By Dr. Watuwa JamesDr. James Watuwa Last updated: 27th November 2023


As a crossbreed between the Shih Tzu and the Dachshund, the Schweenie is a small dog with a height similar to a Shih Tzu, but a relatively longer length like a Dachshund. Despite its small size, Schweenie is a strong dog characterized by broad, muscular shoulders, big dark eyes, big floppy ears, and a charming face. Its medium length coat usually has an attractive rusty hue, though it may sometimes look a bit ragged.

Schweenie Pictures

Quick Information

NicknamesNot known
CoatEither a thick, lustrous undercoat with long, smooth top coat or a silky, shiny, short-haired coat; sometimes a blend of the two
ColorWhite/Cream, Merle/Spotted/Speckled/Brindle, Light Brown/Golden, Black and White, Black, Brown and White
Breed TypeCrossbreed
Group of BreedHound, Toy
Life span12-15 years
Weight9-20 lbs
Size and HeightSmall; 11-20 inches
SheddingNon to Light
TemperamentSweet, Loyal, Lovable, Happy
Good with ChildrenYes
Originated inEurope
Competitive RegistrationDBR, IDCR, ACHC, DRA, DDKC

Schweenie Puppies Playing Video

Temperament and Behavior

Being smart, friendly, and loving, Schweenies are a family dog ideal for apartment life. They are eager to please their owners whom they rely upon heavily. Although they are somewhat moody, they get along well with other dogs. Schweenies are known to exhibit destructive behavior when separated from their owners or left alone for too long. These cute, playful dogs never snap or growl aggressively, but chew their owner’s hand while playing.



Although Schweenie is a small breed, it loves playing and running around with its owner. A daily 30 minute brisk walk is necessary to keep your dog healthy. Allow your dog to run freely in the house if the weather is harsh outside.


Since it is a light shedder, it requires frequent brushing and combing. To prevent matting and tangling of its coat, brushing the dog 3-4 times every week is recommended. You can trim your dog’s hair every 4-6 weeks.

Health Problems

Being a relatively healthy breed, it does not suffer from hip and spinal problems like its parent – the Dachshund. However, it is susceptible to infections caused by ticks and fleas because of its thick, shiny coat. Consult a vet to prevent these topical infections.


As Schweenies are quite intelligent, they can be easily trained, provided the right training methods are used. Provide obedience as well as socialization training so that they can learn to remain calm in the presence of strangers when taken to an unfamiliar place. Schweenie puppies should be trained to make them sociable with kids. Enforce strict, distinct methods of training, but do not be harsh with your pet.


Give your Schweenie quality dry foods that are prepared for smaller breeds. Instead of one heavy meal a day, feed it 2-3 times a day in proper amounts to take care of its energy requirements.

Interesting Facts

  • As a great companion dog, Schweenies love to follow its owner. It also makes a great lap dog.
  • Their relatively bigger front feet helps them in digging.
  • It likes sleeping in a warm and cozy bed, preferably in its owner’s room.

91 responses to “Schweenie”

  1. Whittney Scott says:

    Who do we call to find a puppy?

  2. Bonnie McColpin says:

    I would like to know if it when you may have available puppies or young dogs. Thanks for your time, Bonnie McColpin

  3. Danielle says:

    Are you still looking for sweenies

  4. Donna Carter says:

    I just loss my Abby , red Dachshund , age 181/2 years on oct. 1 and I have a Dachshund Shih Tzu mixed baby girl , Diamond , age 3 . I wasn’t looking for another fur baby but she was the smallest little black bar with a white diamond on her chest born on April 1. But no one warned her so we decided to go ahead and get her. And she has been the best dog that I have ever owned. She was housebroken within a week, I guess learning from her big sister. As an owner of a Schweenie I would recommend this mix breed to anyone. She is so gentle with children adults and other dogs and cats

  5. Merry says:

    Looking for shihweenie, dachshund- shin tzu mix! Near piedmont NC

  6. Yenny says:

    I am looking for 2 schweenies puppies, make and female. I live in Orange County, let me know if anyone has any available

    • Tawny says:

      Are you still looking? I currently have 8 9 day old puppies. I’m in north central Arkansas

      • Kay says:

        Do you still have any schweenie puppies? My husband and I are looking for one. Our sweet dog passed away in July. He was almost 13. I live in South Ar. Thank you

    • Kalinda says:

      Have you found the dogs yet I have 2 girls and a boy

      • katie lear says:

        mine just passed away and I’m looking for one everywhere do you still have one? my number is 228 437 9790 call me please!!

        • Jessica Bauer says:

          Did you find a puppy you were looking for

          • jason franck says:

            I’m looking. My little Schweenie ran in front of a car while playing. We are hoping to find 2 pups in the spring. March or April. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.

    • Sheryl says:

      Hi I have a 3 mth old male Schweenie that is ready to go to a forever home. I live in Orange County California. If interested, please email at – and I can send you a pic of Blackie. He is such sweetie and all I want is a good loving forever home for him.

  7. Tia says:

    Looking for a schweenie dashound/ shitzue. I live in Virginia and would like to offer a forever home.

  8. Stephanie says:

    Looking for shiweenie in Seattle. Prefer young female dog 1-5 years. Recently lost mine. Grieving for her.

    • Jessica Bauer says:

      Did you find a puppy you were looking for

      • Julee says:

        Hey I’m julee I have a wiener dog mixed with Shih tux and Chiwawa has anybody heard of this mixture. ? He is a pretty amazing dog, but he doesn’t like when people are very close to me, like my kids snuggling, or he is not cool with my boyfriend of 11 years being close to me, Bruce is my puppy’s name, well he just turned a year, but if my bf and I are alone we can hardly cuddle or kiss, let alone sex. Bruce loves both of us separate.. but i mean… is he acting jealous???? Or is he worried and trying to protect me? Bruce doesn’t hurt n e one when this happens but barks and tries to break it up. One time a while ago my bf and I were making love and I just kept telling brucey yo go get his toy or just kept him away without violence always, I hold him away at arms length, the I lost him and he was humping Tim’s leg. If I keep him in bathroom or something he barks like crazy . I live in apartment building. He listens to me does tricks listens if I repremend him from not listening he listens , but not when it comes to even my own loved trying trying to love me. Sorry I wrote a novel. But any suggestions please?

  9. Carol Turtura says:

    My 15 year old girl passed away recently. I live alone and miss the companionship. Trying to find a Shweenie puppy. I live in Eugene Oregon and would be willing to travel. Can anyone help me please

  10. Becky says:

    Our Schweenie just passed at age 12. Looking for a long haired female puppy as we love this breed. We are on the southern Oregon coast and could drive to neighboring states.

  11. Crystal dodd says:

    I have 5 possibly in 5 weeks 1boy but must pick up in Georgia or maybe meet somewhere half way would have to ask !y ride if your seriously wanting one I am wanting a homing fee to make sure there good homes my shih tzu is a therapy dog and hers is more of a guardian angel these puppies are special already

    • Jamie Huneycutt says:

      My name is Jamie Huneycutt, my wife and i have a Schweenie. He is our world. We really want to add a baby. We live in Asheville NC, would love to speak with you about the babies. Please feel free to call or text. (828) 768-2834
      Jamie Huneycutt

    • Carol Turtura says:

      My Shweenie of 15 years passed away. I am heartbroken and would love to have another but hard to find. Looking for a female puppy. If you can help in any way please contact me. Thanks Carol.

    • Carol Turtura says:

      I am looking for a female. Would be willing to fly there. Thanks Carol

      • Michelle says:

        Honestly, I’m just online looking for a pup for myself and saw your comment and this other post and thought I’d try to connect you both. Don’t know if this will work but it’s worth a shot. ☺️

      • Jessica Bauer says:

        Did you find a puppy you wanted

      • Bill says:

        I know someone in Fredericton New Brunswick that has 4 Schweenie puppies

    • Merry says:

      Do you currently have any Shih-Weenie pups?

    • Linda Armenise says:

      I am looking for a Schweenie. i have had 5 dachshund’s over the years and not wan a Schweenie. If you have some available, I would like to see them. i am from Illinois but will travel to have a chance to have one half way to Georgia. let me know. Thanks,

  12. mary ann Haynes says:

    I have a male sweetie blonde beautiful has green eyes and liver colored nose and mouth. Very short legged. He is three years old. Just want a stud fee of $450. If interested my email is can send you pictures

  13. adrienne denny says:

    im looking for a schweenie female in Kansas or Missouri please help if not ready I can wait

    • Hannah leah says:

      I have a toy sweenie 2 actually both girls. I live in Las Vegas but will ship or can come pick up!!!!

      • Crystal dodd says:

        I have 5 possibly in 5 weeks 1boy but must pick up in Georgia or maybe meet somewhere half way would have to ask !y ride if your seriously wanting one

  14. Christina Kuykendall says:

    Hi I have 2 Schweenie puppies 1 all black female with long soft coat, 1 male with black long hair coat with with white on the chest, black and brown girl. Mom is AKC Shih Tzu and Dad is miniature Dauschand. I live in the North Georgia mountains. They are 300.00 each will be 6 weeks Thursday and will have all puppy shots, wormed and vet checked. Email me if interested and I can send you pictures

    • Hanna says:

      Hi I’m interested in your puppies! I was wondering if you could send me pictures of your puppies.

      Thank you!

    • Loree says:

      Do you still breed the schweenies? I recently lost my 15 year old. If not do you know anyone else who does? Thank you so much.

  15. Wendy Stancill says:

    I have to schweeenie puppies left for sale! Located in SnowHill NC! Asking 350.. they will be 8 weeks old January 11,2018

  16. karen murphy says:

    I want one!!!!!!

  17. Nydel says:

    I am looking for a schweenie puppy for sale! Does anyone know of any litters upcoming or available? Posting 9/5/17-I live in North Dakota so here or shipped to?
    Thank you !

  18. Mayra says:

    I have a Schweenie that will be due in less than 2 weeks. I live in Houston Texas please let me know if you are interested in buying a puppy!

  19. Mayra Aguilar says:

    I have a Female Scheenie having 6 pups in two weeks let me know if you are still interested.

  20. Dana Leasure says:

    Looking for a Schweenie pup, would like a female and black but very open.

  21. Dana Leasure says:

    Looking for a Schweenie, would like a female, and black. But am very open

  22. Emily Werrett says:

    Hello all,

    I am looking for anyone who breeds these cute little fur babies, preferably in CA (since that’s where I live)… I have a 6yr old Schweenie male doggy and looking to add another Schweenie in our life and to his. But I’m having a hard time finding a breeder. If we have to go to another state, then we can do that. But does anyone out there know of a Schweenie breeder in CA or in a state close to CA?

    • Stephanie Elickus says:

      I live in B.C Canada and have new beautiful babies 5! That will be ready to go in 10 weeks with shots

      • Leigh Ann says:

        Do you have a website? I would love to see some pictures. I have a schwennie I absolutely love. Would like to get another.

      • Stephanie says:

        Hi my name is stephanie and my husband and I are thinking of getting 2 for our boys and us. We picked this breed bc if my one sons allergies and bc we like the Weenier dog breed. Do you have any puppies left? If so how much what sex? Please email me and let me know. Thank you!!

        • deanna says:

          I have 2 beautiful twin black white paws so adorable 8 wks have shot girls 700.each I live in ontario st.catharines 905 324 6022 my phone number if interested mine are dashound/shitzue mix

      • Renee Strong says:

        I am interested in purchasing a male and female Schweenie. Please send me pictures and prices. I live in North Vancouver, BC.

      • Kelly Harris says:

        I’m just wondering if you are planning on another litter od Schweenies. I currently have one who is going to be 15 and I know I don’t have much more time with him. I am in the Seattle area. Which parent is the dachshund?

    • deanna says:

      I have 1 Puppy left schweenie dashound/ shitzue left she’s beautiful 700.00 first vaccination plus dewarmd she’ll be 10 weeks old on July 30th

    • Emily says:

      Any chance you still have any available? I’d love to find out more.

    • Mona (no a breeder) says:

      I live in Lake Elsinore Calif, 7 puppies were born yesterday and ready in 5-8 weeks
      email me if you are interested:

    • Maggie Ulloa says:

      Good afternoon I have a new litter

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