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How does a Doberman/Dachshund mix interact with children?

Hello everyone,

I am considering adopting a Doberman/Dachshund mix, but I have some concerns about how they would interact with children. I have two young children aged 3 and 5 years old, and I want to make sure that our future furry friend will be good with them.

I have heard mixed opinions about both Doberman and Dachshund breeds when it comes to children. Some people say that Dobermans can be aggressive and strong-willed, while others claim that they are loyal and loving family pets. On the other hand, Dachshunds can sometimes be snappy and territorial, but they can also be affectionate and playful.

I am curious to know if anyone has experience with a Doberman/Dachshund mix and how they interacted with children. Did they exhibit any aggressive behavior, or were they gentle and friendly? Were they easy to train and socialize with children?

Any insights or tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

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Hi there,

I have firsthand experience with a Doberman/Dachshund mix and I can say that they can be great with children if properly socialized from a young age. We adopted our mixed breed when she was a puppy and made sure to expose her to children and other dogs as much as possible.

She has grown up to be a very well-behaved and gentle dog around children. Our daughter was just a baby when we got her, and she has always been very patient and protective of her. She loves to play with our daughter, and I have never seen her exhibit any aggressiveness towards her or any other children.

However, I do think that it's important to remember that every dog is different and may have different temperaments. It's crucial to be vigilant around young children and always supervise their interactions with any dog, regardless of breed.

I hope this helps!


Hello there,

I have also had some experience with a Doberman/Dachshund mix and I can say that our dog was a bit more reserved around children. We got our dog when he was about a year old and he had already been through quite a bit of trauma. As a result, he was generally wary of strangers, including children.

However, we worked very hard to socialize him and help him overcome his fears. We made sure to expose him to children in controlled environments and always kept a close eye on him. Over time, he has become much more relaxed around children and even seeks out their attention now.

That being said, there are still times when he can be a bit nervous around children, particularly if they are loud or rambunctious. We always make sure to give him space when he needs it and never force him to interact with anyone if he doesn't feel comfortable.

Overall, I think that a Doberman/Dachshund mix can be a wonderful family pet, but it's important to remember that every dog is different and may have different personality traits. Socialization and training are key to ensuring that your dog is well-behaved around children and other people.



I wanted to chime in with my experience with a Doberman/Dachshund mix and how he interacted with children. We got our dog when he was a puppy and from the beginning, he has been incredibly friendly and loving towards children. Our mixed breed is extremely playful and loves to follow around our kids wherever they go.

One thing that has really stood out to me about our dog's interactions with children is how gentle he is when playing with them. He is very aware of his size and strength and will always adjust his behavior when playing with younger children or babies. Additionally, he has never shown any signs of aggression or fear towards children, even when they are being noisy or rambunctious.

In terms of training, our dog has been fairly easy to train overall, but we did find that he needed to be reminded of his boundaries from time-to-time. This is something we expected with a Doberman/Dachshund mix, however, as these breeds can sometimes be strong-willed and independent.

Overall, I would highly recommend a Doberman/Dachshund mix as a family pet, especially if you have children. Of course, it's important to remember that every dog is different and may have their own unique personality traits, so it's crucial to spend time with the dog before adopting to ensure that they are a good fit for your family.


Hi there,

I just wanted to add my experience with a Doberman/Dachshund mix and how she interacted with children. We adopted our mixed breed when she was around two years old, and we weren't sure how she would adjust to being around kids since she hadn't had much experience with them before.

To our delight, our dog quickly took to our kids and became very protective of them. We have a four-year-old and a six-year-old, and our dog seems to think of them as her "pack." She follows them around everywhere and will even sleep in their rooms at night.

Our mixed breed has also been very gentle around our kids, even when they are being loud or energetic. She has never shown any signs of aggression, and we have never had any concern about her being around our children. I would say that she is a very loyal and loving family pet that has brought a lot of joy and comfort to our family.

Of course, as other users have mentioned, every dog is different, and it's important to socialize and train them appropriately to help them get along with children. But from my experience, a Doberman/Dachshund mix could be an excellent family pet that gets along well with kids.


Hello everyone,

I wanted to share my experience as a dog trainer working with Doberman/Dachshund mixes and their interactions with children. Over the years, I have worked with several dogs of this mixed breed and have found that they can be great with kids.

One thing that I have observed is that early socialization is key. These dogs can be wary of strangers, so it's important to expose them to a variety of different people (including children) at an early age. Additionally, training is crucial to helping them learn appropriate behavior and interactions with children.

When done correctly, Doberman/Dachshund mixes can make fantastic family pets that are fun-loving and protective of their families. They are also smart and eager to please, which means that they can be trained to behave well around children.

That being said, I would always advise caution when introducing any dog to children. Even the friendliest and well-behaved dogs can be unpredictable, and it's important to keep a close eye on any interactions between the dog and children.

Overall, I think that a Doberman/Dachshund mix can be a wonderful addition to any family, but it's important to take the time to properly train and socialize them to ensure that they get along well with children.


Hello everyone,

I’d like to discuss my experience with a Doberman/Dachshund mix and their interactions with children. We adopted our mixed breed six months ago, and we were overly cautious that our she might not get along with our young children, ages 4 and 7. However, we have been very impressed by how gentle and affectionate she has been towards the kids.

Our dog, in general, is an active one, and this was a source of concern before we adopted her, as we feared that her activity levels might be too much for our children. Fortunately, our dog seems to have a natural understanding of children's energy levels, and she has adapted to their pace.

Our mixed breed is very playful around children, and it’s just adorable watching her and the kids play together. She is very gentle and has never shown any signs of aggressive behavior towards the kids or any other family member.

In conclusion, I would say that a Doberman/Dachshund mix can be fantastic with children. However, as many others have said, it is crucial to train them well, socialize them appropriately and supervise their interactions with children. Ultimately, this is true with any dog, regardless of breed or mixed breed.

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