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Doxiepoo Dog Breed… Everything You Need to Know at a Glance!

This well-mannered dog is a mix between two of the most popular dog breeds out there, the Dachshund and the Poodle.  And while we here at IndulgeYourPet may not be SUPER CRAZY about the name “Doxipoo” it’s not the only one being used to describe this cute little guy!

Which is why…

You may have heard him referred to as a Doxiedoodle, or a Dachshundpoo or even our personal favorite Dachshunddoodle!  Which brings to mind the popular line in William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet where Romeo states…

“A rose by another other name would smell as sweet”

Because at the…

End of the day, it doesn’t matter what we call these guys, they’re still a really great dog.  A dog that is intelligent, playful, affectionate, and impossible to predict what he or she is ultimately going to look like!

But before you…

Decide to run out a purchase a Doxiepoo puppy or better yet adopt a Doxiepoo rescue dog, we wanted to take a moment and discuss the dog breed a little bit more so that you’ll have a better idea of exactly what it might be like to actually own a Dachshunddoodle!

So, without further ado, let’s dive right in.

Doxiepoo Dog Breed Fast Facts

Country of Origin:  United States

Original Purpose:  Companionship

Height:  8 to 21 inches (lots of variations)

Weight:  5 to 30 pounds (again, lots of variations)

Dog Breed Classification:  Hybrid dogs have yet to be accepted by the American Kennel Club (AKC)

Lifespan:  10 to 15 years

Origins of the Doxiepoo Dog Breed

The Doxiepoo dog is an example of a new “trend” in dog breeding where responsible dog breeders are choosing to mix and match some of the most “popular” dog breeds out there in an attempt to “capture” the traits the folks love them for.

And while…

This in and of itself is a worthy reason for choosing to mix and match certain dog breeds, it also has an additional purpose which we here at IndulgeYourPet feel is much, more important.

You see…

By crossbreeding certain “popular” dog breeds, responsible dog breeders are often able to reduce or minimize many of the inheritable diseases that are common within these two breeds being combined.  This is because many of the inheritable diseases found in today’s popular dog breeds are linked to “recessive” genes so by adding new “genetic material” into the breeding pool, many of these “recessive diseases” can be eliminated.

So, while…

Many of these “designer dogs” or “hybrid dogs” may have their detractors, we here at IndulgeYourPet actually support this trend provided that the breeders choosing to create these puppies love and care for all of their creations because sometimes you can get really “weird” looking puppies when you choose to “mix and match” very different dog breeds together.

Which is fine by us…

Because we here at IndulgeYourPet, love “weird” things.  Heck… some might say being “weird” is a requirement for employment here at IndulgeYourPet!

And while…

It may be difficult to know what a Doxiepoo might look like, it only makes sense to take a look at the “parent” breeds of these little guys so we at least have a “sense” of what we’re looking at…. right?

The Dachshund

For those not familiar with the Dachshund dog breed, you should know that these dogs were originally bred to hunt badgers and other borrow-dwelling animals.

And…

While it is true that their long bodies are cute, the original purpose of their long and lean body was to be able to crawl underground and flush out or attack other animals.

So…

You can bet that these little guys are going to be really tough and unbelievably courageous in addition to being quite entertaining and affectionate to their owners.

It should also be noted…

That there are both “shorthaired” versions and “longhaired” versions of the Dachshund dog breed so this will definitely be something that you want to know about, when choosing “which” Doxiepoo dog breeder you want to work with because depending on which “kind” of Dachshund is being used, could greatly affect what your Doxiepoo might look like.

Poodle

The Poodle dog breed is another dog breed that has several “versions” to them.  Versions such as:

  • The Standard Poodle,
  • The Miniature Poodle,
  • And the Toy Poodle.

Now the good news is…

That regardless of what “type” of Poodle is being used to create your Doxiepoo, all three of these “types” are going to be pretty good-natured, intelligent and hard-working dogs even if they only weigh up to 9 pounds in the case of a Top Poodle.

After all…

You’ve got to be a really great kind of dog if you’re going to be one of the most popular dog breeds in the world with over 200 different breeds to choose from.

Which is why…

As someone looking to purchase a Doxiepoo, the most important concern that you may have about this side of his or her family is what “kind” of poodle was your Doxiepoo’s parent?  Because this will give you the best insight on how large your Doxiepoo may be.

Physical Characteristics of a Doxiepoo

As you already know, Doxiepoos are unpredictable little designer dogs. So, it is hard to determine which parent they take would after.

In fact…

Puppies in one litter can have completely different coats, colors, physical traits, and personalities!  This is why, when you read about Doxiepoos, you going to find that most folks like to give “wide ranges” on what can and will be possible.  And we here at IndulgeYourPet are no exception to this rule…

So…

It possible that your Doxiepoo could weigh anywhere around 5 to 30 pounds.  And could be as small as 8 inches but could be as tall as 21 inches.  Not very helpful…right?

What we can say…

For sure is that your Doxiepoo will have strong and sturdy, compact body, which will usually “lack” the long and “wiener” like shape so strongly associated with the Dachshund dog breed.

These dogs can also…

Have the curly, dense coat of the Poodle or a long and wavy wiry coat associated with the various types of Dachshund breeds out there.

Plus…

Your guess is as good as ours as to what color your Doxiepoo might come in because there are tons of possibilities including:

  • Brown
  • Black
  • Tan
  • Grey
  • White
  • Apricot
  • Cream

In addition to that, any combination of the above colors is also possible.

Doxiepoo’s Personality Traits and Temperament

We always like to remind folks that every dog is going to have his or her own unique personality regardless of what “type” of breed they are.

But…

Knowing the breed will certainly give you some “idea” what to expect.  The problem with the Doxiepoo is that your puppy might lean towards that the stubbornness and boldness of the Dachshund or he might possess the sense of humor and trainability of the Poodle.

Or he…

Might get a little “bit” of both, you just never know.  What we can tell you is that most Doxiepoo owners seem to say that their dogs tend to be very lively and mischievous dog with a great sense of humor.

Which also happen…

To be great companion animals that like to be near their owner at all times.  Surprisingly, owners of Doxiepoos also claim that these guys also make great watchdogs and bark at anyone who’s invading their territory.

“Un-surprisingly”…

Given the nature of the two “parent” breeds, the Doxiepoo does really well with kids, but isn’t always the “most friendly” animal with other pets.

Which is why…

It is really important to socialize the Doxiepoo early on in life which will make them friendlier towards other dogs and animals.

The Health Concerns of the Doxiepoo

Doxiepoos are generally healthy dogs because they’re mixed breeds. So, the common genetic disorders that purebred dogs have aren’t really an issue for the Doxiepoo.

However…

Despite the fact the Doxiepoo dog breed is a pretty healthy dog breed, they may still be prone to suffering Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (AKA Bloat) which can be deadly if not treated immediately, as well as developing hernias.

And while you may be thinking…

“Wait a second, I thought you said the Doxiepoo was a healthy breed?”

We can assure you…

That in “general” they are.  It’s just that these “issues” that we mentioned about are common issue for many different dog breeds.  This is why you need to be absolutely sure you want to be responsible for the health and well being for an animal regardless of what happens to him or her before you decide to adopt an animal.

Which brings us to…

The last topic that we wanted to mention in our article about the Doxiepoo dog breed which is the importance of purchasing a pet insurance policy on your pet.

This way…

If your little buddy does get sick, you won’t be on the “hook” for 100% of his or her medical bills.

For more information about who we “feel” currently offers the “best” pet insurance policies out there be sure to check out our Top 10 Best Pet Insurance Companies article.

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