Dachshund Lab Mix - Dachsador


The Dachshund Lab Mix is a hybrid mix breed dog resulting from breeding the Dachshund and the Labrador Retriever. This is going to be a very unique and friendly dog. I would suggest watching some of the videos we have posted on this page to see what they look like being that they are such a unique breed. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Dachshund Lab Mix. Note that this hybrid can consist of the black lab, yellow lab, or chocolate lab.

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Here are some pictures of the Dachshund Lab Mix - Dachsador




Dachshund Lab Mix - Dachsador History

Dachshund Lab Mix - Dachsador History:

All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below.  If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. Please sign our petition  to stop puppy mills.

Labrador Retriever History:

The Labrador Retriever has consistently ranked as the most popular purebred dog in the United States and the United Kingdom for more than 10 years, according to the American Kennel Club. They make great family pets as well as a companion, show dog, hunting dog, canine athlete, guide dog, service dog, sniffer dog, search and rescue dog, and therapy dog. They are very active dogs that need daily exercise and mental stimulation. When they start to become bored and destructive is when they miss their exercise.

People who research this stuff have a couple of different theories about how the breed came to be called the Labrador. The first is that it was borrowed from the Spanish word for laborer — labrador — which is certainly a fitting description. The second is that it is related to the dogs that accompanied Portuguese fishermen who trawled the Grand Banks off the coast of Labrador and its neighbor Newfoundland. The British who visited Newfoundland appreciated the dogs’ abilities - Dachsadorswimmer, easygoing, hard worker, and brought them back to England. They then made their way back to North America in the early 1900’s.  American sportsmen who admired their positive traits brought them back over.

Dachshund History:

The dachshund hails from Germany. The standard size dachshund was developed to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, while the miniature dachshund was bred to hunt smaller prey such as rabbits. In the United States, they have also been used to track wounded deer and hunt prairie dogs.


Awesome videos of Dachshund Lab Mix - Dachsador puppies


Dachshund Lab Mix - Dachsador Size and Weight

Dachshund and Lab Mix - Dachsador Size and Weight

Dachshund

Height: 5 - 6 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 16 -33 lb.

Lifespan: 14 - 17 years


LAB

Height: 22 - 24 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 55 - 79 lb.

Lifespan: 10-14 years



Dachshund Lab Mix - Dachsador Personality

Dachshund Black Lab Mix - Dachsador Temperament

This is a very loving and friendly dog that will greet you at the door each night with a smile and a wagging tail. The Dachshund is typically a little feistier than the Lab and it might bring that side out. They aim to please and love to be with their family. He wants to  be with the “pack” and is a loving member of the family. He does not like being left alone for long and can suffer from separation anxiety. He prefers to be around people and a part of activities. Early socialization and positive reinforcement are vital for all dogs. He is intelligent so training should be moderately easy. He should be rather affectionate and enjoy spending lots of time with you. Don’t plan on leaving him alone for long periods as he won’t do well alone. He wants to be with the “pack.”



Dachshund Lab Mix - Dachsador Health

Dachshund Lab Mix - Dachsador Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.

The Chocolate lab mixed with the Dachshund might be prone to Joint dysplasia, allergies, among Urinary problems are common, especially urinary stones and cystinuria. The most serious eye disease is progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)


Dachshund Lab Mix - Dachsador Care

Dachshund Lab Mix - Dachsador Care:

What are the grooming requirements?

The Dachshund does shed, but it really isn’t all that bad. The Lab sheds like crazy though. It is going to be important to stay on top of the brushing. It will probably “blow” its coat a couple of times a year and shed like crazy when it does. Get ready to invest in a good vacuum if you want to keep your floors clean! Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin.

What are the exercise requirements?

The Dachshund doesn’t really need as much exercise as the Lab. Although it still needs some. This is going to be a moderate energy dog. Always keep in mind what dogs were bred to do and manage to that. The Lab was bred to retrieve and to swim in cold weather, it has a very high energy level.  Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him. Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down. A tired dog is a good dog. This is not a good dog for a couch potato as he wants to be active with his people.

What are the training requirements?

This should be an easy dog to train as both aim to please and are highly intelligent. They were bred to work with handlers and to work with human companions. All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. Proper socialization is imperative to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.



Dachshund Lab Mix - Dachsador Feeding

Dachshund Lab Mix - Dachsador Feeding

A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.

Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.

I good diet to look into is   Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.



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