Are you wondering whether a Pitbull Weiner mix is the right family dog choice for you? Well, you will find this article very informative. By the end of the review, you will have made your decision.
The Pitbull Weiner mix is a mix breed between a purebred Pitbull Terrier and a Weiner, also known as the Dachshund. Generally, the mix inherits the wiener physique of a Dachshund and the head of an American Pit Bull Terrier.
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What do you call a Pitbull Weiner mix?
A fairly new mix dog breed, the Pitbull Weiner mix is also known as a Pitwee, Bull-Dach, or Dox-Bull. And although Pitbull mixes are extremely popular, this one with a Weiner or Dachshund is another uncommon mix.
History of the Breed
Where did the Pitbull Dachshund mix come from? The Dox-Bull was discovered by chance after Rami, the mix, was found wandering in the backyard of a home in Georgia in 2015. It grew in popularity as the Moultrie Colquitt County Humane Society tried to find it a home via its Facebook page.
Since it is considered to have been bred accidentally, the Pitwee is not a designer dog. Let us take a look at the parents.
The Pitbull – It is thought to have been bred from the Old English Bulldogs for fighting in bull baiting sports in the 19th century in the United Kingdom. When Pitbulls were brought to America, they were used as farm dogs and later became guard dogs and companions.
Despite the negative background the Pitbull has, it is loved for its sweet demeanor, gentleness, and affection for people. This dog breed varies in size with males having a height of approx. 18 to 21 inches tall and weigh around 35 to 60 lbs. Females stand around 17 to 20 inches in height with a weight of 30 to 50 lbs. Pitbulls have a life expectancy of 8 to 15 years.
Pitbulls are a healthy breed but prone to some common health issues such as hip dysplasia, kneecap dislocation, and degenerative myelopathy. They also have skin problems like mange and allergies due to their short coats, congenital heart defects, and thyroid.
Weiner – The dachshund has its roots in Germany and was bred as a hunting dog. Its origin dates back to the 15th century but its development began in the 17th century. Their name translates to badger dogs. It is also called the sausage dog and was recognized as a breed by the AKC in 1885.
Dachshunds are clever, devoted, active, courageous, playful, independent, and lively but stubborn. They come in two sizes including miniature and standard and typically weigh between 16 and 32 lbs. Their lifespan is between 12 and 16 years.
Weiners or dachshunds are generally healthy but are prone to five common health issues obesity, eyes problems, patella luxation, hip dysplasia, and intervertebral disc disease.
|Weight||20 to 30 pounds|
|Height||8 to 13 inches|
|Child-friendly/ Pet-friendly||Yes, with training & exposure|
|Coat Type||Single coat, short length|
|Coat Color||Black, brown, merle, brindle, fawn & piebald|
|Temperament||Sweet, affectionate, loyal, incredibly stubborn & insanely energetic.|
May be short-tempered
|Lifespan||8 to 12 years|
So, what does a Dachshund Pitbull look like? The Bull-Dach has a unique appearance due to the difference in parents’ genes but resembles both parents. The head and face shapes look like that of the Pitbull parent with a long body and short legs like the Dachshund parent. You also expect them to be muscular because of the Pitbull parent’s stature.
As for the size, the Pitbull Weiner mix grows between 8 and 13 inches tall which makes them fit into the toy and small breed categories. On average, they weigh approx. 25 lbs. but can fall anywhere between 20 and 30 lbs. They come in a variety of colors and patterns and have 3 different coats such as short, medium-length fur, and long.
Like other hybrids, the temperament of the Pitbull Weiner mix is hard to predict. However, the Pitwee is very intelligent, affectionate, clever, and loyal to their owners or family member. And while they may inherit a stubborn streak from their parents, most people say they make excellent therapy dogs and watchdogs.
While they may desire to be lapdogs, they are too large for that and are best suited for families with older kids. Doxiebulls will be quiet and only bark when in a playful mood or after noticing an alarming thing. They may not be big fans of other pets but with early socialization and training, they will get along very well.
As mentioned earlier, Doxie Pits are prone to obesity so you need to feed them the correct diet. They are highly energetic which means that a kibble that is high in protein from high-quality meats is what should be served in their bowl. They should take at least 1200 calories per day.
Your Pitbull Dachshund mix should eat two small meals throughout the day because if you let them free-feed, they will eat till they burst. Make sure that you monitor their caloric intake.
Training & Exercise
To begin with, the Pitbull Weiner mix is not a mixed breed for beginners. Though intelligent, they can be very stubborn which may turn training into a battle of wills. Doxie-Bulls are resistant to harsh training methods so they need patience and a little kindheartedness. You need to use positive reinforcement training tactics or simply seek help from a professional trainer.
These dogs have extremely high energy levels which means they need active people when it comes to exercise. You will see them running and playing during the day whenever they get a chance. The Dachshund Pitbull mix needs at least 90 minutes of activity daily.
You are also advised to be ready to buy new toys for a replacement since they really love to destroy them during play. Also, make sure that they have plenty of designated room to play without knocking anything down.
The Pitbull Weiner mix is a rare breed which makes knowing the potential health risks hard. However, they inherit from their parents making them prone to hip dysplasia, intervertebral disk disease due to the long body, cataracts, and legs-calve Perthes disease.
Doxie Pits may also be susceptible to health problems such as seizures and skin problems.
The Dachshund Pitbull mix has a lifespan of 8 to 12 years.
The Doxie-Bull has relatively simple grooming needs because the coat length is short with medium density. They are occasional shedders so you only need to brush them at least once a week. Make sure you bathe them weekly using an all-natural dog shampoo.
Oral hygiene is also vital with this mix breed. So, maintain good dental hygiene by brushing their teeth once or twice a week and clipping their nails once a month. You also should clean their ears gently regularly.
Cost and Maintenance
The best thing about this Pitbull Weiner mix is that they are among the inexpensive pups on the market. This is due to their uncommonness and low demand. They are not available from a regular breeder but if you are lucky, expect to spend $400 to $600. You can adopt a Bull-Dach from a shelter with a fee of between $200 and $300.
Like with any other hybrid, the maintenance costs depend on a range of factors. However, the Pitbull Dachshund mix is among the highest maintenance hybrids.
Where to Adopt or Buy
You can buy a Pitbull Weiner mix from a breeder or adopt it from a rescue shelter. The latter option is the most preferred.
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