Fun Pitbull Dachshund Mix Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Apr 28, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Aug 05, 2021
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The Pitbull terrier was first found in England for entertainment purposes as blood sport dogs such as bull-baiting and pit fighting. When they entered America, they gained fame as farm dogs and hunting mates.

They formed a very good choice as companions and guard dogs of many households. The other parent breed of the Pitbull Dachshund breed, the Dachshund dog, was bred in Germany for the first time.

This breed was mainly produced as hunting dogs in many sizes with the main aim of killing animals depending on the dog's size. In the 1800s, they started to be bred as normal companion dogs in many parts, with the majority in England.

By the end of the 19th century, this dog entered America and slowly gained popularity. When these two dogs are bred, they produce a very unique breed called Pitbull Dachshund Mix.

It is a highly unpopular dog breed that is gradually gaining public interest because of its unique features. Pitbull Dachshund Mixes are also popularly known by some other common names, such as the Dox-Bull, Bulldach, and Doxiebull.

To know more about this newly bred dog, you should keep on reading these interesting facts. For similar content, do check out pocket pitbull and Dachsador facts too.

Pitbull Dachshund Mix Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a Pitbull Dachshund Mix?

A Pitbull Dachshund Mix is a medium-sized mixed-breed dog that has been discovered recently.

What class of animal does a Pitbull Dachshund Mix belong to?

The Pitbull Dachshund Mix is a canid that belongs to the class of mammals or Mammalia, the common class for all canines.

How many Pitbull Dachshund Mixes are there in the world?

The Pitbull Dachshund Mix is a domestic dog that is absent in the wild. It is a very rare breed that was created accidentally.

At present, the availability of this breed is scattered and quite low. It is very difficult to determine the exact population of this mixed dog. Breeding a pitbull is not illegal, so their population is expected to grow in recent years.

Where does a Pitbull Dachshund Mix live?

The Pitbull Dachshund Mix is produced by breeding two very powerful and popular dogs, the pitbull and Dachshund. The first dog of this type was noticed in GA, North America, in 2015.

This breed of dog was an accidental mix puppy of its parent stocks that gained much fame on social media. They are still a rare breed and are not widely distributed.

What is a Pitbull Dachshund Mix's habitat?

A Pitbull Dachshund Mix is a pet dog that does not have any preferred natural habitat. However, they are well adapted to handling the heat.

A warm and hot habitat is preferred over a cold one. They are very sensitive to low temperatures, and they don't go outside during the winter. For this reason, keeping them in a naturally hot habitat is well suited to them, otherwise, artificial heating arrangements should be provided in its home.

Who do Pitbull Dachshund Mixes live with?

The Pitbull Dachshund Mix is an essentially social dog and loves the company of people. They get along well with people with early socialization.

When they grow into adults, they become very loving and affectionate toward their owners and other people if trained properly. The Dox Bull loves attention and is always up for spending time with its owners.

They get along well with humans rather than other animals, but if introduced properly to another animal at a young age, they can live together peacefully.

How long does a Pitbull Dachshund Mix live?

Despite having a large number of health issues, the Pitbull Dachshund Mix can stay alive for 8-12 years. If they get a healthy environment, their lifespan might increase, and they might stay alive for about 12-15 years of age.

How do they reproduce?

The Dox Bull was produced by breeding the American Pitbull terrier and German Dachshund. The female goes through multiple estruses and ovulates during these cycles. These dogs are sexually mature at one year old. As this is a rare breed, not much is known about their reproductive cycle.

What is their conservation status?

The conservation status of the Pitbull Dachshund Mix is Not Listed in the IUCN Red List as no specific information about their population exists at present.

Not many breeders have actively taken part in producing a Dachshund Pitbull Mix and training them, as a result of which they are extremely rare, and their range does not have a wide distribution.

Pitbull Dachshund Mix Fun Facts

What do Pitbull Dachshund Mixes look like?

Mating a Pitbull and Dachshund results in a unique-looking designer dog that depicts features from both of its parent breeds. Every Pitbull Dachshund Mix does not have the same features, but certain features are constant in each dog.

Pitbulls have heavily built bodies, while Dachshunds have relatively smaller and more delicate features. Breeding these two dogs produces offspring with odd body shapes.

They possess a large and muscular pitbull head on the small body of a Dachshund. They are medium in size with short legs.

The coat color and pattern generally depend on the Dachshund. If Pitbulls are bred with a smooth-haired Dachshund parent, the breed dog will be short and less hairy, and breeding with a long-haired Dachshund gives a medium-length hairy coat.

Their coats show a large color variation, ranging from black, brown, merle, brindle, and piebald. A white patch is present around the chest of some breeds.

Pitbull Dachshund mix can be trained to be friendly.

*Please note this is a Dachshund, a breeding stock of the Dox Bull. If you have an image of a Pitbull Dachshund Mix, let us know at hello@kidadl.com.

How cute are they?

Dogs are very cute animals. Similarly, the Dox Bull also has a very adorable nature. Their appearance is similar to a Pitbull, so they also look highly powerful and intelligent. Their loving nature makes them the favorite dog of many.

How do they communicate?

The dogs mainly communicate by barking. The Pitbull Dachshund Mix are not constant barkers. They occasionally bark whenever they sense an intruder nearby. They also communicate by different body language and grunt when they become angry.

How big is a Pitbull Dachshund Mix?

The Pitbull Dachshund Mix body is quite small in contrast to its head. The height of the dog ranges between 8-13 in (20-33 cm).

How fast can a Pitbull Dachshund Mix run?

The Dox Bull is a fast runner and hates being leashed. Unfortunately, the exact speed of these rare dogs is not determined yet.

How much does a Pitbull Dachshund Mix weigh?

A Pitbull Dachshund Mix or a Dox Null weighs between 20-30 lb (9-13 kg). The average weight of the dog is 25 lb (11 kg).

What are the male and female names of the species?

The male dogs do not have any specific names. The females, on the other hand, are known as bitches.

What would you call a baby Pitbull Dachshund Mix?

The babies of Pitbull Dachshund Mix are called puppies.

What do they eat?

This dog is carnivorous. They require protein-rich high-quality dog food to keep them energetic. The dog should not eat all their food at once. Rather, they should be fed throughout the day to avoid obesity.

Dry food is a better option than moist foods as the fat content is low. A protein-rich meaty diet helps them to maintain their health. They also can hunt and prey. The presence of rodents or small cats in the same home might increase the mix's prey drive.

Are they slobbery?

They produce a little bit of slobber normally when they eat or after drinking water. Drooling is a common phenomenon in these dogs, and it is perfectly normal for them.

Would they make a good pet?

The Dox Bull is a dog that is a very rare one and is found as a pet in a few households. Before petting them, some characteristic traits of the dog's lifestyle need to be considered.

They can sometimes turn aggressive, so keeping them in a home with very young children might not be the right choice. They are also known to require constant attention, and leaving them alone can increase their aggression.

The dog can adapt well to owners who have previous experience in petting a dog and in houses where they will find playful company. Keeping other pets with the dog becomes difficult because they adjust well to humans more than other pets.

Did you know...

They get their stubborn and aggressive nature from their parents that were bred as hunter and hound dogs.

Characteristics and health problems

The mixed breed of Dachshund and Pitbull gets some characteristics from both of its parent breeds, the Pitbulls and Dachshunds. They become medium-sized dogs with some unique characteristics.

The Dox Bull is a very affectionate and loyal dog. Spending time with the dog is a great way to build your relationship with it.

They are known to be devoted pets and sometimes can turn overprotective of their owners. They have short temper, and leaving them alone for long periods can turn them more feisty. They are independent dogs that act aggressively if not trained properly.

Females tend to be more independent than males. However, this mixed breed dog inherits a good lineage of intelligent and loving dogs, and early training and socialization can turn them into perfect family dogs.

As with its characteristics, the mixed dog also inherits some common health problems from its parents. The most common health problem of this dog is hip dysplasia.

They fail to perform their daily activities with hip dysplasia as they feel pain in the joints and, as a result, might become grumpy. Some other common health hazards related to the dog are Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD), elbow dysplasia, and allergies.

The dog is also prone to various eye diseases, which might lead to blindness. However, as this breed is comparatively a recent one, there are many health issues yet to be determined related to the breed.

Getting your own Pitbull Dachshund Mix

If you are planning to get a Dox Bull Mix for yourself, then there is some general information that must be known about this breed of dog. They are generally easy-going dogs, and caring for them is easy.

However, sometimes they tend to be quite stubborn, and training them might get difficult. The dogs are very lively and always have energy levels, and they must be trained from a young age.

Behaving rudely or scolding them yields the opposite results, so professional training is a must for these dogs. The mix has a minimum of one-hour exercise requirement per day, which includes lots of running, long walks, and playing with the dogs in open spaces.

The dogs are prone to shedding their body hair.

To avoid more shedding, they should be brushed at least once a week. Brushing the dogs is very easy and requires minimal effort as their coats have short, dense hair.

They need to bathe at least once a week with regular cleaning of the ear. As they are a very new breed, the exact selling price of the Pitbull Dachshund Mix puppies cannot be gauged.

They have similar requirements to dog breeds of similar size. Depending on this assumption, we can say that getting a Pitbull Dachshund Mix can cost around $460-$500; however, the cost might increase depending on the training that they undergo.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! Learn more about some other mammals from our German Shepherd Pitbull mix facts, and Pitbull Boxer mix facts pages.

You can even occupy yourself at home by coloring in one of our free printable pitbull dachshund mix coloring pages.

*Please note that the main image is a picture of the American Pitbull terrier.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Pit_Bull_Terrier

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dachshund

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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