The Dachshund mix can have multiple purebred or mixed breed lineage. One way to determine the ancestry of your mixed breed is through a DNA test. Though DNA testing has become more readily available, it is still met with much skepticism on its accuracy.
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- Color: Dachshunds have a wide variety of colors and patterns. They can be single-colored, single-colored with spots (“dappled”- called “merle” in other dog breeds), and single-colored with tan points plus any pattern. Dachshunds also come in piebald. The dominant color is red, the most common along with black and tan.
Mixed breed dogs can be the most loyal & affectionate companions. It is important to understand all breeds in your dog’s mix. A dog’s ancestry can influence their characteristics, size & behavioral traits.
Knowing the lineage of all of the breeds in the Dachshund mix is very helpful when determining any health concerns. All mixed breed dogs have a better chance of having less health concerns because of their genetic diversity.
The Dachshund mix can come in a variety of coats.
Daily brushing is recommended to maintain a healthy coat and avoid any matting.