Wire Foxie Doxie

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10-15 lbs
United States
Wire Fox Terrier
Wire Foxy Doxy
The Wire Foxie Doxie is half Dachshund and half Wire Fox Terrier. They are both toy breeds so your Wire Foxie Doxie will likely not get over 20 pounds and 15 inches. These dogs do best in families without young children because they can be snappish if aggravated or teased. They are also hunters at heart so they will chase small animals such as rabbits and hamsters. This breed is very intelligent and eager to please and because of this they are easy to train in most cases, although you have to be persistent and let your dog know who is the boss.
Date of Origin
Dachshund and Wire Fox Terrier

Wire Foxie Doxie Health

Average Size
Male Wire Foxie Doxie size stats
Height: 12-15 inches Weight: 15-20 lbs
Female Wire Foxie Doxie size stats
Height: 11-14 inches Weight: 10-15 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Epilepsy
  • Bloat
  • Diabetes
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
Minor Concerns
  • Deafness
  • Allergies
  • Skin Diseases and Disorders
  • Eye Conditions
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Cushing’s Syndrome
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Hearing and Ear Tests
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • DNA

Wire Foxie Doxie Breed History

Although the Wire Foxie Doxie has been around for a while, they have not built up a history yet. Therefore, you need to take a look at the backgrounds of the Dachshund and the Wire Fox Terrier to know more about the Wire Foxie Doxie’s characteristics. The Dachshund is a German breed that was named for what it is, a badger dog. They were developed by German hunters between the 1700s and 1800s by mixing French Basset Hounds, Spaniels, Terriers, Pinschers, and Braques. Their long body and short and powerful legs were perfect for the job of digging up badger holes so they could get inside and grab their prey. They were also used to hunt foxes, rabbits, otters, and other small prey. In the 1800s, it was discovered how loving and well-behaved they were and they then became popular as companion pets and because of how popular they were, the breeders decided to develop a miniature type of Dachshund. The American Dachshund Club was started in 1895, just 10 years after they were officially recognized by the American Kennel Club. The breed is still the 13th most well-liked dog in America. Originating in England in the 1700s, the Wire Fox Terrier was bred from Black and Tan Rough-Coated Terriers to be used for hunting and bolting. Early in the Terrier's development, the Smooth and Wire Terriers were bred together to get a cleaner looking cut and whiter coat. This breed was treasured by royalty and even King Edward had a Wire Fox Terrier named Caesar, who walked next to his casket at his funeral in 1910. They were recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 where they are the 101st most common dog breed in the United States. 

Wire Foxie Doxie Breed Appearance

Your Wire Foxie Doxie is a small dog of about 10 to 20 pounds who stands up to 15 inches tall and has a wiry, short to medium length rough coat. It can be a variety of shades and patterns such as Isabella, golden, orange, blue, gray, beige, tan, black, chocolate, white, dappled, merle, brindle, pied, sable, spotted, or speckled. He has a rectangular body and muzzle with a wide nose that can be brown, black, or Isabella and his intelligent eyes may be blue, hazel, brown, amber, or green. His legs are long and straight with large paws and he has a curled, tapered tail.
Eye Color Possibilities
blue Wire Foxie Doxie eyes
hazel Wire Foxie Doxie eyes
brown Wire Foxie Doxie eyes
amber Wire Foxie Doxie eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Wire Foxie Doxie nose
brown Wire Foxie Doxie nose
isabella Wire Foxie Doxie nose
Coat Color Possibilities
brindle Wire Foxie Doxie coat
sable Wire Foxie Doxie coat
pied Wire Foxie Doxie coat
white Wire Foxie Doxie coat
blue Wire Foxie Doxie coat
fawn Wire Foxie Doxie coat
isabella Wire Foxie Doxie coat
cream Wire Foxie Doxie coat
red Wire Foxie Doxie coat
brown Wire Foxie Doxie coat
gray Wire Foxie Doxie coat
black Wire Foxie Doxie coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Wire Foxie Doxie wiry coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Wire Foxie Doxie Breed Maintenance

With a wiry Foxie Doxie, you have to strip the dead hairs from your dog’s coat about three or four times a year. You can do this yourself by hand or using a stripping tool or you can have it done by a professional groomer. Besides stripping his coat, you should brush him with a pin brush or slicker brush at least every other day to make sure his coat stays healthy and to reduce shedding. You can also bathe your dog when needed with mild dog shampoo. In addition, your dog will need to have his teeth and ears cleaned once a week and nails clipped once a month.
Brushes for Wire Foxie Doxie
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Wire Foxie Doxie requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Wire Foxie Doxie Temperament

The Wire Foxie Doxie is an excellent pet for the right family but they do best in homes without young children or small pets. It is best if they are socialized when they are puppies and allowed to interact with other dogs often to keep them properly socialized. They are generally happy and easy-going dogs that listen well if trained properly but you need to let them know that you are the top dog. They can end up with small dog syndrome if they are allowed to get away with things so you should be consistent with the rules at all times.

Wire Foxie Doxie Activity Requirements

To keep your dog happy and healthy, you have to make sure he gets enough exercise. Because he has high energy requirements, your Wire Foxie Doxie needs at least an hour of activity per day such as playing ball, going for a walk, or playing with other dogs at the dog park. Because he is a small dog, much of his exercise requirements can be fulfilled indoors. You can play fetch, teach him tricks, or just let him run around the house playing with his favorite toys. However, all dogs need to get outside a few times a day to go to the bathroom and get fresh air. If you have a fenced-in yard, letting him play outside for an hour or two every day is good if the weather allows. Supervise him though, as he has excellent digging skills and could easily find his way under the fence.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Wire Foxie Doxie Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.8 - $1
Monthly Cost
$20 - $30

Wire Foxie Doxie Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Wire Foxie Doxie size stats at six months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 7 lbs
Female Wire Foxie Doxie size stats at six months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 5 lbs
12 Months
Male Wire Foxie Doxie size stats at 12 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 12 lbs
Female Wire Foxie Doxie size stats at 12 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 10 lbs
18 Months
Male Wire Foxie Doxie size stats at 18 months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 17 lbs
Female Wire Foxie Doxie size stats at 18 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 12 lbs

Wire Foxie Doxie Owner Experiences

Pepe Le Pew
5 Months
2 People
He is a “ Houdini”. Love him to death! A rescue from an alley in Kentucky. Got him at 11 weeks. We live in NH and he absolutely loves the snow!
2 months, 1 week ago
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