Toy Foxie Doxie

7-15 lbs
8-10"
Unknown
Toy Fox Terrier
Dachshund

The Toy Foxie Doxie is a Dachshund and Toy Fox Terrier mix. These small dogs stand between 8 to 11 inches tall, and weigh from 7 to 18 pounds. They have short, straight hair that can be brown, black, white, isabella, blue, or a combination of colors. They are very active, affectionate, and playful. Your hybrid will love to go out for a walk or a fun fetch game in the park. These dogs have quite a temper and are very territorial. Also, like both of his parents, he may have a taste for hunting small game. They are suited for indoor living, but are not meant for an apartment setting because they are usually very noisy. 

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
1900s
Ancestry
Toy Fox Terrier, Dachshund

Toy Foxie Doxie Health

Average Size
Male Toy Foxie Doxie size stats
Height: 9-11 inches Weight: 10-18 lbs
Female Toy Foxie Doxie size stats
Height: 8-10 inches Weight: 7-15 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Deafness
  • Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Demodectic Mange
  • Epilepsy
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Gastric Dilation Volvulus
  • Cushing’s Disease
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Skin Evaluation
  • X-ray imaging
  • Blood Count
  • Complete Physical Examination
  • Hearing and Ear Tests

Toy Foxie Doxie Breed History

The Toy Foxie Terrier comes from breeding a Dachshund with a Toy Fox Terrier. It is believed this hybrid originated in the 1900s. The Dachshund is a hunting dog developed in Germany. It resulted from crossing Braques with Pinschers, and probably French Basset Hounds. This breed was known as badger dog, or dachs hund in German. The Dachshund is seen in 15th century illustrations and is mentioned in 16th century documents. At first, the Dachshunds would vary in size. Badgers and boar hunters weighed between 30 and 35 pounds; fox and deer hunters would weigh between 16 and 22 pounds, and 12-pound Dachshunds were used to hunt hares and weasels. There were also 5-pound Dachshunds, which pursued cottontail rabbits. Originally, there was only the smooth-haired Dachshund but with crossbreeding other kinds were developed. It is believed long-haired Dachshunds resulted from crosses with Spaniels, and the wire-haired ones come from Terriers. In the 1800s the Dachshund became a well-liked pet. They became very popular amongst royal courts in Europe and Queen Victoria was a fan of this breed. Eventually, these dogs became smaller and a miniature version was developed. In 1879 the first breed standard was established. The American Kennel Club acknowledged the Dachshund in 1885. Although this breed suffered greatly during WWI and WWII as they were associated with Germany, they regained their popularity right after. On the other hand, the Terrier breeds originated in England and are traced back to the 1500s. The Toy Fox Terrier was created in the U.S. It comes from the Smooth Fox Terrier from England, which was crossed with smaller breeds like the Manchester Terrier, the Chihuahua, the Miniature Pinscher, and the Italian Greyhound. The Smooth Fox Terrier had a wide size range; dogs would weigh as much as 20 pounds and as little as 7 pounds. The small ones were the most popular because they were more spirited and fearless. In 1912, the United Kennel Club acknowledged the Smooth Fox Terrier. All sizes were registered as the same breed until, in 1936, after several petitions, the UKC registered the smaller ones as the Toy Fox Terrier. The American Kennel Club recognized the Toy Fox Terrier in 2003.

Toy Foxie Doxie Breed Appearance

The Toy Foxie Doxie is a small dog that stands between 8 to 11 inches tall, and weighs from 7 to 18 pounds. They generally have longer legs than a Dachshund and their backs are shorter. He has a compact body, with strong legs and paws which make him a dexterous digger and runner. He has a small, rounded face with a narrower, pointy muzzle. Usually their snout is shorter than the Dachshund’s. Their eyes are rounded and curious, and their ears fall to the sides. Their fur can be black, brown, isabella, blue, tan, or a mix of two or three colors. This hybrid’s fur texture will vary depending on his Dachshund parent, as it can be wired-haired, smooth, or long-haired, smooth-haired being the most popular one. 

Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Toy Foxie Doxie eyes
Hazel
brown Toy Foxie Doxie eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Toy Foxie Doxie nose
Black
brown Toy Foxie Doxie nose
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
fawn Toy Foxie Doxie coat
Fawn
isabella Toy Foxie Doxie coat
Isabella
pied Toy Foxie Doxie coat
Pied
white Toy Foxie Doxie coat
White
brown Toy Foxie Doxie coat
Brown
blue Toy Foxie Doxie coat
Blue
black Toy Foxie Doxie coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Toy Foxie Doxie straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Toy Foxie Doxie Breed Maintenance

The Toy Foxie Doxie is a moderate shedder. Brushing him once a week with a deshedder or pin brush will eliminate the loose hair and help you keep your house free of dog hair. Of course, length or texture of the coat can change how often you may need to brush him, depending on whether the length of the fur causes tangles or not. You should check your hybrid's ears weekly, in case they have any infection or redness. You can clean his ears with an ear cleanser and a cotton ball. Trim his nails once or twice a month, unless he wears them down. They don’t get smelly often, so they are likely to be fine with a monthly bath or less. It is also recommended to brush his teeth at least three times a week to eliminate tartar buildup and bacteria. 

Brushes for Toy Foxie Doxie
Pin Brush
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Toy Foxie Doxie requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Toy Foxie Doxie Temperament

This hybrid is a lapdog with a strong temperament. These dogs are usually barkers and are very protective towards their family and territory. They are loyal and loving family members who enjoy playing all the time and being cuddled and petted. Generally, they are very friendly toward other dogs and they get along well with kids. Early socialization is recommended to avoid developing shyness and small dog syndrome. The Toy Foxie Doxie might become destructive if bored or left alone for long periods. Usually, they are easy to train and positive reinforcement is recommended to keep them motivated. These dogs are very likely to stay active even when old. 

Toy Foxie Doxie Activity Requirements

Both of the Toy Foxie Doxie’s parent breeds are very active and energetic, so it is safe to say this hybrid has the same traits. Despite being small, these dogs love to play, run, and dig. Two 15-minute walks a day will keep them in shape and happy although most often they will be eager to go whenever you suggest it. These dogs are very playful, so they will enjoy a nice game like fetch or playing around with other dogs. It is important to consider that if he has a long body like his Dachshund parent, care should be taken to avoid activities that might hurt his back. This hybrid is definitely a house dog, and doesn’t do well living outside. Because he can be a vocal little dog, an urban or rural home is ideal. They also prefer a warmer climate and enjoy sunbathing.  

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

Toy Foxie Doxie Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.90 - $1.20
Monthly Cost
$20.00 - $30.00

Toy Foxie Doxie Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Toy Foxie Doxie size stats at six months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 9 lbs
Female Toy Foxie Doxie size stats at six months
Height: 5 inches Weight: 7 lbs
12 Months
Male Toy Foxie Doxie size stats at 12 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 14 lbs
Female Toy Foxie Doxie size stats at 12 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 11 lbs
18 Months
Male Toy Foxie Doxie size stats at 18 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 14 lbs
Female Toy Foxie Doxie size stats at 18 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 11 lbs

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