The Doxie-Pin is a designer or hybrid breed. This particular breed is a cross between the Dachshund and the Miniature Pinscher. The Doxie-Pin tends to have longer legs than the Dachshund parent breed, but there is always the chance this designer breed will inherit the elongated spine of the Dachshund, which means that some of your activities will need to accommodate this genetic trait. The Doxie-Pin tends to be affectionate, so keep them at their happiest by planning activities that the two of you can do together. Additionally, this hybrid tends to sport a “curious nose,” which makes them a prime candidate for scenting activities.
The Dachshund parent breed was developed to scent out prey, usually small animals that would tend to burrow underground, and then dig into the burrows to reach the animal. Often, the hunter would have to forcibly remove the Dachshund from an underground burrow by using their tail. With that said, the Doxie-Pin is a perfect scent hound and will enjoy participating in scent trials. Scent trial events are sponsored by a wide variety of dog clubs. You will want to attend a few of these before signing your pooch up for participation. In fact, most experts recommend bringing Fido along for an event or two (in which they do not participate) so that you can somewhat socialize them to the event. Then, upon judging your pup’s reaction to the event, you can decide whether they are up to participation before spending the money on registration.