Doxiepoo Puppies: Dachshund Poodle Mix
|Colors:||Brown, Black, Gray, Tan, White|
|Suitable for:||Families with or without children, Couples, Singles|
|Temperament:||Loyal & Loving, Friendly, Playful, Intelligent|
Also known as the Doxiedoodle, the Dachshunddoodle, or the Dachshundpoo, the Doxiepoo is an adorable little designer dog developed from breeding a Dachshund with a Miniature Poodle. Often with stubby legs and curly fur, this unique hybrid dog can easily win his way into your heart with his fun-loving personality and petite size. Perfect for families and singles alike, the Doxiepoo is an affectionate and deeply devoted dog that embodies the best traits of both his parent dog breeds.
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If you’re thinking about adding this spunky sausage dog to your family, here’s everything you need to know about the Doxiepoo.
What is a Doxiepoo?
- The Doxiepoo is also known as the Doxiedoodle, Dachshundpoo or Dachshunddoodle… but Doxiepoo is arguably the cutest to say and easiest to pronounce. Depending on how much the Doxiepoo takes from its parents, the may have the poodle’s hypoallergenic fur and ease of trainability. The more they take from their Dachshund parent, the greater their chance of having short fur and a longer, lower frame.
- In general, the Doxiepoo is a well-mannered dog who has no problem being their master’s sole source of affection and attention. However, should your Doxiepoo be introduced to children when their puppies, he will no doubt grow up thinking they are all siblings. They do not easily take to other pets unless they have be socialized at a young age. For this reason, we recommend the Doxiepoo being the only pooch in the house – trust us, they’ll provide enough entertainment for a lifetime of laughs!
- If you’re consistent, keep a positive attitude and always reward good behavior with treats, Doxiepoos will no doubt learn every trick in the book… and then some.
- The Doxiepoo is a mix between a Dachshund and Toy Poodle. The Poodle originated in Germany (not France ) and were mostly used as water retriever dogs. When hunters would shoot ducks, Poodles were the four-legged swimmers who would get them from lakes and rivers. They are easily trained, mischievous and don’t like to be left alone.
- Dachshunds also originated in Germany but unlike Poodles who retrieved the hunted, they were the hunters! When they branched out into Great Britain, they were bred to become companions rather than hunters. Today, they are mostly companion dogs who are always up for a good movie, cuddled snugly in your lap.
- For the past two decades, many purebred dogs have been cross-bred to make new designer dog breeds that combine the likeness and characteristics of two different breeds. The Doxiepoo is the result of mixing a purebred Dachshund and a purebred Poodle.
The Doxiepoo is a mix between a Toy Poodle and Dachshund.
How easy are Doxiepoo to train?
Poodles are known to be some of the easiest dogs around to train. They require fewer repetitions and rewards than other breeds to know when they have done something correctly. Dachshunds, on the other hand, are rather stubborn when it comes to learning new things. They are easily distracted and aren’t the best for impatient pet parents. Depending on how much the Doxiepoo takes from either parent, they may be difficult to train at first. But if you’re consistent, keep a positive attitude and always reward good behavior with treats, Doxiepoos will no doubt learn every trick in the book and then some.
Diet and Nutrition
- These dogs have a tendency to overeat or become overweight due to too many treats or dog food. In order to control you Doxiepoo’s weight, only feed them 1.5 to 2 cups of premium dog food divided between one to three sittings and don’t treat them to too many doggy biscuits. Remember, a treat is only a treat if given sparingly!
- Depending on how much the Doxiepoo takes from its parents, the may or may not have the poodle’s hypoallergenic fur and ease of trainability.
How would you describe the temperament of Doxiepoo?
- Affectionate and loyal, the Doxiepoo loves to be by their favorite person’s side no matter where they are (the bathroom is no excuse to part from this little dog!). They are very much people-oriented and love to kiss their families to death. However, be prepared to have little mini-me’s of your Doxiepoo at every corner of your home, as they are prone to shed no matter how much they take from either parent. It’s just a matter of how long or short their fur is and how much they shed, not if they shed.
- These little guys are surprisingly good watchdogs who will immediately bark at any sign of a stranger in their humble abode (even if you invite them in), which is not uncommon in small breeds. Unfortunately, this may prove to be annoying, especially if they are afraid of loud noises like trucks passing through or lightning (although most dogs are scared of the latter). The good news is that once they recognize the newcomer is no threat to them, they warm up to their presence and will resume their cuddly personality once again.
- Although they do well with kids, they are not known to be the friendliest towards other pets if they haven’t been properly socialized. Should you acquire a Doxiepoo pup, do remember to socialize them early on with other animals such as dogs and cats so they are familiar with them and don’t think of them as enemies. If you socialize them correctly, they should be friendlier towards other animals and humans alike.
Doxiepoos can be as small as a toy dog breed when they are fully-grown adults or they can grow up to a medium-sized dog, depending on how much they take from each parent. This can make them weigh anywhere between 10-30 pounds.
How healthy are Doxiepoo?
Because it is a cross-bred dog, the Doxiepoo can inherit any of its parents’ health issues. Dachshunds are at-risk for canine crushing disease, eye care problems, hip dysplasia, intervetebral disk disease, urinary tract problems, heart disease, patellar luxation and seizures. Toy poodles are subject to just as many genetic diseases, including Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA), slipped stifle, diabetes, epilepsy, heart disorders, ear infections, skin problems and digestive tract problems.
Do remember that just because this breed is susceptible to these health issues does not mean they will inherit them. However, as dogs get older, they are at more at-risk to develop them. To keep onto of your dog’s health, always remember to take them to the veterinarian for routine check-ups.
How active are Doxiepoo?
Doxiepoos are high-energy dogs. Though they do well in apartments, they require an hour or more of exercise each day. Take your pooch for a walk, play with him at your local dog park, or let him run around outside. Never leave your Doxiepoo unsupervised when he’s outdoors. Since he is a small breed, he can easily be injured by a predatory animal.
In addition to physical exercise, the Doxiepoo needs a lot of mental stimulation as well. Since this dog is prone to separation anxiety, never leave your Doxiepoo alone for long hours. If you’re working late, enroll him in doggy daycare or have a trusted friend keep him company at your house. Interactive toys and training sessions will keep your Doxiepoo’s mind occupied.
How long will Doxiepoo live?
This designer dog breed can live from 10-15 years.
The Doxiepoo is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC), Designer Breed Registry (DBR), Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC), Dog Registry of America (DRA) as well as the International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR). It is not recognized by the American Kennel Club, as it is considered to be a hybrid breed.
Doxiepoos can have a variety of different hair lengths, colors and textures. Like the Dachshund, their fur can be short and coarse and require little to no grooming. However, should they take on the Poodle’s characteristic coat, which is longer and curlier, they will require regular brushing and perhaps a trim here and there to keep their fur in tip-top shape. Colors range from black, brown, tan, grey, white or a combination or two or more of these colors.
Like all puppies, Doxiepoo pups are incredibly small and special care needs to be taken when handling them at a young age. Always be present when a young child is handling these small dogs, even when they are grown up, as Doxiepoos don’t take lightly to children who pull their fur, ears or tails.
Is a doxiepoo a good family dog?
Doxiedoodles are incredibly attached pets. As long as they’re the only animal in your life, your doxiepoo will be thrilled to follow you around the house and hang out with every member of the family.
Is a doxiepoo hypoallergenic?
Doxiepoos are hypoallergenic, especially if they take after their miniature poodle genetics. In exchange for sneeze-free hair, you’ll need to brush your dog’s long and curly coat slightly more often than normal.
Are doxiepoos good with kids?
Doxiepoos tend to bark a lot, but they’re still very social and love hanging out with the family. Doxiedoodles can do great with kids as long as the interaction is supervised.
How much does a doxiepoo puppy cost?
The price of an average doxiepoo puppy is generally around $250. However, if you work with a highly reputable breeder, you may need to pay a price as high as $2,000 for a doxiedoodle puppy with great genetics, no health problems, and early-life training. You can also frequently find rescue doxiedoodles at the shelter for normal adoption fees.
If you want to add an adorable little designer dog to your family, consider getting a Doxiepoo! Small and sweet, this breed does best as the only pet in the home. Good with kids, the Doxiepoo requires lots of affection and exercise.
If you’re ready to add a fantastic dog to your home, consider a Doxiepoo!