Last Updated on May 9, 2022 by Marco
The Dachsador or Doxiedor is a very peculiar and cute crossbreed. However, what is the standard dachshund lab mix size you can expect? With the two parent breeds being as different as they are, what does their cross even look like?
Dachshund Lab Mix Size
This crossbreed isn’t recognized by most major kennel clubs so there isn’t any “breed standard” to look at. However, like a crossbreed, we know that Dachsadors will fall anywhere between the size of a lab or that of a dachshund. This is a pretty wide range as Labrador Retrievers can get as heavy as 80 pounds (36 kg) and standard dachshunds can be as light as 16 pounds (7.3 kg).
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Most often, however, a standard Doxie weighs up to 32 pounds or 14 kg. And so, the expected dachshund lab mix size tends to be somewhere between 30 and 50 pounds or 14 and 23 kg. If you want a bit more detail about just how tall and heavy both labs and dachshunds can be, take a look at the following height and weight charts:
|Age||Labrador Average Height||Dachshund Average Height|
|3 months||10 to 15 in (25 to 38 cm)||3 to 4 inches (7.5 to 10 cm)|
|5 months||12 to 18 in (30 to 46 cm)||4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 cm)|
|7 months||15 to 19 in (38 to 48 cm)||5 to 8 inches (13 to 20 cm)|
|9 months||20 to 23 in (51 to 58 cm)||6 to 9 inches (15 to 23 cm)|
|11 months||21 to 25 in (53 to 63.5 cm)||6 to 9 inches (15 to 23 cm)|
|13 months||22 to 25 in (56 to 63.5 cm)||7 to 9 inches (17.5 to 23 cm)|
|15 months||22 to 25 in (56 to 63.5 cm)||8 to 9 inches (20 to 23 cm)|
|Age||Labrador Average Weight||Dachshund Average Weight|
|3 months||22 to 26 lbs (10 to 12 kg)||12 to 14 lbs (around 6 kg)|
|5 months||33 to 49 lbs (15 to 19 kg)||21 to 23 lbs (around 10 kg)|
|7 months||51 to 59 lbs (23 to 27 kg)||26 to 28 lbs around 12 kg)|
|9 months||57 to 68 lbs (26 to 31 kg)||About 30 lbs or 13.6 kg|
|11 months||62 to 75 lbs (28 to 34 kg)||32 lbs or 14.5 kg|
|13 months||64 to 77 lbs (29 to 35 kg)||32 lbs or 14.5 kg|
|15 months||64 to 80 lbs (29 to 36 kg)||32 lbs or 14.5 kg|
Lab Mixed With Dachshund Health Details
Both parent breeds of the Dachsador are pretty healthy overall but they are not immune to health issues. Add the risk of poor breeding practices as this isn’t a purebred or recognized cross and you should watch out for the following issues:
Some of these can look scary but they are far from guaranteed assuming good breeding and proper care. To ensure the first you should always make sure that you get your dog from a reputable breeder and not from a puppy mill and/or a pet store. A good breeder will not only have to make sure to breed healthy dogs in an adequate manner but the breeder should also offer you health certificates for both the pup and its parents.
Adoption is, of course, always a great option too – just make sure to ask for the health details of the dog you’re getting. From there, it’s all a matter of good food, good exercise, and routine vet visits.
All in all, the precise dachshund lab mix size should affect the dog’s health – all that matters is if the parents were healthy and if the dogs were bred with each other properly. If you ever see a Dachsador that’s way too small, i.e. it’s been bred with a miniature dachshund, it’s probably best to avoid it. The healthiest dog breeds are those between similar-sized dogs.
How big does a lab dachshund mix get?
As this is an unrecognized crossbreed there isn’t a set-in-stone standard to rely upon. So, a Dachsador can be almost as big as a purebred Labrador Retriever or almost as small as a standard dachshund. Breeding between labs and miniature dachshunds is ill-advised for obvious reasons albeit possible with artificial insemination.
Even then there’s a risk of health issues, however, so when we talk about Dachsadors we usually mean mixes with a standard dachshund. So, you shouldn’t expect a Dachsador to be smaller than a standard dachshund. This means about 8 to 9 inches (20 to 23 cm) of height and 16 to 32 pounds (7.3 to 14.6 kg) of weight.
Can a lab mix be small?
It certainly can, although you shouldn’t expect that small of a size from a properly bred and healthy lab mix. Labrador Retrievers are large dogs so adequate breeding practices dictate that they should be bred mostly with similarly sized breeds or, at most, medium-sized dogs. That’s why most lab mixes are with other gun dogs such as Pointers, Setters, and Poodles. However, the occasional crossbreed with a medium-sized dog such as the dachshund Is also possible.
What is the smallest Lab mix?
Most lab mixes with smaller dogs aren’t recognized by kennel clubs such as the AKC so finding accurate and large-scale statistics here is next to impossible. Realistically, however, a Labrador Retriever shouldn’t be bred with any dog that’s too much smaller than the lab.
So, the smallest crosses we can expect to be bred would be with dogs such as the standard dachshund – notably smaller than the lab but not an outright miniature or toy breed. Such a lab mix will weigh around 30 to 40 pounds most of the time – about two times smaller than a purebred lab.
How big will a dachshund lab mix get?
Such a cross can range anywhere between a lab and a dachshund’s average sizes. So, it can be almost as big as a lab (up to ~70 pounds of weight or 32 kg) or almost as small as a standard dachshund (around 30 pounds or 14 kg at a minimum). Most often, however, a Dachsador should be around 40 pounds or 18 kg on average.