If you were the type of child who wasn't afraid to choose the "mysterious" taste of candy in a bag, a Dachshund Poodle - or Doxiepoo - might be for you. Although this mixed breed can famously have endless combinations of traits, they are known to be affectionate, intelligent and playful.
Although the poodle has been extremely popular in America since after World War II, poodle hybrids have mainly become fashionable in the last two decades. The Doxiepoo first became popular in the 2000s.
Although it is impossible to know exactly which parent a Doxiepoo is more similar to - dachshund or poodle - you can be sure you will get an adorable, affectionate, playful, intelligent family dog.
Both parent breeds can tend to bark a lot, so it is important to start training as early as possible to temper this habit. Another habit that is important to temper early is the stubbornness that the Doxiepoo can inherit from the dachshund - it can make training more difficult, but not impossible. Poodles are known to be easy to train, so again, it is uncertain what temperament you will end up with. However, poodles are also known to be smart and mischievous, so either way, you will get a playful, fun-loving puppy.
Doxiepoos are extremely affectionate and are known to give lots of kisses, which is a plus for us. So you will not get a mean dog, but possibly a stubborn one.
However, Doxiepoos can be a bit jealous with all that affection, so they do best in a single-pet home. Although, they can tolerate other pets if socialised early in their puppyhood. They do well with children and people in general, and they can adapt to both flats and houses with gardens, provided they get enough exercise.