5-30 lbs
United States
Doodle, Dachdoodle, Doxiedoodle, Doxiepoodle, Dachshunddoodle, Dachshundpoo

The Doxiepoo is a hybrid mix of two small to medium-sized breeds, the Dachshund, and the Miniature Poodle. The Poodle is a popular breed for hybridization for its disposition, intelligence, and hypoallergenic coat qualities. The Dachshund is an equally popular breed and makes for an excellent companion as well. Both parents are intelligent but can be slightly stubborn, especially the Dachshund parent. While the personalities of Doxiepoos do not vary much, the appearance and size of a Doxiepoo can vary depending on the parent breeds.

Date of Origin
Dachshund and Miniature Poodle

Doxiepoo Health

Average Size
Male Doxiepoo size stats
Height: 8-21 inches Weight: 5-30 lbs
Female Doxiepoo size stats
Height: 8-21 inches Weight: 5-30 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Bloat
  • Addison's Disease
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
  • Canine Cushing’s Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Elbow Dysplasia
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Radiographs
  • Blood Tests

Doxiepoo Breed History

The Doxiepoo is a hybrid mix of the Dachshund and the Poodle. The hybrid is a modern breed, and though standards are not available, the Poodle is a popular hybrid choice and owners may find a lot of relevant information on this mix, which is a popular designer choice. However, owners should review the histories and character traits of the parent breeds to understand the possible dispositions and traits of the Doxiepoo. The Poodle is a popular breed that includes the toy, miniature, and standard sizes. The Poodle is a German dog whose name is taken from the word Pudel, which reminds us of this breed's love of the water. Though the Poodle is of German descent, he was developed and bred for change in France in the 1500s to 1600s. After World War II, the Poodle became the number one dog in America, remaining there for 20 years. Today the Poodle remains a popular breed, and is a steadily growing choice for hybrid dogs. The Dachshund, formerly a keen and adept hunter of rabbits and badgers, was also used as a tracker at one time. He was once called the German Badger Hunter but his name evolved to become the Dachshund, and his purpose changed as well, into that of a treasured companion. The Dachshund Club of England was founded in 1881 and around that time, 11 of the breed were also registered in the American Kennel Club's stud book.

Doxiepoo Breed Appearance

The Doxiepoo is a small to medium-sized hybrid between the Dachshund and the Miniature Poodle with a vast range of height and weight. The height and weight variation depend on the parent breeds, which can vary from toy-sized to medium. The Standard Poodle is not usually crossbred, but the Toy and Miniature are bred with different sizes of Dachshund parents. The Doxiepoo has a round head and large dark eyes full of expression. The nose is proportionate to the muzzle and is black and round. The body of a Doxiepoo is sturdy and shorter than it is long. Many Doxiepoos resemble the Dachshund in body with the shaggy, soft coats of the Poodle, leaving behind defining physical characteristics of both parents.

Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Doxiepoo eyes
brown Doxiepoo eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Doxiepoo nose
brown Doxiepoo nose
Coat Color Possibilities
white Doxiepoo coat
cream Doxiepoo coat
gray Doxiepoo coat
black Doxiepoo coat
brown Doxiepoo coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Doxiepoo wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Doxiepoo Breed Maintenance

The Doxiepoo is a hypoallergenic dog thanks to the Poodle parent and sheds very little if its coat resembled the Poodle. The Dachshund supports low shedding as well. The medium to long hair on the Doxiepoo requires daily brushing to prevent tangles and mats. Regular ear cleaning with a veterinarian approved solution will help to avoid ear infections in your Doxiepoo, whose ears are long and floppy with moderate feathering. You should also brush your dog’s teeth at least twice a week to prevent dental disease and keep his mouth clean. The Doxiepoo does not drool much at all. Keeping his coat and teeth clean are important parts of pet ownership.

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

Doxiepoo Temperament

The Doxiepoo is a companion dog with moderate to high energy. This hybrid is affectionate and loving toward its family and is happy to include children and other pets in his life. He accepts other canines and strangers but will thrive in an obedience class that allows him to overcome his shyness and showcase his intelligence. Children should be shown how to treat the Doxiepoo kindly, who may withdraw if loud noise and harsh words are used. The Doxiepoo does not take well to boredom and lack of mental stimulation and will enjoy the company of humans and animals alike, particularly if socialized early.

Doxiepoo Activity Requirements

The Doxiepoo has a moderate to high amount of energy and needs daily exercise. However, both parent breeds have moderate intensity needs, making exercise easy. This hybrid does not need large spaces to run around, but a small backyard is ideal. Walks and trips to the dog park are both excursions welcomed by the Doxiepoo. Seeing the world and being comfortable in it will provide avenues to expand his mind and prevent separation anxiety. This hybrid prefers the warmer temperatures but can tolerate any climate. He is not meant to be left outside alone, he prefers to be with the family and involved in whatever is happening inside.

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

Doxiepoo Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.75 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

Doxiepoo Owner Experiences

Martin and Mia
8 Months
6 People
Good and loving and caring
6 months ago
1 Year
2 People
House & Yard
Playing in the snow
Laying in the sun
Eating Snacks
Learn a new trick
Hide & Seek
Look out the window
Play keep away
Road trip
Guard dog
Go to Park
Riley is a super playful pup. She is very loving, but darn stubborn. She loves to watch everything going on outside through the window, but LOVES to be a lapdog.
10 months ago
1 Year
2 People
Our Doxiepoo is very affectionate, and unfortunately gets bad separation anxiety whenever nobody is home. Good for an apartment but make sure you train them not to bark early. VERY easy to train. Love my Doxiepoo
1 year, 10 months ago
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