Dachshunds are known for their playful and affectionate nature.
They also have a bad reputation of being occasionally stubborn and aggressive. German shepherds are considered intelligent, obedient, and brave which is why they are so popular. However, they can be a bit aloof and mistrusting and are generally not the most affectionate of pooches.
Despite these differences, dachshunds and German shepherds share several personality traits which are often passed down to the mixed doggy. Here are a few that you may come across.
Dachshund shepherd mixes are very confident dogs and they will walk all over your house like they own it. This makes them open to exploring unfamiliar places and even human beings which makes socialization easier.
They take after both parents who are celebrated for their intelligence. German shepherds, in particular, are super smart and their contribution to this mix makes the resulting dog smarter and much easier to live with.
Dachshund shepherds are more affectionate than their German shepherd parents. However, they do not show this love to everyone. Like doxies, they have also been shown to cling emotionally to one member of the family.
These doggies are not exactly the most independent all the time. They particularly hate being left alone whether you are leaving for work or for a different room in your house. This is often a sign of separation anxiety which is something you will have to deal with sooner rather than later.