The Pitbull Dachshund Mix dog, also known as the Dox Bull, the Pitbull Weiner and the Pitbull Doxie Mix, is a medium sized dog that comes from cross breeding one Pitbull parent and one Dachshund parent together.
Despite the fact that this crossbreed is still relatively new to the designer dog breed market and not much information is available out there about it from credible sources, there are a few pieces of information that are certain about the Dox Bull by now, which we’ll be sharing in the remainder of this article below.
Meet Rami, The Famous Pitbull Dachshund Mix Dog That Went Viral
Cross breeding a Pitbull and a Dachshund together may be a very distant idea for many, but Rami the Pitbull Dachshund Mix Dog is living proof that this mix has indeed happened before and does exist.
After Rami was found one day wandering in a man’s backyard seemingly lost with no where to go back to, this man gave the local shelter a call in order to let them know of the lost dog in case there’s anything they can do.
The local shelter asked the man to describe the dog’s physical features, who immediately answered back about how the dog looked like a Pitbull with short legs.
Afterwards, it was later confirmed by local animal authorities that arrived as well that Rami is indeed a Pitbull Dachshund Mix.
If you’re interested about reading up a bit more about the story of the famous Pitbull Dachshund Mix Rami, then here are a few interesting resources for you to check out.
Pitbull Dachshund Mix Appearance
Size, Height And Weight
Generally speaking, the Pitbull Dachshund Mix dog is a medium sized dog that tends to weigh (on average) anywhere between 20 pounds to 25 pounds during adulthood.
Much like the case of Rami, the the Pitbull Dachshund Mix dog that went viral back in 2015, this designer dog breed has a body very similar to its Dachshund parent (most noticeable by the short legs as well as the long stretched body type), but their head is much like that of their Pitbull parent, with the facial features resemblance being incredibly similar.
So, to put it in similar terms, you can think of the Pitbull Dachshund Mix dog as a dog that has the body of a Dachshund and the head & face of a Pitbull.
Pitbull Dachshund Mix Health
The following is a list of some of the most common health and physical problems that a Pitbull Dachshund Mix may encounter during their lifetimes for many different reasons and depending on a whole host of different factors that may come into play.
– Spinal problems (A common issue among Dachshunds because of their long bodies, and the Pitbull Dachshund Mix dog takes its long body characteristic from its Dachshund parent).
– Lower back problems
You have to be very careful when it comes to your Pitbull Dachshund Mix’s diet and weight and make sure that they never become the least bit overweight, as any excess weight they carry will increase the strain on their backs and, as a result, increase the chances of serious back problems developing.
On average, the Pitbull Dachshund Mix dog is expected to live a life lasting anywhere from 8 to 12 years under normal conditions.
Pitbull Dachshund Mix Temperament
In terms of intelligence levels, the Pitbull Dachshund Mix dog is one of the more clever mix dog breeds out there as it tends to take much after its Dachshund parent in this department.
It’s best that you train a Pitbull Dachshund Mix ever since a very young age, because despite the fact that they are fairly intelligent cross breed dogs, they do have a certain level of stubbornness to them that’s a bit higher than average.
This is something that may pose a challenge to the relatively new dog owner without much experience when it comes to handling such pets, so you should keep that in mind.
Being the offspring of a Pitbull parent, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to you to know that the Pitbull Dachshund Mix dog needs to get in higher than average levels of exercise in a day’s time than your average dog.
This crossbreed has sky-high energy levels that are constantly building up inside them and need frequent outlets to be channeled through.
Make sure you get this right and you’ll have a very happy Pitbull Dachshund Mix, but fail to give them the necessary outlets they need to channel their high energy levels through, and you’ll have one miserable Pitbull Dachshund Mix on your hands that could very well resort to aggressive behavior to let you know that they’re not happy with the lifestyle they’re leading.
One long walk/running session a day is the minimum that the Pitbull Dachshund Mix dog needs in order to properly channel the excessive energy levels constantly building inside them and to remain happy.
It should be noted that because of the potential back problems that the Pitbull Dachshund Mix dog is much more likely to suffer from during their lifetimes than other purebreeds/crossbreeds out there, it’s best that you avoid giving involving this dog in any form of activity that includes heavy jumping.
Such activities put a great load of stress on their backs and greatly increase the risk of the aforementioned back problems mentioned above from happening.
The Pitbull Dachshund Mix is a dog that thrives on freedom in all sorts of aspects in their life, so you may face some trouble with freedom-restricting actions and practices that any dog owner implements in day to day life.
Worry not, however, as there’s nothing that can’t be solved with the right positive reinforcement training techniques and a whole lot of patience.
One of the most noticeable restraints that Pitbull Dachshund Mix owners notice in their dogs is that when walking outside (be that around the neighborhood, in the park, etc ..), this cross breed doesn’t like to have its freedom of movement limited by something like a leash, and prefers to be given the ability to roam around freely as they see fit.
Of course, this isn’t always a possibility when you’re outside the house for many reasons, so this may be one of the potential issues you’re going to have to work with if you were to get a Pitbull Dachshund Mix dog.
Because this dog loves to roam free without a leash, their favorite method of exercise you can give them by far is taking them somewhere like a park where they can run free wherever they’d like (within the limits of the area, of course).
(Note: If you’re a new dog owner and have recently adopted a Pitbull Dachshund Mix dog, please don’t go right away and let this dog roam free in public areas just because they may desire to do so, as that will put both their safety and that of the general public in great risk.
Instead, either take your Pitbull Dachshund Mix dog to a closed/fenced area where they are allowed to roam free all they want, or invest time and effort into training them to like being on a leash).
Pitbull Dachshund Mix Living Conditions
For some people out there, a Pitbull Dachshund Mix may be the perfect addition to a household where young children are present, and for other people this cross breed could be a bad addition to a household where young children are present.
It all depends on your kids’ personalities and how well they will cope with this dog’s character.
The Pitbull Dachshund Mix dog is an absolute sweetheart, so from that perspective you can rest assured that they’ll be as friendly as possible with your kids.
But, what some people may be wary of when it comes to this dog playing around with their kids is their extreme energy, sometimes to the extent that they get called hyper dogs.
The Pitbull Dachshund Mix dog is also known to have a bit of a feisty personality to it with somewhat of a short temper, so it may cause some problems with your kids if they decide to tease this dog during playing.
Pitbull Dachshund Mix Care
As far as grooming is concerned, you won’t have to stick to a strict and very frequent schedule taking proper care of the Pitbull Dachshund Mix dog because of its short coat that doesn’t need much maintenance.
The Pitbull Dachshund Mix’s coat should be ay-okay with the regular weekly shower and brushing session.
You’re also going to want to clean their ears around once a week and brush their teeth no less than once every 3 days in order to avoid potential dental problems.
Where Can I Buy A Pitbull Dachshund Mix Dog?
Unfortunately, and at the time of this writing (we’ll be updating this part as soon as this changes), it’s harder than usual for anyone to find a true Pitbull Dachshund Mix dog that’s being bred for by reputable breeders.
If there are any reputable breeders that are actively breeding for this dog, they are few and they will charge you a hefty premium fee, so you have to be prepared to pay top dollar if you’re looking for this cross breed.
Just do your research on the breeder you’re dealing with and ensure that what you’re getting is the real deal and is actually a Pitbull Dachshund Mix dog, because the last thing you’re going to want to do is pay top dollar for something that just looks like this mixed breed but is not actually it.