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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-15 Years

Schweenie Build Information

The Schweenie is a cross between a Dachsund and a Shih-Tzu, and is most often colored black, brown, or orange. It is a dog which is small in height like its Shih-Tzu parent, and long in the barrel like a Dachsund. It has big, floppy ears, and huge eyes that give it an adorable look. It has powerful, muscular shoulders, and is a very strong dog despite its relatively small size. Schweenies can grow to between 9 and 20 lbs, and achieve an adult height of around 11 to 20 inches.

Length (Male):13-20 in.
Length (Female):14-16 in.
Weight:< 14 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

This is a very lovable and loyal dog, well-suited to be a household family pet. It is very easy to train because of its intelligence and eagerness to learn, and is known for becoming very attached to family members.

Activity Level:Slightly Active
Affection Level:Moderate Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Friendly


Colors:Black, Chocolate, Orange
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Silky

Schweenie Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Training:Moderately easy to train