The Doxle is a breed that is a cross between the Dachshund and the Beagle. They are wonderful dogs with a very sweet disposition and even sweeter looks with a long body in proportion to their legs. This is the very cute looks they have got from their dachshund parent. Their muzzle and tail are long while their eyes are large and round, and the ears are floppy. 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|
The Doxle is a package of affection, well behavior and friendliness. They love their family and family members. Being extremely patient and polite, they would make good pets that would play with all patience and interest with your children, and cooperate with your other pets, including dogs. However, since this dog has an innate instinct of hunting, you must always keep an eye when they are with other non-canine pets, unless you are sure that you have socialized your dog with them since puppyhood.
Their loyalty, alertness and curiosity all sum up as a good guard of your household. They would act as a loyal watchdog that would guard your house all night. With their outstanding sense of smell, they would smell anything they come across, and would even 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 well as long as they get the correct amount of exercise and some outdoor moments to freshen up.
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. Some individuals may be obedient, while there are also chances to the same intensity that they might be more independent. 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 from 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 in order to fulfill its never-ending curiosity about people or things, and their urge to play.
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 to 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.
No specific meal or special menus are recommended. But 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.