Doxle

18-30 lbs
9-11"
​United States
Beagle
Dachshund
Beaschund, Doxie

The Doxle is a hybrid dog that is a cross between a Beagle and a Dachshund. They are small to medium dogs weighing up to 30 pounds and are sometimes referred to as Doxies or Beaschunds. Common colours for a Doxle are tan, black, golden, chocolate, white and brown and their coats vary but can be fine, harsh, wiry, and straight. They are affectionate, friendly dogs who make excellent family pets and are good with children. Doxles are good with other pets but because of the parent breeds hunting ancestry can chase them so early socialization would be a good idea. Despite their size they made good watchdogs and can be quite protective. They will need moderate maintenance to keep looking good.

Purpose
​Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Beagle, Dachshund

Doxle Health

Average Size
Male Doxle size stats
Height: 9-11 inches Weight: 18-30 lbs
Female Doxle size stats
Height: 9-11 inches Weight: 18-30 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Bloat
Minor Concerns
  • Deafness
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Cushing's Disease
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Ear Infections
  • Beagle Dwarfism
  • Eye Problems
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • MRI
  • CT Scan
  • Physical Examination
  • Urinalysis
  • Complete Blood Work
  • Serum Chemistry
  • Spinal Tap
  • Neurologic Exam
  • Ophthalmic Examination

Doxle Breed History

There is not much information about the origins of Doxles which are a combination of a Beagle and a Dachshund, but both parent breeds were bred as hunting dogs. A beagle is a scent hound, developed primarily for hunting hare, but its origins are not that well documented. There are Greek documents from 400 B.C. which describe Beagle-like dogs and it is thought the Romans may have brought similar dogs to England which may have been bred with local dogs. Talbot hounds, thought to be the ancestor of the Beagle, are thought to have been brought to England by William the Conqueror in 1066. Other ancestor breeds are likely to have been the North Country Beagle, the Southern Hound and the Harrier. English farmers bred the dogs in the mid 1800s as hunting dogs and they were exported to America a few decades later where some breeders developed them to be smaller for hunting rabbit. The American Kennel Club began registering Beagles in 1884. Probably the most famous Beagle in popular culture is Snoopy, who belongs to Charlie Brown in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. Dachshunds date to the 15th century and were developed in Germany to hunt badgers.The name "Dachshund" means "badger dog," from Dachs ("badger") and Hund ("hound, dog"). They were also used to hunt foxes and they would hunt deer or wild boar in packs. In the 1800s they started being bred mainly in England to be a companion animals and were popular in royal courts around Europe. They arrived in America in the 1800s and were officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885. Because of their long, narrow shape they are often referred to as sausage dogs.

Doxle Breed Appearance

Doxle dogs are small to medium dogs who will vary depending on which of the parent breeds they most look like. Dachshunds come in three sizes: toy, miniature and standard so the size of your pet may vary as well. The colours of a Doxle are usually tan, black, golden, chocolate, white and brown and their coats vary but can be fine, harsh, wiry, and straight. Doxles tend to have quite long bodies, similar to a Dachshund, and have short legs. They are likely to have a long muzzles and long floppy ears. Their eyes are usually dark and big and round.

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

Doxle Breed Maintenance

A Doxle will need regular grooming to keep looking good which will include brushing around three times a week. They don’t shed a good deal and brushing will remove any loose hair as well as keep the skin healthy. Doxles don’t need a lot of bathing unless absolutely necessary. Neither of the parent breeds is hypoallergenic so a Doxle is also unlikely to be. Try to brush your pet’s teeth two to three times a week to prevent any dental problems forming. This breed is prone to ear infections so check the ears regularly and wipe them clean with damp cotton wool. Check the nails regularly and get them clipped if they get too long.

Brushes for Doxle
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Doxle requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Doxle Temperament

Doxles are friendly and affectionate dogs who make great family pets, especially those with children. But they can also be good for older or less active people and are quite adaptable to their surroundings. They are good with other pets but because the parent breeds were developed as hunting dogs they may like to chase smaller animals, so start training early and make sure your dog is on a leash when out in public. Although energetic dogs, they don’t need a huge amount of exercise to keep fit. But they are known to chew and bark; tire them out with regular walks and play sessions to prevent bad habits from forming. The Doxle is fairly easy to train although can be a little stubborn at times but generally they love to please their human family. They are very alert, loyal dogs who are quite protective of their family and make good watchdogs.

Doxle Activity Requirements

The Doxle does not require much exercise to keep fit so will suit people who are less active. But a daily walk and some play sessions will be necessary to keep your pet happy and prevent any bad behavior from forming. They will enjoy playing ball in an enclosed yard but can adapt to live in an apartment very easily as long as they are taken out regularly. Doxles like to chew so make sure you monitor your dog when they have toys to prevent them choking. They are good for first time pet owners but socialization and training will be a good idea for this breed. They tend to tolerate the heat more than the cold so don’t leave them outside for any length of time in the winter.

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

Doxle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.70 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

Doxle Owner Experiences

Buddy
4 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Explore the woods
Walk
As much as Buddy and I love to go on walks and go into the woods near the house, we also tend to always find ourselves relaxing when it's way too hot outside or even too cold. Buddy is super friendly. I don't even think he would hurt a flea unless it got on his bad side.
2 months ago
Angel
6 Years
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing tricks
Running
Amazing! I love my dog so much. She may be lazy at times but she is so loyal and loves being around her family.
7 months, 1 week ago
Book me a walkiee?
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