The Dachshund Pitbull Mix is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Dachshund and the Pitbull. The dog “Rami” became an internet sensation a few years ago. This obviously makes for a very unique dog that is made by breeding a Wiener dog male with a Pit Female, usually via IVF. This is a breed of dog that could be defined as a unicorn. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Pitbull Dachshund Mix. Note that this hybrid can consist of the brindle or other iterations. The only thing more interesting than this is a dachshund pitbull chihuahua mix.
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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.
So, pitbulls in general have kind of a complex background and no one's entirely sure what to do with it. There are three major breeds of pits:
American Pitbull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
They are all working dogs that hail from the same ancestors. They are known to come from the terrier group and were originally bred for baiting bulls. Their stocky, low profile makes them stand out as dogs that would be good for aggressive hunting.
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.
Height: 5 - 6 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 16 -33 lb.
Lifespan: 14 - 17 years
American Pitbull Terrier
Height: 17 - 19 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 30 - 85 lb.
Lifespan: 8 - 15 years
Dachshund Pitbull - Weiner Dog Mix Temperament
Like all hybrids, you have to look to the parents to get a good read on how they will likely behave. Due to the fact that this is such an uncommon breed it is really hard to tell what their temperament will be like. These are very similar dogs in many respects. They were both bred to hunt and are easy to train. The Weiner Dog can be extremely yappy and nippy, so you might want to watch this towards family and children. They should get along well with other animals. They are somewhat capable of independence, or alone time when the house is noisy or full. Early socialization helps take care of any bad habits that could develop. She responds well to positive reinforcement, like all dogs. She should be rather affectionate and enjoy spending lots of time with you. Don’t plan on leaving her alone for long periods as he won’t do well alone. She wants to be with the “pack.”
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 Dachshund mixed with the Pitbull 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)
What are the grooming requirements?
The one really good thing about this breed is that they really don’t shed that much. They are pretty easy keepers in this department. Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin.
What are the exercise requirements?
This is a higher energy dog and is not good for someone that is a couch potato. However, it really might not get along that well and have a tough time moving. Make sure this is something you understand. They are rather mellow but want to be out doing things. The best way to tame their aggression and to tame their energy is by simply burning it off of them. A tired dog is a good dog. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.
What are the training requirements?
This is an intelligent dog that will be easier to train, however, it might be extremely stubborn. It is also going to want to chase things like crazy. It might fall over chasing a tennis ball. 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.
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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