By Avatar photoShiloh Nevada Last updated: 18th October 2022



Avatar photo Shiloh Nevada
Last updated: 18th October 2022

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.

Doxle Pictures

Quick Description

Also known asBeaschund, Doxie, Beagle Dachshund Mix
CoatWired, harsh and rough, fine
ColorsMost common colors are Black, Black & Tan, Brown, White
TypeCompanion dog, guard dog, watchdog
Group (of Breed)Crossbreed
Life Span/ Expectancy12 to 14 years
Weight20-30 pounds (for full-grown male and female)
Height (size)Medium; 9 to 11 inches
Personality TraitsLoving, courageous, social, active, protective, playful, friendly
Good with ChildrenYes
Good with PetsModerately
Country of OriginUSA
Competitive Registration/ Qualification InformationACHC, 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.

Health Problems

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.

Interesting Facts

  • The DBR (Designer Breed Registry) is the only canine registry to register the Doxle as ‘Beaschund’ or ‘Doxie.’

62 responses to “Doxle”

  1. Eve Petroni says:

    Hi All,
    We just found out my 5-year-old Doxle needs a surgery to be able to walk again, and I’m turning to you today for some help. ???? I shared his story and created a GoFundMe campaign:

    Thank you all, and enjoy the rest of your day ! ????

  2. Karen says:

    I didn’t know my dog was a Doxle until someone at the dog park recently asked me if that’s what she is. I then looked up Doxles and the pictures look just like my Ginger. I adopted her when she was just a few months old, but she has/had some behavioral problems that make me think those first few months were traumatic. I know she was adopted and promptly returned to the shelter before I got her. She is so sweet with anyone she knows, but she does not like strangers at all. She has bitten several people, so I have to be very careful with her around strangers. She also goes out in the backyard and barks a lot, to the point that we’ve had complaints from neighbors and I have had to keep an eye on it. She hasn’t bitten anyone in about a year, so I’m hoping she’s outgrown that. She’s three and a half, and she’s my baby!

  3. Lisa Stewart Hallenbeck says:

    A friend of mine was at a yard sale and the people had Doxle pumps for 300.00 each, except for my “BabyGirl” she was the runt and born blind so they were throwing her away. My dear fr fiend, snatched her up and brought her home to me. She is a stubborn handful, but she makes me smile and we love each other. My husband wont be home until Feb, guess we will need to make room in the bed for him….

  4. Jennifer says:

    We rescued a puppy from a homeless lady she could not care for him he must have only been around 6 weeks old we thought he was a dachshund at first but his legs got long and his paws are bigger he still looks like a dachshund and beagle but his paws are still big how big do doxles usually get?

  5. Kerry Davis says:

    Looking for a doxie or beagle dachshund mix.
    Mine passed away and I’m heartbroken. Preferably in the midwest.
    Thank you

  6. Tiffany Goodman says:

    Does anyone know of breeder? We are wanting a female.

    • Teresa M Torres says:

      I have a puppy her mom is a doxle and her puppies look like a doxle.
      They are miniature dachshund with that 1 doxle parent.

  7. Chasity says:

    I own a 5 year old female Doxle and she is our baby.
    My husband, 16 year old son and I spoil her so bad.
    She is very stubborn and hard headed.
    She believes she is one of us.
    She is a wonderful house dog.

    • Mark says:

      I have two, named Bruno and Brigette, and the are very smart except that sometimes they still pee inside the house. As affectionate as they can be, they love me and I return the same amount of love to them.

  8. Kerry Peebles says:

    Would you say that this Dog is aDoxie

  9. Marsha Landin says:

    I just adopted a doxel we named him Maxx. He is wonderful very loving, playful but, a bit lazy. We go for walks regularly because he’s on the couch for long periods of time. Which also, makes him a cuddlier. I enjoy his attention and although I’m off from work right now. I hope he adjust to being in the house alone for most of the day once I go back. House breaking has been a bit of a challenge as well. Like most everyone says this is really the only negative trait they have. We are working on it Maxx is getting better but, will still go in the house. I’m going to try the pads and see if that works. He is 3 yrs old and don’t know who owned him before maybe they used pads. If anyone has suggestions on house breaking please comment.
    Thank you.

    • Virginia says:

      Hi If he goes pee in the house pick it up with a paper towel put it out in the yard bring him kindly outside on a leash and say pee pee out side keep going back to the papertowl or where hes gone in the yard crate him nicely and he will bark to go out if he pees hesfree in the house!! other wise keep him crated till he goes outside morning and at dinner is usually when i work on it. So not penned up for to long .i potty trained a doxie resque who didnt know a house from a barn in 7 days .a very hard 7 days i leash walk her for at least 10 blocks on a walking trial and northbound shes curios george and a handfull but learned to pee and poo outside. Fetch sit and come in two no anger on peeing just take them out and say pee pee out side. Then when walking pic up the leash and say gotta go pee pee outside praise them good dog pee pee outside. Im sure she would still go inside but im not giving her the opportunity. Now she barks to go out.Good luck 3 is young you can do it!!!!????

    • Carol says:

      Just be sure he doesn’t have a urinary tract infection. We adopted a Doxle from the animal shelter. He would pee outside, but in the house as well. Took him to the vet and he has a UTI. After antibiotics, no more accidents!

  10. Amanda Creek says:

    My guy has super thick hair and it is so soft like humans hair …Should I get a hair trim

  11. MC says:

    Have an about 12-year-old male we THINK is a doxle, with maybe some Corgi thrown in (don’t know– found him wandering on the road, nobody claimed him). The only thing in the world I can say against him is that he house-trained like a dachshund, which is to say NOT AT ALL, EVER.

    Other than that, he’s been a excellent dog really. Smart, affectionate, patient and at the same time protective of the kids.

  12. Logan says:

    Hi! I’ve been searching for a breeder or someone who is selling a puppy-young male doxle in the nc/sc area (:

    • Earthly says:

      Blessings from Houston by way of the country of Texas!We have a stray which delivered females and males September 14, 2018 and are available Doxle mutts!

  13. Logan Weathersby says:

    Hey i’ve been looking up Doxles for about 3 days now and cant find anybody that sales them near me! I live in South Carolina and would love one, if any of you guys have contacts that breed that’d be great!

  14. Gary says:

    I adopted a doxle about 2 1/2 years ago. He was 4 then. He is the sweetest thing, and spoiled rotten. He was kept in a crate for almost 20 hours a day. Now, he goes in the crate when he wants to. He is allowed on the furniture and he sleeps in bed with daddy.
    He used to like riding in a car, but since I hit a deer and totalled my car back in Dec of last year, he has to sit in my lap.
    He is also a good medical companion. He alerts me when my blood sugar is high, blood pressure is high, or if I am about to have a bipolar episode. I can usually take medicine before a crisis hits.

  15. Richard Turner says:

    A couple of years ago we had a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Dolly. We had Dolly for 16 years and she developed a large cancerous tumor which, because of her age, nothing could be done for her. So, we had to have Dolly put to sleep. 2 weeks later we rescued our Gigi, a beagle/dachshund. She was 10 months old and is now 2 1/2 years old. Gigi is the most playful little dog i ever saw and she’s very affectionate. She looks so sad when i leave for work at night and she sits in the window and watches the car leave the driveway, then she goes to sleep with mother ( my wife ). When i come home in the morning she doesn’t get up but she looks at me like she’s saying ‘ good morning, i’m happy your home ‘. Then she goes back to sleep for awhile. later on she comes to me and she wants to play or just relax with me. I love Gigi so much that i sometimes listen to Louis Jourdan sing Gigi on the work computer. She is also an excellent watch dog who growls at strangers who come in the house, but, after she gets to know them she accepts them as part of the ‘pack’.

  16. Mark mark says:

    I adopted two back around thanksgiving. They are brother and sister and around 7 months old. They are named Bonnie and Clyde. They both were really skittish when I brought them home. Clyde has really warmed up to me but Bonnie runs from me anytime I walk her direction. She rarely will come to me. Even though Clyde has really warmed up to me both he and Bonnie are still really scared of strangers. I’ve been trying to introduce them to different things by taking them to the park but very little progress is being made. I’m hoping they snap out of it because I enjoy the outdoors and would really like for them to tag along without being traumatized.

    • Mark says:

      Update. One year later both pups are absolutely awesome. Clyde is totally out of his ” shell” while Bonnie is making progress.

  17. Steve says:

    We recently adopted Rosie who was evacuated from an animal shelter in Houston during Hurricane Harvey. She is very loving, playful, a d a great cuddler. Our 3 year old German Shorthair Lab, Sally gets along very well with her. In fact I let the dogs run in the field behind my house, and Rosie follows Sally everywhere. Rosie can get a Bit territorial at times, and shows signs of being an extremely loyal guard dog. She does like to chase down a cat every now and then and we are working hard to get her housebroken.

  18. Denise says:

    Didn’t realize that a doxle was even a thing, let alone a designer dog! I have one, rescued at 1.5 years or so. He’s the sweetest, cuddliest,lover of a dog I’ve ever had. Gets along with everything & everyone! He is the best! Except…I cannot get him fully house trained. I’d call it marking, but he pees and poops daily, no matter how many times a day we take him out (and he goes out a LOT!). I’m not sure what to do about it. It’s his only negative quality but he’s ruined furniture peeing on it. We call him the worst best dog ever. We’ve tried treats, punishments, extra walks, treats when he ‘goes’ outside– nothing works. Help! I love my boy, but he’s killing my dining room!

    • Sergey Uhanov (Certified Veterinarian) admin says:

      Hi Denise,
      First, you need to take your Doxle to the vet to dismiss any medical causes for his urine-marking behavior. If he is healthy, follow these tips so that he does not start marking his territory.
      • Spay or neuter your pet as early as possible since it may reduce or stop his urine-marking behavior altogether. However, if he has been doing it for a long time, neutering or spaying lone may not solve the issue.
      • Thoroughly clean the soiled areas using a cleaner designed to remove pet urine odors and stains.
      • Try to alter the significance of the previously soiled areas to your Doxle. Give him treats, feed, and play with him in the places where he has marked.
      • Watch him when he is indoors and look for signs that he is about to urinate. When he starts urinating, interrupt him with a loud sound and take him outside. If he pees outside, give him a treat and praise him.

    • Caryn Menard says:

      I also have a rescued make doxle. He is now 4 but we got him at about 1 year old. He took quit a while to housebreak which I understand is a common trait of this mix. He has been neutered ( by the shelter). He does well for the most part now but still has accidents occasionally. Also if your pooch is anything like mine..he needs to go out often. More so than any of my other dogs especially after meals and after playing and right before bed. Sometimes he has to go an hour after I have already taken him but that’s the nature of the little beast Lol. He is so worth it..he is the most loving affectionate little guy I have ever had. Good natured although a little poppy which I think he learned from my other dog. Anyway hope this info helps.

  19. Howard Walper says:

    We have a doxle named Malcolm who we adopted from a shelter when he was 5 years old. He is amazingly loyal, guards the house (sometimes a bit loudly), is gentle with kids and a generally loving lapdog. He has some annoying dog habits that we tolerate – he’s such a good watchdog that whenever another dog is within two houses of ours, he’s on alert and barking. We HAD some nice plantation shutters that he chewed on to get a good view of the offending neighbor dogs. He occasionally demonstrates some marking behavior (and looks suitably ashamed when caught). But the reason I am writing – he is particularly loyal to my wife. When she comes out of the room, he bows. If she’s sitting on the couch, he’s sitting on the couch. If she stands, he stands. If she’s in the restroom, he’s waiting at the door. She adores him and enjoys the attention, even if at times it is a bit much! Well, a few months after we got him, my wife had a stroke while I wasn’t home. The dog, who had been sitting by her, went nuts barking and howling, ran into the other room and got the attention of our 11 year old son, who found his mom unconscious on the floor and called 911. We got her to the hospital quickly and thankfully she recovered very well – in large part due to the fact that her guardian doxle was there watching out for her. I don’t know if this is a trait of the breed or the individual dog, but this dog really takes responsibility for his people. On another note – he hates anything that looks like “person on person” violence. If my son and i are wrestling around playfully, it disturbs him. We had friends over and one of their kids hit his younger brother and Mal jumped between them growling. This 22lb guy is my family’s fiercest protector and I love him for it!

    • Beth Linthicum says:

      I adopted Punkin about 5 years ago. He was trotting along a busy Rd. We tried to find his owners but no luck. We decided to adopt him ! he’s sweet and loving to every one. Very loyal. He has a couple of round malleable lumps one on his chest and neck area. We. Guessed he was 1to2 years, fixed when we found him, now6 or 7 yrs. Old. Loves to catch a scent and Chase squirrels but never harms one. Now moles better watch out! Any thoughts out there? Also sometimes has a seszure lately. Help.

  20. Victoria Lee Hall says:

    I just adopted my Doxle 4 days ago and we named her Remi. Very loving and loves to cuddle. Only issue I’m having is she crys, barks, when we place her in crate. Of course during day we leave and don’t hear her but at night it’s terrible. Suggestions?

    • Alicia says:

      We just rescued our sweet Bella yesterday. She’s 2 1/2 months old. We spent most of last night laying next to her crate until she fell asleep and then as soon as she stirred getting her out and taking her out to pee. Then putting her back in and laying down by the crate until she fell asleep again. She slept for a 4 hour stretch at one point. Today we have had her crate out in the living room where we’ve spent most of the day and left it open for her to come and go as she adapted to it. At one point today we closed the crate and she whined for about 30’ seconds then laid down and took a 3 hour nap. I think the main thing is for her to see it as a refuge, not a prison. It’s a lot of work to start but I think we will have good results in a few more days. Good luck to you and your new puppy!

    • Rowan says:

      Doxles love to be around humans, they don’t like being put in small spaces/not being around their owner. I have a doxle and his name is Ted. He would hate to be put in small spaces and likes to be around the family I’m in.

  21. Autumn Thomas says:

    I have a one. Her name is Ellie. Got her when ahe was 4 weeks old. Shes now 2 1/2. She loves to “fight” with Daddy. Chase our kids all over the house and “fight” gently with them. She loves her toys and loves to go out for hours and hunt. When we leave and come back she gets so excited to see us. At night she sleeps with my kids. She loves to cuddle.

    • Michelle I says:

      That insane moment when I’m reading this with my 1 1/2 year old Doxle… NAMED ELLIE. and her mannerism is the same. Great name choice!!

  22. Thelma Decjer says:

    wanting to purchase a daschund beagle puppy. i live n southern indiana

    • Kayla Shipley says:

      Hiii Thelma. I actually have two if you would like more information on them!!I swear I’m not a scammer. My boyfriend and j rescued them from an abandoned lot about a month ago and we’re trying to find a good home for them !!

    • David Rice says:

      I got a doxel about 4 years ago to replace a dog that my wife and I had to put down due to a chronic health issue. It was intended to be my wife’s dog. She was no bigger than my palm and from the start she chose me. Her name is Sissy and she is extremely loyal and pleasant. But she does bark at every noise even in the middle of the night. She loves to chase tennis balls. My arm will ache because she is relentless. She does not like men for some reason, except me. We have a mini Dauchund also and they are great friends. Would I recommend a doxel? Absolutely.

  23. Evangeline says:

    HEllo, i just rescued my dog named Hunter.Very energetic, loves to play, friendly, loving.
    The problem is that he has separation anxiety and he doesn’t want to be in the crate:(
    I can’t leave him alone in the house (couple of hours ), he will chew everything.

  24. Lynn Merkwan says:

    Our Cooper is a rescue. He is a love bug with all of us especially our grandsons. Our only issue with Vooper is that he goes crazy barking when we pass another dog or dogs when we are out for our walks. He doesn’t stop barking until we are several houses past the dog pulling on his leash to go to the other dog. I have tried carrying him past dogs and firmly telling him “no”. Nothing works HELP please.

    • Sergey Uhanov (Certified Veterinarian) admin says:

      Hi Lynn,
      You may use the following methods frequently to help relax your reactive dog on walks. Make sure you are unpredictable in your approach so that your Cooper can focus on you.
      • You should remain calm while encountering other dogs on a walk. If you are calm, then your Cooper will continue to be quiet. The other dog will probably sense the calm-assertive energy too, which might help in exchanging a friendly greeting.
      • When you are out on walks, you need to be unpredictable. Go slowly, then speed up, change direction, and rotate once. Let your dog jump on and off the bench! If Cooper does not know what his owner will do next, his focus will always be on you.
      You may also try avoiding other dogs by simply going in another direction. Do not wait until your Cooper starts barking. When you notice another dog, turn and move behind a tree or a car, or you can cross the street.

    • George Wright says:

      Lynn: I adopted five-year-old Peter and he had intense leash reactivity, which disconcerted other dog owners. I got a copy of “Feisty Fido – Help For the Leash-Reactive Dog” by Patricia B. McConnell and began working with Peter. It took six months using the “Watch” exercise (which is classic positive reinforcement), and Peter finally realized that getting attention and a treat from me was a lot more satisfying that acting ferocious toward other dogs. Now my neighbors complement well behaved Peter, which makes me feel quite happy. BTW, telling a dog “no” only confuses it.

    • Mary says:

      Lynn, I just adopted a Dachshund-Beagle mix. She was 9.5 mos. when I adopted her from Humane Society. She was the quietest and calmest dog there! When I actually adopted her, she exhibited dog aggression to other dogs on leashes. I was concerned, but AHS staff said that it’s stressful as dogs who are being adipted and on leashes are stressed. It’s almost impossible to take her on neighborhood walks due to her aggressiveness toward other dogs

      She was housetrained when I adopted her. She calmestablished from Oklahoma City, and AHS listed here as a Retriever mix (say what???!). She’s a lovely, sweet, pup, but we need training!

  25. Cora Patton says:

    I have Roxy, she is loving, like to jump, very friendly my biggest problem is she has separation anxiety. Trying to figure how to handle that.

    • Sergey Uhanov (Certified Veterinarian) admin says:

      Hi Cora,
      You can ease your Roxy’s separation anxiety by following these simple methods:
      1. You need to leave your dog in a calm, resting mode when you are away. Take your Roxy for a long, rigorous walk before leaving the house.
      2. Do not make a lot of fuss while leaving the house or when returning. Do not talk, touch, or make eye contact for up to one hour before leaving and after getting back.
      3. Practice leaving your Doxle alone for ten minutes. Increase the time to 30 minutes, and then an hour. Continue extending the time until you can stay away for a full ten hours.

  26. Amy says:

    We adopted a Doxel a year ago and she is such a great dog. Loving, sweet, and full life. The best part about her is she is a cuddle bug.

  27. Marty and Kelly Hill says:

    Our doxle is named Abby. She is the most loving, funny and loyal dog. She can be a ferocious guard dog, but responds to commands faithfully.

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  29. Jaclyn Zblewski says:

    Where can I purchase a Female Doxle….I live in Wisconsin!!!

  30. bea omalley says:

    we got Ginger from a animal shelter. she took over as soon as she got home. very energetic and playful. has moments of extreme wild abandonment, at which time she leaps all over the furniture. having a hard time to coral her. I am having trouble with housebreaking as far as going outside but she is really good about going on the wee wee pads. doesn’t seem to like the car much yet but we will work on it.

    • Mary says:

      Hi Bea. I named my Dachshund-Beagle “GINGER, ” and I adopted her from Humane Society. She was named, “Marcy”, at AHS. YIKES.

  31. C.C. says:

    Our Charlie is 8 months old and still uber hyper! He loves his cat brothers & sisters and especially his Mamas. Charlie has quite a few of the traits mentioned but was a breeze to house break and digs like he’s looking for gold. A very great breed and looking for him to calm down a bit.

  32. Briana says:

    I have one her name is don don she is very loving and funny to play with she is very sweet and she is house trade and loves to play and hunt ❤️❤️❤️???

    • SkittleDalmatian says:

      My best friend got a new pup about two months ago, he was still quite young; 4 to 6 months. We wondered what breed he was and I found out about Doxles. He is black with a white underside (legs, underbelly, chest) with tan against the black edges. Floppy ears, long tail, very hyper and matches the temperament. His name is Benji.

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