Hybrid Breed

Dachshund + Papillon


Dachshund and Papillon Mix - a hybrid breed

The Dachshund and Papillon Mix is a popular hybrid dog that is growing in popularity because of its beautiful appearance as well as its charming nature. The Dachshund is a down-to-earth hunting dog and the Papillon is a lively companion dog, so when crossed, these breeds combine to create an intelligent and affectionate mix that has a unique character. The Dachshund-Papillon mix has long-haired fur with long ears, a slender build and short legs that give it an irresistible appearance. He is social and playful, loves to play and is adaptable to his new family. However, he also likes to spend a lot of time with his owner and needs a lot of attention and love to stay happy and healthy.This hybrid is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a fun, loving and the lovable dog that also has an intelligent side.

Alternate Name -
Origin Germany - France
Life expectancy 12 - 16 years
Care requirements low-maintenance
Activity level average
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of Dachshund and Papillon mix - Such is probably his nature.

A Dachshund-Papillon mix is a unique blend of two pale-faced dog breeds: The Dachshund and the Papillon. This combination gives the Dachshund-Papillon mix a lively, bright personality that makes this mix a fun pet for families.

This small but feisty mix has an alert and friendly disposition, making it a great choice for those looking for an affectionate companion. The Dachshund-Papillon mix has a positive and open attitude towards people and other animals, and will therefore live well with other animals.

As a hunting dog mix, the breed has a strong curiosity and instinct to go exploring. Therefore, owners should know that it is important to always provide a safe environment for the Dachshund-Papillon mix. The mix needs plenty of time in the fresh air to work off its energy and can enjoy many types of outdoor activities.

The Papshund is a loving, but high energy dog that needs a lot of attention and love. He is strong, independent and needs strong leadership from his owners. To counter this, it is important to train and engage this dog early on to ensure decent behavior.

Overall, a Dachshund-Papillon mix is a great companion for families who have plenty of energy to do justice to a lively little dog. It is a loving, friendly and always happy dog that has plenty of love and energy to make every day special.

What diseases can occur in Pap dogs

Dachshund Papillon mixes are a popular purebred dog, loved mostly for their striking appearance and lovable personality. However, they are also more susceptible than other purebred dogs to a number of diseases that can occur in any dog.

One of the most common underlying diseases in Dachshund Papillon mixes is luxatio patella. This condition refers to the stifle joint where the knee can slip out of joint. This injury causes pain and difficulty walking. This problem can be corrected with surgery if it is caught early.

Another common health problem in Dachshund Papillon crossbreds is intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD). This condition occurs when the discs between the vertebrae of the spine degenerate and shrink. This condition affects the spinal cord and can lead to paralysis and other neurological problems.

Some Pap dogs may suffer congenital heart defects such as pulmonary stenosis or tetralogue of Fallot. Both of these conditions are associated with symptoms such as shortness of breath, weakness, and blue lips or tongue, and can only be corrected through the use of surgical techniques.

Even though most of the diseases that occur in Dachshund Papillon crossbreeds are treatable, they can be troublesome. Therefore, it is advisable to perform regular visual and surgical examinations to minimize the risk of such diseases.

A Papshund has a silky, woolly coat. It is thick and soft and covers the whole body of the dog. Most often, the coat is brindle in different colors. You can see shades of black, brown, gold and red. In some cases, the coat may also be solid in color. The dog usually has long hair on the face, also known as "whiskers", and hairy ears that hang down over the auricles. Furthermore, it often has a white muzzle and a white patch on the chest.

What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?

The Dachshund-Papillon Mix is a small dog with soft, longer fur. They are mostly available in black, brown or red colors. Their face is narrow and ends in a wedge-shaped muzzle. The ears are medium in size and stick straight out. The body is of medium length, but slightly curved, and has strong muscles. Their tail tip is fluffy, and the tail itself is short. In general, the Paphunds weigh between 3 and 6 kg and are about 20 to 25 cm high.

Fur length short - long
Fur rough-haired - flat coated
Ear shape Floppy Ear - Standing Ears
Tail short - rolled up
Anatomy strong, slim
Size ♀ 17 - 30 cm
Weight ♀ 2 - 9 kg
Size ♂ 17 - 30 cm
Weight ♂ 2 - 9 kg
Suitable For -
  • Dachshund Paralysis

    By dachshund paralysis (discopathy) veterinarians mean paralysis of the limbs in dogs.

  • Overweight

    Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!

  • Disc problems

    Herniated disc in dogs (discopathy). Herniated discs or dachshund paralysis cause dogs severe pain.

  • Tartar

    If dogs don't get a good food or sugary food, tartar can quickly appear.

  • Patellar luxation

    Patellar luxation is the term used to describe a displacement of the kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs.

  • Life expectancy is usually 12 to 15 years.

  • Yes, Dachshunds and Papillon mixes can live well with other pets. They are very social and compatible with other animals and people.

  • This mixed breed requires several walks a day and a large amount of stimulation.

  • Yes, the Dachshund and Papillon mixed breed is prone to back problems, breathing problems and eye problems.

  • Dachshunds and Papillon mixes want love and security from their owners. They need consistent education to shape their behavior.

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