Everything You Need To Know About Doxle, The Dachshund Beagle Mix
Have you ever seen a Dachshund Beagle mix breed dog before?
This cute combination, lovingly known as a Doxle, is one of the more popular and unique mix breed dogs that are becoming more and more commonly seen. These dogs are known to have a very sweet disposition and an even cuter look that combines big eyes with a long body and small legs.
Are you thinking about bringing one of these cute characters into your life? If so, it’s time to learn more about this breed, how to care for them, and more!
I always like to start off information about dog breeds with real people’s opinions of their pets! It’s always great to hear from the owners of the breed.
These are just a few of the common characteristics that were mentioned by owners when talking about their Doxle pets:
- Plays well with other pets
Do those characteristics sound like the kind of pet that you want to have?
If so, then I think the Dachshund Beagle mix is the right dog for you. Let’s learn more about the Doxle so you have a full understanding of the breed, their needs, and what they’ll bring to your life.
This designer breed was first bred in the USA, so they are considered to be a USA origin breed. While not all official kennels recognize this designer breed as it’s own breed yet, it is becoming common enough that I believe they will get that recognition in no time.
One fun thing about the Dachshund Beagle mix is that they have many different, recognized breed names, including the following:
Fun, right? My favorite is definitely Doxle, and I would say that this is the most commonly used name for this hybrid dog.
You never know what percentage of Beagle or Dachshund is in your dog when you get a mixed breed Doxle. They might be 50% and 50%, but often, breeders will breed multi-generationally, leading to different mixes, origins, and temperaments.
Beagles are members of the Hound group that originated in England, while Dachshunds are most likely from Germany (though they have a history as far back as Egyptian times).
Still, the origin of Doxle must be considered to be the USA! That is where they were first bred, and that is where they continue to be most popular.
Size & Appearance
You’re probably now wondering what the Doxle looks like! If you imagine a dog the size of a Dachshund that looks like a Beagle, you’re nearly there. You can see in the picture about that Doxle’s really do look like a mini blend of both a Dachshund and a Beagle.
his adorable mix has essentially the body of a Dachshund and the face of a Beagle. You can see these characteristics very easily. They are a stout dog, with very short legs. Their body also tends to be longer, like a Dachshund’s body is.
To get a better idea of what your Doxle might look like, let’s break down their different characteristics.
Most Doxles range from 20 to 25 pounds in size once they are full grown. This goes for both male and female dogs.
Still, there are some dogs that never get larger than 15 pounds throughout their whole life. They’re usually considered to be a lap dog because of their light weight and size.
They are a medium sized dog that is usually between 9 and 11 inches tall.
The most common colors that you will see on a Doxle are black, black and tan, brown, and white. Any mix of these colors are possible, and some dogs will have markings like a Beagle while others will be more solid like a Dachshund.
Generally speaking, most Doxle have the spots of a Beagle and the coloring of a Dachshund.
This video of some Dachshund Beagle mix puppies will help give you a better idea of what Doxle puppies can look like and how much variety there is between each dog:
There are three different coat types that are common to Doxle dogs:
- Harsh and rough
No matter which type of coat your pet has, they will only experience average shedding that is common with most types of dog. Even though they shed some, they are still considered to be hypoallergenic, which is great for families with members who suffer from allergies.
Since this breed has a very simple coat, they also have average grooming needs. Their coat should be brushed around 3 times a week.
They are small dogs that can be bathed at home easily. I would recommend giving them a bath once every 10 days. You can bathe them more as needed if they get out of the house and into the dirt too often, but you shouldn’t bathe them more than once a week to keep their natural oils on their skin and coat. Use a damp cloth to wipe them more if necessary.
You should also make sure to brush their teeth once weekly and take them to the vet for regular dental cleanings. This will help their teeth stay strong for their whole lives.
Regular vet and health check-ups are an important way to keep your pet happy and healthy as they age.
Dachshund Beagle mix breed dogs will do well in both large and small homes, which is great for potential dog owners! Some dogs cannot function in small spaces, but this is not the case with the Doxle.
While they love to run and play outdoors, they’ll also do well in a small apartment as long as you take them out for walks and jogs regularly. They are small in size, so they can still play indoors even in the smallest of apartments.
Remember that if you have a big yard and a garden your Doxle is going to want to dig in it - that’s something they inherited from the Dachshund! Train them not to dig from a young age, but remember that they’ll probably still dig from time to time.
Because this dog has so much energy, you need to make sure you exercise and play with them every day! Even if you have a small space, you should still play with your dog.
Try the following exercise options to make sure that your Dachshund Beagle mix gets enough exercise to keep them healthy and happy:
As long as you make sure that your dog has a chance to walk and run every day, they will be healthy and be getting enough exercise.
You do need to remember that the Doxle is a relatively weak dog with weak spine. It’s fine to take them walking or running, but be mindful of how much they are jumping and climbing so that they do not get accidentally injured while playing or exercising.
Believe it or not, Doxle pets are very prone to obesity. That’s right. Just like both Beagles and Dachshunds are very likely to become overweight if not fed properly, the Doxle definitely inherited that trait!
This means that you need to be smart about feeding your dog. It can be very beneficial to feed your dog two meals per day instead of one so that you can monitor their food intake more closely.
They don’t need a special formula, but their body will thank you if you check the following stats on their food:
There are a lot of dog foods out there, and thankfully, the Doxle isn’t very picky or needy when it comes to food. Still, it can be hard to choose which food is right for them. Here are three foods that will be good for a Dachshund Beagle mix breed dog:
If you feel like your Doxle is getting too heavy, cut back on their food by ¼ cup each day. Then, talk to your vet about how much food your dog should be getting. Regular exercise and monitoring food intake should fix the problem in no time!
Overall, the Doxle has one of the best temperaments of all mixed breed dogs. They are known to be patient, polite, and trainable. What more could you ask for in a cute companion like the Dachshund Beagle mix?
Still, there are some specifics about training and about their relationship with other animals that you should know before you get a Doxle. As with every dog, there are some things you need to pay attention to in order to ensure you have a happy home with this cute little dog inside.
In general, a Doxle can be considered to be a very trainable dog. They are intelligent and keen to learn, but you still have to be very patient. Some Doxles are very obedient while others have more of an independent spirit. Either way, patience will be key while training them.
You should always start training them from an early age. They should get general training about crates, housebreaking, obedience, socialization with other dogs, and more from a young age. It might sound like a lot, but that’s what it takes to raise a puppy!
They are a very loyal and intelligent dog, however, so don’t worry. They’ll want to learn as much as they can to make you happy!
Children And Other Animals
The Dachshund Beagle mix is also known to be a pet that is great with dogs, kids, and even with other animals. As long as they are socialized with kids and dogs from a relatively young age, you should never see any hostility from a Doxle towards children or dogs.
In terms of non-canine pets, however, you might need to train your pet a bit more. Because of the hunting instinct that Doxles may have, it is important to train them to be socialized with the pet in question from puppyhood.
Don’t worry too much, however. It is definitely possible for a Doxle and a kitten to get along. I’ve got the proof that they can happily “brawl” together all afternoon:
Common Health Issues
While most Doxle will live for between 12 to 14 years, there are a few potential health risks that they are predisposed to. You should know about these health issues in advance so that you can monitor your dog and help protect them from these common issues.
Weak Spines And Knees
Just as Dachshunds are predisposed to have weak spines, so are Doxle dogs. This is because of their long body. This structure doesn’t give them as much support for the spine since the legs are so far apart and shorter when compared to other breeds.
Take care to make sure to never hold your Doxle or play with them in a way that could injure their spine. It’s also good to feed them food that is rich in both calcium and other bone supporting supplements to help their body stay strong.
The knees of a Doxle can also be very weak. Whenever the knees start to bother a Doxle, a vet will often prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs. In extreme cases, surgery might need to be done for either knee or spine problems.
Eye And Ear Problems
Both parents breeds are predisposed to having ear and eye problems, which means that your Dachshund Beagle mix may also develop these problems.
Regular vet visits to clean your dog and monitor their eyes and ears can help with these issues. Some dogs develop partial blindness and partial deafness as they age. A healthy diet and regular cleaning and slow this onset.
Bring Your Doxle Home Today
Have you been convinced that the Dachshund Beagle mix will be the perfect dog for you and your family? As you can see, they’re a very friendly, playful, and intelligent dog that will make a great addition to families of nearly any situation.
From apartments to house, from no kids to a full house, the Doxle will adapt to your family and become a loyal, loving companion that you will love having around. All it takes is time, patience, and a bit of love from your side to make this happen.