There is a certain type of love that can only be provided by a dog, and most of us know how special this love can be.
Adding one to the family is tricky, though, since of takes a lot of knowledge about a breed to know which dog will be the perfect one for you.
The Doxle is an excellent choice of dog breed for those of you that value affection in a dog.
The Doxle is a dog made to be in a family.
With their loyal and loving traits, they will love everyone in your family and will do whatever they can to protect the ones they care about, not caring about how small they are.
If you decide to invest in one of these dogs, you won’t regret it.
If you are curious to see what other amazing traits this pup has, then read on in this guide to learn about their physical and personality characteristics, diet, temperament and everything else you need to know about this dog breed before you go out there and start your puppy hunt.
Doxle Puppies – Before You Buy…
Puppy shopping is the biggest and most exciting part of the dog experience.
Going to the house or shelter where the puppy lives and choosing the puppy you desire is fun but also the most crucial step of adding a dog to your family.
The puppy you choose will be the dog that you will spend the next 15 years of your life with, so you have to be sure to choose wisely.
What Price are Doxle Puppies?
The price that you pay for your puppy will be different according to who you decide to purchase your dog from, and who can help you choose what puppy to get.
If you have a tight budget, you will probably opt for one of the puppies on the lower end of the price range for these pups, which is anywhere from $300 to $900.
The price is heavily influenced by the mental and physical states the dog is in, who you buy it from, how popular the dog breed is in your area, and what gender the dog is.
I will go over breeder information in the next section of this article. Keep in mind, though, that female dogs in a litter usually cost more than the males since they can be used for breeding purposes.
How to Find Reputable Doxle Breeders?
When out shopping for a puppy, it is essential to ensure that you are buying from someone that can be trusted and is very knowledgeable about the dog breed that they are trying to sell to you.
If it seems that you know more about the Doxle than they do from just reading this guide, then you may want to reconsider your options.
If available, be sure to check out the breeder’s reviews to see how other customers felt about their services because this will help you determine how you will be treated and give you some insight on what to expect from them.
The breeder you choose should be okay with you having multiple visits to their home and should have some documentation regarding the immunization of the puppy you want.
3 Little-Known Facts about Doxle Puppies
- Both of the Doxle parent breeds, the Dachshund and the Beagle, were both bred to hunt. With ancestry dating hundreds and hundreds of years ago, you can say that these hunting skills are pretty embedded in the personality and genetic makeup of the Doxle, so make sure to keep it on a leash to keep it from running off.
- To maintain the coat of this dog, it is recommended to brush them two to three times a week to keep their skin healthy and their hair mat-free. Brushing your pup will keep their skin healthy because brushing helps the oils that they secrete from their skin to get distributed evenly.
- This dog breed only has one available eye colour, and that colour is deep, beautiful chocolate brown eyes that all dogs of this breed share.
Physical Traits of the Doxle
The Doxle can vary in size and looks due to the unpredictable percentages of genes that it inherits from both parent breeds.
Which parent breed that the Doxle takes after more will influence the way they look and the size that they turn out to be.
But, for the most part, the majority of Doxles will have the long and short body of the Dachshund.
Since Dachshunds come in three available sizes, the Doxle may vary in size as well. These sizes include the toy, miniature, and standard size.
If your Doxle is bred with the smallest Dachshund size, you will get smaller than average Doxle. But in most cases, Doxles are small to medium dogs since the Beagle is medium-sized.
The coat texture varies as well, since one of the parent breeds, the Dachshund, can have three different types of coats.
They can either have smooth, which is short and similar to that of the Beagle, long, which is a more wavy texture and requires more maintenance, and wired, which is a mixture between wavy and straight hair textures.
Their coat colours also vary with colour options of brown, black or white, with any colour combination possible.
How Big is a Full-Grown Doxle?
The usual size for a Doxle overall is a height of 9 to 11 inches and a weight of 18 to 30 pounds.
As we have discussed earlier, the sizes can vary greatly if the Doxle is bred with a different sized Dachshund.
The Doxle reaches its full size around a year old, so it doesn’t take long for you to see how they will look for the rest of their lives.
What is the Life Expectancy of the Doxle?
These pups usually live about 12 to 14 years, which is the standard amount for all dogs this size. This length ensures that you will get to watch this pup grow up with you and your family.
Having a pet that becomes your lifelong friend is very important to us all that love dogs, so with the Doxle, you won’t go wrong if you are looking for a lifelong companion.
Intelligence, Temperament, and Personality Traits of the Doxle
The Doxle is a very affectionate and caring dog, making it the ideal family pet and perfect for those with small children.
They are also great for those of you that are older or not very active as they don’t need a lot of exercise.
Be sure to socialize them as you would any other dog though to prevent them from “hunting” smaller animals and to ensure that they get along with everyone.
With their alertness, they make excellent watchdogs and will notify you when anything suspicious is going on or of any weird sounds that they hear.
They are also very intelligent, which means that they are trainable. But, with their stubborn personality, it may take a little bit of time and patience. Once you train them, they will be thrilled to please their humans.
The Doxle’s Diet
As with any small dog, you won’t have to worry about spending a lot on dog food each month since these little guys have a small stomach.
The Doxle usually eats a cup a day and probably shouldn’t exceed this amount due to the risk of them becoming overweight.
It is also important to ensure that you feed your dog the highest quality of food possible if you want them to have all the nutrients their little bodies need.
You can also make their dog food yourself with a mixture of vegetables and raw meat which is also jam-packed with nutrients and will keep your dog strong and healthy.
How Much Exercise does the Doxle Need?
The Doxle is a pretty laid back dog that has a low need for physical activity.
They usually only need to go on walks to use the bathroom every day and a little playtime to enjoy the company of its owner and they are good to go.
This makes them perfect for those of you that aren’t very active and for those that live in apartments.
If you live a busy lifestyle, these pups might be suited for you as well.
But, be cautious about leaving them alone for too long as they are prone to experience separation anxiety and will howl and bark when they miss their owner.
They may also chew on things around the house during this time as well.
Doxle Health and Conditions
This small dog does not have many health risks, and it is for this reason that they can live for such a long time.
But, if you notice any signs of any conditions, visit your local vet.
- Patellar Luxation
- Hip Dysplasia
Supplements and Vitamins
The size and weight of the Doxle are on the lower end of the spectrum with an average height of 9 to 11 inches and an average weight of 18 to 30 pounds.
This makes it quite easy to give your dog all the nutrients it needs with just a good, well-balanced diet.
However, it is still possible that your dog’s regular food is failing to meet its nutritional requirements.
If so, you should not ignore this and immediately begin giving supplements and vitamins to your Doxle.
Before doing so, discuss the most suitable options with your vet and confirm the right quantities to be administered to your dog.
Your Doxle might be allergic to supplements and vitamins, in which case its body might show a severe reaction to the substances being administered into it.
This is why you need to find out if your dog is allergic and consider hypoallergenic supplements if it is.
You can get your dog salmon oil, which is fish oil and contains essential Omega-3 fatty acids.
These fatty acids will help your dog maintain the glow in its coat since Omega-3 can help with the health of the fur.
If you cannot find fish oil easily, use eggs or cottage cheese, which are a rich source of Vitamin D and will strengthen the teeth and bones of your Doxle too.
Furthermore, you can also give lysine to your dog which will help it fight viruses and absorb calcium into its bones. Interestingly, it is known to help with anxiety as well.
Additionally, consider giving your dog antioxidants which will counter the effects of ageing, like memory loss.
If you notice that your Doxle is getting weak, you can give it a muscle-building supplement which is rich in its protein content.
My Final Thoughts on the Doxle
The Doxle is the perfect dog for families with their protective nature, playfulness, and the love and care that they have for the people they love.
I hope that this guide has influenced you to give this dog a try. Thank you for reading.
Emily started this blog out of pure passion. She LOVES her 3 dogs; Chew Barka, Cooper & Nelson, and spends countless hours every day playing with them.
When she’s not nerding out on dogs, you’ll find her on a snowboard or in the kitchen baking chocolate brownies.
She’s been featured in PetAware, Dogtime, and ModernDog.
- Doxle Puppies – Before You Buy…
- Physical Traits of the Doxle
- Intelligence, Temperament, and Personality Traits of the Doxle
- The Doxle’s Diet
- Doxle Health and Conditions
- My Final Thoughts on the Doxle