Smooth Foxie Doxie

15-20 lbs
10-13"
United States
Smooth Fox Terrier
Dachshund
The Smooth Foxie Doxie is a small hybrid that is a mix of the Dachshund and the Smooth Fox Terrier. They generally stay under 15 inches tall and weigh approximately 20 pounds when fully grown. This breed makes a superb family pet in a home without small children. They tend to be snappy with youngsters and may chase small pets like guinea pigs and rabbits. However, the Smooth Foxie Doxie is a fast learner and can be easy to train if you are firm and consistent. They are typically healthy dogs that can live up to 14 years or more.
Purpose
Companion, Guard Dog
Date of Origin
1990s
Ancestry
Dachshund and Smooth Fox Terrier

Smooth Foxie Doxie Health

Average Size
Male Smooth Foxie Doxie size stats
Height: 12-15 inches Weight: 20-25 lbs
Female Smooth Foxie Doxie size stats
Height: 10-13 inches Weight: 15-20 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Epilepsy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
  • Gastric Dilation Volvulus (GDV) or Bloat
Minor Concerns
  • Deafness
  • Allergies
  • Diabetes
  • Congenital Eye Defects
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Cushing’s Syndrome
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Hearing and Ear Tests
  • DNA

Smooth Foxie Doxie Breed History

The Smooth Foxie Doxie is named after its parent breeds, the Dachshund and the Smooth Fox Terrier. The Dachshund is a German breed that originated in the 1500s from Spaniels, Terriers, French Basset Hounds, Pinschers, and Braques. They were specifically bred to hunt and flush badgers and other vermin. In the early 19th century, the Dachshund was found to be such a friendly and lovable dog that they began to be popular as a companion pet rather than hunting dog. In fact, they were so popular, that the court of Queen Victoria had a few of these dogs as pets. There are several types of Dachshunds, which include the Wirehaired, Longhaired, and original. There is also a miniature version of each. However, the one used in breeding the Smooth Foxie Doxie is the original with the smooth and short coat. The American Kennel Club recognized the Dachshund in 1885 and they are now the 13th most common breed of dog in the United States. The Smooth Fox Terrier was also bred for vermin hunting and flushing small game from their dens. This breed was developed in England in the 1800s from the Beagle, Greyhound, Bull Terrier, and the Smooth Coated Black and Tan Terrier. They were among the first to be involved in dog shows as a sporting breed and the Fox Terrier Club in America was formed in 1885, which is the same year that the breed was officially noticed by the American Kennel Club. However, this breed is not as popular as it once was, coming in at the 124th most well-liked breed of dog in the United States.

Smooth Foxie Doxie Breed Appearance

The Smooth Foxie Doxie has a long body, short legs, an elongated head, and a large muzzle. Their nose is either brown, Isabella, or black and their eyes can be hazel, blue, or brown. They have floppy, pendulous ears and a curious expression. Their short, straight coat is hard, fine, and can be white, chocolate, tan, orange, beige, black, silver, blue, or Isabella and may have markings such as pied, brindle, sable, merle, dappled, spotted, or speckled. The Smooth Foxie Doxie is a small dog that weighs about 15 to 25 pounds and stands about 10 to 15 inches tall.
Eye Color Possibilities
blue Smooth Foxie Doxie eyes
Blue
hazel Smooth Foxie Doxie eyes
Hazel
brown Smooth Foxie Doxie eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Smooth Foxie Doxie nose
Black
brown Smooth Foxie Doxie nose
Brown
isabella Smooth Foxie Doxie nose
Isabella
Coat Color Possibilities
brindle Smooth Foxie Doxie coat
Brindle
sable Smooth Foxie Doxie coat
Sable
pied Smooth Foxie Doxie coat
Pied
white Smooth Foxie Doxie coat
White
silver Smooth Foxie Doxie coat
Silver
blue Smooth Foxie Doxie coat
Blue
fawn Smooth Foxie Doxie coat
Fawn
isabella Smooth Foxie Doxie coat
Isabella
cream Smooth Foxie Doxie coat
Cream
red Smooth Foxie Doxie coat
Red
brown Smooth Foxie Doxie coat
Brown
black Smooth Foxie Doxie coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Smooth Foxie Doxie straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Smooth Foxie Doxie Breed Maintenance

The Smooth Foxie Doxie is easy to care for because of their short, fine coat but they do shed quite a bit. Therefore, you need to brush them with a rubber curry mitt or slicker brush every day to prevent having tons of hair on your furniture and clothing. They do not need to be shampooed often but you can bathe them when needed. However, do not bathe them too often or it can dry out their skin. Be sure to clean your dog’s teeth and ears once a week and trim her toenails once a month or as needed.
Brushes for Smooth Foxie Doxie
Slicker Brush
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Smooth Foxie Doxie requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Smooth Foxie Doxie Temperament

Although the Smooth Foxie Doxie is a lovable and friendly dog, they do not do well in homes with small children and little animals they may mistake for prey. While they are quick to learn most of the time, you have to be firm with them and let them know who is the boss. They are wary of strangers and should be introduced to your guests and socialized when young. However, they do make excellent watch dogs because of this wariness. In addition, the Smooth Foxie Doxie is prone to separation anxiety so if you have to leave her for long periods of time, make sure she has plenty to keep her busy.

Smooth Foxie Doxie Activity Requirements

It is important that your Smooth Foxie Doxie gets plenty of exercise to be happy and remain healthy. Some dogs can become obese if they do not get enough physical and mental activity. They enjoy spending time with you more than anything, so you should plan to spend at least one hour every day playing with your dog. The Smooth Foxie Doxie likes to go for walks, play fetch with sticks, balls, or frisbees, go on hikes in the woods, swimming, and playing with other dogs at the local dog park. They are also good at agility training and really enjoy hunting.  

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

Smooth Foxie Doxie Food Consumption

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

Smooth Foxie Doxie Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Smooth Foxie Doxie size stats at six months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 12 lbs
Female Smooth Foxie Doxie size stats at six months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 7 lbs
12 Months
Male Smooth Foxie Doxie size stats at 12 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 17 lbs
Female Smooth Foxie Doxie size stats at 12 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 12 lbs
18 Months
Male Smooth Foxie Doxie size stats at 18 months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 22 lbs
Female Smooth Foxie Doxie size stats at 18 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 17 lbs

Smooth Foxie Doxie Owner Experiences

Roxie
10 Years
4 People
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Hiking
Car rides
Best dog I ever owned smart friendly and playful
5 months, 3 weeks ago
Brownie
18 Months
2 People
House
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Play
Swim
Walk
He was a stray who had been abandoned and we took him in after he was wandering our village for several weeks. He is brilliant, loved and such a treasure.
8 months ago
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