Country of OriginUnited States
Nicknames and Other NamesBeaschund,
Beagle Dachshund Mix, Doxie
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeCrossbreed
GroupCompanion Dog, Guard Dog, Watch Dog
Bred ForFamily Companion
SizeSmall to Medium-Sized
Life Span12-14 Years
Ideal Weight20-30 Pounds (male and female)
Ideal Height9-11 Inches (male and female)
Fur TypeWired, Rough, Fine
Common ColorsBlack, White, Black and Tan, Brown
AvailabilityModerately Available
Suitable for ApartmentsYes
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToBeagle

The Doxle is the mix of Beagle and Dachshund. Beagle is small in size while Dachshund comes in small, standard, and miniature size, which makes Doxle either small or medium. It is a great companion for a family as it is a well-mannered, adaptable and loving little breed. It has got the mixed traits from its parents which makes it better.

The appearance of the Doxle is a combination of both the Beagle and the Dachshund. They look sweet with long muzzle and ears while the eyes are round. They have a long body and the legs are small compared to the body. Doxle does well in an apartment as well as a house with a yard with an active and loving family.

Temperament, Behavior, and Personality

Temperament: The temperament of the Doxle is friendly, well-tempered, affectionate. They are a great pet of a family that is loving and gentle like them. It is a happy dog which also can be seen in its smiling face. They are active, so they needs regular mild exercise to keep them physically as well as mentally healthy.

Behavior: Both of the Doxle parents are from hunting backgrounds. So, it will also have hunting instincts sometime and might chase small animals. So, proper training is necessary and also while taking them out for a walk, always keep them on a leash.

Personality: The personality of the Doxle is loving, gentle, and playful. They are also very alert dogs and will alarm a sound if they see anything suspicious going on in the surrounding. However, they are not likely to get aggressive and bite. Therefore, they make a great watchdog in a family.

Is Doxle Child-Friendly?

Yes, Doxle is a child-friendly dog that gets along with kids very well. They are playful and loving of small kinds that make them an excellent playmate for kids.

Due to their small size, small kids might knock over them or hurt them by pinching and poking. Therefore, proper supervision and guidance are necessary whenever they are interacting.

A baby girl and Doxle cuddling
A baby girl and Doxle cuddling.
Image Source: Instagram-@cooper_the_doxle


Doxle is not a tough breed to train as they are eager to please their owner and will follow the commands and instruction. However, a firm and consistent leadership should be developed at an early age.

Use positive methods of training by rewarding them with treats and vocal praises. This will encourage and motivate them to be focused on the training session.
Training Doxle to say hello and other tricks.


  • The Doxle has been registered in the Designer Breed Registry.
  • It is originated in the United States with other designer breeds around the 1990s.

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesEar Infection, Patellar Luxation,
Hypothyroidism, Obesity
Vaccination RequiredCanine Parvovirus, Kennel Cough,
Canine Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis,
Rabies, Canine Coronavirus, Canine Distemper
SheddingLow Shedder
DroolingLow Drooler
GroomingMinimal Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialAverage
Separation AnxietyHigh Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 20%
Fat: 8%
Fish Oil

The Doxle has an average life expectancy of 12-14 years. During this time, they can face the following possible canine diseases:

  • Patellar Luxation: The condition where the kneecap of your dog is moved from its original place is called patellar luxation. It causes pain in the knee area that makes your dog difficult to walk. Timely treatment after consulting a vet is required.
  • Ear Infection: As Doxle has long hanging ears, it can pick dust particles from the ground or from the air. It can cause a serious and painful ear infection. So, timely cleaning of ears is necessary. If there is a wound seen in the ears, immediately take your dog to a vet for treatment.


The Doxle comes in following colors that it gets from its parent breeds:

  • Black
  • White
  • Brown
  • Black and Tan


Doxle puppy
Doxle puppy sitting.
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Cost: The average cost of the Doxle is between $400-$600 USD.


Height: The average height of the Doxle is between 9-11 inches.

Weight: The average weight of the Doxle is between 18-30 pounds.

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