This article introduces a new and rare yet amazing mix of the Pitbull and Weiner Dogs (Dachshund) — Pitbull Dachshund mix. This unique combination of the sturdy American Pitbull Terrier and elongated Daschund makes the Pitbull Weiner Dog Mix stand out among other hybrids, especially for those who are keen about designer dog breeds. Besides, they can become excellent friends if managed and trained properly.
Let us find out more about this mix. Buckle up!
Pitbull Dachshund Mix Breed Overview
The Pitbull Dachshund mix is a medium-sized dog breed with muscular looks. Perhaps their simplest possible description is that they have the body of the Dachshund and the head of the Pitbull. Hence, their looks are the perfect embodiment of their parent’s genetics. Their body is long with short legs, with marginally round and broad faces.
Their glossy coat can come in different colors, the most common being brown and brindle.
A healthy adult Pitbull Weiner Dog Mix weighs up to 30 pounds, and most of the weight gain occurs between the age of two and six months.
Females tend to be smaller and more independent than their male counterparts.
Personality and Temperament
The Pitbull Dachshund mix dogs are very loyal and hence become great partners. They do not bark much and are good for families, especially those who know how to handle an energetic dog properly. Additionally, they are quite playful and enjoy spending time with children. That said, you should never leave your Pitbull Dachshund mix dog with your kids unsupervised—they may knock down a kid while playing around.
Though they are too big to be a lapdog, they pretend to be so by trying to sit on their owners’ laps.
They are very intelligent and sharp and become very protective of the people they love whenever they sense any danger.
They love to hang out and socialize with people and other animals. Although they can occasionally indicate that they are being aggressive, they are not.
Despite these positive traits, the breed is prone to separation anxiety; they also develop behavioral issues when left alone for a long time. So you can expect your Doxie Pit to dig your garden or destroy toys when you leave him for a long time. Moreover, they become vocal and aggressive when they feel threatened.
They are sometimes very stubborn and independent, making training sessions less fruitful.
These hybrids do not have a long history. In fact, their past can be traced back to no earlier than the year 2015 when a Pitbull Dachshund mix named Rami first surfaced in the southern part of Georgia, United States.
It is, nevertheless, not yet known if he was bred accidentally or intentionally. Shortly afterward, Rami quickly became a sensation, and he was later made an ambassador of the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society.
The hybrid is not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) yet.
Did You Know?Rami, the Pitbull Dachshund mix Dog, received a lot of adoption requests before going to the shelter. His picture posted on Facebook received about 2.4 million likes.
Pitbull Dachshund Mix Care
Caring for the Pitbull Dachshund mix is easy for committed and experienced owners.
Based on the size and activity requirements, consider feeding your Pitbull Dachshund mix about two to three cups of high-quality dry dog food comprising 1,200 calories every day. You can also spread this amount into different meals rather than feeding your dog at once as these dogs do not usually chew their food enough, risking digestive issues. Moreover, never overfeed your dog to avoid unnecessary weight gain.
Considering the sturdy build of the Pitbull Dachshund mix, it is advisable to feed your dog a diet rich in meat-sourced proteins. Blue Buffalo Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe is such a type of food: it is protein-rich, red meat-flavored, and it also contains omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.
However, before considerably altering your dog’s diet, it is recommended to consult your vet.
No Nutmeg for Doxie Pit!Due to the prevalence of epilepsy in the Pitbull breed, never let your Pitbull Weiner Mix have nutmeg as it can trigger seizures.
Since the Pitbull Weiner Dog mix is a high-energy dog breed like its Pitbull parent, you need to chalk out an effective strategy to make sure that they healthily utilize their energy. Regardless of such need for proper diversion, you also need to exercise your pet to keep him fit and healthy.
On average, these canines need about two hours of daily physical activity. Besides, they also need enough mental stimulation for which you can use various dog toys, games, and puzzles. StarMark Bob-A-Lot Interactive Dog Toy is a puzzle that offers treats when your dog puts both physical and mental effort into solving it.
These dogs love to walk and play fetch, catch, and frisbee. The best time for their walk is in the early hours, usually before breakfast. But you should never let them go off-leash.
The Pitbull Dachshund mix dogs are always up for exercise and adventures. In addition to taking them out for walks, you can also take them out for hiking or in dog parks for workouts. While bringing home a Doxie Pit, you should keep in mind that they are not going to stay in a small apartment; they need to be out in open spaces, where they can roam freely. So you should only get a Pitbull Dachshund mix dog if you have a fenced yard.
If kept in small apartments, Pit Weenies may develop behavioral issues. And when their exercise requirements are not being met, they may develop destructive tendencies.
To train your Pitbull Dachshund mix effectively, consider the following tips:
- Since the Pitbull Weiner Dog mix is often stubborn, you must prioritize the socialization training.
- Start training your dog at a younger age as dog training becomes difficult as he gets older. It can also help in taming their stubbornness.
- Always be consistent and patient. Training a dog has never been a piece of cake. You, thus, need to be a courageous leader who understands that his follower needs time to digest the instructions.
- Use positive reinforcements. Consider offering your dog treats whenever he does well at training. Milk-Bone MaroSnacks offers healthy dog treats with bone marrow and calcium.
- If your dog is becoming overweight or obese, you should cut down on treats and use means to train a dog without treats.
Training Tip!The Pitbull Dachshund mix dogs need proper leash training. They are, in fact, known for their hatred for being leashed.
Grooming your Pitbull Weiner Dog mix is not a hectic task – thanks to the short coat length with only medium density. However, you can expect occasional shedding in your dog.
Hence, brushing your pooch once every week will be enough based on the above facts. In addition to removing the dead hair, it will also keep the coat’s natural shine intact. However, if you find your dog’s coat messy and want to brush it more often, it would be perfectly fine to do so.
Slicker brushes work best for the Pitbull Dachshund mix coat. Hartz Groomer’s Best Slicker Brush is made of bed material, available in eye-catching violet color, and suitable for canines of all ages and sizes.
In addition, consider bathing your dog every one or two weeks. Likewise, to give your dog a Hollywood smile and keep tar buildup and tooth decay at arm’s length, ensure that you brush his teeth twice or thrice every week, using dog toothpaste.
Never forget the ears and the nails. The former needs to be cleaned every week while the latter needs to be clipped every month.
Virbac EPIOTIC Advanced Ear Cleanser is a vet-approved ear cleaning solution that can be safely used in daily routine. Moreover, due to its low pH, it does not cause any irritation.
As of now, we don’t know about the health issues peculiar to this breed. But most likely, this breed will have the same health problems as those of its parents and other mixes such as the Dachshund Poodle Mix.
Thus, in the light of the above finding, here is a list of the medical conditions you can expect in your Pitbull Weiner Dog mix:
- Hip Dysplasia
- Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
- Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
- Skin Problems
Furthermore, you should make sure that you buy a healthy pup from a reputable breeder. You can expect to pay USD 300 to 600 for a Pitbull Dachshund mix dog. However, if you are lucky enough to find a Pitbull Dachshund mix dog at a shelter, you can bring it home by having to pay only for the adoption papers.
Likewise, medical expenses can tally up to USD 500 a year.
Healthcare Tip!It is recommended to schedule regular vet visits for your Pitbull Weiner Dog mix. As the breed is rare, you might not be able to notice some inherent medical emergencies only diagnosable by the experts.