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.