Doxie-Chin (Dachshund & Japanese Chin Mix)

If you’re going to be purchasing a new dog anytime soon, you’ll have to go through the challenging process of choosing the ideal breed to take into your family.

There are so many different kinds of dogs that can be nearly overwhelming to choose one of them, so I’m here to help.

Throughout today’s guide, I’ll be taking a look at the Doxie Chin, which is a designer dog breed that consists of a cross between the Japanese Chin and a Dachshund.

Any mix involving the latter dog is going to end up inheriting the barrel-like body of that parent, and this breed is no exception.

In this guide, I’ll be covering everything that there is to know about the Doxie Chin, ranging from info about this breed’s physical characteristics to how you can expect these dogs to act at home.

First off, however, I would like to get started by discussing the Doxie Chin in its puppy phase.

Doxie Chin Puppies – Before You Buy…

Two Doxie Chins laying on couch
The Doxie Chin is an excellent dog for those who love small dogs that can cuddle in their laps.

When you are setting out to buy a puppy, you will need to be confident in your decision. This means that you will need to ask yourself if you are ready to commit full-time to caring for a puppy.

Buying what your puppy needs and making sure that you have the time for playing, training, and walking will all need to be considered, along with the price and location to get your puppy.

What Price are Doxie Chin Puppies?

In most cases, designer dog breeds are priced higher than hybrid dog breeds since they are usually bred intentionally to combine the traits of two popular purebred breeds.

With the Doxie Chin, however, you will not need to worry about this since they will only cost you about $200 to $500, which is very affordable when it comes to buying a dog.

Many factors can influence the price of a puppy, but the biggest things are the person you buy it from and the demand for the dog type in your area.

If everyone in your neighborhood or town wants to get their hands on a Doxie Chin, you can expect the price to go up significantly.

The breeder will have a similar effect, which will be discussed in the following section.

Where to Find Reputable Doxie Chin Breeders?

Finding a responsible and trustworthy breeder is the most crucial step of your puppy journey since this determines the behavior and health of your future dog.

The way a puppy is treated in the beginning stages of its life has a significant effect on how it treats you and those around you.

Aggression in animals is commonly seen when they have been mistreated in some way.

To avoid this type of situation, visit the home of the breeder you are interested in at least once to observe the way the puppies are treated and taken care of.

If there are any signs of malnutrition or uncleanliness, you can conclude that the breeders are not caring for the puppies properly.

Also, look for breeders that have official information on the health of the puppies.

3 Little-Known Facts About Doxie Chin Puppies

  1. The Doxie Chin is a relatively new dog breed and its origin time and place is unknown. There is not much history of these dog breeds, either, and the only thing that is known about them is their purpose. They were bred as companion dogs that are perfect for families.
  2. Since there is not a lot of information on the Doxie Chin itself, dog experts look to their parent breeds to learn more about them. The Japanese Chin was bred as a lapdog for Japanese royalty. This explains why the Doxie Chin loves to be around their owners.
  3. The Dachshund was bred for a very different reason than the Japanese Chin, and that was to hunt and catch game for their owners during the early 1600s. This trait is incorporated in the Doxie Chin by giving them a powerful scent and a keen curiosity, making them likely to run away if not supervised outdoors.

Physical Traits of the Doxie Chin

Doxie Chin sleeping
The Doxie Chin could sleep throughout the whole day.

Like many mixed breeds, the Doxin Chin will be different combinations of their parent breeds, the Japanese Chin, and the Dachshund.

These two dogs breeds vary quite a bit regarding looks, so there is no standard appearance for this dog breed.

The Dachshund is famous for its long, Weiner body, giving them the nickname Hot Dog and things similar to it.

The Japanese Chin has about the average body length that many small dogs do, so your Doxie Chin can be the perfect balance of these two or more like one of them.

Their coat can be either fine and wavy or wiry and rough. The Dachshund’s coat can be either type, so the fur of your Doxie Chin will depend significantly on the Dachshund used during breeding.

Their coat will have to be brushed two to three times a week to keep them clean and to prevent any tangles or mats.

All Doxie Chins will have dark eyes and noses, and their fur can be gray, brown, black, white, tan, golden, or any combination of these colors.

How Big is a Full-Grown Doxie Chin?

The Doxie Chin is a small dog breed, standing from 8 to 11 inches and weighing between 10 to 25 pounds.

Coming from two small parent breeds, it makes sense that the Doxie Chin will inherit this trait.

Because of this, this dog breed will be able to live happily and comfortably in an apartment or condo.

With some dog breeds, you will have to worry about excessive barking, but with the Doxie Chin, this is not the case.

They are not barkers and will not cause any problems if you have neighbors that are very close by.

What is the Doxie Chin’s Life Expectancy?

If you choose to add a Doxie Chin to your life, you will be happy to hear that you will have them for a long time.

This dog breed will live 12 to 14 years due to their small size, their parent breeds, and their health.

They have health issues just like any dog out there, but they are usually preventable and can be treated.

Intelligence, Temperament, and Personality Traits of the Doxie Chin

Doxie Chin looking over ledge
The Doxie Chin often suffers from separation anxiety.

The Doxie Chin will inherit personality traits from both parent breeds.

Most likely, you will have a dog that loves affection and likes to be in high places if your puppy takes after the Japanese Chin more.

It is known that these dogs are very cat-like. They are sensitive dogs, so during training, it is recommended that you are very patient and gentle or you may hurt their feelings.

They will also have traits that are similar to the Dachshund, which will be more alert.

Because of this, they are excellent watchdogs and will tell you when anything fishy is going on.

Your Doxie Chin will need lots of socialization to enable them to get along with other dogs and people.

Looking at the characteristics of both parent breeds, the Doxie Chin will be prone to separation anxiety and can become destructive or depressed when left alone for long periods.

The Doxie Chin’s Diet

Since the Doxie Chin is a small dog, they will not need a lot of food.

The ideal amount for this dog breed is about a cup a day and can be split into two servings if needed.

Be sure to feed this pup with high-quality dog food to ensure that they get the nutrients they need to be healthy and energetic.

How Much Exercise Does the Doxie Chin Need?

The Doxie Chin does not need a lot of exercise since they have a low to moderate energy level.

This means that a couple of walks around the neighborhood a day or playing games with you and your family will be enough to meet their physical requirements.

They will also enjoy going to dog parks as long as they are socialized well. Be wary during the hotter months of them playing outside since they are sensitive to hot temperatures.

As mentioned before, the Doxie Chin is an inquisitive animal and is likely to dig its way out of your backyard if not supervised, so be cautious of this.

Doxie Chin Health and Conditions

The Doxie Chin is a healthy dog overall, but just like any dog, they are predisposed to quite a few health risks.

But, as long as you treat any diseases or illnesses as they come or even catch early signs to prevent them, then your pup will be happy and healthy throughout its lifetime.

Serious Issues:

  • Entropion
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cataracts
  • Elbow Dysplasia

Minor Issues:

  • Glaucoma
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Hypothyroidism

My Final Thoughts on the Doxie ChinDoxie Chin guide

The Doxie Chin is an excellent dog for those that love having a small, little dog that can cuddle in their lap and also protect them from harm.

They are great for any living situation and do not need much exercise.

The only thing to worry about is their separation anxiety, which can be fixed.

Thank you for learning about the Doxie Chin.


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