Dachshund Husky Mix: The Ultimate Guide

Published: 12/07/22 •  8 min read

The Dachshund Husky mix gives its owner the best of both worlds with the attentive, loving and fiercely loyal Dachshund and the energetic, excitable Husky combining to produce a visually stunning little dog. With gorgeous Siberian Husky eyes and the Dachshund’s small stature, the Dachshund Husky mix is a dreamy little dog for any new pet owner.

Dachshund Husky Mix
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Dachshund Husky Mix – At A Glance

Weight:24 – 53 pounds
Height:10 – 20 inches
Lifespan:10 – 14 years
Coat Colors:Black, white, brown, cream, silver, blue, grey
Temperament:Independent, active, affectionate, loyal
Most Suitable For:Active families with older children, active single individuals

What Does a Dachshund Husky Mix Look Like?

Dachshund Husky Mix
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Like most designer dogs, the Dachshund Husky mix will borrow much of its physical appearance from both of its parent breeds, combining the short stature of the Dachshund with the beautiful fluffiness of the Husky. They’ll likely have the deep blue eyes of the Husky, along with the pointy ears and bushy tail, either upright or sloping downward. They’ll likely have a sleek, single coat that comes in a variety of color possibilities.

The History of the Dachshund Husky Mix

As a designer dog, the exact history of the Dachshund Husky mix is hard to come by. Although with most designer breeds, the Dachshund Husky mix likely came about in the late 1990s or early 2000s, as crossbreeding became popular in the United States.

Crossing a loyal and affectionate Dachshund with a much larger and fluffier Siberian Husky was likely an attempt to produce a physically attractive dog with temperamental characteristics of both the Dachshund and the Siberian Husky.

The History of the Dachshund

The History of the Dachshund

Dachshunds were heralded from Germany and were initially bred sometime between the 15th and 17th centuries (their exact century of creation is disputed). Hunters produced them to help them hunt badgers, combining the Pinscher and a Miniature French Pointer. Dachshund translates precisely to “badger dog”. Dachshunds were popularly used as badger hunters due to their size, enabling them to get into badger dens.

Despite being bred as hunting companions, the Dachshund now firmly occupies the space of lap dog and family favourite among many family units around the world. It’s small size make it easy to handle and walk, making it a great choice for elderly prospective owners.

How Popular Are Dachshunds in the United States?

Dachshunds are one of the most popular breeds in the U.S.! In 2021, they were the tenth most-popular dog in the country, according to the American Kennel Club.

Who Are Dachshunds a Good Dog For?

Given their small size, portability and loving devotion to their owners, Dachshunds make lovely pets for everyone. However, if you live in an apartment or small shared space, you might consider another dog, as Dachshunds can suffer from separation anxiety.

How Did Dachshunds Come About?

Dachshunds were originally bred as hunting companions for German badger hunters sometime between the 15th and 17th centuries.

When Did We First Cross-Breed The Dachshund?

Unfortunately, the Dachshund’s crossbreeding history is a little thin information-wise, however, we do know that crossbreeding became very popular in the United States after the 1960s and peaked in popularity in the 1990s and early 2000s.

The History of the Husky

The History of the Husky

The Siberian Husky is a visually-stunning large breed of dog that was originally bred in Siberia by the Chukchi People of the Chukchi Peninsula in eastern Siberia, though their origin is unknown, but purportedly stretches back some 4,000 years. They were originally used as sled dogs – transporting goods and people across the frozen tundra.

In 1908, the Siberian Husky was brought to Nome, Alaska, to help those participating in the Gold Rush sled through the Alaskan Wilderness. The Siberian Husky later participated in the Iditarod, a sled dog trail race.

How Popular Are Huskies in the United States?

The Siberian Husky is one of the country’s most popular dog breeds. It has routinely ranked below 20th in the American Kennel Club’s annual rankings, and in 2021, was the 19th most-popular breed in the country.

Who Are Huskies a Good Dog For?

If you’re a lover of the outdoors in any capacity, then the active Siberian Husky will be your best friend. Better suited for those with large outdoor spaces and family-sized homes, the Siberian is as OK with being outside, as it is inside and comes with two coats to keep it warm, whatever the weather!

How Did Huskies Come About?

The Siberian Huskies’ lineage stretches back some 4,000 years, to Siberia. Though it was first recorded in the late 19th century as being a part of the Chukchi Peoples dog sled teams, on the Chukchi Peninsula in Siberia. The exact breeding timing of the Siberian Husky is largely unknown.

When Did We First Cross-Breed The Husky?

Given the purported age of the Siberian Husky, it stands to reason that the breed was crossbred multiple times throughout its existence without that ever being recorded. However, we know that Siberian Huskies are a very popular crossbreed with various types of dogs due to their physical appearance. People want that ‘Husky’ look.

We can surmise that crossbreeding of the Siberian Husky began in earnest after the 1990s when crossbreeding reached a ‘popularity peak’ in the United States.

How Important Is a Dog’s Temperament to Your Family?

One of the most important things to learn prior to getting a dog is what temperament you can expect your new pup to have. Doing adequate research on your new dog’s prospective temperament is critical to understanding whether or not it will fit in well with its new family.

Ensuring your new dog is a temperamental match to your family is critical as it will mean a more cohesive and enjoyable relationship between you and your new dog. If you’re an active family, you must have an active dog. Likewise, a less busy, more laissez-faire dog will be more suitable if you are a more laid-back family.

What is the Temperament of the Dachshund Husky Mix?

The Dachshund Husky is a fantastic personality mix; with the independence of the Dachshund mixing well with the activity levels of the Husky, you’re sure to find yourself with your hands full. Both the Dachshund and Husky are known for their affectionate nature, so you’re going to be swamped with love!

Is the Dachshund Husky Mix Friendly?

In general, the Dachshund Husky mix is an amiable dog, though you may find them a little standoffish at first, due to their Dachshund genes, they may be more reserved.

Is the Dachshund Husky Mix Easy to Train?

Despite the stubborn nature of the Dachshund, you will likely find that the Dachshund Husky mix easy to train.

How Much Can A Dachshund Husky Mix Weigh?

The Dachshund Husky mix can weigh between 24 and 53 pounds.

How Tall Can A Dachshund Husky Mix Get?

The Dachshund Husky mix will typically reach between 10 and 20 inches tall.

Similar Sized Breeds

There are a few similar-sized breeds to the Dachshund Husky mix. These include the Border Collie, the Chow Chow, the Labrador Retriever, the Cocker Spaniel and the Brittany Spaniel.

Does the Dachshund Husky Mix Shed?

Given its Husky lineage, you’ll not be surprised to learn that the Dachshund Husky mix is a heavy shedder, that will require frequent brushing! Though it will not necessarily have the double coat of the Husky, you can expect to be noticing shedding happening year-round.

How Much Exercise Does A Dachshund Husky Mix Require?

Like its parent breeds, the Dachshund Husky is a very energetic dog; it requires between 45 minutes and 1 hour of exercise daily.

How Long Can a Dachshund Husky Mix Live?

The average lifespan of a Dachshund Husky mix is between 10 and 14 years.

What Health Conditions Could the Dachshund Husky Mix Have?

How Can You Find a Dachshund Husky Mix Puppy For Sale?

Before you go down the route of shopping for a Dachshund Husky mix puppy, we highly encourage you to look into adopting one instead. While the breed is relatively rare, there’s every chance that someone has dropped off a Dachshund Husky at your local veterinary clinic or animal shelter.

If you’re unsuccessful in person, you can always try online options like AdoptAPet.com, which allows you to search your local area for dogs that are up for adoption.

How Much Does a Dachshund Husky Mix Puppy Cost?

Buying a Dachshund Husky mix pup from a reputable will be a very expensive endeavour. Huskies and Dachshund puppies (from reputable breeders) individually cost somewhere in the region of $1500. So, you can expect a mixture of the two pups to be around the same price or more.

The cost associated with this might be yet another reason to consider adoption. If you decide to go ahead with the purchase, we highly recommend that you read and follow the AKC’s guidelines on finding and working with reputable breeders.

Is the Dachshund Husky Mix the Right Breed For You?

The Dachshund Husky mix is looking for the right household to lay its weary head. This lovable, outgoing and energetic breed is looking for a place to roam free, then come home and curl up on the couch without a care in the world.

If you think that could be your home, keep your eyes open for a Dachshund Husky mix in your area.

Nick Meagher

I'm Nick Meagher, a lifelong dog enthusiast and the voice behind this blog. Having grown up with dogs, I've developed a deep understanding and an unbreakable bond with these amazing companions. Through MyK9Life, I aim to share insights, tips, and heartwarming stories, celebrating the joy and journey of life with our four-legged friends.

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