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Dachshund Poodle Mix: What To Know

Dachshund Poodle Mix: What To Know

Families that are looking to get a pet usually have dogs like the Poodle, Golden Retriever, Dachshund, Shih Tzu on their list. But what about a mix? For example a Dachshund Poodle Mix?

These dogs also go by the name Dachshunddoodle, Dachshundpoo, or the Doxiepoo. It’s is an adorable little designer dog developed from breeding a Dachshund with a Miniature Poodle.

This unique mix can easily win its way into your heart with its fun-loving personality and petite size. This breed is perfect for families and singles alike, the Dachshund Poodle Mix is an affectionate and deeply devoted dog that embodies the best traits of both his parent dog breeds.

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History of the Dachshund Poodle Mix

But, if you’re thinking about adding this spunky sausage dog to your family, here’s everything you need to know about this dog. Want to know what’s the price of this dog? Keep reading!
This is a relatively new designer dog and has been in existence for only 20 or 30 years. This one came the same as many other breeds in the 90s. With a soft and curly coat, the Dachshund Poodle mix is considered to be a hypoallergenic mixed breed. Which means they aren’t accepted by the American Kennel Club.

Ten interesting facts about the Doxiepoo

But, it’s important to know that no dog is entirely hypoallergenic. Thus, the Doxiepoo sheds far less than other dogs. In simple English, we can say that he won’t trigger an allergic reaction the way an Akita or Airedale can. 

Lifestyle and Cost

Sweet, short, and sassy, the Doxiepoo does well in an apartment or a large suburban house. This loyal and loving personality means that he’ll always be thrilled to see you when you come home. But, this dog is prone to separation anxiety. If he’s left by himself for long periods of time, he can easily get stressed and exhibit destructive behaviors such as urinating inside or chewing on your favorite pair of shoes. If you work long hours, this breed isn’t for you. 
Now, let’s see how much this breed costs? The average cost of a Dachshund Poodle Mix is around $250. But, some Doxiepoo pups can cost as much as $2,000, depending upon their lineage. It’s critical to always purchase your puppy from a reputable and responsible dog breeder so you can avoid any negative circumstances.

While puppies from high-quality breeders may cost more than buying one from a puppy mill or backyard breeder, you’re guaranteed to receive a happy and healthy dog with all information available.

But, Doxiepoo puppies from puppy mills can suffer from numerous health and behavioral disorders, including aggression, fear, internal parasites, and respiratory issues. Always ensure you’re buying your new dog from a professional breeder with great credentials. Ready to learn more about their temperament and intelligence?

Temperament & Intelligence of the Doxiepoo 

Be sure that the Doxiepoos are great little dogs with big personalities. While they are great pets for singles and couples, this breed truly blossoms as a family pet. Due to his playful nature, the Doxiepoo loves to spend hours upon hours interacting with children. Also, the children would love this pup and will make their lives full of joy. Vigilant guard dogs, the Doxiepoo will always keep a watchful eye over your house and may become yappy.

This is why it’s crucial to start training your Doxiepoo from the start to curb his loud mouth. They can bark randomly and that could be a problem at night when everyone gets to sleep. 
Extremely intelligent, the Dachshund Poodle Mix can easily learn basic commands and complicated tricks. Ensure to train your pup properly so you can avoid all negative circumstances mentioned before in this article. Since this breed loves to please, positive reinforcement training always works best. 

Food & Diet Requirements 

In general, on the smaller side of the size spectrum, the Doxiepoo doesn’t need a ton of food to maintain his body weight. But, feed your Doxiepoo is high-quality kibble that is specially formulated for small dog breeds with high energy levels.

Also, never be too generous with treats because this hybrid breed is prone to obesity. You don’t want a small bubble, don’t you? A good rule of thumb is to feed your Doxiepoo about one cup of kibble divided into two meals per day. Make sure he always has access to clean water and keep in mind to feed him properly. 

The Dachshund Poodle Mix is a delicate dog

A part of a dog’s health is making sure they have a balanced diet that will provide them with all the needed nutrients. Because we love to give our dogs human food, you should also know which human food is safe and which is not.

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Exercise and Training of the Dachshund Poodle Mix

As we mentioned already, Doxiepoos are high-energy dogs. Though they do well in apartments, they require an hour or more of exercise each day. Even if it’s a perfect pup for an owner that doesn’t have much time, they still need to exercise. Take your pooch for a walk, play with him at your local dog park, or let him run around outside. Keep in mind to never leave your Doxiepoo unsupervised when he’s outdoors. Since he is a small breed, he can easily be injured by a predatory animal. And you don’t want that, don’t you?
In addition to physical exercise, the Doxiepoo needs a lot of mental stimulation as well. Since this dog is prone to separation anxiety, never leave your Doxiepoo alone for long hours. If you’re working late, enroll him in doggy daycare or have a trusted friend keep him company at your house. Interactive toys and training sessions will keep your Doxiepoo’s mind occupied. They can easily get bored and you can lose their attention, which you don’t want.

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You should know that the Dachshund Poodle Mix is a smart dog that loves to please. As such, positive reinforcement training methods work best for this breed. Always reward your Doxiepoo with plenty of verbal and physical praise, as well as a high-value treat. 
Since he can bark a lot early training and socialization are critical to keeping your Doxiepoo on his best behavior. So, train properly! But, good news is they are easy to train.

Grooming and Health

Keep in mind that the Doxiepoo is a low-shedding dog that doesn’t need a lot of grooming which makes it easy to maintain. But, since his coat is curly, be sure to brush your Doxiepoo once a week to prevent knots and tangles. Also, trim his nails regularly and brush his teeth once a day.

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A Doxiepoo may inherit the worst genetic predispositions from each of his parent dog breeds. But don’t be scared, every breed has something that has to deal with.

To avoid potential health problems, always buy your Doxiepoo from a responsible breeder as said earlier. Bi-annual wellness checkups can catch a potential issue before it can become a serious concern. Visit your vet if you notice something off about your lovely pup!

Possible health issues these dogs can have include:

  • canine crushing disease
  • eye care problems
  • hip dysplasia
  • heart disease
  • diabetes
  • epilepsy
  • ear infections
  • skin problems

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Conclusion – Dachshund Poodle Mix

The Dachshund Poodle Mix is a great dog that can make you and your family happy. They are smart and gentle. They would do anything for your love and attention. But at the same time, they know how to have fun.

Because they are so small they will fit into any home. Be it a big house with a yard or a tiny apartment in the city. If you live in an apartment you will have to take them on long walks. So that they get enough exercise.

You should also keep in mind that these dogs tend to have many health issues. So, it’s good to be aware of them and their symptoms.

They are usually friendly dogs, but they might bark at strangers when they see them for the first time. The Dachshund Poodle Mix is great with kids but you have to teach your child how to behave with the dog. Let them know that pulling on the dog’s tail and ears is not allowed.

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My name is Katy and I am 27. I love to travel and you would be surprised how good I am at karaoke. 🙂 Passionate dog lover and a "mother" to a beautiful toy puddle named Zara. I work as a volunteer in a local shelter and I am a veterinary assistant helping our four-legged friends every day.