Doxie-Pin

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10-25 lbs
6-13"
United States
Dachshund
Miniature Pinscher
Doxiepin, Doxpin

The Doxie-Pin is a hybrid mix between a Dachshund and a Miniature Pinscher. The Doxie-Pin is a small to medium-sized dog that can look like either parent but usually stands taller than the Dachshund. The Doxie-Pin is loyal and affectionate but can be shy and timid as well. Not much is known about the Doxie-Pin, though this hybrid is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Breed Registry, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, the Dog Registry of America, and the International Designer Canine Registry. An inquisitive hybrid, this canine will keep you on your feet as they follow their curious nose.

Purpose
Companionship
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Dachshund and Miniature Pinscher

Doxie-Pin Health

Average Size
Male Doxie-Pin size stats
Height: 6-13 inches Weight: 10-25 lbs
Female Doxie-Pin size stats
Height: 6-13 inches Weight: 10-25 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Elbow Dysplasia
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Radiographs
  • Blood Tests

Doxie-Pin Breed History

The Doxie-Pin is a hybrid mix of the Dachshund and the Miniature Pinscher. The hybrid is a modern breed and does not have a well-documented history outside of its parent breeds. Both parent breeds have a long history and may be related to cross breeding in Germany. The Miniature Pinscher, Min-Pin for short, is not to be confused with the Doberman Pinscher, though the breed looks like a tiny replica of the Doberman. The Doberman Pinscher is a younger breed than the Min-Pin. The Min-Pin is thought to be at 2,000 years old and developed from the German Pinscher. Some believe the Min-Pin breed was crossbred with the Dachshund or Italian Greyhound. Detailed breeding records were kept starting in the 19th Century in Germany, and by 1929, the American Kennel Club recognized the Miniature Pinscher as a breed. Originally bred to help with rat problems, today the Min-Pin is a regal-looking companion dog nicknamed the King of Toys. The Dachshund also comes from Germany. His name means badger dog and is based on the Dachshund’s preferred quarry, the badger. Bred to be long in the body in order to dig, the Dachshund was an excellent hunter of ground prey, such as badgers, hare, and foxes. Documented in the 15th century in Germany, the French Basset Hound and some Terrier dogs are part of the ancestral mix. The Dachshund breed standard was written in 1879, and this cute breed was first registered with the American Kennel Club in 1888. 

Doxie-Pin Breed Appearance

The Doxie-Pin is a small to medium-size hybrid between the Dachshund and the Miniature Pinscher. Your Doxie-Pin will develop characteristics resembling both parent breeds, which are surprisingly similar. The coat is usually black and tan but can vary from red to chocolate depending on the parent breeds. The Doxie-Pins ears are large and set lower on the head, and the nose is a little bigger than the Miniature Pinschers and black. The Doxie-Pin has a less exaggerated look than the Dachshund with sturdy legs and a slightly longer body than the Miniature Pinscher. The tail on a Doxie-Pin is carried level with the back and is cord like when not docked, but it can also stand on end when the dog is excited, just like its Miniature Pinscher parent.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Doxie-Pin eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Doxie-Pin nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
brown Doxie-Pin coat
Brown
black Doxie-Pin coat
Black
red Doxie-Pin coat
Red
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Doxie-Pin straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Doxie-Pin Breed Maintenance

Both the Dachshund and the Miniature Pinscher are considered low to moderate shedders, and the Doxie-Pin will not shed much. However, this hybrid is not a hypoallergenic dog. Regular brushing will keep this hybrid looking and feeling well, and bathing is not recommended due to the sensitivity of the Doxie-Pin’s skin. Instead of a full bath, some owners choose to use a warm washcloth or wet wipe designed for dogs to remove any mud, dirt, or other substances. The Doxie-Pin inherits the larger, floppy ears of its Dachshund parent and will require cleaning to remove any dirt, debris, or wax. Regular teeth cleaning will also prevent gum and tooth disease and keep your dog’s teeth and breath clean.

Brushes for Doxie-Pin
Slicker Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Doxie-Pin requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Doxie-Pin Temperament

The Doxie-Pin has a high-energy temperament, like it's Miniature Pinscher parent, and can be timid. The Dachshund parent adds a more even-temper to the Doxie-Pin and a more sedate nature than the high-strung Miniature Pinscher. The Doxie-Pin enjoys company and you may find him in your lap more often than not. The Doxie-Pin can be leery of strangers and will usually only bark in alarm. Otherwise, this hybrid is a quiet. This mix is intelligent but can be slightly stubborn at times. The Dachshund parent means the Doxie-Pin may respond well to training but a reward will help the work go easier and make for a more cooperative dog.

Doxie-Pin Activity Requirements

The Doxie-Pin is an active dog but does not require high-intensity exercise. A 30-minute walk twice daily is enough to satisfy the Doxie-Pin or a run around the backyard, chasing after a ball will exercise both his mind and body. If properly exercised, your Doxie-Pin will be easy to keep inside and is well adapted to apartment living. The Miniature Pinscher, as well as the Dachshund, are known to love to dig and explore so both physical  and mental stimulation are needed to keep your Doxie-Pin content. The Doxie-Pin is an all-weather hybrid and can do well in cold and hot climates, provided they are not too extreme. Temperate climates and houses with backyards are ideal for this small to medium-sized hybrid.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
4 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Doxie-Pin Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.8 - $1
Monthly Cost
$20 - $30

Doxie-Pin Owner Experiences

Chili-Dawg Fingerson-Borgerbraaten
3 Years
2 People
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She loves her walks and does laps around our house
The sweetest dog. She's very sweet and wants to be loved. Can be skitish around other dogs, but also has some close bigger dog friends.
3 hours ago
Ralphie
6 Years
2 People
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He is,a happy fun dog, but has to be on a leash at all times,outside, or he will run, and not let you catch him, until he is,ready. He seems to have difficulty with not marking with our 9 Holden login in the house. Seems to have big time separation anxiety disorder, if left at home, with or without another dog. Can be very high strung, and needs big time excersize. He loves it under a blanket, and we have him trained to sleep in his pet carrier at night!
2 days, 6 hours ago
Teke
1 Year
2 People
Apartment
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Watch TV with mom and dad
Play with the ball
Play
Hike
sleep
Run
Walk
He was the only dog that was not barking in the shelter, with those 2 dots in the eyebrows he conquered us at first sight, he's super chill and friendly, loves to sleep but when he's out, he loves to play and run, very healthy and well behaved, although he likes to bite, but normally is just his toys haha, we are in love with him!
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Coco
1 Year
2 People
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We got her because someone thur her out on back rd
1 month, 1 week ago
Bailey
6 Months
2 People
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He's a rescue from Puerto Rico. Very shy on day 1, then he changed into a ball of over-confidence. He's crazy, keeps the other dogs on their toes. We love him. He brings much liveliness to our home.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Sadie
5 Weeks
5 People
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Sadie is so sweet but she can bark at strangers but she's very playful likes to run a lot indoors and Outdoors. Sadie gets excited at first sight of her leash. She's very playful with our kids. She's easy to bathe and groom. She's been a great companion to us.😁 she thinks she's bigger than she is. 😁 Sadie is a rescue dog.I'd like to say you can take the dog off the street but you can't take the street out the dog. Smart doggie 😁
2 months ago
Max
2 Months
9+ People
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Play
Max is so playful. He is always biting my pants but he is the sweetest. He always wants to sleep on my lap.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Penelope
14 Weeks
3 People
House & Yard
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Walk
Shoe chewing
Tug-of-war
Look out the window
Chase
Adopted her from a local rescue, after she and her brother Puddles were both saved from a high-kill shelter in GA. Gets easily car sick, but it’s something we’re working on. Loves to snuggle and is a total sweetie, but will definitely be vocal if there’s anything she wants. Does not tolerate the vacuum or garden rake. She’s helped to ease the loss of a much beloved family member and we truly saved one another
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Arlo
2 Years
2 People
Condo
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Agility training
Obedience classes
Walking
This dog is very intelligent. He immediately took to obedience classes and loves agility. He has lots of energy, we can walk for hours. He is very shy and timid. Wary of strangers and strange dogs. We always say he is all talk. He'll bark and confront a strange dog/person but will end up running away crying. This is something we are still working on. But all in all he is a very polite dog in the house.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Smokey
6 Years
4 People
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Very energetic and playful, timid with new people, very curious, loving, loves attention,
3 months ago
Bubbles
5 Years
5 People
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I love her too death and she is my shadow. She loves my husband and kids but when it comes to me she is kinda obsessed..she growls at my husband if he kisses me too long lol and is very protective of me.she gets along with kids but doesn't like them to pick her up, but she gives warning growls.shes very energetic but also cuddles alot. Not really easy to train even though shes super smart
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Diesel
3 Years
2 People
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Running, playing with our other dog,
My first dog I’ve owned after i moved out at 18. Became my service animal & he loves his mom. Follows me at my heels, knows when I’m upset, & he’s great with people & other dogs. BUT he is very territorial over me.
4 months, 1 week ago
Rooster
1 Year
2 People
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Naptime
Hide & Seek
Chase
Tug-of-war
keep away
Walk
Rooster is the sweetest! He is super playful but also loves naps with mom! His favorite game is "Fetch then tug!" He loves other animals and is AMAZING with kids! My neighbor's kids pull his tail and grab his ears and he just kisses them! He is kind of tricky to train since he is extremely clever and can tell when he will or won't get a treat after a command is given. That means saying sit or leave it on walks only works if he knows I have treats on me.
4 months, 1 week ago
Rosi
5 Years
2 People
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She is very lovable and sweet in household and does well with children and other neighborhood dogs.
4 months, 1 week ago
Princess
2
3 People
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Fetch
I just love her to death. She loves to play and loves giving kisses
5 months, 1 week ago
Thomas
2 Years
4 People
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very loving dog but he can be snappy at new people especially little kids. He is also stubborn and very smart (a little too smart).Loves to play with bigger dogs and pretty much gets along with any dog. In the end he is a great dog!
5 months, 2 weeks ago
Charles Barkley
7 Years
5 People
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He is amazing to those he knows, tolerates our 40lb boxer, seldom feels like playing, can be aggressive
5 months, 3 weeks ago
Storm
5 Months
4 People
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Playing in the snow
Play
Play keep away
Playing
She is definitely different from other breeds she is vey hyper most of the time. After a long days work she takes a nap in my lap.
6 months, 2 weeks ago
Hudson
4 Years
2 People
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It's been great! He has an attitude, but is great with his circle of humans. The most lovable put. Hudson changed my life
6 months, 4 weeks ago
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