Doxie Scot

18-28 lbs
United States
Scottish Terrier

The Doxie Scot is a hybrid mix between a Dachshund and a Scottish Terrier. As a designer dog, not much is known on the Doxie Scot, and this hybrid can inherit its looks and other traits from either parent. The Doxie Scot is an outgoing, active dog who is very agile considering his stature and long body. They are also fearless and loyal to their families but require early socialization for other dogs and pets. Both parents are excellent alarm barkers, so expect the Doxie Scot to bark as well. The Scottish Terrier and the Dachshund both tend to bond with only one family member, so socialization is essential for a happy, healthy Doxie Scot.

Date of Origin
Dachshund and Scottish Terrier

Doxie Scot Health

Average Size
Male Doxie Scot size stats
Height: 8-10 inches Weight: 18-28 lbs
Female Doxie Scot size stats
Height: 8-10 inches Weight: 18-28 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Cushing's Disease
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Elbow Dysplasia
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Radiographs
  • Blood Tests

Doxie Scot Breed History

The Doxie Scot is a hybrid mix of the Dachshund and the Scottish Terrier. The hybrid is a modern breed and does not have a history outside of its parent breeds. Personality and physical characteristics can reflect either parent breed and not much is known on the hybrid. Currently, the Doxie Scot 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 as both the Doxie Scot and the Doxie Scott. To better understand the potential traits of the Doxie Scot, owners should review the histories and characteristics of the parent breeds. The ancestor of the Scottish Terrier, the long-extinct Scotch Terrier, was first described in 55 BC by the Romans who identified the small dogs as agile hunters that went to the ground after their quarry. The Romans named this determined dog Terrarii, which stands for "workers of the earth". Over several centuries, the Terrier group lived in Scotland and England, making their way to Germany and France as well. By the 1800s, the Scottish Terrier was firmly established as a wire-haired small Terrier of the Skye group, which differed from the smooth coated Terriers of England. The Dachshund hails from Germany where his name means badger dog; a moniker turned name based on the Dachshund’s preferred quarry, the badger. The Dachshund was bred to be elongated for digging and hunting ground prey, such as badgers, hare, and foxes. This breed dates back to at least the 15th Century in Germany and may share some ancestry with the French Basset Hound as well as some Terrier dogs to produce the elongated earth dog of today. The Dachshund breed standard was written in 1879, and the dog made its first appearance in the United States in 1888 where 11 dogs were first registered with the American Kennel Club. Today, the Dachshund is the only AKC recognized dog to be both an above ground and below ground hunter.

Doxie Scot Breed Appearance

The Doxie Scot is a small to medium-sized hybrid between the Dachshund and the Scottish Terrier. Your Doxie Scot will develop may resemble the Scottish Terrier with a wiry, usually black coat but can also take on the smooth Dachshund look with black and tan, brown, red, or white colored coats. The ears are slightly larger than the Scottish Terrier and set lower on the head. Scottish Terriers are low to the ground but in proportion to their body size whereas the Dachshund's stature is exaggerated. The Doxie Scot maintains the exaggerated look with sturdy legs and a longer body than the Scottish Terrier. The tail on a Doxie Scot is carried level with the back and may curl slightly, but it can also stand on end when the dog is excited, just like its Scottish Terrier parent.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Doxie Scot eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Doxie Scot nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Doxie Scot coat
brown Doxie Scot coat
red Doxie Scot coat
white Doxie Scot coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Doxie Scot wiry coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Doxie Scot Breed Maintenance

If the coat on a Doxie Scot resembles its hypoallergenic parent, the Scottish Terrier, this hybrid will lean toward low shedding and will most likely give few problems to allergy sufferers. A smooth, softer coat usually indicates a Dachshund resemblance and will increase potential allergies. However, the Dachshund is not known to shed much. Regular brushing will keep this hybrid looking and feeling well, and a variety of brushes should be used weekly. Stiff brushes, hound gloves, and wide-toothed combs are ideal grooming accessories you can use to keep the coat looking healthy. Bathing is not suggested for this hybrid unless necessary as the Scottish Terrier parent’s skin is sensitive. The Doxie Scot is parented by two breeds not known to have a doggy odor either. Regular ear cleaning is recommended for the Doxie Scot, given the slightly longer, flexible ears of this hybrid.

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

Doxie Scot Temperament

The Doxie Scot has a high-energy temperament like its Scottish Terrier parent and is often serious. He can be vocal and opinionated when upset and is an excellent alarm barker. The Doxie Scot tends to bond with only one family member and is better suited to families with older children who already know how to handle a dog. The Doxie Scot needs human company but doesn't like to be teased or engage in rough play regardless of its agile nature. Somewhat leery of strangers and sometimes shy, the Doxie Scot will gauge new people and form a fast opinion. Giving him respect and staying cheerful is the best way to approach a Doxie Scot since the Scottish Terrier is sensitive to human emotion. This hybrid is intelligent but can be slightly stubborn at times. The Dachshund parent means the Doxie Scot may respond well to food-based reward training but Scottish Terriers are more known for their independence and your Doxie Scot may do as he pleases.

Doxie Scot Activity Requirements

With all the energy and agility inherited from the Scottish Terrier, the Doxie Scot is still very low to the ground and doesn't need high-intensity activity. However, the Doxie Scot does require daily exercise. A brisk 30-minute walk twice daily is enough to satisfy the Doxie Scot but be slightly more mindful with walks. The sturdy Dachshund legs may not move quite as fast as a Scottish Terrier's rapid steps. The Doxie Scot is a moderately active hybrid that is somewhat calmer than then Scottish Terrier parent thanks to the sedate Dachshund. However, your Doxie Scot may still be an active dog. When it comes to climates, the Dachshund parent does not tolerate the cold well at all, but the Doxie Scot strikes a good balance and can be well suited to temperate climates. Both parents adapt well to apartment living, so you can expect a Doxie Scot to do well in the town or the country if properly exercised. Proper exercise will also keep the Doxie Scot’s mind sufficiently stimulated and may prevent any digging or rooting around in the earth; traits shared by both parents.

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

Doxie Scot Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.80 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$20.00 - $30.00

Doxie Scot Owner Experiences

6 Years
1 People
Playing in the snow
Being outdoors
I found Frankie (official name Franklin) at a shelter over 4 years ago. He's such a wonderful dog. My best guess for his breed mix is Doxie Scot. He's very smart. He's independent but also very affectionate. He's happy to stay outside for hours in good weather, but he also curls up with me whenever he can, and just loves being petted. He spends a lot of time lounging on the sofa, and sleeps under the covers in my bed every night. I'm definitely his #1 human and he trusts me. Frankie's been friendly to some cats, but he also got into a fight with a stray one. He really wants to play with them, but most of them don't want to! It's hard to predict how he'll behave with other dogs. Often he's friendly/neutral but other times there's a rivalry. He's always been a great role model for his brother Oliver (a sweet, nervous, clingy rat terrier I adopted over 2 years ago) and they frequently cuddle and play together. Frankie has chased and cornered some possums and raccoons. I'm not sure if he would start a fight with them. Frankie has a watchdog mentality and is protective of me, but if he sees that a guest isn't a threat, he's friendly, even wanting to be petted. He's bonded with a few of my friends and loves to play and wrestle with them. Frankie is quite curious and sometimes headstrong; he escapes the fenced yard whenever he can find a way. He's eventually come back on his own the times I didn't catch him first. He was originally picked up by animal control as a stray, but was probably a pet before that, since he was housebroken when I got him. I don't think he's ever been seriously ill. His skin gets dry sometimes, and I had his teeth cleaned a few years ago. He tolerates going to the vet. All in all, he's extremely cute and has a wonderful personality. I adore him and hope we have many more years together.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
3 Years
5 People
House & Yard
After finding her at a shelter we were a little worried how her temperment would be. She quickly taught us we had nothing to worry about. She loves to go outside with us especially when she gets to be chased by the kids. She enjoys her time in our lap just as much. She loves to curl up and just let you pet her for hours. She has been the most affectionate dog that we have ever owned. She is very protective of our youngest and my brother. She is very defensive if someone tries to touch them even for a hug. We wouldn't trade her for anything, plus she just had us 6 puppies so we have even more to love!!
1 year, 1 month ago
5 Years
1 People
Ozzy and I enjoyplaying
Ozzy is lovable and very protective of me. I do post warnings that he will nip strangers. He will bite the shoes of maintenance men also. He loves my grandchildren, yet I also watch him closely around them as they can be a bit rowdy and it makes him nervous.
1 year, 2 months ago
Lil Bit Britches
5 Years
2 People
House & Yard
She is Queen B. Very protective of house, nips heels if someone arrives with glasses or a hat on, thus beware sign posted. One of my babies
1 year, 4 months ago
2 People
Max is a very smart dog . He is also set in his own ways and can be very mean at times. He is also very protective . He is very loving also . Overall he is a great dog but can be a handful if his mind is set to do something.
1 year, 6 months ago
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