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
Height: 6-13 inches Weight: 10-25 lbs
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
Nose Color Possibilities
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
Brown
Black
Red
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
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
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

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
2 months, 2 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.
2 months 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
1 month, 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!
1 month ago
Princess
2
3 People
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Fetch
I just love her to death. She loves to play and loves giving kisses
1 month 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.
14 hours ago
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