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30-40 lbs
Labrador Retriever
Doxador, Weinerdor

Energetic and motivated, the Dachsador was developed from the Dachshund and the Labrador Retriever. While his history is unknown, it is believed that the breed was initially developed in order to help eliminate health diseases in the parent breeds. This lively canine will win the hearts of families with its eager disposition and active personality. The Dachsador is a wonderful companion that is sure to increase in popularity. This breed is not known to be a nuisance barker. His short, wiry coat creates an easy maintenance routine. Your dog will generally have high energy levels that will require active exercise daily. 

Companion, Hunting
Date of Origin
Dachshund, Labrador Retriever

Dachsador Health

Average Size
Height: 15-25 inches Weight: 30-40 lbs
Height: 15-25 inches Weight: 30-40 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • None
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Epilepsy
  • Eye Problems
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination
  • Urinalysis
  • Serum Chemistry
  • Optical Examination

Dachsador Breed History

It is unknown where the Dachsador originated from. It is believed that the hybrid breed was developed as a result of designer dog trends that have appeared in the last two decades. The Dachsador was created by the combination of the Dachshund and the Labrador Retriever. In the 1400s, the Dachshund was developed in Germany. A great pack hunter, this breed excelled at hunting the badger. Their relatively good speed and even more so, their ability to enter dens of prey gave them their name, which when translated means "badger hound”. They were famous for their bravery when boar hunting as well. In the 1800s, they were more popular as a companion; they 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 exact origin of the Labrador Retriever is often theorized as having beginnings in Portugal before being introduced into Newfoundland. The history of the Labrador Retriever began to be documented in the 19th century when English aristocrats imported the dogs from Newfoundland. At the time, they were known as “St John’s” dogs who assisted fisherman by retrieving lines and lost fish. The breed’s strong work ethic became a big factor in families wanting to obtain one. The Labrador Retriever was ideal for hunting and was often used by hunters who brought them back from Canada. In 1865, the name Labrador Retriever officially stuck with the breed. Originally, the breed was black in color but after time, the colors spread out to include liver and yellow in the late 1800s. In 1917, the American Kennel Club officially recognized the breed. 

Dachsador Breed Appearance

The Dachsador is a hybrid breed that was developed from the Dachshund and the Labrador Retriever. This 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 has a longer than tall body that is similar to the Dachshund. His small build is effective for herding. His eyes will usually be dark brown. His coat will range anywhere from chocolate brown to black, to yellow. His muzzle is pointy like the Dashshund while his ears are small and angled. His short, stubby legs stand parallel to his chest. His body is muscular and athletic. with a tail that appears to curl just a bit.

Eye Color Possibilities
Nose Color Possibilities
Coat Color Possibilities
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Dachsador Breed Maintenance

The Dachsador is not considered a hypoallergenic breed and will shed moderately. Brushing is recommended daily for 10 to 15 minutes with a rubber curry brush or a slicker brush which glides smoothly over the fur, yet draws out the loose hair. This hybrid may enjoy a swim now and then so be certain to check the ears regularly for excessive moisture. The teeth and nails are an important part of the maintenance routine; to avoid periodontal disease and loss of teeth, brush your Dachsador's teeth at least 3 times per week with a veterinary approved toothpaste. Trim the toenails as needed; typically this will be every few weeks.

Brushes for Dachsador
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

Dachsador Temperament

The Dachsador has a sweet temperament and is eager to please his family. When he is not active, he is even-tempered and mild-mannered. This breed will yearn to cuddle with you and take a nap right on your lap. The Dachsador is a curious breed with much to offer his family. He is not known as a nuisance barker and will reserve barking for when necessary. This affectionate breed loves his family as well as young children. He will require early socialization though, in order to be accepting of other small animals and dogs. Training can prove to be a challenge as the Dachshund is known to be a stubborn breed. With time and patience, your lovable canine will learn the ways of the household. Motivate him with treats and encourage him to practice his training. This breed is generally welcoming of strangers and is often described as a friend to all.

Dachsador Activity Requirements

Your Dachsador will love to be on the go. He can fare well in most climates, though when nippy outside you may choose to give in a little extra warmth in the form of a sweater or coat. He'll want to be outside no matter what the weather but should not be left out in the cold. Eager to meet and greet, your Dachsador will enjoy at least two walks per day. Obedience classes will give him a chance to show off his smarts. Apartment living is possible as long as a lot of stair climbing is not needed; a house with a secure yard is ideal but as with all dogs, do not leave him unattended. Remember, he is a hunter and a digger at heart and may want to begin the chase if he sees something interesting.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes

Dachsador Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.5 - $1.9
Monthly Cost
$39 - $52

Dachsador Owner Experiences

10 months
2 People
House & Yard
Adopted him from a rescue association. He had been tied up and beaten. He bonded very quickly with both myself and my son, wonderful dog, very smart and extremely obedient. Loves cuddles!! Just a joy to know him :)
2 months ago
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