Doxle Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginUnited States flagUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Doxle have?
BeaschundsBeweeniesDoxies
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Doxle Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Doxle 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 Doxle?
$400-$600
If you choose to purchase the Doxle, 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 Doxle for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Doxle gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Doxle? How many Doxle are there in the world?
Average: The Doxle 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.

Doxle Size

Size
Is a Doxle small, medium or large dog?

How big do Doxle get?

Small Medium
Weight
How much does the Doxle weigh? How much should the Doxle breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Doxle?
10-25 pounds (6-11kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Doxle?
17.5 pounds (8.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Doxle? Doxle height:
6-14 inches (15-36 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Doxle?
10 inches (25 cm)

Doxle Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Doxle have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
SmoothShort
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Doxle's coat?
TanBlackGoldenChocolateWhiteBrown
Grooming
How to groom the Doxle and how often?
Advanced: The Doxle requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes.

Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog baths are important.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Doxle a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Doxle, search for the best 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 Doxle dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Beaschunds?
Doxles are heavy shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Be prepared for the daily vacuum cleaning. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Doxle need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Doxle every day?
6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.

Doxle Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Doxle have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AffectionatePlayfulInquisitive
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Doxle? Is the Doxle breed dumb or smart?
Smart: Doxle's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Doxle is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Doxle dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Doxles are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Doxle is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Doxle sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Doxles 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 Doxle a good family dog?
High: Doxles 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 Beaschunds need? Doxle social needs:
Doxles need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Doxle dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Beaschunds bark?
A lot: Doxle 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 Doxle good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Doxles 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 Doxle dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Doxle dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Doxles strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Doxle bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Beaschunds? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Doxle? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Doxle 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 Doxle has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Doxle? How much bite force does a Doxle have?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Doxle 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.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Doxle do?
Doxles 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 Doxles need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Doxle to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Doxle roam?
Doxles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has 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. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Doxle have high prey drive?
Doxles have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Doxle dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Doxle good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
It is not recommended to keep the Doxle breed in the home. It does best in the garden, but if you do want to keep it indoors, it should be exercised thoroughly with long daily walks, so you can keep the Doxle indoors by introducing daily routines.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Doxles adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Doxle be left alone?
Doxles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Doxle Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Doxle temperament with other people:
Doxles are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Doxle dogs get along with other pets? Are Doxle dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Doxles are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Doxle dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Doxle temperament with children:
Doxles are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Doxle 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 Doxle breed live with a cat?
Doxles are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Doxle good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Doxle dogs get along with other dogs?
Doxles are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Doxle can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Doxle breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Doxle breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Doxles are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Doxles good office dogs? Do Doxles make good office friendly dogs? Can Doxles be office dogs?
No
Doxle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Doxle dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Beaschunds temperament with senior people? Are Doxle dogs good for elderly owners?
Doxles are usually recommended for elderly people.

Doxle Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Doxle dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Doxles are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Doxle breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Doxle breed? Most common health risks of Doxle:
Intervertebral Disk DiseasePatellar LuxationHip DysplasiaCherry EyeGlaucomaHypothyroidismEpilepsy
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Doxle breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Doxle see the vet?
Rare
The Doxle should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Doxle dogs live? How old can a Doxle be? What is the age limit of the Doxle? How many years can the oldest Doxle live?

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

12-14 years
The average lifespan of Doxle: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Doxle breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Doxles do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize 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.
No
Doxles 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 Doxle have? What is the activity level of the Doxle?
Doxles are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Doxle need? How much exercise do Doxle dogs require per day?
Doxles need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Doxle breed need?
Doxles don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Doxle need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Doxle breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Doxle? How much food should I feed my Doxle?
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? Doxle risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Doxle'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 Doxle's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

The Doxle 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 Doxle drool?
The Doxle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Doxle could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Doxle.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Doxle As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Doxle 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).

Doxle is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Doxle be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Doxle 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.

Doxle is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Doxle 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.

Doxle is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Doxle 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 Doxle is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Doxle be a boat dog?

Not really

Doxle 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 Doxle 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.

Doxle is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

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

Not really

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

Doxle Reproducibility

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

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Doxle: 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 Doxle have in a litter? How many puppies can the Doxle breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Doxle have? How many puppies can a Doxle give birth to?
2-6 puppies

Doxle Recognition

AKC Group
Is Doxle recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Doxle recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Doxle breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.

Doxle Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Doxle's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Doxles are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Doxles are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Hypoallergenic: Doxles do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Doxle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Doxle has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Watchdog Ability: Doxles are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Doxles are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Doxles are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Doxles are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Doxles are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Apartment Friendly: It is not recommended to keep the Doxle breed in the home.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Doxle requires a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Doxles are heavy shedders.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Doxle's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Doxles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Doxles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Doxle is not the best dog breed for office environment.

Doxle History

The Doxle is a new designer breed, which was created approximately 20 years ago, somewhere in North America. The trend of developing new hybrid breeds started around the middle of the 20th century, also in North America. Breeders started crossbreeding purebred dogs with each other, in order to develop new dogs, which better-suited people’s different lifestyles. These hybrid dogs became 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 history, and the intention which led the breeder to develop these dogs.

The Doxle is the result of mixing the Beagle with the Dachshund. Because the reason behind the Doxle’s creation is unknown, we need to examine the breed’s parent breeds in order to have an idea of what might have led breeders to cross them. For one part, the Beagle is a scent-hound, which can trace its ancestry back to ancient Roman times, all the way to 400 B.C. Romans brought the dogs to England, where it was bred further with local dogs. The Talbot Hounds, which were imported to England by William the Conqueror in 1066, are widely accepted to be the Beagle’s true ancestors. Breeders bred the Beagle to be a hunting companion, hunting for smaller game such as hare, rabbits, and foxes. For the other part, the Dachshund is also a hunting breed, originating from Germany. Their name derives from the badger, the prey the breed was bred to hunt. These little hunters were also included in the practices of hunting larger game in packs like wild boar, and deer. Later, during the 1800s, the Dachshunds became very popular, and people started to keep them as companion animals rather than hunting dogs. Both of the parent breeds have long histories with true pedigrees, and they are also registered with the major kennel clubs too.

Cross-breeding the Beagle and the Dachshund was pretty random and unique 20 years ago, for the reason that the breed’s sizes and physique are very different from each other. It is also known that while the Beagle comes in one size and color, the Dachshund can appear in two different sizes, with three different types of hair and in many different colors. For these reasons, every single Doxle puppy, even from the same litter, can look and act very differently, there is no consistency or homogeneity between the Doxle specimens. Due to this randomness, none of the major kennel clubs recognize the breed yet, but the American Canine Hybrid Club and the Designer Breed Registry did register the Doxle.

Nowadays, the demand for these mixed puppies is increasing, yet the Doxle is not the most popular among them. This new hybrid canine is considered to be sweet, intelligent, good-natured, and even-tempered, consequently, the breed makes great family companions.

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