The Beagle Dachshund Mix is the perfect mix of courageous and loving.
In this article we will discuss how to take care of one of these adorable puppies and how to raise them to become a polite and loving companion.
What is a Beagle Dachshund mix? (Overview)
These adorable puppies are a mixture of two wild hunting breeds (the brave dachshund and the faithful beagle).
This loving mixture will want to be with you all the time and quickly become your BFF.
Beagle dachshund mixtures are a joyful and caring breed that are as sweet as they are loving.
These dogs are loose and require only a little exercise and a warm round to cuddle at the end of the day. You are a bit stubborn when it comes to training, but if you are patient, these smart dogs will learn at some point.
As a beagle dachshund owner, you must be aware that these adorable dogs can develop health problems. Therefore, observe your dog closely and adhere to regular veterinary visits.
Beagle Dachshund Mix Appearance
Beagle dachshunds are an adorable hybrid with the endearing face of a beagle and the short, muscular body of a dachshund.
Since both parent breeds have a similar overall appearance, you can expect this mixture to look similar.
These puppies are larger than the average dachshunds and do not quite have such a long body as a dachshund. Their wide, strong chest makes these puppies appear courageous and powerful to match their courageous personality.
This mixed breed has big warm eyes and a smiling joyful face.
Size and weight
Typically, the Beagle Dachshund mixture usually weighs 20 to 30 pounds and is about 8 to 15 inches in size.
However, if they are bred by a miniature dachshund parent, they are slightly smaller.
Breed colors and fur
This hybrid is available in a unique variety of colors (white, brown, black and brown are most common).
However, they can also be two-tone or three-colored. A common color pattern is black, brown and white.
Other colors such as red, blue, chestnut, orange and lemon can also be distributed in their coats.
Many beagle dachshund mixtures retain the basic color of their dachshund parent while inheriting the special colors of their beagle parent.
Just like her color, her coat is very unpredictable.
It can be short and straight or long and silky.
Beagle dachshunds are relatively easy to maintain and only shed moderately.
Beagle dachshunds are cute, friendly dogs that enter into very close relationships with their family members.
These puppies want to be with their loved ones at all times. They enjoy being the focus of attention and will seek affection from everyone in the room.
They are full of energy and love to play.
This is a dog who loves to spend time outdoors and will happily walk around the yard as long as you leave it. They love to play with toys and go for a walk with their family.
Be ready to find creative ways to play with them.
Her playful nature also goes hand in hand with a healthy dose of curiosity. These puppies are a little curious and like to sniff every square centimeter of your house, farm and neighborhood. They love digging in the yard and looking for buried treasures.
You can hide treats in your house to stimulate your curious minds.
Although these little puppies love their owners, they are careful of strangers or other animals.
Proper socialization at an early age is extremely important for a beagle dachshund, so they are friendly to newcomers as they get older.
Socialization should also help to reduce barking.
These dogs tend to bark and howl to protect their loved ones. However, early training can help to limit barking to a manageable level.
Due to their strong attachment to people, they can develop fear of separation. If they stay alone at home for a long time, these anxious puppies often chew on everything they can get in the house.
Is the Beagle Dachshund Mix a good family dog?
A beagle dachshund goes well with a family with older children.
Since this mixture can inherit the sensitivity of their dachshund parents, they are angry or frightened by young exuberant children.
Younger families should consider adopting more family-friendly race.
Care of a Beagle Dachshund mix
Beagle dachshunds are easy to handle and are suitable for almost everyone (older families, single adults, young couples).
They just have to be willing to give them undivided love and attention.
They are not difficult to care for, train or feed.
The only thing to consider is their potential to develop a variety of health problems with age (more on this later).
These are active puppies who love to be outside.
Whether they walk around the neighborhood, walk around in the backyard or through a dog park – Beagle Dachshund mixtures recognize every single smell they can.
Dachshund-beagle mixtures love the opportunity to explore the world around them with their strong sense of smell.
To help them get their energy out of their small bodies, you should take them with you on two short walks every day.
Remember that her long back is fragile. You have to be careful when playing with your puppy and not let him jump from high altitude.
Their grooming strongly depends on the texture of your coat.
If they have short and silky fur, they only need to be brushed 1-2 times a week. If they have wiry or long fur, they must be brushed three times a week.
This will keep her fur free of entanglements.
Bathing is much easier than caring for the fur.
They only need to be washed once every 2 months (more than that would dry out their sensitive skin). If your fur gets dirty or muddy between the baths, wipe the fur with a damp cloth to remove dirt.
They have to clean their ears weekly, brush their teeth weekly and shorten their nails when they start curling.
Feeding and nutrition
Beagle Dachshund mixtures require a little extra attention when it comes to their diet, because these cute puppies tend to become obese.
These dogs should be fed about 1.5 cups of food per day.
They have to clean up their meals so that they don’t eat all the food at once.
They need low-fat and low-calorie food with a moderate amount of protein so that they can remain active and playful. These dogs would also benefit from food rich in calcium, bones and joint additives.
Known health problems
Both beagles and dachshunds suffer from a variety of health problems. Therefore, you must keep an eye on the health of your mixture.
Your bones and joints are most at risk.
Since these puppies have a great appetite, they can also develop problems related to their weight.
It can start as obesity, but these extra pounds can quickly lead to diabetes or even stomach bloating, which can be fatal if they are not treated.
These poor puppies can also develop hypothyroidism, epilepsy or allergies.
Although there are a variety of health conditions that can plague your mixture, they are likely to lead a healthy life if you pay attention to early warning signs and take care of them appropriately.
They can live 12-14 years if they are properly cared for.
How to train a Doxle
Training a Beagle Dachshund mix requires a lot of time and patience. These intelligent puppies have their own mind and can be persistent during training.
It is important that you use positive reinforcement with these independent puppies.
If you raise your voice or scare your beagle dachshund, they will remember it and turn their backs on you immediately. You must always be positive and encouraging towards your spirited puppy.
You will gladly accept your praise and especially welcome treats. Just make sure you limit the number of treats you give them, as they tend to become obese.
Since these dogs are extremely intelligent, you have to find ways to make the training fun.
Think of creative ways to train and challenge them. Teach them unique tricks, guide them through mazes / obstacle courses (without jumping) or anything else you can imagine.