If you are looking for a dog that comes with the same spunky personality a Dachshund is famous for, the Mini Foxie Doxie could be your best choice.
Of course, you will need to get much more familiar with this Mini Fox Terrier and Dachshund mix, so that you can make an informed choice and not regret getting this dog.
As with any other breed, before buying a puppy, there are tons of things you need to check.
For example, what is the price range for a puppy? Does it fit your budget? Can you live with this puppy? What will you feed it with?
These are just a few of the questions you should be asking yourself, and to help you find all the right answers, we have decided to write this Mini Foxie Doxie in-depth guide.
Besides learning about the traits of this adorable breed, you will also learn how to properly take care of your dog.
You will also learn the best techniques for training, as well as the problems that might show up during this process.
But first, let’s see what are the things you need to know before the actual purchase.
The Mini Foxie Doxie Puppies – Before You Buy…
Before any purchase, you need to know more about what you are buying, right?
In this case, you need to get more familiar with what living with a Mini Foxie Doxie puppy means.
However, before we get to that part, let’s check if the price range suits you, and if you know how to find a reputable breeder.
What price are the Mini Foxie Doxie puppies?
When it comes to buying a purebred puppy, we always say that quality should come before price.
This means that you shouldn’t buy the cheapest pup you find because you will have more problems than joy.
So, for a Mini Foxie Doxie puppy that comes from a reputable breeder, with all the necessary paperwork and reassurance that you are buying a healthy, good looking puppy, you should be ready to cash out from $700 to $1500.
Of course, the lower end of the range is for puppies that are meant to be family pets, while dog show material is at the higher end of the same range.
How to find reputable Mini Foxie Doxie breeders?
When looking for a Mini Foxie Doxie puppy that comes with great health and doesn’t carry any possible issues inherited from its parents, the most important thing you need to do is find a reputable breeder that stands behind his dogs.
Puppy mills and backyard breeders should be avoided at all costs because you never know what you are getting into.
The pup might seem healthy at first, but without health clearances for both of its parents, you will have no idea of what and if you should expect a health issue to appear as the dog grows up.
Serious breeders will already know the answers to all your breed-related questions.
And, they will provide all the necessary paperwork and health clearance documentation for both parents.
This will give you peace of mind when it comes to the quality of your dog and a reassurance that the chances of genetic diseases popping out are minimal.
3 Little-known facts about the Mini Foxie Doxie puppies
This is the part we talked about – Getting to know the pups better before welcoming them into your home.
They look like taller Dachshunds
The first thing you will notice when you take a look at a Mini Foxie Doxie is that it looks like a taller Dachshund.
But, he is more proportional and agiler, and even more energetic while still a puppy.
They like to dig
If you own a lovely flower garden, bringing home a Mini Foxie Doxie puppy might not be the best news for your roses…
They are Terriers after all, and if there’s one thing Terriers love more than anything, it’s digging!
They can be territorial
Even while still a pup, your Mini Foxie Doxie will let all the neighborhood cats know that this yard, is only his!
This over territorial personality can be softened a bit, but you have to start both the training and socialization early before he loses the will to learn (around 4 months).
Physical Traits of the Mini Foxie Doxie
This is the part where you get to know how big your Mini Foxie Doxie will get when he reaches his final stage of growth.
And, you will also see how long can you expect him to be your adorable little clown.
How big is a full-grown Mini Foxie Doxie?
When it comes to high tall, these dogs get when fully grown, you shouldn’t expect more than 9 inches of height if you have a male, or an inch shorter if you own a female.
As for the weight, we will tell you right from the start that they have a more athletic build than Dachshunds, due to their Mini Fox Terrier genes, and their weight ranges from 13 to 14 pounds.
What is the life expectancy of the Mini Foxie Doxie?
With a proper diet, regular exercise, and plenty of love from his family, Mini Foxie Doxie will live up to 14 years.
That’s plenty of time to become best friends with the whole family and fill up the family photo album with pictures of all the great adventures together.
Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Mini Foxie Doxie
Mini Foxie Doxies are famous for being affectionate and loyal companions, whether he is living with just one owner or an entire family.
These dogs are smart, playful, and alert, and due to their playfulness, they do require a nice amount of attention, so that they don’t get into any trouble.
They love playing with chew toys, spending plenty of time playing fetch the ball, or a stick, with their owner, and they are really happy when they learn new tricks.
But, since they do come with terrier genes, they can be vocal and overprotective. However, when it comes to protecting their family, despite their size, they can be fearless.
Also, when introducing your Mini Foxie Doxie to your friends, you should be careful and let them know that they should approach rather slowly and without sudden moves because he will easily feel threatened and react violently.
Such aggressive behavior can become a habit if you don’t start the socialization early so that your dog realizes that not all people are the enemies and that the ones you approve are friends and that he should be more relaxed and welcoming towards them.
One more thing, these dogs know to be stubborn and training them can be a nightmare.
But, if you take your dog to obedience classes, he will become the best dog you could have, with all the love and affection this breed can offer.
All in all, the spunky little Mini Foxie Doxie will be happiest if he lives in a home where he has regular training and exercise, has plenty of time to socialize, and has the affection from his family.
Mini Foxie Doxie Diet
Let’s talk about food… The diet we recommend for this breed involves high-quality dry dog food.
But, you can opt for homemade food as well, but keep in mind that it will need to be based on fresh meat, which isn’t that cheap.
And, when you prepare the food for your dog yourself, you need to be careful of the amount of each ingredient, and that can be tiring.
So, instead, why not choose a high-quality dog food that is already balanced exactly the way your dog needs it to be?
With dry dog food, 1 cup daily, divided into two equal meals will be enough for your dog to properly develop, have energy, and stay healthy.
How much Exercise does a Mini Foxie Doxie need?
Mini Foxie Doxie is considered as a breed that requires a moderate amount of daily exercise, due to their athletic spirit.
The ideal exercise includes about half an hour to 45 minutes of walking, combined with another half an hour of running around with his doggie friends in the park, digging holes, or playing a game of fetch with you.
However, you should never forget that this is one fast dog that is known to get distracted by a scent and wander off in the unknown direction.
So, when you let him off the leash, you should always keep an eye on him, so that he doesn’t get into any trouble or get lost.
Also, when the weather is too hot or too cold, you will be happy to know that his exercise needs can pretty much be satisfied indoors as well, but you will need to get creative and use plenty of toys (for example, for hide and seek games).
And, to make sure your Mini Foxie Doxie is Super happy, make sure you include snuggling sessions in between exercises as well.
The Mini Foxie Doxie Health and Conditions
Generally considered as a healthy breed, Mini Foxie Doxies are also known to suffer from certain health issues.
The major health concerns include problems such as Bloat, Von Willebrand’s Disease, Patellar Luxation Legg-Calve Perthes Disease, Lens Luxation, Intervertebral Disc Disease, and Progressive Retinal Atrophy.
On the other hand, health issues that are rare in this breed, but it’s good to be aware of them, including Epilepsy, Cushing’s Disease, Allergies, Hypothyroidism, Deafness, and Diabetes.
My final thoughts on the Mini Foxie Doxie
The health section marked the end of our Mini Foxie Doxie guide.
We hope that now you have a much better idea of how great this breed is.
If you ask for our opinion, these dogs are as lovable as a dog can get.
The ones that had proper training and early socialization will be nothing but affectionate and easy-going.
However, without training and getting used to other animals, dogs, and people, they can become overprotective ant full-on territorial.
Nevertheless, people who are already Mini Foxie Doxie owners will tell you that the opinionated spirit is exactly why they fell in love with this breed.
Basically, these dogs are like Dachshunds, but have longer legs and are agiler, and have a temperament that, if trained properly, is irresistible to everyone who ever meets them.
There you have it, a complete guide to Mini Foxie Doxie breed. We hope that we helped you in getting to know this breed much better and that you fell in love with them even more now.
And, if you think that more people should fall in love with this breed, don’t hesitate to share this guide.
Thank you for sticking with us to the end!
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.
- The Mini Foxie Doxie Puppies – Before You Buy…
- Physical Traits of the Mini Foxie Doxie
- Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Mini Foxie Doxie
- Mini Foxie Doxie Diet
- The Mini Foxie Doxie Health and Conditions
- My final thoughts on the Mini Foxie Doxie