A Cockapoo and Dachshund Mix: The Doxiepoo

October 19, 2022

Do you know what is far cuter than a Cockapoo or Dachshund? A Doxiepoo.

The Doxiepoo is what you get when you breed a Cockapoo with a Dachshund. The result is an incredibly cute dog that brings embodies all of the best traits that you would want to see in your next canine companion.

Designer dogs have been rapidly increasing in popularity and one of our favourites is the Doxiepoo. Thanks to this dog's playful nature and unique appearance we are definitely not the only ones with this opinion.

Today we will cover everything you could want to know about this Cockapoo Dachshund mix.

Ready to learn about the Doxiepoo? Let's get started!

Breed Pros and Cons

Let's first take a brief glance at a few of the pros and cons of this Dachshund/Cockapoo mix.


  • Ideal for smaller spaces
  • Would make good guard dogs
  • Fun and adventurous personality
  • Very affectionate nature


  • Can suffer from separation anxiety
  • Barks a lot
  • Not great with small children
  • Difficult to find a Doxiepoo puppies


This hybrid dog's story started in Germany where it was first bred in the 2000s making it one of the newer designer dogs around.

Even though the Dachshund and Poodle were originally german hunting dogs (Poodles for ducks and the Dachshund for badgers) the Doxiepoo was intended to be a companion dog.

Over the past two decades, this Dachshund mix has been referred to by many names. This included Dachshunddoodle, Dachdoodle, Doxiedoodle, or as it is most commonly known, the Doxiepoo.

Even though it was first bred in Germany the Doxiepoo has garnered a lot of attention in America and is continuing to become noticed in the UK.

With such a short past compared to many designer dogs it's fair to say the future is pretty bright for this Cockapoo Dachshund mix.

Physical Appearance

These hybrid dogs can vary quite a bit in their appearance. Typically you will find the size of their bodies is influenced by the Dachshund side of their genetics. They are quite low to the ground with short legs and long bodies.

Generally, they are only about five to 15 inches tall and weigh between five and 30 lbs. The range here is pretty wide as it depends on the type of Cockapoo you breed. This does mean they will live in smaller spaces such as an apartment.

You will see elements of both breeds shine through in the face of this dog. Their ears are still folded over like a Cockapoos would be while the muzzle is a bit narrower and longer as you would expect from a Dachshund.

A Doxiepoos tail is also a bit closer to the Dachshund side and is not as fluffy as you would see on a Cockapoo.

Also, the style of coat this designer dog ends up having can vary quite a lot. It may be curly and a bit wavy as commonly seen in Cockapoos or a bit flatter like Dachshunds have. The same goes for coat colours too, with a wide array of options.


With any mixed-breed dog you never quite know what you will get. Typically, a Doxiepoo will be quite energetic and playful with that affectionate nature you commonly find in Cockapoos. At times a bit stubborn too.

They are an incredibly vocal breed who at times can appear to bark just to hear their own voice, a Dachshund trait. This might be a bit of a pain if you have a lot of neighbours close by, or a blessing if you are looking for a guard dog.

Given Dachshunds are not the best breed for small children it's fair to say the Doxiepoo wouldn't be the most tolerable of young families. That said, their other parent breed the Cockapoo is a great family dog who is great with kids if this is a requirement.


The Doxiepoo will be of average intelligence compared to all dog breeds. How smart your Cockapoo Dachshund mix will be will vary depending on how much of each breed is present as there is a big difference between Cockapoo intelligence and Dachshund.

The good news is this means training your new canine companion to become a well-behaved dog should be very easy. Even if you use a few treats to bribe your dog a little. With any luck, your Doxiepoo will take more after a Cockapoo in this regard.


There are quite a few health issues that may present themselves in Doxiepoos which are prevalent in its parent breeds.

A few of the main conditions you should be aware of include ear infections, hip dysplasia, heart disease, eye problems, and canine crushing disease. Some of these conditions such as hip dysplasia are commonly seen in both the Dachshund and Cockapoo, so are going to be quite common in this mixed breed.

Having regular check-ups with the vet is a great way to make sure your new family member stays happy and avoids any health issues though.

Exercise Needs

As this little dog takes after the Dachshund when it comes to their body shape with short legs they don't have high exercise requirements. If you take your dog for a 30 to 40-minute walk each day they'll stay happy and healthy.

For Doxiepoos who are on the larger side of the sizes suggested above up this to 45-minutes to one hour daily to avoid your dog becoming overweight.

Since they are so small this Doxie mix isn't a suitable running partner and should be seen as more of a cute companion dog. You could consider one of the more energetic breeds such as a Springer Spaniel which need a lot of exercise if that is what you are looking for.


The popularity of this Dachshund mix depends on where you are.

The Doxiepoo is most popular in America and has been steadily gaining support over the past few years. Still not enough to make any list of top cross-breed dogs in the USA, but we need to remember how young this breed still is.

In the UK the story is a little different again with the Doxiepoo not being as popular. Though just like in the USA interest in this lovely little dog has been growing over the past few years.

Potential pup owners all over are really starting to take notice of this soft and gentle dog.

Are Doxiepoos Rare?

Nobody could blame you for being smitten with the idea of getting a Doxiepoo. Unfortunately, as a younger breed, this Cockapoo Dachshund mix can be difficult to come by.

If you are planning to add one of these pups to your family it will require a bit of patience and be quite a bit more expensive than many other designer dogs.

The best course of action here would be to call local breeders who have Cockapoos or Dachshunds and see if they have any intentions of having a crossbred litter.


While not the most common Cockapoo mix you can find the Doxiepoo offers a lot to potential pup parents. It can be a bit of a dice roll to decide what you actually get in terms of the temperaments and traits of each of its parent breeds. A common trait of most dogs who are hybrids.

Overall you can expect to have an affectionate family member with an easygoing temperament. Other animals such as cats or dogs will be no problem at all, younger children don't fit quite as well though.

And with their fairly low exercise needs, you should have little problem have to keep your Dachshund crossbreed in good health.

It can be quite challenging to find a breeder, but if you do this Dachshund and Cockapoo mix is an excellent choice. They also make pretty good watchdogs, provided nobody sees your pet!

Allan  Noble
Hi, my name is Allan! I am the owner of Spaniel Advisor and I've got over seven years experience of owning Spaniels.  
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