Staffy X Dachshunds love people and are happiest when spending time with humans. The Staffy Sausage dog will make an excellent companion for families with children. You won’t see many of these crossbreeds because they are not common. Let’s discuss what we know about the charming and personable Staffy X Dachshund.
What Is a Staffy X Sausage Dog?
The Staffy X Dachshund is a hybrid of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the Dachshund. They are not large dogs, but what they lack in size, they more than make up for with bags of personality.
There are two Dachshund sizes; miniature and standard. However, the standard Dachshund would typically be what breeders will cross with the Staffy. With three coat varieties in the Dachshund range, long-haired, smooth-haired, and wire-haired, the resulting puppies can look vastly different depending on which Dachshund is in the mix.
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|Height||12 to 16 inches|
|Weight||20 to 32lbs|
|Lifespan||12 to 16 years|
|Shedding||Moderate to High (depending on the Dachshund coat)|
What Is a Staffy Dachshund Cross Called?
- Staffy X Dachshund
- Dachshund X Staffy
- Staffy Sausage Dog
- Doxi X Staffy
- Staffordshire Terrier Dachshund
- Stafford Dachshund Cross
Staffy Cross Dachshund Characteristics
Staffies are medium-sized dogs, whereas Dachshunds, even standards, are small dogs, so depending on which parent’s genes are strongest will determine the size of the cross. In addition, Dachshunds have three coat varieties, smooth, long, and wirehaired, so naturally, which coat the Dachshund parent has will play a massive role in how the cross will appear.
Both Staffies and Dachshunds have long muzzles, so expect to see that characteristic continued in their puppies. However, the Staffy has a much broader skull which will not be as prominent in the puppies. Dachshunds, whichever type, have long floppy ears compared to the Staffy’s half-pricked ears so that the more robust genes will come into play once again.
Both the parent breeds have several coat colours; Staffies appear with brindle, red, blue, fawn, white, and black, while Dachshunds have blue, red, white, tan, brown, silver, and black as the primary colours. The colour and type of coat the puppies will inherit will depend entirely on the parent’s genes.
Staffy Cross Sausage Dog Temperament
Staffies are renowned for being affectionate, courageous, intelligent, bold, fearless, and incredibly reliable dogs. They are famous for their attitude towards children, hence the ‘nanny dog’ nickname.
Dachshunds have equally exceptional personalities, and owners describe them as clever, devoted, playful, courageous, lively, and stubborn. Dachshunds live very happily with families with children; however, you wouldn’t see them as quite so kid-friendly as a Staffy.
Both Staffies and Dachshunds have similar above-average intelligence levels, and both are relatively easy dogs to train. Both dogs respond well to positive reinforcement teaching methods and not one where owners dish out harsh treatment. In addition, Staffies and Dachshunds are treat hounds and will do almost anything for their favourite snack.
The Staffy X Dachshund being on the small size is perfectly suitable for apartment or small home living. They are lively dogs and will need decent daily walks for their exercise needs. If the puppies inherit the Dachshund’s longer than average back length, they will be susceptible to the same back issues that plague the Dachshund breed; owners must take overall care with their backs; in particular, do not let the dog jump from a height.