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About Doxle

20-30 lb
12-14 years
Best Suited For
Growing families with children, singles and seniors, Homes with/without yards, First-time owners
Loyal, playful, gentle, loving
Comparable Breeds
Beagle, Dachshund
not applicable
9-11 inches
Doxle Basics

The Doxle is a sweet, well-mannered companion that makes a wonderful family pet, no matter how old your children are. Because of its naturally happy disposition, this Beagle and Dachshund mix will eagerly play with anyone they deem a friend.

Doxle dogs definitely consider themselves a part of the family (or you a part of their pack) and they will do anything to make you smile and laugh. Their friendly faces and affectionate behavior will no doubt be the cause for many wonderful stories for years to come.

The Doxle is a sweet, well-mannered companion that makes a wonderful family pet.


Breeding two purebred dogs is increasingly popular, and while we do not know where the Doxle came from, we do know the origin of their parent breeds, the Beagle and the Dachshund.

The Beagle is an old breed of dog, dating back to 5th century Greece. Here, they were used mostly as hunting and tracking dogs. A Southern Hound (from the Beagle line) was brought to England by William the Conqueror in the 11th Century. By 1840, General Richard Rowett imported the first Beagles to America where it was not only still used as a tracker and hunter, but also as a loving family companion.

Dachshunds originated in Germany, and just like Beagles, were also used for hunting. When they reached Great Britain, they were bred to become companions rather than hunters. Today, this breed is a companion dog that are always up for a good cuddle.


The Doxle is a not a purebred dog, but is the result of breeding a Beagle and Dachshund.

Food / Diet

The Doxle does not require any special diet when it comes to food. This dog will need about 1.5-2 cups of dry kibble per day, spread out into 2-3 meals per day. Always talk to your vet to find out what kind of dog food is best for every stage of your dog’s life.

The Doxle is a people-pleaser and will do anything in order to bring a smile to its owner’s faces.


Training the Doxle will be an absolute joy, as this breed tends to be a people-pleaser and will do anything in order to bring a smile to its owner’s faces. The Beagle/Dachshund mix will not require much repetition in order to successfully understand simple commands such as “stay, sit, come” and picks up on housetraining quickly. With patience and rewards, your Doxle will be a well-mannered dog with a host of tricks to show off.


This designer dog breed is a medium-size dog, and can weigh anywhere from 20 to 30 lbs.


This hybrid breed is an absolute joy for families to spend their time with due to their patient natures and curious, friendly disposition. They love to have a good time and will play with you and your kids for hours – this includes playing tug of war, rolling around for belly rubs and being all-around goofballs. The Doxle’s love for being a lapdog also make them good pets for singles or seniors. Owners with a busy lifestyle will also benefit from the Doxle’s forgiving nature, as they won’t mind not being taken out for a walk everyday. Some cuddles here, some playtime there, and all is forgiven.

Having both Beagle and Dachshund blood in them also means they will more than likely be inclined to hunt for smaller animals, so households with other small animals (such as puppies, kittens or birds) need to keep a close eye on their Doxle. They are great with smaller children and toddlers, but as with any dog, time spent together should be monitored.

Common Health Problems

Dachshunds are relatively healthy, their problems revolving mostly around their long body frames. One of these problems include slipped spinal disc, which can cause paralysis. Other problems include heart disease, urinary tract problems and diabetes.

Beagles are also healthy, their biggest health issue being the risk of ear infections. As well, they require sufficient exercise and a balanced diet in order to control their weight.

Life Expectancy

The Doxle has an average lifespan of 11 to 14 years.

Exercise Requirements

The Doxle does not require much exercise in order to keep it happy. One walk per day should be sufficient but if your schedule happens to be particularly busy, your Doxle will be fine with some indoor playtime.

Because of their naturally happy disposition, Doxle pups will eagerly play with anyone they deem a friend.

Recognized Clubs

The Doxle is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC), Designer Dog Kennels Club (DDKC), Dog Registry of America (DRS), the International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR), as well as the Designer Breed Registry (DBR).


If you’re looking for a pooch that won’t give you much grief when it comes to keeping their coat in shape, the Doxle is for you. They don’t have the “sink your hand in their coat” kind of fur, but it is nonetheless soft, fine and still enjoyable to pet. Aside from the occasional brushing during shedding season, they don’t need any trimming whatsoever (which will save you plenty of bucks in the long run). They come in a variety of different colors including black, brown, white and black-and-tan.


This sweet-natured dog is just as adorable and giddy (if not more so) when they are small pups. When allowing your Doxle pup to play with small children, always have an adult present to supervise in case the child accidentally hurts the pup by pulling its ears, tails, limbs or pulling its coat.

Photo credit: Chris Browning/Flickr; Jay Armstrong/Flickr; SL_photo/Bigstock

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