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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.

Chiweenie: Best of the Dachshund and Chihuahua

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.