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Dachshund vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Doxiepoo – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Dachshund vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Doxiepoo" Compare Dachshund and Parson Russell Terrier. Which is better: Dachshund or Parson Russell Terrier or Doxiepoo?
Name Dachshund Parson Russell Terrier Doxiepoo
OriginsGermany England Germany
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Designer Dogs
Popularity Rank13119570
Reviews400
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Other Names Teckel, Tekkel, Tekkel Doxie, Weenie Dog, Sausage Dog, Bassotto, Worshond Jack Russell Terrier, Parson, Parson Jack Russell Terrier Dachshund Poodle
Doodle
Dachdoodle
Doxiedoodle
Doxiepoodle
Dachshunddoodle
Dachshundpoo
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1997 as a Terrier breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Dachshunds group, in the section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
No set Not recognized by any clubs.
Price $500-$700 $400-$600 200-400

General Appearance - Dachshund vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Doxiepoo

Size Small Medium Small
Medium
Weight Toy: 8-11 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 16-32 pounds (7-15 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) 14-18 pounds (6-8 kg) 5-30 pounds (2-13.5 kg)
Avg. Weight Toy: 9.5 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 24 pounds (11 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) 16 pounds (7 kg) 17.5 pounds (8 kg)
Height Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 8-11 inches (20-27 cm), Miniature: 5-7 inches (13-18 cm) 12-14 inches (31-36 cm) 10-20 inces (25-51 cm)
Avg. Height Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 9.5 inches (23.5 cm), Miniature: 6 inches (15.5 cm) 13 inches (33.5 cm) 15 inches (38.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Dachshund vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Doxiepoo

Coat Fine Rough Curly
Coarse
Short
Long
Colors Blue
Red
White
Tan
Brown
Silver
Black
Tan
White
Brown
Black
White
Cream
Gray
Black
Brown
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Dachshund doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Parson Russell Terrier doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Doxiepoo requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Dachshunds shed none to minimal.
Parson Russell Terriers shed moderately.
Doxiepoos shed moderately.

Characteristics - Dachshund vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Doxiepoo

Temperament Clever
Devoted
Playful
Courageous
Lively
Stubborn
Energetic
Eager
Intelligent
Bold
Happy
Obedient
Affectionate
Loyal
Watchful
Adaptable
Intelligent Rank
Average: Dachshund's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Very smart: Doxiepoo is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Dachshunds are easy to train.
Parson Russell Terriers are quite easy to train.
Doxiepoos are easy to train.
Playfulness
Dachshunds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Parson Russell Terrier is a highly playful breed.
The Doxiepoo is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Parson Russell Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Dachshunds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Parson Russell Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Doxiepoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Dachshunds are a social breed.
Parson Russell Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Doxiepoos are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Dachshund is a very vocal breed.
High: The Parson Russell Terrier is a very vocal breed.
High: The Doxiepoo is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Dachshunds are average watchdogs.
Parson Russell Terriers are average watchdogs.
Doxiepoos are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Dachshunds are average defenders.
Parson Russell Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Doxiepoos are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Parson Russell Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Doxiepoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Dachshunds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Parson Russell Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Doxiepoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Dachshunds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the Parson Russell Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Doxiepoo is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Dachshunds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Parson Russell Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Doxiepoos have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Dachshunds are apartment-friendly dogs.
Parson Russell Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Doxiepoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Dachshunds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Parson Russell Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Doxiepoos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Dachshunds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Doxiepoos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Dachshund vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Doxiepoo

Stranger Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Parson Russell Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Doxiepoos are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Parson Russell Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Doxiepoos are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Dachshunds are average friendly towards cats.
Parson Russell Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Doxiepoos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Parson Russell Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Doxiepoos are not dog-friendly.
Office Friendly No
Dachshund is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Parson Russell Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Doxiepoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Dachshunds are not the best breed for elderly people.
Parson Russell Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Doxiepoos are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Dachshunds are generally with other pets.
Parson Russell Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Doxiepoos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Dachshunds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Parson Russell Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Doxiepoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Dachshund breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Parson Russell Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Doxiepoo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Dachshund vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Doxiepoo

Health Issues
The Dachshund is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Parson Russell Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Doxiepoos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Acanthosis Nigricans
Baldness
Bloat
Cancer
Canine Diabetes Mellitus
Cushing's Syndrome
Deafness
Demodectic Mange
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Legg-perthes Disease
Lymphocytic Thyroiditis
Mitral Valve Disease
Narcolepsy
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
No set Canine Crushing Disease
Eye Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Urinary Stones
Heart Disease
Patellar Luxation
Seizures
Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA)
Slipped Stifle
Diabetes
Epilepsy
Ear Infections
Skin Diseases
Digestive Problems
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 13-15 years 10-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Dachshunds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Parson Russell Terriers are high energy dogs.
Doxiepoos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Dachshunds have an average exercise need.
Parson Russell Terriers need a lot of exercises.
Doxiepoos need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Dachshunds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Parson Russell Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Doxiepoos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Dachshund breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Low.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Parson Russell Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Parson Russell Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Doxiepoo has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Dachshund is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Parson Russell Terrier is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Doxiepoo is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Dachshund vs Parson Russell Terrier vs Doxiepoo

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-8 puppies 4-8 puppies 2-6 puppies

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