the pups grew up, got fluffy like the da and long like the ma, and charmed the hearts of all around them. A 10-minute walk on the beach became an odyssey of poking children and cooing mothers.

The pups grew and found owners and we decided not to snip, but to bide our time and maybe a few years down the track we would allow her some quality time with Saturday Night Fever dog and rekindle her love. Next time around we would keep one of the super splendid friendly fluffballs for ourselves and spread the love among the many who had put in requests after seeing the first batch.

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The Daily Dachshund and Dog News is standing by its previous reports on Otto, who the Guinness Book of Records has now officially named the world’s oldest dog. Otto, a British Dachshund Terrier mix is a great looking fellow in fine shape, but he’s on the young side and this kind of negligence is seriously damaging Guinness’ credibility.

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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:

Basshund

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.

Doxle

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:

Doxie-Chon


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

Bo-Dach

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:

Chiweenie

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:

Crestoxie

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.

Mauxie

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.

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The GazetteXtra in Janesville, Wisconsin reports:

The dachshund mix was just a pup when she went flying through the air, thrown from a car, with the rest of her siblings.

Only Tabby survived.

That’s the story Helen Burton was told when she got Tabby from K9 Lifeline Rescue about three years ago.

Despite the violence, Tabby always has been a mellow dog, Burton said. That’s why she makes an ideal helper at Janesville’s Jackson Elementary School.

Tabby—her formal name is Tabitha—is a reading dog. She sits patiently as children read to her, and she’s become a school-wide celebrity since she began her work in the fourth quarter of this school year.

Read the whole story.

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It’s a rather slow moving video of Vito the poodle joining a wiener dog gathering in San Francisco. Just skip to the one-minute mark for the shocking bit, a lesson in why you should always be careful with your dog’s designer carrier.

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Go here if you’re interested and here to read the Daily Dachshund’s past reporting on the Chihuahua/ Wiener dog cross.

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Chiweenie: a Dachshund crossed with a ChihuahuaSprinkles the Chiweenie, originally uploaded by B-$tring.

I like Dachshunds, Chihuahuas not so much. (The reasons for my lack of fondness, should you care to hear them, can be found here, and are largely to do with lack of house training.)

Despite my negative feelings toward Chihuahuas, I am, however, most intrigued by the Chiweenie. Crossing a Chihuahua with a wiener dog seems to bring out the best of both breeds. The resulting hybrid or designer dog is far tougher and way more adventurous than your typical Chihuahua and much less prone to back problems than the average Dachshund. (And really apart from that, what other real problems do Doxies have?)

Last Christmas, my Scottish Terrier boarded with a Vet’s assistant and her Chiweenie, a real alpha boy who had everyone whipped into shape. You wouldn’t want to tangle with him. and just like his boarder, he happily went outside in the middle of winter.

Looks wise, he appeared more like a bad example of a Dachshund than anything else, but the fact that he was less long of body and had longer legs seemed to really work in his favour. He reminded me of a scrappy street fighter.

I’m not surprised to see Chiweeenies becoming more popular, and as long as they and other crosses are bred by someone reputable and not a puppy miller, I don’t have any problem with designer dogs. If anyone objects, just show them to Super Chiweenie. No one’s going to put him in a handbag!

Update: This Chiweenie video isn’t great quality but it gives you an idea how feisty this little dogs can be.

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In case you hadn’t figured it out already, Dad was the wiener dog.

This two-year-old girl is now up for adoption due to her elderly owners’ health issues. She’s in Jefferson County Missouri.
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Here’s another tale of a Dachshund male who knocked up a large female, in this case a Rottweiler.

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Update: The Chiweenie report, complete with fabulous photos, is in.

We’ll have a full report on this ever more popular designer dog very soon. Here’s the trailer:

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WOAI reports:

Macy, a 5-week-old Dachshund-mix, was found outside the Macy’s store at Rolling Oaks Mall Tuesday. A kind-hearted San Antonio Police officer took Macy to the Animal Defense League. The veterinarians there found she was suffering from heat exhaustion and dehydration and immediately began treating her.

Macy was doing well enough by Thursday, she was allowed to go home with a loving foster family.

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