10-20 lbs
The affectionate, fearless Mauxie is a designer hybrid which is a cross between the Dachshund and Maltese. These hybrids are admired for their long, soft fur coats and slender lean bodies. The Mauxie is a playful breed and will be an ideal companion for a new dog owner. They are often easy to train and can be suited to any climate and type of home. The Mauxie is, however, a high maintenance hybrid and will require daily brushing and regular grooming every few months. Mauxies are playful, courageous and loyal dogs that do well with other pets. They are not suited to households with younger children and should be supervised when young ones are around.

Date of Origin
Dachshund and Maltese

Mauxie Health

Average Size
Male Mauxie size stats
Height: 8-10 inches Weight: 10-20 lbs
Female Mauxie size stats
Height: 7-9 inches Weight: 10-20 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Cryptorchidism
  • Intervertebral Disk Disease
  • Canine Glaucoma
Minor Concerns
  • Deafness
  • Cataracts
  • Shaker Dog Syndrome
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Mitral Valve Dysplasia
  • Seborrhea
Occasional Tests
  • X-ray imaging
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Optical Examination
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Regular Full Physical Examination By Veterinarian

Mauxie Breed History

The playful, friendly Mauxie is a relatively new designer hybrid that recently emerged during the 21st century. The Mauxie is currently registered with the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Breed Registry, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, Dog Registry of America and the International Designer Canine Registry. This is a new hybrid and its history and origins remain unknown, however, it can be speculated that the purpose of their creation is for their beautiful aesthetics and companionship.The Maltese is an affectionate little dog that is actually considered an ancient breed since archaeological and genetic findings trace it back to Malta over 6000 to 8000 years ago. These breeds are believed to have originated in Malta, although they have been depicted in various archaeological findings across Egypt, Greece, and Rome. As these breeds are ancient it is difficult to figure out their ancestry; however, breeders believe that the Maltese may have descended from the Spitz and other Spaniel breeds. The strong-willed Dachshund can be traced back to the 15th century where they were used mainly to hunt and drive badgers, foxes and wild boars out of hiding.  Over decades, breeders began outcrossing the Dachshund with various small Pinscher and Pointer breeds in order to generate a fearless, long dog that would be able to dig through dens in order to hunt prey.

Mauxie Breed Appearance

The Mauxie is a soft, fluffy teddy bear. These hybrids often stand no more than 10 inches in height. Their most distinctive features are their long, soft fur coats which can come in an array of solid colors and bi-colors. Mauxies often have fine-boned features like the Maltese and strong, lean bodies like the Daschund. These breeds have round medium sized eyes, floppy ears and long tails that may be set high up. They tend to have a medium-sized muzzle, narrow skulls, and short legs. When looking at a Mauxie, owners will notice that their hybrid will have a very expressive puppy dog face as a result of their doe eyes.
Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Mauxie eyes
brown Mauxie eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Mauxie nose
brown Mauxie nose
isabella Mauxie nose
Coat Color Possibilities
silver Mauxie coat
sable Mauxie coat
brindle Mauxie coat
isabella Mauxie coat
brown Mauxie coat
cream Mauxie coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Mauxie wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Mauxie Breed Maintenance

These doggy divas will have medium to long fur that can be prone to matting. Mauxies may not have the full, dense, long coats of the Maltese but they still do require daily grooming. This is because Mauxies can easily trap a debris in their fur and if left uncombed, mats may develop which will cause your Mauxie discomfort. It is highly recommended that Mauxies be brushed out daily and professionally groomed every 6 to 12 weeks, particularly during the summer months. In terms of bathing, Mauxies only need to be washed when owners notice their pup has been getting dirty. Special attention needs to be given around the hind end as feces can easily get trapped or tangled in the fur over time. Teeth and ears should also be cleaned in order to prevent diseases or infections. Nails should be trimmed every 6 to 12 weeks.
Brushes for Mauxie
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Mauxie requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Mauxie Temperament

Fearless when he needs to be, the Mauxie is a breed that will often think they are a big dog trapped in a little dog's body. These guys can be quite bossy and may engage bigger dogs in play. Mauxies tend to do great with other pets and dogs when supervised. However, when it comes to children, the Mauxie will prefer gentle, older kids who won't tug on their tails or fur too much. Mauxies can often be nippy and may not tolerate being pushed around. With strangers, Mauxies may either be curious and playful, or shy and reserved. There is often no generalized temperament a Mauxie may show towards strangers.

Mauxie Activity Requirements

Mauxies are great companions for an owner looking for a small dog that will love cuddles and attention. The Mauxie can do well in all environments and climates. They can be great apartment dogs if trained well, but some may not be easy to toilet train. The Mauxie requires 60 minutes of daily activity. Owners can choose to meet their Mauxie's needs through activities such as short walks, a lot of play time with toys and play time with other dogs. Though these hybrids are small, they can be destructive if not exercised often. Most Mauxies left home alone too long may develop separation anxiety which may be seen through excessive barking.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
7 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Mauxie Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost
$30.00 - $40.00

Mauxie Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Mauxie size stats at six months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 8 lbs
Female Mauxie size stats at six months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 8 lbs
12 Months
Male Mauxie size stats at 12 months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 12 lbs
Female Mauxie size stats at 12 months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 11 lbs
18 Months
Male Mauxie size stats at 18 months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 17 lbs
Female Mauxie size stats at 18 months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 12 lbs

Mauxie Owner Experiences

4 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Dinky was adopted last month as a 3 month puppy from a rescue group for small dogs.His foster family taught him to sit but not potty trained so we are working on that. I have 3 other small dogs, Dinky plays alot with all the dogs and loves his toys and chewies. We just love him so much!
2 months, 2 weeks ago
9 Months
5 People
House & Yard
Chasing balls
Playing fetch
She is a high energy, happy, sweet puppy. She plays well with everyone in the house, and likes to give kisses!
4 months, 2 weeks ago
Scullie Mae
5 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Scullie has been a wonderful addition to our family and she is happy and healthy. Very attached to mommy.
6 months ago
4 Years
1 People
She’s a sweet girl and somewhat independent. She’s not fond of too much petting, but she’ll let you know when she needs cuddling. At night, if I haven’t gone to bed by a certain time, she leaves me alone and goes to bed herself. With my family and my other dog she is loving and playful, with friends, other dogs or with strangers she’s reserved and shy, keeping her distance.
8 months, 3 weeks ago
3 Months
2 People
Fairly compliant dog, training is challenging but making lots of headway. Very active very lovely. Black silky soft fur with white toes and chin.... couldn’t be happier
1 year ago
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