Doxiepoos are generally intelligent, confident, and energetic dogs. They're sometimes referred to as "doxiedoodles." They're sometimes referred to as "doxiedoodles". Not much is known about their history, but they're generally thought to have emerged from the mixing of dachshunds and poodles. Many are vocal and aren't afraid to bark. Generally, the breed is affectionate to its owners and requires a high level of mental stimulation.
Facts About Doxiepoos
- There is a wide variety of looks for doxiepoos, as they're a mixed breed. Some are stubby and slightly elongated, like a dachshund, but have curly hair resembling a poodle. On the other hand, some have longer legs but a more petite build that a poodle would have with the straighter hair of a dachshund.
- Doxiepoos come in a more extensive range of colors than other breeds, including white, black, gray, brown, and several patterns.
- In addition to their appearance, this dog breed is also varied in temperament. Both of their canine ancestors are known for being affectionate, playful, and confident in their demeanor. Both breeds are also known for getting along well with other dogs.
- If walked regularly, they don't need much open space; this means they can easily live in large, urban or smaller, rural regions. However, since they are known to bark a lot, they're not recommended for apartments or close-quarter living situations.
- Although the doxiepoo gets along with other dogs, cats or other small animals may find initial hostility with this breed. Their hunting instincts are primarily viewed as the culprit for this behavior. However, introductions to other animals are possible, but they're done slowly, gradually, and with constant supervision.
- Doxiepoos are not known for being the best hunters, despite their ancestry. Poodles are well-known in France for hunting ducks and retrieving them from the water. Dachshunds were bred to dig through soil and burrow into tunnels to hunt for badgers.
- Even though they're not the best hunters, doxiepoos have retained the level of energy and athleticism of their two ancestors.
- Doxiepoos have a typical lifespan of 10 to 18 years, which is longer for dogs. This longevity is possibly due to them having fewer health problems than purebred dogs; however, they're still susceptible to the same physical ailments as the dachshund and the poodle.
- Both parent breeds were originally from Germany.
- The first mix between the poodle and dachshund (and the subsequent creation of the Doxiepoo), happened around the year 2000. Since then, they have become a popular and much-beloved mixed breed.