What is a Doxiepoo
The popularity of mixed and designer dog breeds is rising. One of the crossbreeds riding the wave is the Doxiepoo. This cute little crossbreed has captured the hearts of many dog owners across the US, and if you have a chance to see a Doxiepoo, you will understand why.
If you are a crossbreed lover, this might be a designer breed that should be a great contender for becoming your new pet. However, getting a crossbreed is not always the smartest choice, nor is it the safest. If you’d like to know a bit more about the Doxiepoo, read on and learn what all future owners should know.
8 - 23 in
10 - 30 lb
10 -15 years
What kind of a pet is a Doxiepoo?
As we said, the Doxiepoo is a crossbreed between two pureblooded dog breeds - the Dachshund and the Poodle. While crossbreeds are typically a blend of their parents, there is a possibility the puppies take more after one side of the family. It is not uncommon to come across a Doxiepoo that is more of a Dachshund than a Poodle.
Suppose you are looking into becoming a future Doxiepoo parent. In that case, the most important thing you should be looking into is the dog’s character. Most of us have some preferences when it comes to dogs; some love small dogs, others love giant breeds, and some love active dogs that will keep them on their toes. Our preferences play a significant role in choosing a dog. Still, the most important part should be your character and energy levels.
If you are an active person, you should get an active dog. If you prefer living at a more reasonable pace, you should get a breed that will not get bored with such a lifestyle. When it comes to crossbreeds like Dachshund Poodle mix, their exact character can be a bit unknown. You can never be sure which side of the family will be dominant. Individual puppies from the same litter can be vastly different.
Dog Breed Characteristics
What we can tell you is that most Doxiepoo hybrids are loyal, affectionate pets. These dogs have a few defining characteristics that will depend on which side of the family is more genetically dominant. If the Dachshunds take over, the Doxiepoo puppy’s character can be stubborn. That can make training them a bit hard, and if you are inexperienced in dog training, you can have all sorts of headaches from your stubborn pooch.
If the Poodle side of the family takes over, you will get a more easy-going puppy that will be a lot easier to train. Poodles are one of the most intelligent dog breeds in the world, so it is not a huge surprise their offspring are fairly intelligent. Dachshund Poodle mix puppies might end up being mischievous, which means you will get a playful and energetic dog that will love all sorts of activities.
There are some characteristics that all Dachshund Poodle mixes share - they love being close to their family. Both parent breeds can be pretty good watchdogs that will let you know about anything going on in their proximity. It is expected that Doxiepoos share the same temperament trait. These crossbreeds can be trained and socialized to get along with kids and other pets, but their ideal setting is with pet parents that don’t have children and other pets.
One of the exciting things about these hybrids is that they love giving kisses. This is a trait Dachshunds are known for, so you might end up with a crossbreed that is eager to demonstrate their affection.
The exact appearance of a crossbreed can be challenging to pinpoint. Like their character, their appearance will depend on which side of the family will be genetically more dominant. Most Doxipoos are a cross between Dachshunds and Toy or Miniature Poodles, so it is not expected they become large dogs.
How big are Doxiepoo dogs?
Doxiepoos are usually between 8 and 23 inches tall, which makes them medium-sized or small dogs.
Poodle crossbreeds became popular because there is one thing they pass to their offspring - low-shedding coats. However, that is not always the case, and Doxiepoos will not necessarily be lo-shedding, low-maintenance dogs. Dachshund Poodle mixes should be brushed at least twice every week, and you should give them a bath every 8 - 10 weeks; more if they get dirty but live inside.
Getting a Dachshund Poodle mix
If you are looking to get a Doxiepoo crossbreed, you should know that Doxiepoo is not a registered breed. Finding a breeder that will produce healthy puppies with the best possible health can be tricky. Dachshund Poodle mixes are prone to health issues from both sides of the family, so don’t fall for tricks these breeders are trying to sell you. Crossbreeds are not necessarily healthier than pureblooded dogs. The only thing you should ask them is whether they have health tests of their breeding dogs. If they don’t, run away from them as fast as you can.
If you are adamant about getting a crossbreed, our sincere advice is to look up Poodle or Dachshund rescues. There might be a particular Doachshund Poodle cross you might be interested in. We cannot condone nor advise buying a dog without the proper paperwork only a registered breeder can provide you with. However, you should know that the Doxiepoo puppy price is $500 - $700.
World Dog Finder team