Doxie-Chin Breed Information & Characteristics


Are Doxie-Chins Hypoallergenic?

Unfortunately, the Doxie-Chin is not hypoallergenic, making it not a good choice for a dog lover who suffers from pet allergies.


What is a Doxie-Chin personality? What are Doxie-Chin dogs best known for?


Shedding Level

Are Doxie-Chins heavy shedders? How Much Does a Doxie-Chin Shed?

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Doxie-Chin dogs are low shedders. The coat sheds an average amount and doesn't require much care.

Watchdog Ability

What is the watchdog ability of a Doxie-Chin dog?

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Doxie-Chins are not the best watchdogs. If you want a guard dog, the Doxie-Chin is not the breed for you. They will 'watch' everything - but that's usually as far as they go.


Where do Doxie-Chins come from?

United States


What are Doxie-Chins descended from?

Japanese Chin and Dachshund

Breed recognition

What organizations or kennel clubs recognize/register the Doxie-Chin breed?

ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®

Date of Birth

When were Doxie-Chins first bred? How old is the Doxie-Chin breed?


Eye Color Possibilites

What color are Doxie-Chin eyes?


Nose Color Possibilites

What color can Doxie-Chin nose be naturally?


Coat Color Possibilites

What color can Doxie-Chin coat be naturally?


Coat Length

How long is a Doxie-Chins coat?

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The coat of a Doxie-Chin dog ranges in length from short to medium.

Coat Density

How Dense Is The Doxie-Chin Coat?

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Coat Texture

What is the texture of the hair of a Doxie-Chin?


Litter Size

How many puppies can a Doxie-Chin have in a litter? How many puppies can a Doxie-Chin have in her first litter?

A Doxie-Chin can have a litter of 4-8 puppies on average. However, it's worth noting that the size of the litters can vary greatly. Factors that can influence litter size include the health of the mother, breeding history, and genetics.


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Doxie-Chins are known for their adaptability and versatility, they are capable of adapting well to a wide range of lifestyle changes and living environments. They are a highly adaptable breed, and make great companions for families and individuals of all lifestyles.

Health Issues

Do Doxie-Chins have a lot of health problems?

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The Doxie-Chin is generally considered to be healthy. However, like all breeds, they are susceptible to certain health issues and it is important to keep an eye out for them and address them with your veterinarian as needed.

Major Concerns

What are the major health concerns to be aware of when owning a Doxie-Chin?

Patellar Luxation
Elbow Dysplasia
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Hip Dysplasia

Minor Concerns

What are the less significant issues to keep in mind when it comes to Doxie-Chins?

Corneal Dystrophy
Mitral Valve Dysplasia

Occasional Tests

What are the occasional tests recommended for Doxie-Chin breed?

Eye Examination
CT or MRI scan
Fluorescein Test
Complete Blood Count
Thyroid Panel


Do Doxie-Chins have a lot of energy?

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Doxie-Chins may be a good breed for those who prefer a more relaxed lifestyle. They tend to have a lower energy level than other breeds of dogs.

Social Needs

Do Doxie-Chins need socialization? How social are Doxie-Chins?

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Doxie-Chin have very high social needs. These needs include regular mental and physical stimulation, a job or purpose, and companionship. They thrive in environments where they have a lot of interaction with humans and other dogs.

Exercise Needed

How much exercise should Doxie-Chins get?

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The Doxie-Chin is a breed that requires minimal physical activity to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Sleeping Need

How much sleep should a Doxie-Chin have? Do Doxie-Chins sleep a lot?

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The Doxie-Chin breed is known for their relaxed and calm nature and tendency to sleep for long periods of time.

Tendency to Bark

How much does it bark?

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Doxie-Chin dogs tends to bark less frequently than most other dogs. They tend to be quieter and less vocal than other breeds. They may only bark when necessary, such as to alert their owner of something or to communicate something. They do not bark excessively, and may not bark as much as other dogs in certain situations, such as when they are left alone.


Are Doxie-Chins mouthy?

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Roaming urge

What is the likelihood of a Doxie-Chin running away? Do they have a tendency to explore or wander frequently?

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Prey Drive

Do Doxie-Chin dogs have a high prey drive?

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Activity Level

What is the energy level of a Doxie-Chin? How much energy does a Doxie-Chin have?

Doxie-Chins are medium-energy dogs and typically enjoy socializing and playing casual or even sustained games of chase with other dogs. They may also have occasional periods of barking or racing around the house.

Tolerance of being left alone

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Walks per Week

How far should a Doxie-Chin walk each week? How many miles should a Doxie-Chin walk every week?

There's really no limit to how far you walk your dog as long as they're comfortable. For Doxie-Chin, it's at least 7 miles / week. Just remember to build distance and stamina gradually over time.

Activity per Day

How much a Doxie-Chin should exercise a day? How much activity does a Doxie-Chin need?

In general most Doxie-Chins usually need at least 30 minutes of exercise daily. This can be spread across the day and include all sorts of high-energy activities, like walking, running and playing.


What level of grooming should be provided for a Doxie-Chin?

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The Doxie-Chin is a breed of dog that requires an average amount of grooming effort.

Brushing Frequency

How often should you brush a Doxie-Chin?

Doxie-Chin should be brushed at least once a week. Of course you can give them more frequent brushes if you find that they are still shedding a lot

Brushing Tools

What are the most commonly used brushing tools for Doxie-Chins?

Pin Brush
Nail Clipper


How many cups of food does a Doxie-Chin eat?

For an average 10-25 pound (5 - 11 kg) Doxie-Chin feed 1 cups daily. But, keep in mind, the amount you feed is going to be dependent on the quality of the food you are feeding.

Daily Cost

How Much Does a Doxie-Chin Cost Daily?

The average cost of a Doxie-Chin is somewhere $1.10 - $1.40 per day.

Monthly Cost

How Much Does a Doxie-Chin Cost Per Month?

The average per month expenses of a Doxie-Chin is between $35 - $42. This makes an average of $420 - $504 per year. It will be on the higher side when the dog is still small because it will need more frequent visits to the vet, shots.


How intelligent is a Doxie-Chin?

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The Doxie-Chin have below the average degree of obedience intelligence among other breeds. However, calling them “dumb dogs” is unfair. Where Doxie-Chins lack in obedience & working intelligence, they make up for it with their keen ability to understand human emotions.

Sensitivity Level

How sensitive is a Doxie-Chin dog?

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This dog breed is more sensitive than others and easily overwhelmed by new surroundings and people. They need gentle handling and a calm, stable home environment with positive reinforcement training.

Affection Dependance

Are Doxie-Chin dogs affectionate?

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Apartment Friendly

Do Doxie-Chin do well in apartments? Are Doxie-Chins good indoor dogs?

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Doxie-Chins are known for being excellent apartment dogs. They are fairly active indoors and will do okay without a yard.

Child Friendly

Are Doxie-Chins good with kids? Are Doxie-Chins good around children?

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Doxie-Chins are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you might want to reconsider adopting another dog as a companion.


Are Doxie-Chins good for elderly?

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Cat Friendly

Are Doxie-Chins good with cats? How friendly Doxie-Chins are toward cats?

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Doxie-Chins are one of the best dogs for cats. They're accept cats readily as part of the family. However, this dog breed should be trained to not chase after the kitty early on

Dog Friendly

Do Doxie-Chin dogs get along with other dogs? Are Doxie-Chins OK with other dogs?

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Doxie-Chins are average friendly towards other dogs. If they are raised with other dogs, they are likely to get along with them. And, if they are socialized properly from a young age, they will usually be great with other dogs.

Pet friendly

How do Doxie-Chin dogs interact with other pets? Are they considered pet-friendly?

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Stranger Friendly

Are Doxie-Chins friendly with strangers?

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Doxie-Chins are friendly dogs and won't commonly bark at strangers. However, if you wish to change this, training them is easy. With their intelligence, teaching this breed to do anything is pretty simple.


Do Doxie-Chins like to play? Are Doxie-Chins playful?

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Doxie-Chins have an average level of playfulness. The Doxie-Chins, like other dogs, like to play. But they are not the most playful dog breed.


Are Doxie-Chin easily trained?

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Doxie-Chin dogs are known for their ease of training and ability to learn quickly, making them a popular choice for pet owners and trainers alike.