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10 Different Types of Dachshunds (With Pictures)

Written by: Patricia Dickson

Last Updated on July 16, 2024 by Dogster Team

A man holds a dachshund's paw outdoors in a park in summer

10 Different Types of Dachshunds (With Pictures)

Dachshunds are adorable, affectionate canines that any family would be lucky to own. Also known as wiener dogs and weenie dogs, Dachshunds are known far and wide for their cute hot-dog-shaped bodies and adorable, oversized ears.

They were once bred for hunting, but today, they’re kept more as pets and companions. Designer Dachshund breeds have been on the rise for some time, resulting in quite a few types to choose from.

We’ve collected information on the 10 types of Dachshunds to help you decide which of these adorable canines is the right choice for you and your family.

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The 10 Types of Dachshunds

1. Dachshund Plus Yorkshire Terrier (Dorkie)

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Weight: 5–12 pounds
Height: 5–10 inches
Average Lifespan: 12–15 years

The Dorkie is a cross between a Dachshund and a Yorkshire Terrier. They are also called Dachshires. Dorkies are affectionate and have fewer anxiety problems than purebred Dachshunds.

The Dorkie requires a lot of attention and doesn’t like being left alone for long. Since their parents tend to bark a lot, the Dorkie is often vocal. If you live where barking will bother the neighbors, it might be best to look for another dog.

2. Dachshund Plus Chihuahua (Chiweenie)

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Weight: 5–12 pounds
Height: 6–10 inches
Average Lifespan: 12–16 years

This is a cross between a Dachshund and a Chihuahua. They’re one of the first dogs created during the beginning of the designer dog phase. If you’re looking for a Dachshund that isn’t shy around people, instead of being aloof and shy like purebred Dachshunds, this is the Dachshund mix for you.

However, for the best results, they must be socialized as puppies if you want them to get along with strangers.

3. Dachshund Plus Pomeranian (Dameranian)

Black Dameranian
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Weight: 8–20 pounds
Height: 5–12 inches
Average Lifespan: 12–15 years

Next on our list is the Dameranian, a cross between the Dachshund and Pomeranian. They have longer coats than purebred Dachshunds. They can also be dense and fluffy, which happens when you cross a short-haired Dachshund with a Pomeranian with a double coat.

Some Dameranians have pointed ears and long bodies, and others have floppy ears and shorter, compact bodies. This crossbreed is typically friendly and playful, good-natured, and loves playing and running around.

4. Dachshund Plus Jack Russel Terrier (Jackshund)

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Weight: 15–25 pounds
Height: 9–15 inches
Average Lifespan: 12–15 years

The Jackshund is a cross between a Dachshund and a Jack Russel Terrier, which means your little Jackshund could have energy that may seem endless. These obedient dogs need plenty of space to run and be free.

Keeping a Jackshund in a small space or an apartment is not recommended unless you can get the dog out to run and exercise at least a couple of times a day. They are adorable, affectionate, and love to play with their families.

5. Dachshund Plus Miniature Pinscher (Doxie-Pin)

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Weight: 10–25 pounds
Height: 6–13 inches
Average Lifespan: 12–15 years

The Doxie-Pin isn’t just an adorable name; they’re also an adorable dog. As a cross between the Dachshund and the Miniature Pinscher, they look like a traditional Dachshund with Mini-Pinscher ears and markings.

They are less temperamental than the purebred Mini-Pinschers and don’t have the typical inherited issues of purebred Dachshunds. However, socializing the dog early in life is crucial to keep them from being shy and less confident.

6. Dachshund Plus Corgi (Dorgi)

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Weight: 15–28 pounds
Height: 10–12 inches
Average Lifespan: 12–15 years

The Dorgi is a Dachshund and Corgi mix that is the cutest fluffy wiener dog you’ll ever see and has the personality to match. This mix has large ears that can stand straight up or flop down.

The Dorgi is loyal to their pet parents and may develop herding reflexes because of their Corgi genetics. Make sure you’re firm but patient with this Dachshund mix, or they will take over your home and think they are the boss.

7. Dachshund Plus Beagle (Doxle)

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Weight: 18–30 pounds
Height: 9–11 inches
Average Lifespan: 12–15 years

Another popular crossbreed is the Doxle. They’re a cross between a Dachshund and a Beagle; they have the body of a Dachshund and the ears and tail of a Beagle. This is an energetic, prey-driven dog, and they can make the best family pets if they’re treated well and socialized early in life.

They top out at between 10 and 30 pounds but can vary widely in size. It’s best to keep the Doxle in a rural area with plenty of space to run. They tend to howl more often when they get older, which may not work well in an apartment setting, as it could disturb the neighbors around you.

8. Longhaired Dachshund

a Longhaired Dachshund standing on grass
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Weight: 16–32 pounds
Height: 8–11 inches
Average Lifespan: 12–16 years

The Longhaired Dachshund doesn’t look like a Dachshund when you see their long, feathery hair. They’re energetic and great for families who have older children in the house. They tend to bark long and loud if they sense a stranger in the house, so socialize and train your Longhaired Dachshund as soon as you give them a forever home as a puppy.

9. Short-Haired Dachshund

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Weight: 16–32 pounds
Height: 9 inches
Average Lifespan: 12–16 years

The Short-Haired Dachshund is the most common Dachshund that most people think of when they think of this breed. They have short legs, a long body, and a smooth coat, making them easily recognizable as a Dachshund.

They make great companions for someone who lives in a quiet environment, but the shorthaired pups don’t like strangers or people running in and out. They bark a lot when new people or strangers enter their homes, so it’s best not to keep them in an apartment.

10. Wirehaired Dachshund

Brown wire-haired dachshund puppy lying on the floor
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Weight: 16–32 pounds
Height: 8–10 inches
Average Lifespan: 16 years

Last on our list is the Wirehaired Dachshund. They seem to have the most energy compared to the mixed breeds. However, they still have low energy levels compared to other dogs, making them a perfect pet for someone who doesn’t get out much.

Their fur is rough and wiry, but they are as adorable as they can be. They also make excellent watchdogs.

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When it comes to Dachshunds, you can’t go wrong with any of the types on our list. Although they don’t always resemble the purebreds, the Dachshund traits are evident in the designer dogs. These hybrid dogs are friendly and loyal to their owners, but some are uncomfortable around strangers or other animals.

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