When a lab mates with a dachshund, the resulting mixed breed is referred to as a dachsador or a doxidor.
One of the biggest challenges should you decide to have this mix specially bred is the fact that the appearance is super unpredictable.
Both the doxie and labrador are strong purebreds and their genes compete for dominance when mixed. It is therefore always up in the air what the pup will look like in terms of size, build, and coat traits.
Labradors are large dog breeds while dachshunds are considered small. When they are mixed, the result is more often than not a small to medium-sized dog. The average height in this case is about 15 inches. However, there are cases where the doxidor is notably larger than the dachshund side of the family with heights of up to 25 inches.
This mix almost always takes after the dachshund bloodline when it comes to the build. This means that the dachsador will have a disproportionately long torso and short and stubby legs.
Despite this trend, there are some dachshund labrador mixed dogs with more proportional and muscular bodies.
When it comes to the coat type, one of the most notable features of this mix is the density. This is despite the fact that it is a single coat. The fur itself is usually straight and may either be short or long and fine or coarse depending on the parents.
Finally, appearance in terms of color also depends on the parents with most having a black, brown, golden or red coat.