Doxle Overview

Parent Breeds:
Beagle & Dachshund
Breed Nickname:
5 to 15 inches
11 to 30 pounds
Life Span:
12 to 14 years
Coat Colors:
Black, brown, and white

Doxle Characteristics

Good for First-Time Owners
Good with Children
Easy to Train
Exercise Requirements
Ease of Grooming
Amount of Shedding
Amount of Drooling
Tendency to Bark

About The Doxle

What Is A Beagle Dachshund Mix called?

Mixing a Beagle and a Dachshund together creates a hybrid dog better known as the Doxle.

However, you might also see them being referred to as Beashunds, Doxies, and Beweenies.

These dogs are affectionate yet playful, and offer the best of both worlds when it comes to the genes they inherit.

Doxles make amazing companions and great family dogs.

They get on well with other dogs and children, although they do have high exercise needs and therefore need an owner that can keep up with them. They have strong hunting instincts, so they should be kept away from smaller dogs.

Keep reading to learn more about this amazing breed!

Doxle Breed History

  • First intentionally bred within the last 20 years.

  • Most likely bred to reduce back issues in Dachshunds.

  • The Beagle has been around for almost 2,100 years!

There isn’t a definitive date as to when the first Doxle was bred, but designer dogs as a whole have gained popularity in the last 20 years.

Mixed breeding gained in popularity when people realized that they could mix two different breeds together to combine the best of their personalities, along with reducing the likelihood of illnesses.

Whether a mixed breed benefits from hybrid vigor or not, purebreds are subject to years of inbreeding and therefore will always be unhealthier than mixed breeds.

History shows that the Beagle was kept as a pet as early as 55 BC, with Beagle-like dogs evolving through the years to create the breed we know and love today.

Dachshunds have a similarly long history, with the first documented sausage dog being seen in 1400 AD.

It’s possible that breeders also wanted to mix the Beagle and Dachshund to create a similar dog to the latter, but that suffered fewer back problems in later life.

Many people love the sausage dog for their unique appearance but would prefer a lower chance of pain for them in the future.

Doxle Personality & Temperament

  • Fun and energetic dogs that make amazing family pets.

  • Can have strong hunting instincts.

  • Don’t like to be left alone for too long at a time.

Doxles are affectionate dogs that make good family pets for plenty of family dynamics.

They’re good with children provided they have been early socialized and are never left unattended together. They are also good with other pets, although their hunting instincts need to be trained away so that they don’t try to hunt smaller animals.

These dogs are plenty energetic and love playing. They don’t like being left alone for too long and can develop separation anxiety.

Ideally, they need an owner that has plenty of time to spend with them. Professionals that work from home or seniors are ideal candidates to own a Doxle.

Doxle Health

  • Back problems are the most concerning health issue for Doxles.

  • Routine vet checkups should be attended regularly.

  • Life expectancy of 12 to 14 years.

Beagles and Dachshunds are rather similar dogs, so the Doxle might not benefit from hybrid vigor. Major concerns to be aware of as a Doxle owner include Patellar Luxation, Hip Dysplasia, Intervertebral Disc Disease, and Bloating.

Minor concerns include Cushing’s Disease, Deafness, Epilepsy, and Hypothyroidism.

The biggest concern of Doxles is regarding their spines.

Around 25% of Dachshunds experience abnormal intervertebral discs due to the stretched length of their backs and their short legs. 1 in 5 Dachshunds are affected by Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD), so it’s likely that Doxles might also suffer from this.

As with any dog, it is imperative that you take your Doxle to the vet for a routine checkup at least once a year.

If they are showing signs of back issues or other illnesses, they might increase this frequency to once every six months. Routine checkups keep your dog as healthy and pain-free as possible, so it’s vital that you don’t skip them.

Doxle Training

  • Considered easily trainable.

  • Train bad behaviors, such as barking and hunting, out as early as possible.

  • Early socialization is important!

Doxles are often easy to train thanks to their easygoing nature and eagerness to please. They might have a slight stubborn streak, but this is often easily trained away from a young age.

Simply let them know that you are the top dog and that you’re working together by using positive reinforcement whenever possible.

Doxles are loud dogs that like to bark at strangers. Call it protectiveness, but it is still irritating. Luckily, you can train your Doxle to bark less at strangers through early socialization.

You can also do this to reduce their hunting instincts. Introduce your Doxle to small animals and children early to prevent them from seeing them as prey to hunt.

Doxles are easy to train, but make sure that you keep their lessons short and sweet. If they get bored they might become more stubborn, which will only frustrate both of you.

Doxle Exercise Requirements

  • Considered easily trainable.

  • Train bad behaviors, such as barking and hunting, out as early as possible.

  • Early socialization is important!

While the Doxle might be full of energy, they tire quickly so don’t need too much exercise to keep fit. This makes them ideal for less active owners or those who don’t have time to take their dogs on hour-long walks every day.

Offer the Doxle around 30 minutes of exercise a day to keep them happy. They enjoy slow walks, playing fetch, or even swimming.

If you have an enclosed yard to play with them in, they might not even need a walk at all. However, Doxles are also adaptable enough to live in apartments.

Doxle Diet & Feeding

  • Need food formulated for small to medium-sized dogs.

  • Bloating can be reduced by offering smaller meals throughout the day.

Look for food formulated for small or medium-sized dogs with moderate energy levels.

The Doxle is prone to obesity, so it’s essential that you keep an eye on how much you’re feeding them compared to their weight. Remember that treats also include calories, so these need to be factored into their daily intake!

Doxles can suffer from bloating, so consider feeding them smaller meals throughout the day instead of one large meal. This will allow them to digest the food slower and hopefully prevent painful bloating.

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Doxle Cost

  • Costs around $500 to $1,000.

  • Choosing a reputable breeder is essential for this dog breed.

Beagles and Dachshunds are some of the most popular small dog breeds, so finding reputable breeders for the Doxle won’t be difficult to find.

However, this also means that the number of backyard breeders is increased. Always shop around for a reputable breeder to minimize health issues in the future.

A Doxle will cost around $500 to $1,000 from a trusted breeder. Ongoing costs include vet bills, food, toys, and insurance. Insurance might be higher for Doxles due to the well-known health issues of the parent breeds.