Doxiemo

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26-35 lbs
10-18"
United Kingdom
Dachshund
American Eskimo Dog

The Doxiemo is a hybrid mix of the Dachshund and the American Eskimo. The size of a Doxiemo will vary depending on which parent breed the mix most resembles. Taller hybrids tend to look more like the American Eskimo whereas shorter dogs resemble the Dachshund. Not much is known on the Doxiemo, but both parent breeds have a long history. Doxiemo owners should review the characteristics and health concerns of the parent breeds to better understand the potential temperament and health issues of their designer dog, but owners have found them to be busy dogs that are very smart and eager to learn. Active families are the fit for this hybrid; he enjoys being on the go.

Purpose
Companionship
Date of Origin
2000s
Ancestry
Dachshund and American Eskimo

Doxiemo Health

Average Size
Male Doxiemo size stats
Height: 10-19 inches Weight: 26-35 lbs
Female Doxiemo size stats
Height: 10-18 inches Weight: 26-35 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Addison's Disease
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Cataracts
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Obesity
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Radiographs

Doxiemo Breed History

The Doxiemo is a new hybrid mix for the 21 st century that is usually smaller than a Standard American Eskimo but not as low to the ground as the Dachshund. The Doxiemo is currently recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club and the Dog Registry of America. Little is known about the current hybrid, but both the Dachshund and the American Eskimo have long histories and were first developed in Germany. The American Eskimo is neither American nor Eskimo and believe to be from the Northern Spitz lineage. The vocalization and ability to alert people to potential threats made the Spitz, and later the American Eskimo, the perfect choice of companion for farmers. Many American Eskimos were also featured in travelling circuses as tightrope walking dogs. Anti-German sentiment following World War I and throughout the Second World War encouraged a name change for the German Spitz, who became known as the American Eskimo, or Eskie. The Dachshund was known as the "badger dog" and his ancestors are thought to be from the Spaniel, Terrier, Hound and Pinscher lines. Bred to perfection in the 1800s, the goal was to produce a dog with short sturdy legs for digging into the dens of his prey. Later, companionship was the main reason for owning the Dachshund, who is still a popular friend of many families today.

Doxiemo Breed Appearance

The Doxiemo can lean toward either parent breed in appearance but is usually smaller than the American Eskimo, which stands at a maximum height of 19 inches. The body of the Doxiemo is typically low to the ground with an elongated body, but the American Eskimo parent helps balance some of the disproportion of the body. The head of a Doxiemo is round with a thin, long muzzle that’s in proportion to the head and the ears are set low and slightly larger than the American Eskimo parent’s ears. The eyes can vary in color from light to dark brown and are round to slightly oval and expressive and cheerful. The coat can vary in color but is usually light or includes white or cream two color variations, though black and tan are seen if the Doxiemo coat resembles the Dachshund. The hair on a Doxiemo is always soft and shiny but may lay flatter against the body in the hybrid than it does in the American Eskimo parent.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Doxiemo eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Doxiemo nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
white Doxiemo coat
White
cream Doxiemo coat
Cream
fawn Doxiemo coat
Fawn
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Doxiemo straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Doxiemo Breed Maintenance

Having risen from two non-hypoallergenic breeds, the Doxiemo is not hypoallergenic and is considered an average to high shedder. The medium to long, soft hair of the Doxiemo should be brushed daily to prevent mats and keep the coat free of dirt. Frequent brushing will also help evenly distribute natural oils that keep the skin and coat healthy. These dogs are not known to develop the odor typical of many dogs, but regular brushing will help prevent smells from developing. While brushing your Doxiemo’s coat, also check the ears and remove any built-up wax, dirt, or debris using a veterinarian approved cleaning solution. The Doxiemo’s ears are on the larger side, and the long hair means additional dirt and debris may get caught inside.

Brushes for Doxiemo
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Doxiemo requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Doxiemo Temperament

The American Eskimo parent makes the Doxiemo a friendly and intelligent hybrid who is eager to please. Any stubbornness you find in your Doxiemo is sure to come from the Dachshund parent, but the Doxiemo is considered an outgoing, loving, and easy to train hybrid. When it comes to children, the Doxiemo is a remarkable, patient, and loving companion but may not be well-suited to small children who don’t understand how to play with this slightly out of proportion dog. The America Eskimo parent makes the Doxiemo hardier and teaching children how to interact with dogs will help with proper socialization. The Doxiemo gets along very well with other dogs and cats with proper socialization, but the Dachshund parent can interfere with true harmonization if not well-socialized. The Doxiemo may be slightly leery of strangers and a bit shy, but early socialization will help develop their friendliness towards unknown, non-threatening people. Energy levels in the Doxiemo are high with moderate intensity, but they are small enough to get daily exercise indoors, which will keep their minds sharp and bodies healthy.

Doxiemo Activity Requirements

The Doxiemo is a hybrid of two breeds with different energy levels. The Dachshund is more sedate and needs less intense activity while the American Eskimo can have high energy and require slightly more intense daily activity. Your Doxiemo will enjoy running and jumping and requires between 30 minutes to one hour of regular exercise. However, the small stature of this mix means the Doxiemo can usually get all of its exercise needs inside. The Doxiemo is adapted remarkably well to the apartment and urban living, and both parent breeds strike a perfect balance in climate tolerance. The Doxiemo is capable of living in either hot or cold climate and is ideally suited for temperate environments. However, during warmer months, watch for any signs of overheating, because your Doxiemo inherits it coat from its American Eskimo parent.

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

Doxiemo Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.8 - $1
Monthly Cost
$25 - $30

Doxiemo Owner Experiences

Brisket
9 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Walks
Play keep away
He’s sweet. We rescued him at 9 weeks and he’s very affectionate. He barks at everything, and is a little stubborn to Potty train.
3 weeks, 4 days ago
Charlie
9 Weeks
2 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
New to this beeed. I previously had a Dachshund for 15 years
6 months, 3 weeks ago
Book me a walkiee?
Pweeeze!
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