About the Schweenie
The Schweenie is a hybrid dog that is made up of a combination of two different purebreeds. It's a cross between the Dachshund and the Shih Tzu. We've found the best method for understanding the characteristics of the Schweenie is to read both of its ancestors descriptions taking note of their temperaments, size and general look.
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Their hair may be long or short and their appearance will range between the Shih-Tzu and Dachshund.
Schweenies are loving, loyal and have plenty of personality. They are easy to train and eager to please. They tend to attach themselves to one owner and favor that person even to the point they may develop separation anxiety. Itís best to socialize them with children from birth. They interact well with large and small breeds but can tend to be somewhat moody.
This breed has good overall health. They have no bone or hip issues. They also do not have the back problems of the Dachshund as they are not quite as long.
This breed is a non to light shedder and needs to be combed frequently to prevent tangles. Their hair is typically cut every 4-6 weeks.
The Schweenie is acclimated for apartment living. This breed should receive plenty of exercise just by running around the house and is suited for first time dog owners.
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I have a 10 week old, male schweenie. He has been fabulous and learns very quickly. We both work day shift and I have been keeping him in the bathroom during the day. My mom has been coming to get him in the afternoon or I go and...Asked by Anonymous - Array answers