The Dachshund Lab mix, also known as the Dachsador to its loving owners, is one of those dogs that has to be seen to be believed.
The two parent breeds are such contrasting animals, in so many ways, that it is difficult to imagine the results.
Some expect a Labrador on tiny legs, or a more athletic dog with the face and features of a dachshund. The reality isn’t usually quite as extreme as that – although there are some reports of genetic mixes gone wrong.
So what can new owners expect here?Continue reading
The interesting thing about the domestic dog is that so many breeds can come together and create pups – either naturally or artificially. This leads to common hybrids like the Labradoodle, but also some oddities like the lab Chihuahua mix.
There isn’t much information available on this hybrid, unlike other crosses.
In fact, there are more comments from people that question the validity of the breed than those who celebrate it.
It is weird to think that we can get a lab mixed with Chihuahua. The size difference and issues of natural breeding make it seem impossible. There are also those that question the point of this hybridization. Why does this dog exist?Continue reading
The Welsh Corgi and the Pug are two of the more popular smaller dogs around, although they come from very different backgrounds.
On the one side we have a happy little working dog that has herding genes and has since become a family pet. On the other we have the iconic Pug, which is perhaps the most loved companion dog right now.
In theory, a Corgi Pug mix should balance the best of the two animals. Perhaps a companion dog with a tougher nature. But what do we really get when we breed the two.Continue reading
A doormat is an important tool either before or after stepping through the entrance way to a home. Anyone that has been out in rain and mud appreciates the chance to wipe their feet and get the worst of the mess off.
Our dogs are also in need of a good mat for messy paws, even if they are less particular about staying clean.
The best doormats for dogs differ from those for humans because they have to tackle a lot of wet, muddy paws in an effective manner.
The question is, what constitutes the best doggy doormats?Continue reading
The Cavapoo is an interesting hybrid for a number of people that have never heard of it before.
First of all, the name doesn’t give much away about the parentage unless they are familiar with the Cavalier Kin Charles Spaniel. This is not a common dog in hybrids, unlike the Poodle. Also many photos are easy to mistake for other poodle hybrids with that golden color, familiar coat and sweet face.
So, what makes this Cavapoo cross so different and why is it such a popular dog in certain parts of the world?Continue reading