Beagle Dachshund Mix: The Complete Care Guide

Beagle Dachshund mixes are no different than the average teenager.

They can be stubborn at times.

But if you are willing to give them all the attention they crave they will become your loyal, loveable, furry friend.

The Beagle Dachshund mix is the perfect blend of courageous and affectionate.

In this article we will discuss how to care for one of these adorable pups and how to raise them to become a polite and affectionate companion.

Beagle Dachshund Mix

What is a Beagle Dachshund Mix? (Overview)

These adorable pups are a hybrid of two fierce hunting breeds (the courageous Dachshund and the loyal Beagle).

This loving mix will want to be with you all the time and will quickly become your second shadow.

Beagle Dachshund mixes are a joyful and caring breed that are as cute as they are affectionate.

These dogs are easy going and do not require much care except a little exercise and a warm lap to snuggle up on at the end of the day. They are a bit stubborn when it comes to training but if you are patient these smart dogs will eventually learn.

As a Beagle Dachshund owner you must be aware that these delightful dogs can develop health problems so watch your dog closely and keep up with regular veterinarian visits.

  • Overview: Hybrid (Beagle/Dachshund).
  • Purpose: Companion.
  • Weight: 15-30 lbs.
  • Size: 8-15 inches.
  • Temperament: Loving, playful and bold.

Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Affectionate and loving with adults.
  • Easy to groom.
  • Low maintenance requirements.
  • Suitable for apartment life.
  • Do not need lots of exercise.

Cons:

  • Not suited for very young children.
  • Can be stubborn.
  • Prone to obesity.
  • Have a lot of potential medical issues.

Beagle Dachshund Mix Appearance

Dachshund Beagle

Beagle Dachshunds are an adorable hybrid with the endearing face of a Beagle and the short, muscular body of a Dachshund.

As both parent breeds have a similar overall appearance you can expect this mix to look similar.

These pups are taller than the average Dachshund and do not have quite as long of a body as a Dachshund. Their broad strong chests make these pups appear bold and powerful to match their courageous personality.

This mixed breed has large warm eyes and a smiling joyful face.

Height and Weight

Typically the Beagle Dachshund mix usually weighs 20-30lbs and stand around 8-15 inches tall.

However if they are bred from a Miniature Dachshund parent they will be a bit smaller.

Breed Colors and Coat

This hybrid comes in a unique variety of colors (white, brown, black and tan are the most common).

However they can also be bi or tricolored. A common color pattern is black, brown and white.

Other colors such as red, blue, chestnut, orange and lemon can also be scattered in their coats.

Many Beagle Dachshund mixes will retain the base color of their Dachshund parent while inheriting the spot colors of their Beagle parent.

Just like their color, their coat is very unpredictable.

It can be short and straight or long and silky.

Beagle Dachshunds are fairly easy to groom and will only shed moderately.

5 Fun Facts About The Doxle

  1. Beagle Dachshund mixes have many nicknames including the Doxle, Doxie Beagle, Beaschund and the Beweenie.
  2. They tend to form an especially strong bond with one particular member of the family.
  3. It is thought the beloved Doxle breed was created in the 1990s.
  4. They are typically bred from a standard Dachshund parent, but some breeders choose to use a Miniature Dachshund parent to create a smaller and lighter mix.
  5. Both parent breeds are recognized by the AKC. Dachshunds are the 12th most popular breed in the U.S. and Beagles are the 6th most popular.

Beagle Dachshund Mix Personality and Temperament

Beagle Dachshund

Beagle Dachshunds are sweet, kind dogs that form very tight bonds with their family members.

These pups want to be with their loved ones at all times. They enjoy being the center of attention and will seek out affection from everyone in the room.

They are packed with energy and love to play.

This is a dog that loves to spend time outdoors and will happily run around in the yard for as long as you let them. They adore playing with toys inside and going for walks with their family.

Be prepared to come up with creative ways to play with them.

Their playful nature also comes with a healthy dose of curiosity. These pups are a bit nosy and like to sniff every square inch of your home, yard and neighborhood. They love to dig in the yard and search for buried treasures.

You can hide treats around your home to stimulate their curious minds.

Although these little pups are loving to their owners they are wary of strangers or other animals.

Proper socialization at an early age is extremely important for a Beagle Dachshund so they are kind to newcomers as they get older.

Socialization should also help to reduce their barking.

These dogs tend to bark and howl often to protect their loved ones. However early training can help limit barking to a manageable level.

Because of their strong attachment to people they can develop separation anxiety. If they are left home alone for long periods of time, these anxious pups will frequently chew on whatever they can get their teeth on in the house.

Is The Beagle Dachshund Mix A Good Family Dog?

A Beagle Dachshund can make a great fit for a family with older children.

As this mix can inherit the sensitive nature of their Dachshund parents they get annoyed or frightened at young boisterous children.

Younger families should consider adopting a different more family friendly breed.

Caring for a Beagle Dachshund Mix

Beagle And Dachshund

Beagle Dachshunds are easy to manage and are a good fit for pretty much anyone (older families, single adults, young couples).

You just need to be willing to give them undivided love and attention.

They are not difficult to groom, exercise, or feed.

The only thing to be aware of is their potential to develop a variety of health issues as they age (more on this later).

Exercise Requirements

These are active pups that love to be outdoors.

Whether they are walking around the neighborhood, running around in the backyard, or through a dog park, Beagle Dachshund mixes will detect every single scent that they can.

Dachshund Beagle mixes love the opportunity to use their strong sense of smell to explore the world around them.

To help them get their energy out of their little bodies, you should take them on two short walks each day.

Just remember their long backs are fragile. You will need to be careful when you play with your pup and do not let them jump from high heights.

  • Number of Walks Per Day: 2.
  • Total Exercise Needed Per Day: 30-45 minutes.

Grooming and Shedding

Their grooming will heavily depend on what texture their fur is.

If they have short and silky fur they will only need to be brushed 1-2 times each week. Whereas if they have wiry or long fur they will need to be brushed 3 times per week.

This will keep their fur free of tangles.

Bathing is much simpler than grooming their fur.

They only need to be washed once every 2 months (any more than that would dry out their delicate skin). If their fur becomes dirty or muddy in between baths, wipe down their fur with a damp cloth to remove any dirt.

You will need to clear their ears weekly, brush their teeth weekly and trim their nails whenever they start to curl.

Feeding and Diet

Beagle Dachshund mixes require a little bit of extra attention when it comes to their diet because these cute pups are prone to becoming obese.

These dogs should be fed around 1.5 cups of food per day.

You have to space out their meals so that they do not eat all of their food at once.

They need food that is low in fat and calories and has a moderate amount of protein to help them stay active and playful. These dogs would also benefit from food that is rich in calcium and bone and joint supplements.

Calories Per Day: Cups of Kibble Per Day:
600-750 ~1.5

Known Health Problems

Both Beagles and Dachshunds suffer from a variety of health concerns, so you will need to keep a close eye on your mix’s health.

Their bones and joints are most at risk.

Because these pups have a big appetite they may also develop issues related to their weight.

It may start as obesity, but these extra pounds can quickly lead to diabetes or even Gastric Bloat which can be fatal if left untreated.

These poor pups may also develop hypothyroidism, epilepsy, or allergies.

Although there are a variety of health conditions that may plague your mix, if you watch out for early warning signs and give them proper care they will likely live a healthy life.

How Long Does A Beagle Dachshund Mix Live?

They can live 12-14 years if they are properly cared for.

How Much Does A Beagle Dachshund Mix Cost?

These pups cost between $500-$1,000.

How to Train a Doxle

Doxle

Training a Beagle Dachshund mix requires a lot of time and patience. These intelligent pups have a mind of their own and can be stubborn during training.

It is vital that you use positive reinforcement with these independent pups.

If you raise your voice or frighten your Beagle Dachshund they will remember it and turn their back on you in an instant. You must always be positive and encouraging to your temperamental pup.

They will happily accept your praise and will especially welcome treats. Just make sure to limit the amount of treats you give them because they have a tendency to become obese.

As they dogs are extremely intelligent you need to find ways to make training fun.

Think of creative ways to train them and challenge them. Teach them unique tricks, run them through mazes/obstacle courses (with no jumping), or anything else you can think of.

Training is not the only time you should challenge them.

You should also buy them mind-stimulating toys and think of fun games to play around the house.

Socialization is one of the most important parts of training. You will need to socialize them early on with people of all ages if you want them to get along well with others.

It is also important you teach them how to behave towards strangers, because they can easily get a bit over-protective of their families. They should also be socialized with other dogs from an early age.

Quick Breed Summary Table

Breed Characteristics
Size: 8-15 inches.
Weight: 15-30lb.
Lifespan: 12-14 years.
Coat: Straight coat that can be silky or wiry.
Color: White, brown, black, tan and even tricolor.
Do They Shed: Yes.
Temperament: Loyal, courageous, curious, affectionate and sometimes stubborn.
Intelligence: Highly intelligent but this can lead to stubbornness.
Socialization: Needs to be socialized from an early age.
Destructive Behavior: Will chew or dig if left alone for long periods of time.
People Skills: Very attached to family members.
Good with Children: Not good with very young children.
Activity Levels: Moderate.

Summary

These happy fun loving pups will be loyal to you and your family.

They will always be right by your side and will watch over your home.

These curious explorers love to play outdoors and will demand a healthy amount of exercise each day.

As long as you are willing to offer them the attention and affection they crave, they will gladly snuggle up on the couch with you.

With a few walks and loads of snuggles a Beagle Dachshund mix will happily join your family.

Do you keep one of these mixes? Let us know in the comments section below…

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Thomas has been a dog lover since he was 6 years old when his parents got him a rescue Labrador. Since then his love for dogs has lead him to study Animal Behavior & Welfare. He now keeps a six year old English Bullmastiff and educates pet parents through his online publication Perfect Dog Breeds.

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