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Doxiepoo Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Doxiepoo so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginGermany
Other Names
What other names does the Doxiepoo have? The dog breed also known as...
Dachshund PoodleDoodleDachdoodleDoxiedoodleDoxiepoodleDachshunddoodleDachshundpoo
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Doxiepoo recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Doxiepoo recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Doxiepoo breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.
Price
How much does the Doxiepoo puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Doxiepoo price:
200-400
If you choose to purchase the Doxiepoo, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Doxiepoo for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Doxiepoo gets to a happy place.

History

The Doxiepoo, also known as the Doxiedoodle, Dachshundpoo, or Dachshunddoodle is a designer dog breed, that is thought to have been developed during the early 21st century, during the time, when the demand for Poodle crosses became increasingly high. The trend of creating new hybrid breeds started around the middle of the 1900s, in North America, with crossbreeding purebred dogs with each other, in order to create new dogs, which better-suited people’s different lifestyles. These hybrid dogs were an instant success, thanks to the fact that they always inherited the best and most desirable qualities and traits of their parent breeds. Unfortunately, this popularity does not mean, that we are certain about every detail of these hybrid breed’s ancestry, and the intention which led the breeder to develop these dogs.

In comparison to the other designer breeds, the Doxiepoo, being a result of combining the Dachshund with the Poodle initially seemed a little different and random. Unlike many hybrid breeds, where there is a minimal similarity between the two parent breeds, the Dachshund and the Poodle could not be more different from each other. Regarding one of the parent breeds, the Poodle can trace its origins back to Germany and France back to the 16th and 17th centuries. After the Second World War, the breed became number one in the United States of America, and their cross-breeding with other breeds have started. The Poodle comes in three different sizes, the Standard, the Miniature, and the Toy, and the breed also comes in multiple different coat colors. On the other hand, the Dachshund is also originated from Germany, where it was used as hunting companions for smaller games. Furthermore, the Dachshund also comes in different sizes, many coat colors, and three different kinds of coats.

Due to the variety of physical attributes the two parent breeds are possessing, it is always a surprise how a litter of Doxiepoos will look like. For this reason, there is little consistency even between the second-generation crosses. Resembling other designer breeds, breeders developed the Doxiepoo, in order to promote the parent breeds’ virtues, while decreasing or fully eliminating their less desirable qualities. Despite the effort, the opposite happened in multiple cases. Many dogs inherited the misbehavior towards strangers and the stubbornness of the Dachshund combined with the sensitivity and restlessness of the Poodle. Moreover, both of the parent breeds suffer and prone to many diseases, which the mixed puppies can inherit. Furthermore, due to the increasing demand for Poodle mixes, like the Doxiepoo, many unlicensed and unethical breeders started puppy mills, which risks the health of the whole pedigree stock.

Today, the Doxiepoo is simply kept as a family companion, but the breed is far from being the most popular Poodle mix out there. Besides, just a few kennel clubs recognize the Doxiepoo, including the American Canine Hybrid Club, due to the fact that there is not even a little consistency between the specimens. Breeders aim to eventually write up a breed standard, but the Doxiepoo is very far from that, in reality.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Doxiepoo size:
SmallMedium
Weight
How much does the Doxiepoo weigh? Doxiepoo weight:
5-30 pounds (2-13.5 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Doxiepoo? Doxiepoo average weight:
17.5 pounds (8 kg)
Height
How tall is the Doxiepoo? Doxiepoo height:
10-20 inces (25-51 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Doxiepoo average height:
15 inches (38.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Doxiepoo have? What does this canine coat look like?
CurlyCoarseShortLong
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Doxiepoo's coat?
WhiteCreamGrayBlackBrown
Grooming
How to groom the Doxiepoo and how often?
Average: The Doxiepoo requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Doxiepoo, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Doxiepoo dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Dachshund Poodle? Doxiepoo shedding level:
Doxiepoos shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Doxiepoo have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AffectionateLoyalWatchfulAdaptable
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Doxiepoo? Are they intelligent?
Very smart: Doxiepoo is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 85% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Doxiepoo dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Doxiepoos are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Doxiepoo is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Doxiepoo sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Doxiepoos don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Doxiepoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Dachshund Poodle need? Doxiepoo social needs:
Doxiepoos are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Doxiepoo dogs bark a lot? Why does my Dachshund Poodle bark?
High: The Doxiepoo is a very vocal breed. Definitely not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Doxiepoo good as a watchdog?
Doxiepoos are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Doxiepoo dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Doxiepoo dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Doxiepoos are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Doxiepoo bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Dachshund Poodle? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Doxiepoo? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Doxiepoo has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Doxiepoo do?
Doxiepoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Doxiepoos need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Doxiepoo to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Doxiepoo roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Doxiepoo is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Doxiepoo have high prey drive?
Doxiepoos have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Doxiepoos are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Doxiepoo good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Doxiepoos are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Doxiepoos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
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
Where Doxiepoo dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Doxiepoos are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Doxiepoo dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Doxiepoo and children:
Doxiepoos are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Cat Friendly
How well do Doxiepoo dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Doxiepoos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Doxiepoo good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Doxiepoo dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Doxiepoos are not dog-friendly. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Doxiepoo is not the best choice.
Office Friendly
Are Doxiepoos good office dogs? Do Doxiepoos make good office friendly dogs? Can Doxiepoos be office dogs?
No
Doxiepoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Doxiepoo dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Dachshund Poodle temperament with senior people? Are Doxiepoo dogs good for elderly owners?
Doxiepoos are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Doxiepoo dogs get along with other pets? Are Doxiepoo dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Doxiepoos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Doxiepoo breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Doxiepoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Doxiepoo be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Doxiepoo is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Doxiepoo be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Doxiepoo is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Doxiepoo be a sniffer dog?
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. Doxiepoo is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Doxiepoo be a search and rescue dog?
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. The Doxiepoo is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Doxiepoo be a boat dog?
Not really
Doxiepoo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Doxiepoo be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Doxiepoo is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Doxiepoo dogs have health problems?
Doxiepoos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Doxiepoo breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Doxiepoo breed? Health risks of Doxiepoo:
Canine Crushing DiseaseEye ProblemsHip DysplasiaIntervertebral Disk DiseaseUrinary StonesHeart DiseasePatellar LuxationSeizuresImmune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA)Slipped StifleDiabetesEpilepsyEar InfectionsSkin DiseasesDigestive Problems
Life Expectancy
How long do Doxiepoo dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Doxiepoo be?
10-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Doxiepoo breed hypoallergenic?
No
Doxiepoos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Doxiepoo have?
Doxiepoos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Doxiepoo dogs require per day?
Doxiepoos need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Doxiepoos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Doxiepoo need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Doxiepoo risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Doxiepoo's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Doxiepoo's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Low
The Doxiepoo has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Doxiepoo drool?
The Doxiepoo is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Doxiepoo pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Doxiepoo pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Doxiepoo: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Doxiepoo have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Doxiepoo have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-6 puppies

Pros & Cons of Doxiepoo

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Doxiepoo is an excellent dog breed.
  • Trainability: Doxiepoos are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Doxiepoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Stinkiness: The Doxiepoo has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Watchdog Ability: Doxiepoos are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Doxiepoos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Doxiepoos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: Doxiepoos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Doxiepoo is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: 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.
  • Child Friendly: Doxiepoos are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Doxiepoos are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Doxiepoos are not dog-friendly.
  • Office Friendly: Doxiepoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Doxiepoos are not the best breed for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Doxiepoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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