Dachsador

Home > Dog Breeds > Dachsador
30-40 lbs
15-25"
Unknown
Dachshund
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. 

Purpose
Companion, Hunting
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Dachshund, Labrador Retriever

Dachsador Health

Average Size
Male Dachsador size stats
Height: 15-25 inches Weight: 30-40 lbs
Female Dachsador size stats
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
brown Dachsador eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Dachsador nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
brown Dachsador coat
Brown
black Dachsador coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Dachsador wiry 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
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Dachsador requires daily brushing
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

Beau and Daisy
10 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
These are sweet dogs, who love people are are easily socialized. They are snuggly, love to be held and cuddle. Housebreaking has been a bit challenging, however.
1 week ago
Maggie May Meissner
5 Months
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Mags is extremely affectionate with me and my husband. Our boys are identical twins (17 years old) she will play with them a little but I think they are a little to rough and she gets "intimidated very easily. Our older dog is a Cocker Spaniel (Peter Meissner). Outside they run very fast with each other and play like crazy. She never leaves Pete and if they get separated he will go get her for us. Sometimes inside I put them separate because Pete does not like constant closeness. He growled and snap at her once. He didn't bite her or touch her at all but she let out a scream so loud and and ran to me in terror. He was told that was not acceptable in this house. With his (brothers being very prone to fighting things out) I have a zero tolerance for any kind of physical solving of problems.
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Whiskey
1 Year
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Wonderful dog, lots of spirit, but protective of me and doesn’t take to other people right away. He’s a beautiful chocolate brown with white diamond on his chest. Beautiful gold eyes. He weighs 45 lbs!
3 weeks, 4 days ago
Frodo Baggins
4 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
I adopted my baby at 3 months old!! He and I have a special bond! He loves to play fetch and he’s super good at it! He is very obedient. He absolutely loves to cuddle, he’s my little snuggle bug. He gets along very well with my other dog , she is 2 years old. Frodo is vey smart too, he is a routine oriented dog. Such a great mix!!
1 month ago
Wally
10 Months
3 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Very hard to train! Still not totally housebound and barks a lot,but the sweetest cuddler ever
1 month, 1 week ago
Darby
2 Years
1 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking twice a day
Adopted her, very loving to all people and other animals, loves her stuffed animal toys. vet advised to keep her weight down to prevent later back and hip issues.
1 month, 1 week ago
Gracie
8 Years
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running
Cuddling
resting
swimming
Hiking
Walking
I owned a dachsador, since she was 5 months, for 8 years before she passed away in November of 2017. She was the best dog i’ve ever encountered. She was always ready for an adventure or a snuggle on the couch She was very obedient and easy to train; eager to please as well. She was a funny looking dog and had a curly tail and stubby legs with a lab head. She was my velcro dog. Contrary to popular belief, she loved small rodents and cats, and did bark and howl a lot. She did shed a lot though but had excellet health. She was a bit shy when meeting people but very quickly warmed up. She was also very smart and emotionally responsive dog. As you can tell i miss her very much and think about her every day.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Bohdi
10 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walks
Plays fetch
Cuddling
Whip smart mixed breed. Stoic in nature, doesn't fear much. Enjoys intense bouts of fetch with a tennis ball. Loves to cuddle up at night and sleep with us. He's a dog's dog with a sweet streak.
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Lucy Jean
6 Years
1 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Cuddles
Ball
Bath time
I rescued her at just 4 weeks old. She was separated from her mother too young so she has some anxiety issues, but she is hopelessly devoted to me. I am the only mama she’s ever really had. Smart as a whip and she has me well trained!
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Brody
4 Years
2 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He's been the best "first dog owner" experience I could have asked for. We rescued him at 6 months (no trauma, owner surrendered due to a new born & toddler in house). He and our 14 year old cat have gotten along since day one, and their bond grows every day. He can be stubborn, but he's a lover, and will do anything to please us. A true cuddler, he's always by my side when we're together.
3 months, 3 weeks ago
Mickey
10 months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
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 :)
6 months, 1 week ago
Book me a walkiee?
Pweeeze!
Sketch of smiling australian shepherd