The Doxle, a cross between the Dachshund and the Beagle, has a sweet, adorable disposition similar to its parents. They have a long body in proportion to their legs, a long muzzle, large round eyes, floppy ears, and a slightly curved tail. In a nutshell, if you are looking for a dog that is very loyal, adaptable, and sweet, doxle is the right choice for you.
|Also known as||Beaschund, Doxie, Beagle Dachshund Mix|
|Coat||Wired, harsh and rough, fine|
|Colors||Most common colors are Black, Black & Tan, Brown, White|
|Type||Companion dog, guard dog, watchdog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Life Span/ Expectancy||12 to 14 years|
|Weight||20-30 pounds (for full-grown male and female)|
|Height (size)||Medium; 9 to 11 inches|
|Personality Traits||Loving, courageous, social, active, protective, playful, friendly|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Pets||Moderately|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACHC, DRA, IDCR, DDKC, DBR|
Video: Doxle Dog playing with Duck
Temperament and Behavior
The Doxle is affectionate, friendly, and well behaved, sharing a deep bond with their family. They also get along well with kids and other dogs because of their polite nature. However, keep smaller pets out of their reach since they have an inherent chasing instinct.
Their loyalty, alertness, and curiosity make them an excellent guard and watchdog. With their outstanding sense of smell, they would alert you the moment they ‘smell anything fishy.’
The doxles are social and love to see themselves surrounded by their human mates. They are intelligent, but also display obstinacy from time to time. Hence, training is a crucial phase in its lifetime.
They also love to dig, which is an instinct inherited from their Dachshund parents. This happens mostly when you live with a doxel in a garden house. However, they are as comfortable living in an apartment as long as they get the correct amount of exercise to freshen up.
The Doxle dog is an active breed that is full of energy and would require lots of running and playing opportunities. Take your dog out for a good walk or jog at least once a day. Let them play, run around or even dig the ground at times, especially if you have a safe, open yard. During this time, do not keep them on a leash. Playing fetch in the yard is also good, where you too can participate. Taking them to the dog park is also a good idea.
Their coat requires normal grooming. Brush their hair regularly, at least twice a week. You can also use a damp cloth to clean their eyes and ears, and bathe them monthly or fortnightly, depending upon how much time your dog has spent outdoors. Brush its teeth brushed at least once a week.
No breed-specific health issues have been recorded. Just maintain health and hygiene guidelines to keep your dog from developing any genetic or general dog diseases.
As discussed, the doxles can be as stubborn as they are intelligent. So training would be easy for them to pick up, but you might need to show the real spirit of patience and mastery. Be sure to be consistent enough since you should set an image of your leadership in its eyes.
Begin training at an early age, when you bring them as puppies from the breeders or rescue. Give your little one general trainings of crate, obedience, or housebreaking, as you would to any other breed. But your dog also needs to socialize regularly to fulfill its never-ending curiosity about people or things.
Teach the doxle proper dog etiquette and mannerisms of behaving well with other strangers, pets, and dogs. Get your dog, whether a puppy or an adult, acquainted with more and more new faces in your presence. Ask your neighbors and friends to visit you so that your dog gets a real-time lesson. This should keep away any possible behavioral issues in your pet’s adulthood.
Give your dog the best nutrition it needs for growth. Never compromise with the quality of food. Be aware of your dog’s daily needs, and make sure you are grabbing the packet at the pet store that is rich with all the possible nutrients dogs of its size and energy levels need. This should be your primary concern, especially during its growing days.
- The DBR (Designer Breed Registry) is the only canine registry to register the Doxle as ‘Beaschund’ or ‘Doxie.’