There is no denying that dogs with stubby legs and longer than normal bodies can be easily thought of as the usual hot dog sandwich kids would line up for in a caravan trailer.
The Dachshund breed would be the first to come to mind if we talk about hot dog-bodied dogs as he is famous for his sausage-like figure that sways left and right every time he walks.
If you are a fan of bangers and anything that resembles it, the Dachshund would be a top choice as your four-legged companion. There are 14 other more pooches you can look into as they possess the same prominent body description.
1. Smooth-Coated Shorthaired Dachshund
There are three Dachshund varieties and the shorthaired one is first on the list. In German, the name means “badger dog”. Despite his short stature, what’s not to be underestimated is his keen sense of smell.
This wiener dog is known for its elongated body with four short legs and a short coat. Out of all types of Dachshunds, this one seems to be the most popular.
The most ideal environment for this dog is one that is quiet and calm. He can be the most excellent pet you’ll ever know, but he needs to warm up first if it is your first meeting. When it comes to strangers, this dog tends to bark excessively and this makes him a good alert dog.
2. Long-Haired Dachshund
The Long-Haired Dachshund is another type that has a long, feathery coat. There are no other differences physical-wise since this little pooch’s body remains to be longer than tall. When it comes to his hair’s texture, it mostly can be described as smooth and soft.
It is generally preferable to have this dog if you have older children. Compared to the Shorthaired Dachshund, the longhaired type has higher energy levels, but he remains to exhibit a wary attitude toward unfamiliar people.
3. Wirehaired Dachshund
Another variety of the Dachshund breed is the Wirehaired. Out of all three, he is found to be the most energetic although his energy levels won’t be a good match in contrast to most other dog breeds.
As its name obviously suggests, his coat is wired and scruffy, but this creates no big difference when it comes to his body’s appearance. This is a hot dog companion with an interesting coat quality which is also described as rough.
The reason behind this is due to him being crossed with the Wirehaired Terriers long ago before he has been recognized as an official Dachshund variety. Temperament-wise, this little dog is also prone to barking at anything suspicious making him a useful watchdog.
4. Dachshund-Corgi Mix (Dorgi)
The Dorgi is another canine with a long body and teeny-weeny stout legs. There is a good chance that this mix will resemble a hot dog since both the Corgi and the Dachshund parents have that type of physique.
As it is with other mixed breeds, there is no standard look for the Dorgi, but it would be fairly easy to say that the pooch is mixed, especially if the Corgi features are distinctly prominent as well as that of the Dachshund’s.
This dog requires an active lifestyle and would do better with an owner with the same drive as he does. He’s prone to separation anxiety and would need constant companionship from his family. If you are a first-time dog owner, getting this little pooch would make dog training a lot easier.
5. Dachshund-Miniature Pinscher Mix (Doxie-Pin)
Another sausage in a dog’s body is the Doxie Pin or also known as the Min Pin Dachshund mix. Usually, the Doxie Pin would look more like a Dachshund than a Miniature Pinscher. However, at times, the little canine would also look like a mini Miniature Pinscher in relatively shorter legs.
Just like its parents, the Doxie Pin has a high inclination both to physical and mental stimulation. Also, like many other dogs, his intelligence cannot be underestimated, so teaching him new tricks regularly would be a kind of activity he’d surely enjoy.
Just a word of advice, always bring this dog to your local vet so he can be checked regarding his skeletal condition.
6. Dachshund-Chihuahua Mix (Chiweenie)
Cross-breeding the Dachshund and Chihuahua would result in another small four-legged companion known as the Chiweenie. This mix is popular in many countries and true to its lineage, this little dog is known to have such a strong personality.
The general appearance of the Chiweenie’s coat depends on the type of Chihuahua you have bred with the Dachshund or vice versa. Both breeds have their short and long-haired versions, after all.
Regardless of their coat type, the Chiweenie isn’t the best dog to have if you have young kids at home, especially if they aren’t ready to responsibly handle a small dog. Remember that despite the size, this pooch has a big dog personality and would simply have no sufficient patience to deal with unruly children.
7. Dachshund-Pomeranian Mix (Dameranian)
Another Dachshund Mix to know about is the Dameranian. He tends to be minute in size which is no surprise considering his Pomeranian and Dachshund parents. The coat would also highly vary, but a good number would possess the coat quality of a Pomeranian.
The wiener-type body of the Dameranian is enough to brighten up the mood wherever he goes in the house. Although he can’t take very large steps, his enthusiasm to move around as well as his cheerful demeanor makes up for it.
For hypersensitive owners, this dog wouldn’t be the most ideal to have as Pomeranians are deemed to be heavy shedders.
8. Dachshund-Great Dane Mix (The Great Wiener)
One of the rarest designer dogs particularly of the Dachshund mix category is The Great Wiener. As the name suggests, you can instantly conclude he’s got the body of a hot dog. He comes from a Great Dane and a Dachshund lineage, so there would be a good chance he’ll grow up big.
The varying personality of this canine needs to be assessed before ultimately bringing him home, but most of the time, The Great Wiener tends to act like a couch potato. No doubt, this part of his temperament would make him an excellent companion in your apartment.
9. Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Another hot dog canine version you can have is the Dandie Dinmont Terrier which is mostly recognized by its scimitar tail since it resembles a curved sword. He also has a stature that subtly curves around the rear unlike the streamlined and straight spine of the Dachshund.
The stark difference between the two mentioned breeds is the coat. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier has a wire and typically white one compared to the brown or black coat color of the Dachshund.
Although some might find the appearance adorable, silly, and fragile, the Dandie canine is known for its otter and badger catching skills. He is intelligent and confident which is why he was a popular dog amongst the middle class and wealthy Europeans in the past.
10. Tibetan Spaniel
The Tibetan Spaniel was first recorded through an art piece that dates back to 1100 BC. This small Asian breed is commonly labeled a prized companion in countless Tibetan monasteries.
When it comes to his face, the Tibetan Spaniel would look closely like a lion and the smaller version of the Tibetan Mastiff. Upon looking at his body though, he would seem like a long-coated wiener dog.
Ignoring the size, the Tibetan Spaniel acted as a brave lookout in the monastery he was stationed in. He’s alert when it comes to anything and he would be quick to let his masters know of anything he finds suspicious.
11. Basset Hound
Another hot dog-looking dog in a big-boned body is the Basset Hound. He is usually a medium to large dog, so if you prefer a sausage pooch in that range of size, you might consider getting this breed.
Due to the unproportionate body height to length ratio, the Basset Hound may, at one point in his life, experience back problems. You can avoid its intensity by keeping him at a healthy weight so his short legs won’t suffer as well.
The eyes of the Basset Hound may seem droopy like his face and ears, but among the other hundreds of canines in the world, he is one of the topmost excellent sniffers there is. He was mainly used for hunting expeditions as he can pick up any scent no matter how faint that is.
12. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
The body is low-set, but no doubt, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is robust and active. The way his body looks can make anyone think the only thing that’s lacking is a baguette that’s sliced in between.
This hot dog pooch has a striking resemblance to the Dachshund when it comes to the physique so this Corgi definitely earns a well-deserved spot on the list. This type is lighter-boned and he’s believed to have come from the same family as the Chow Chow, Pomeranian, Keeshond, and Samoyed.
The charm the Pembroke Welsh Corgi shows matches his level of agreeableness which is high, therefore making him an excellent choice of breed when it comes to competitions that involve herding and obedience.
13. Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Historically older than the Pembroke, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi can be easily distinguished by its long bushy tail in comparison to the docked tails of the Pembroke. There is no other major difference between the two types as the Cardigan Welsh also shows a hot dog-looking body.
With its coat though, he can come in black, brindle, red and sable with white markings, black and white with tan or brindle points, and blue merle. Meanwhile, the Pembroke’s natural colors are only limited to sable, red, and tricolor with white markings.
This is a herding dog trained to nip the cattle on their heels should they go far from the desired direction. He’s a dependable farm dog, active and intelligent enough to do things that would aid his master.
14. Dachshund-Beagle Mix (Doxle)
The Doxle’s appearance would most likely vary according to which lineage he follows more after. Nevertheless, most of them seem to have the physique of the Dachshund and the face of the Beagle. Some of them would also exhibit the popular tricolored coat of the Beagle.
Since this is a mix, there is no consistent appearance for the Doxle. Still, for most dog lovers, appearance is not as highly important as personality. This dog is low in maintenance which is an advantage for people who are always on the go.
It’s still vital though that the Doxle be not left on his own for too long without any activities that would keep him preoccupied.
15. Pug-Dachshund Mix (The Daug)
If you are looking for a lap dog in a hot dog figure, the Daug would be the finest choice out of all the other dogs on this list. From the way he looks, he is definitely exuding a cuddly and affectionate vibe. True to his temperament, the Daug gets attached to his owners quite easily.
Since this is a mix, you won’t have much of an idea how this Dachshund-Pug mix would look. Most of the time, the dog would bear the face of the Pug and follow after the Dachshund’s elongated body.
With this build, the Daug would be prone to skeletal and other back problems so watch out and ensure he does not end up getting obese as he grows. If having too many hot dogs on a diet is unhealthy, this delicate compact canine won’t also do well with excessive meals.