Dachshund Maltese Mix

What is the Dachshund Maltese Mix dog breed?

The Maltese Dachshund mix aka Mauxie or  Dachtese. However, they are adorable with soft, long hair and a longer body hybrid dog crossed from Maltese and Dachshund. They are playful and loyal small dog breeds that love their owners.  They are a great choice for families looking for a dog to add to their family.

Maltese Dachshund mixes can inherit the Doxies’ prey drive, which means that they’ll chase anything smaller than them, so it might not be a good idea to keep a Moxie in the same house as a hamster.

 

 

Parent breed information.

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Dachshund.

The Dachshund is a very liked dog breed all around the world, not only because of their beauty but because of their vigilance and independence.

The standard Dachshund’s appearance is not to be mistaken. Although it may have a long, cartoonishly curled body, this dog is still a working dog who proudly represents the American Kennel Club.

If the name ‘Dachshund” isn’t something you are familiar with, it’s possible to know the breed by a nickname: Weiner dog or Doxie. Why the Weiner dog name? Because of the body resembles a sausage, the other nickname is the Sausage dog.

The breed is still used for hunting, primarily in Europe, but this dog is usually a family pet in North America. It is actually one of the most loved AKC breeds.

 

Maltese.

The Maltese dogs are gentle, affectionate, intelligent, responsive, and trusting. A good family dog, Maltese are lively, playful, and vigorous and enjoy learning tricks. They can be snappy with raucous children. The Maltese’s small stature belies their fearless nature. Also, the Maltese is highly alert and will bark in response to any unfamiliar sounds.

The Maltese dog is one of the most ancient of the toy breed’s registered in the American Kennel Club, with a history that can be traced back at least two millennia. Since 1950.The Toy Group is often won by Maltese, making them one of the most loved breeds at dog shows. They have a great record in the “Best in Show” competition.

 

 

Temperament.

The Dachshund Maltese cross dog breed is affectionate, brave, friendly, active and playful. The dates breed is curious and mischievous, often poking their noses where they shouldn’t.

Maltese Dachshund and Maltese Dachshund dogs can be anxious about separation anxiety. They do not like being left alone for too long. You can’t predict how your Maltese will do as it can adapt to the temperaments of both the parent and the offspring.

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Size.

The general size of a Maltese Dachshund mix breed is lap-sized. They are usually around 10 -12 pounds and 7-10 inches tall.

 

Lifespan.

Maltese Dachshund mixes are generally healthy little dog’s with life spans between 12-16 years.

 

 

Coat and Color.

Doxie Maltese mix dogs tend to have long, curly hair. It can be soft or coarse. If you want to keep your hair long, they will need to be brushed. Mauxies come in a variety of colors, from white and cream to black, brown, white, or chestnut. You can find spots on their coats, or two or three colors.

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Grooming.

A Maltese Doxie mixed with a Maltese parent has to be groomed more than one with a Dachshund’s shorter coat. To remove tangles, a light grooming once per day is enough. You should brush the hair once a week.

It would be best only to bathe your designer dog when it’s smelly and dirty rather than doing it every day. Too often bathing your dog will cause it to lose its natural oils, and can lead to dry skin.

 

 

Health.

Generally a Dachshund Maltese mix is a healthy hybrid dog. But both parents, the Dachshunds, and Malteses, are prone to some health issues. Possible Health Issues:

  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) due to having an elongated body on short legs
  • Hip and elbow dysplasia
  • Knee dislocation
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Dental issues
  • Skin issues

 

Training.

These dog breeds are easy to train. These dogs are happy people pleasers who want to please their owners and respond well to positive reinforcement. One thing to note is that their Dachshund parent may make them stubborn. The Mauxie will learn quickly if they are taught with positive attitude and careful training. They can become easily spoilt and uncompromising. This is why you need to start training your dog early in order to raise it correctly.

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Exercise.

Even though they are small dogs, designer breeds require exercise. To ensure your dog gets the exercise they need, plan to walk or play with them for at least one hour each day. The result of too much energy is destructive behavior such as chewing and biting. It is sufficient to take two 20-minute walks each morning and evening.

 

 

Are they get along with kids and other pets?

Dachshund Maltese designer Dachshund dog breeds are social and loving dogs. They generally get along well with children. Mauxies can be fragile and small so it is important that children do not roughhouse. These mixed breed dogs can be very bossy. This breed is also territorial and has a high prey drive. This dog is prone to react to small animals like rabbits and cats.

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Are they good family dogs?

Maltese Doxie mix breed dogs love to snuggle and be surrounded by their loved ones. These dogs can be a great choice for a family pet, but there are some caveats.

 

 

Conclusion.

Dachshund Maltese dog breeds tend to stay lap-sized and are very friendly. They typically inherit the best of both of their parents. If you want a relatively low-maintenance dog that loves to be with you, then this mix breed is an excellent choice. These dogs might be small, but they certainly pack loads of personalities.

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Date
08 Nov 2022
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