Dachshund Terrier Mix Important Information


When you get a new dog, it’s normal to want to know how long its breed tends to live.

What is the average life expectancy of a Dachshund?

Purebred Dachshunds tend to have an average expected life span of 12 to 15 or 16 years.

With the right care, a healthy dachshund can easily surpass even the 16-year upper end of the average and live for 18 or even 20 years.

Some of them, like Intervertebral Disc Disorder (IVDD), for example, don’t even reduce their expected lifespan all that much with good care.

Dachshunds are a scent hound breed through and through.

Dachshunds are a scent hound breed through and through. And scent hound breeds do mix quite well with terrier breeds as the two are very similar.

Both scent hounds and terriers are professional hunters and both are bred to hunt individually.

Hounds and terriers, on the other hand, are bred to do everything they want or need to do to catch the prey themselves.

On average, this will depend on the exact type of terrier you’re mixing the dachshund with. 

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