It’s hard not to love a dachshund’s adorable body shape and hilarious personality. So when it comes to crossbreeds, it’s no surprise that there are dozens of doxie mixes — other breeds could benefit from having a bit of dachshund in them! We’ve covered Chiweenies already — a cross between dachshunds and chihuahuas — but there were too many other fun mixes that we couldn’t leave it at that. Below we’re sharing ten of the most lovable doxie-mixes and the traits that make them unique.
Doxle — Dachshund + Beagle
When you cross a dachshund with a beagle, you get a super playful, affectionate pup. Doxles are protective of their humans, and crave lots of love in return for their loyalty. Looks can vary depending on the parents, but these pups are small to medium-sized (weighing between 15 and 30 pounds) and frequently adopt the large spots of color that are common to beagles. (Photo: @ditathedoxle)
Dorgi — Dachshund + Corgi
If you’re looking to live a little more royally, a dorgi may be in your future — Queen Elizabeth has two of these long and low-to-the-ground dogs. Dorgis are a cross between a dachshund and a corgi, and they often have the sturdy physique of a corgi. Both parent breeds are known to have a love for food, too, making this a hungry little mix. Since they come from herders and hunters, dorgis like a fair amount of activity, but they’re as loyal and friendly as they are energetic. (Photo: @iggy_dorgi)
Basschshund — Dachshund + Basset Hound
This cross between a dachshund and a basset hound landed itself a mouthful of a name. Basschshunds are a medium-sized mix with short dachshund legs and big, floppy basset hound ears. They’re larger than most dachshunds, ranging from 25 to 45 pounds, but they inherited the long life expectancy of doxies, and often live to be 12 to 15 years old. Basschshunds are playful, even-tempered, and make for a wonderful companion for a family. It’s important to note, though, that basschshunds certainly inherited the dachshund stubborn streak.
Mini Schnoxie — Dachshund + Miniature Schnauzer
Both parent breeds of this relatively new crossbreed are loyal and charismatic, and both German, too! As their name suggests, mini schnoxies are on the small side. and though they love to play and go on walks (they’re social butterflies, after all!), they don’t need much additional exercise. It’s worth noting that mini schnoxies can be particularly chatty, so may not be the best fit for someone living in an apartment. That said, the crossbreed is particularly loving and affectionate, and relatively easy to train, too — they love to learn! Plus, if you’re looking for a hypoallergenic breed, mini schnoxies can be a great option, as many inherit their miniature schnauzer parent’s low-shed, wiry coat. (Photo: @linda.the.minischnoxie)
Doxie-Pin — Dachshund + Miniature Pinscher
Doxie-pins are more reserved than their dachshund parents, though the dachshund in the mix helps to mellow out the nervous nature that can be common in mini pinschers. These pups are timid, yes, but also curious and caring, so are happy to show their owners affection. The crossbreed is usually slightly taller than dachshunds, and though they inherit a tail that resembles their doxie parents, it’ll stand on end like a pinscher’s when these pups get excited. Their coats are usually black or tan, with large, floppy ears that could only be a hybrid of both parents.
Schweenie — Dachshund + Shih Tzu
This mix is ideal for those with less active lifestyles, and make great companions for retired folks, as schweenies don’t need lots of exercise but love constant attention. Their coats are often medium length, but the texture can be smooth or ragged depending on which parent’s genetics dominated in the mix. One thing to note about schweenies? They’re not always fond of small children, so aren’t an ideal family dog if there’s a human baby in the house.
Golden Dox — Dachshund + Golden Retriever
Talk about two incredibly beloved breeds! Golden doxes are alert, intelligent, and energetic — prepare yourself for lots of play time and exercise with these pups. Their appearance highlights prominent features of both parents, as the breed often has short legs and a long body, but a bigger, more muscular build and a coat that takes after the retriever. You’ll frequently find this crossbreed with the golden coat that is adored by golden retriever owners, which sheds more than a standard dachshund coat. If you’re willing to put a little extra love into the grooming, though, golden doxes make for incredibly loving and lovable companions for individuals and families alike. (Photo: @griffgoldendox)
Doxiepoo — Dachshund + Miniature Poodle
Doxiepoos are the perfect combination of elegance and sass. Both fun-loving and proud, these pups certainly have a personality. They can range from toy to medium-sized, and stereotypically have the long body of a dachshund with the curly coat of a poodle. The dominant hypoallergenic poodle coat makes doxiepoos a good option for those with allergies! (Photo: @thespicypupper)
Papshund — Dachshund + Papillon
Dachshunds are known for their long bodies, papillons are known for their butterfly-shaped ears, and papshunds have both eye-catching features. The mix also tends to get its coat from the papillon, giving them longer coats and tails that curl over. Doxie lovers who have a little less patience for stubbornness may appreciate the papillon’s desire to please their humans, which softens out some of the stereotypically-dachshund personality in papshunds. The crossbreed has lots of energy, too, and is happiest in homes where they have enough room to run around and play.
Dorkie — Dachshund + Yorkshire Terriers
It’s hard not to find this crossbreed’s name incredibly loveable. Dorkies are extra tiny — rarely do they weigh more than 10 pounds — and as a result, don’t need tons of exercise. You may even need to bribe them into going on a walk, since they’re just as happy to be curled up on your lap. Dorkies often inherit more of their yorkie parent’s looks, with a silky black and brown coat, but have a slightly longer muzzle and frame because of their dachshund genes.
Even the names of these mixes are pretty darn cute. And while we wouldn’t blame you if you never strayed from dachshunds, if you’re looking to add some variety to the personalities and looks of your companions, any of these crossbreeds make sure that you’re never far from doxie spunk.