It looks like someone gave this golden legs that are just too short.
The first time I ever saw a long-haired dachshund puppy, I mistook it for a very small golden retriever.
Here’s a mini long-haired dachsund that has some golden retriever features for comparison:
Some large bitches are actually quite accommodating with little male dogs. They will actually find ways to make it easier for the little dogs to mount them.
Of course, one can always use the cinder block method.
I don’t know why anyone would intentionally create this cross. Short-legged dogs are not the best water dogs, although dachshunds swim far better than one might expect. Dachshunds are also much easier to train than our cultural meme of the “stubborn wiener dog” suggests.
Both breeds are technically gun dogs. Dachshunds actually do hunt very close to the gun and can be used on both furred and feathered game. And they can retrieve from the water.
But many dachshunds in North America have severe back problems. My dad grew up with a smooth standard dachshund that was a very good hunting dog and was as biddable as any golden retriever. However, he was often out of commission whenever he slipped a disc.
I don’t know if this cross would have less of a chance of developing back problems, but it is possible.
Of course, it would be different if the dachshund in the cross happened to be a German teckel, rather than the more common American pet dachshund.
And dachshunds are also supposed to show heightened aggression toward their quarry, whereas goldens are suppose to treat even live animals as nothing more than dead marks that must be carried without harming them. It is possible for any dog to learn when to show predatory killing behavior and when to carry it alive– most German HPR’s know the proper context. But that still requires a certain amount of training and experience to refine in the dog.
This cross is interesting, but I doubt that it will ever be like the goldendoodle or the cock-a-poo. Or the lurchers or racing sled dogs.