Have you ever heard of the Dachsador before? This dog breed is a hybrid of the Dachshund and the Labrador Retriever. Also known as the Doxador or Weinerdor, it’s unknown where and when this crossbreed came from. However, this dog breed was initially bred as a hunting dog and a companion dog. This mixed breed takes a lot of great traits from both parent breeds, making excellent family companion dogs.
Dachsadors are medium-sized dogs. For instance, they can grow to be about 15 to 25 inches tall and weigh between 30 and 40 pounds. In addition, this dog breed has a wiry coat that can be short or medium. It depends on which parent breed they take after more, but they can have a coat color that comes in brown or black. Overall, genetics will take over and ensure that no two Dachsadors are alike.
However, no matter what coat type they have, you won’t need to worry about grooming your Dachsador often. They require little maintenance. On the other hand, they shed moderately. So, brushing at least once a day will be ideal for your Dachsador.
Dachsador – A High Energy Dog
In addition, this dog breed has high energy levels. So, they’ll be okay living in an apartment but would prefer to have a bigger house with a fenced-in yard. Even though they have high energy levels, you’ll only need to provide about 45 minutes of physical activity per day. Dachsadors may have longer torsos, taking after the Dachshund parent. So, they don’t need too much exercise.
Also, be sure to bring them to the vet at least once a year for their annual checkup. Mixed breeds are prone to inheriting certain health issues from both parent breeds, and Dachsadors are no different. However, you can be sure that this crossbreed has an average lifespan of about ten to 14 years with proper care.