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 flagGermany
Other Names
What other names does the Doxiepoo have?
DachdoodleDachshund PoodleDachshunddoodleDachshundpooDoodleDoxiedoodleDoxiepoodle
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Doxiepoo Price and Availability

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? How much money is a Doxiepoo?
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.
How easy is it to get a Doxiepoo? How many Doxiepoo are there in the world?
Average: The Doxiepoo is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Doxiepoo Size

Is a Doxiepoo small, medium or large dog?

How big do Doxiepoo get?

Small Medium
How much does the Doxiepoo weigh? How much should the Doxiepoo breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Doxiepoo?
5-30 pounds (2-13.5 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Doxiepoo?
17.5 pounds (8 kg)
How tall is the Doxiepoo? Doxiepoo height:
10-20 inces (25-51 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Doxiepoo?
15 inches (38.5 cm)

Doxiepoo Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Doxiepoo have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Doxiepoo's coat?
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 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 Dachdoodle?
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.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Doxiepoo need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Doxiepoo every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.

Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Doxiepoo Personality / Temperament

What kind of personality does the Doxiepoo have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Doxiepoo? Is the Doxiepoo breed dumb or smart?
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 the first command 85% of the time or better.

The Doxiepoo is one of the top breeds in the dog intelligence ranking.

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.
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? Is a Doxiepoo a good family dog?
High: 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 are considered 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 Dachdoodle 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.
Do Doxiepoo dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Dachdoodle bark?
A lot: Doxiepoo is a particularly loud breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. If you want a quiet dog, not the best choice.

The main triggers for barking are fear, attention, alarm, boredom, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking, and defense.

Watchdog Ability
Is Doxiepoo good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
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.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Doxiepoo dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
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 its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Doxiepoo bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Dachdoodle? 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.)
Bite Force
Does the Doxiepoo has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Doxiepoo? How much bite force does a Doxiepoo have?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Doxiepoo bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.

However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are.

They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.

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?
The 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?
Very house-friendly dog the Doxiepoo breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.
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
How long can a Doxiepoo be 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.

Doxiepoo Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Doxiepoo temperament with other people:
Doxiepoos are average friendly towards strangers.
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.
Child Friendly
Are Doxiepoo dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Doxiepoo temperament with children:
Doxiepoos are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice of 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? Can they be good with cats? Can the Doxiepoo breed live with a cat?
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?
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.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Doxiepoo breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Doxiepoo breed suitable for first-time owners?
Doxiepoos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Doxiepoos good office dogs? Do Doxiepoos make good office friendly dogs? Can Doxiepoos be office dogs?
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 Dachdoodle temperament with senior people? Are Doxiepoo dogs good for elderly owners?
Doxiepoos are not the best breed for elderly people.

Doxiepoo Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Doxiepoo dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Doxiepoos tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Doxiepoo breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Doxiepoo breed? Most common health risks of Doxiepoo:
Canine Crushing DiseaseEye ProblemsHip DysplasiaIntervertebral Disk DiseaseUrinary StonesHeart DiseasePatellar LuxationSeizuresImmune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA)Slipped StifleDiabetesEpilepsyEar InfectionsSkin DiseasesDigestive Problems
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Doxiepoo breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Doxiepoo see the vet?
The Doxiepoo should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Doxiepoo dogs live? How old can a Doxiepoo be? What is the age limit of the Doxiepoo? How many years can the oldest Doxiepoo live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Doxiepoo?

9-15 years
The average lifespan of Doxiepoo: 12 years
Is the Doxiepoo breed hypoallergenic?
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? What is the activity level of the Doxiepoo?
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.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Doxiepoo 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 the Doxiepoo breed need?
Doxiepoos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Doxiepoo need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Doxiepoo breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Doxiepoo? How much food should I feed my Doxiepoo?
1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
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 and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
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.

Doxiepoo As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Doxiepoo be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

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? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Doxiepoo be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is 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 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

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Doxiepoo is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor 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.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

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.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Doxiepoo dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Doxiepoo Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Doxiepoo pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Doxiepoo breed is pregnant?

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 female 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 female’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.

Litter Frequency

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 in a litter? How many puppies can the Doxiepoo breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Doxiepoo have? How many puppies can a Doxiepoo give birth to?
2-6 puppies

Doxiepoo Recognition

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.

Doxiepoo Pros and Cons

  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Doxiepoo is an excellent dog breed.
  • Trainability: Doxiepoos are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Doxiepoo breed.
  • 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.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Doxiepoos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Health Issues: Doxiepoos tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: Doxiepoos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Doxiepoo's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The 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.

Doxiepoo 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.

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