20-30 lbs
United States
American Pit Bull Terrier
Pitwee, Dox-Bull, Bull-Dach, Doxiebull, Doxbull

Not much is known yet about the Doxie-Pit, which is a hybrid mix between the American Pitbull Terrier and the Dachshund. The American PitBull Terrier brings the height and the weight while the Dachshund adds a short-legged, elongated body type. This breed’s high intelligence and loyal nature require a seasoned dog owner who can devote time and love to training with firm, yet gentle hand. The Dixie-Pit is somewhat of an oddity in appearance, having the large head of a Pitbull and the body of a Dachshund, but despite their odd appearance, these hybrids are adorable and loving companions.

Date of Origin
American Pit Bull Terrier, Dachshund

Doxie-Pit Health

Average Size
Male Doxie-Pit size stats
Height: 8-13 inches Weight: 20-30 lbs
Female Doxie-Pit size stats
Height: 8-13 inches Weight: 20-30 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Demodicosis
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypothyroidism
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Distichiasis
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Radiographs

Doxie-Pit Breed History

The Doxie-Pit is a modern designer breed that first gained notoriety around 2015 with a Doxie-Pit named Rami who was available for adoption. The odd looks of the Doxie-Pit sparked curiosity in the hybrid but little else is known on this mix. Owners should review the histories, personality traits, and potential health risks of both breeds to better understand their Doxie-Pit’s potential disposition. Known to be a keen hunter, the Dachshund hails from Germany and served his purpose well in both England and Germany in the 1800's. Bred to have powerful legs for digging his way into animal dens, this canine usually hunted in a pack. Not so popular in the United States until after the World Wars, the Dachshund did make his way to North America eventually, where they became popular family companions. They are also favored in Australia, India, France and Holland. The American Pitbull Terrier has a long history with a sad beginning. The American Pitbull Terrier also shares its name with the American Staffordshire Terrier that was a bull-baiting, pit fighting dog crossed between the Old English Bull and Terrier and the English Terrier to create a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The breed was imported to the United States in the 19th Century for pit fighting and bred to out-weigh its English Staffordshire cousin over time. The American Kennel Club first recognized the American Staffordshire Terrier in 1936. Though blood sports have long been banned in the United States, these loyal and loving dogs are still forced into illegal blood sporting and have gained poor reputations because of the cruelty. Despite their reputation, these dogs are highly loyal, affectionate, and make for excellent family dogs.

Doxie-Pit Breed Appearance

The Doxie-Pit is a strange mix between the American Pitbull Terrier and the Dachshund. The American Pitbull Terrier is seen in all colors, but the resulting hybrid is most often a dual-color combination with white. Many times, Doxie-Pits will have distinctive facial markings, such as eye patches or markings above the eyes. The Doxie-Pit’s head is large and broad with ears smaller than a Dachshund. The muzzle is medium length and slightly shorter than the head. Dark eyes are set low and apart. The head of a Doxie-Pit is unmistakably that of a Pitbull whereas the body is that of a Dachshund with short legs and an elongated body. The skin on a Doxie-Pit is tight, and the hair is short and hard displaying this hybrid’s powerful muscle structure. The tail on a Doxie-Pit is set low but carried above the level of back when active.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Doxie-Pit eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Doxie-Pit nose
brown Doxie-Pit nose
Coat Color Possibilities
fawn Doxie-Pit coat
brown Doxie-Pit coat
brindle Doxie-Pit coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Doxie-Pit straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Doxie-Pit Breed Maintenance

Despite the Doxie-Pit’s short, hard coat, this hybrid is known to moderately shed. Brushing the Doxie-Pit once a week will significantly help remove dead and loose hair from the coat and keep the coat looking and smelling its best. All dogs need their teeth brushed to keep the tartar from building up, and the Doxie-Pit should have his teeth brushed at least twice a week. Proper dental hygiene will also help prevent tooth and gum decay and bacterial infections. While brushing your Doxie-Pit’s coat and teeth, also check his ears and use a veterinarian approved solution to gently remove any dirt, wax, or debris from your dog’s ears. Only bathe your Doxie-Pit when necessary, and most times, a room temperature cloth applied after brushing will help keep your Doxie-Pit clean. The American Pitbull Terrier’s skin is very sensitive, so keeping a healthy, clean cost is important.

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

Doxie-Pit Temperament

The Doxie-Pit is a feisty, people loving dog. Wherever their people are the Doxie-Pit wants to be as well. The Doxie-Pit gets its people loving traits from its American Pitbull Terrier parent. When it comes to children, the Doxie-Pit has patience and high energy for running around and playing but prevent children and adults from rough play, teasing, or tail pulling. The Doxie-Pit is a social dog who will often greet strangers with energy. Be careful with people who are timid or fearful of dogs since this breed is sensitive to human emotion. The Doxie-Pit comes from two purebred dogs who may be aggressive towards other dogs and animals. Proper socialization and training at early ages will help the Doxie-Pit better acquaint itself with other animals. Though the Dachshund is a sedate dog, the Doxie-Pit has high energy with moderate to high-intensity exercise needs. Additionally, this hybrid can be stubborn making him more difficult to train. The Doxie-Pit needs firm, confident, and calm training from a well-seasoned dog owner and is not well suited to novice dog owners.

Doxie-Pit Activity Requirements

The Doxie-Pit is a very active hybrid and gains most of its high energy from its high intensity American Pitbull Terrier parent who is active in bursts of energy. The Dachshund parent will calm the energy levels slightly, but a fenced in yard or a dog park are daily requirements for this breed who needs to run off some of his energy. If exercised regularly, the Doxie-Pit can adapt well to apartment living but don’t leave him alone for long. The Doxie-Pit does not tolerate being left alone and will develop destructive behaviors if not properly exercised and stimulated. The Doxie-Pit loves to play tug rope in addition to running. Training can be difficult since both parent breeds have stubborn streaks. Incorporating task-oriented training and exercise with your Doxie-Pit will feel more like playtime, and he will respond much better to training. The Doxie-Pit is an all-weather dog as well but does slightly better in warmer climates than in cooler ones.

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

Doxie-Pit Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $35.00

Doxie-Pit Owner Experiences

Jo jo
4 Years
3 People
We rescued Jo jo last Christmas from death row. She is the sweetest, most loyal, loving dog I have ever had or met. She stares at me intently like I am her world! She’s stubborn but she does listen well. She doesn’t like change but as long as she can snuggle me she gets over it quickly. We have to be sure to exercise her lazy butt daily because she gains weight quickly when we don’t. She sits on her butt like a chipmunk with her front paws up and can just balance there for as long as she wants - it’s the cutest thing ever! She is also very talkative; constantly making cute little noises if she needs or wants something. The first time I heard her growl it scared me because it’s so guttural but I quickly figured out that she just sounds like that wheather she’s playing, talking, or protecting us while camping. She’s extremely protective and great on camping trips - though she hates the cold and the rain. I’ve had many different breeds but this is the one for me <3 I recommend this breed to active families who have experience training dogs properly and gently and who love to snuggle their pups!
2 months, 2 weeks ago
2 Months
4 People
Datsun was given to me at 5 weeks old. She was an outside puppy and so sweet. She does not like to be left alone in a room and she loves to lay in your lap and sleep. She is the sweetest thing. She loves my kids and has my husband wrapped around her little paw.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
4 Years
2 People
House & Yard
He was a rescue in 2014 and has been awesome. He is very smart and affectionate. Does not like being on leash but loves going for walks, although he pulls. Does well with children, however seems unsure at times and relies on feed back on how he is doing. Very protective. Loves to cuddle.
3 months, 2 weeks ago
4 Years
2 People
Laying in the sun
Dog Parks
Go to Park
Nylah has been the greatest dog we have ever had! She is so sweet and loving. She loves to play fetch with her frisbee or throw a ball into the pool for her. She's been nothing but perfect, she is gentle with babies and toddlers. Lets them crawl all over her and pull her ears and tail with no issues (always supervised!). She does great with other dogs as well! We love her so much!
5 months, 4 weeks ago
11 Months
2 People
chewing on toys
sleeping in
Going to the dog park
going for walks
Playing fetch
I honestly can't imagine a better dog. Our Ollie girl loves to play and has tons of personality. She's very sassy and loves to talk. She is stubborn, but has been easy enough to train. She does as she's told, she just might back talk while she's doing it. And as much as she likes to play and run and socialize with other dogs, she very much likes to cuddle and nap. She seems to pretty much be okay with whatever level of activity we are whether that's sleeping in and cuddling on the couch all day or going outside to play all day. All around, a pretty fantastic and sweet dog.
9 months ago
3 Months
3 People
Pay around in the backyard she has a doggie door
She so adorable pub. Very active but also loves her napping times with me and snuggles up. And she's a chewer. Chews on my shoes socks. Takes them out in the living room. Oh yes she has her toys too. She's very bonded to me and smart. Love her she perfect
1 year, 1 month ago
Book me a walkiee?
Sketch of smiling australian shepherd