Doxles, as hybrid dogs, will inherit characteristics from both parents but not always equally. We recommend prospective owners read up on the traits of both the Dachshund and Beagle before adopting one of these mixes. The following information for the Dachshund-Beagle mix can be supplemented by visiting our parent breed pages.
This breed is smart and alert. These traits, combined with their energetic natures, make training fairly simple. Some individuals will be more stubborn than others but, overall, training will be manageable for a first time owner. These curious guys will want to stop and smell everything as well as probably bark at it too! Early training can keep these behaviors from getting out of control.
You may be hard pressed to find a hybrid that comes from such good-natured breeds. Doxles are happy, loving and social. Although they are alert and make excellent watch dogs, they will likely be friendly towards strange people and animals alike. They are very social with other dogs but, due to their hunting instincts, may need extra training to not run off chasing cats and small critters. These sweet, attention loving playmates are gentle enough for kids of any age and will play all day if allowed.
Doxles must have enough playtime outdoors every day. A short walk probably won't do it for them; not only might they become obese but also bored and destructive. The are energetic and playful, plus social and friendly, so a good romp in the yard with other dogs or a trip to the dog park will make them very happy. Members of this breed enjoy toys, hunting games, and training (tricks, commands, etc). Also, it they may be able to accompany you with normal exercise such as walking, jogging or hiking.