The hybrid breed created from the fun-loving Labrador and the oh-so-cute Dachshund is known by many names -- including Doxidor, Weinerdor, or just Dachshund-Lab Mix -- but it's perhaps best known as the Dachsador. Full of energy and eager to please, Dachsadors make wonderful companions for the right owners.
They're generally outgoing and will happily tackle just about anything life throws at them, which means they're quite versatile pets. However, they will need a good deal of regular exercise to prevent excess energy turning to boredom, while training is also essential to overcome a slight stubborn streak.
The good news is that there's no shortage of activities your Dachsador will enjoy, so here are a few of the best.
Everyone knows the classic game of fetch, and it's a great boredom buster for any energetic Dachsador. But this activity takes this fairly simple game and cranks the difficulty level up to 11.
Rather than just fetching any old ball, toy, or stick, this game involves teaching your dog to fetch a specific toy. That's right -- the aim is to teach your dog the names of several different toys so they can fetch a specific toy on command. Not only will this provide plenty of mental stimulation for your pooch, but it's an excellent way to impress your family and friends. Here's what you need to do.
The Labrador is famous for its love of food, so it's no great surprise that many devoted Dachsadors are also strongly food motivated. In fact, your pooch might be willing to do just about anything for a tasty treat, which is where this game comes in.
The basic idea is to get your dog to use their incredible sense of smell to find a hidden treat. This offers mental stimulation and a delicious reward for your furry friend, and the best part is that you can play it inside or out. Here's how to play this challenging game with your Dachsador.
Labrador Retrievers were originally developed to work on, in, and near the water. Many Dachshunds are also keen swimmers, so there's a pretty good chance that your Dachsador will love getting wet.
With this in mind, why not take your canine companion for a trip to the beach? Provided you live within easy driving distance of an off-leash beach, this is a wonderful way to give your dog exercise, mental stimulation, socialization, and plenty of fresh air. Whether your pooch spends most of their time doggy paddling or just doing some beachcombing, they'll have a paw-some time.
Here's how to plan the perfect beach trip for your Dachsador.