Basset Hound Dachshund Mix – Owner’s Guide
Do you love Basset Hounds but don’t have a lot of space in your home? Then you may want to consider the Basset Hound Dachshund mix! These dogs are adorable, fearless, and laidback and they’re perfect for living in small places.
If you’d like to learn more about this mix, read on! We’ve put together some information about these dogs. Our hope is this information will help you make an informed decision on whether this is the right dog for you and your family. Let’s get started!
What is a Basset Hound Dachshund Mix?
The Basset Hound Dachshund mix (also called a Basschshund) is a cute mix between two purebred dogs, the Basset Hound and the Dachshund. That means the Basschshund is a hybrid dog breed; hybrid dogs are also referred to as “designer dogs.”
The Basset Hound Dachshund mix is a relatively new hybrid dog breed and they’re known for being sweet, intelligent dogs who love to be with their families. The dogs usually have the longer bodies of the Dachshund parent and short legs, like both parents.
We don’t know much known about the Basset Hound Dachshund mix; however, we can learn something about these dogs by taking a look at both purebred parents.
Quick Overview of the Basset Hound
The Basset Hound originally came from France where they were bred to hunt rabbits, foxes, squirrels, pheasants, and deer. These dogs are classified as scent hounds, meaning they hunt primarily by smell. The Basset Hound is known for his excellent sense of smell.
These dogs make wonderful companions and hunters. The dogs have smooth, short coats that have a hard texture, making the dogs easy to care for. They usually have a tri-color pattern of black, tan, and white; however, they may also be red and white, or lemon and white. The dogs also have long, hanging ears and short legs, with a longer body.
Basset Hounds tend to be calm and laid back; they’re also very loyal to their families and are generally friendly.
The Dachshund is a dog most people recognize on site! That’s because these dogs have a distinctive appearance with a long body and short legs. This is why the breed is often referred to as “Weiner” dogs! These adorable dogs were originally bred in Germany to hunt badgers, foxes, and even wild boar. You know this is a dog that is fearless—wild boar pretty fierce!
The dogs come in three different varieties categorized by their hair: smooth (shorthaired), wirehaired, and longhaired. They also come in different sizes, including miniature and standard. The dogs are so cute, though they would like to be taken very seriously, thank you very much! Dachshunds are highly intelligent dogs that are also classified as scent hounds (they hunt mostly by scent).
The Dachshund is a very confident dog that has a proud bearing, with a muscular body and short legs. They have a long muzzle and an intelligent gaze. These are lively dogs that love to chase other small pets and cats, and they bond very closely with their favorite person. They make great dogs for living in a small house or an apartment.
With parents like these, how could a Basset Hound Dachshund mix go wrong? What a wonderful combination of dogs!
The Basset Hound Dachshund usually stands between 10 to 12 inches tall and weighs between 25-45 lbs. They have a life expectancy of 8-15 years.
Basset Hound Dachshund Appearance
The Basset Hound Dachshund mix doesn’t have a standardized appearance. This is because the dogs are a hybrid dog breed. A dog’s appearance is determined by the random genes he inherits from his parents. For this reason, it’s not possible to predict what a litter of Basset Hound Dachshund mixed dogs will look like. Each puppy in the litter is a completely unique individual.
However, most of these dogs tend to have the longer body of the Dachshund, with legs that may be slightly longer than their Doxie parent. On the other side, these hybrid dogs also usually inherit the heavier bones of their Basset Hound parent. They may also have a long, erect tail and ears that are long and hand down.
Basset Hound Dachshund mixes also have long muzzles and may keep their Basset Hound parent’s tri-colors. With this mix, the Basset Hound is usually bred with a short-haired Dachshund, so the puppies usually have short, smooth coats.
Basset Hound Dachshund Temperament
The Basset Hound Dachshund mix is a playful, intelligent, attentive dog. They’re also said to be fearless and have a ton of energy. The dogs are curious, yet are wary of strangers. So, expect your canine companion to let you know when danger or intruders are near. The dogs will bark with a loud, low-pitched bark.
These dogs also tend to be more independent, so training may be a little challenging. While they are lively and active dogs, the Basset Hound Dachshund mix is also quite happy to be a couch potato. So, it’s imperative to ensure these dogs don’t overeat, as they can easily become obese.
Are Basset Hound Dachshund Mixes Good for Families?
Yes! These dogs do make wonderful family companions. They’re very loyal, loving, and protective. And if you have kids, a Basset Hound Dachshund will be a great playmate. Plus, the dogs want to stay near their humans and they love to snuggle with you after a busy day.
Do These Dogs Get Along with Other Pets?
Yes; however, we say that with caution. It’s essential the dog has been trained and socialized from a young age. Remember, both of the dog’s parents were bred for hunting. So, the Basset Hound Dachshund mix has an instinctive urge to hunt.
As a result, these designer dogs do have a tendency to chase small animals, including cats, birds, rodents, and more. If you have these pets in your home, it’s highly recommended to introduce your dog slowly and never leave the pets unattended together.
When it comes to other dogs, the Basset Hound Dachshund mix loves to have doggie friends!
Basset Hound Dachshund mixes need between 1.5 and 2.5 cups of dog food a day. This should be divided into two meals.
The Basset Hound Dachshund mix requires at least 30 minutes of exercise day. However, some of these dogs may have more energy and need a little more exercise than this. And it’s highly recommended that you keep the dog on his leash because this mixed dog breed will run after small critters he sees on a walk!
Summing It Up
So, there you have it! The Basset Hound Dachshund is a cute mix of two hunting dogs, the Basset Hound, and the Dachshund. These are adorable dogs that have a loving personality, energy to spare, and who want to be with their families most of the time.
We’re pretty sure if you choose to adopt a Basset Hound Dachshund mix, you’ll have a loving, fun companion for many years to come!