Italian doxie:Dachshund and Italian Greyhound Mix

Hybrid Breed

Dachshund + Italian Greyhound


The Italian Doxie - a hybrid breed

The Italian Doxie Dachshund mix is a hybrid breed that comes from the crossing of two charming breeds. The Italian Doxie is known for its friendliness and elegance, while the Dachshund is known for its bravery. The combination of these traits in the Italian Doxie make them an incredibly loving and loyal companion. These dogs are usually kept as small to medium sized pets, with a friendly and energetic nature. They are ideal for families with children and are also usually very sociable and social with other animals. Since they do not require a lot of exercise, they are also well suited for smaller homes. Overall, the Italian Doxie is a charming and lovable pet that will always bring a smile to its owners' faces.

Alternate Name Ita-Dox
Origin Germany - Italy
Life expectancy 12 - 16 years
Care requirements low-maintenance
Activity level average - high
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of the Italian Doxie

The mix is a popular mixed breed that fascinates mainly with its whimsical appearance. However, this unique dog breed is not only attractive on the outside, but also remarkable in terms of character. The mix is a lively and bright buddy that is always devoted to its human friends.

This enthusiastic and lively mix has a very special characteristic: he is very capable of learning. People who spend more than a cursory time with him enjoy his keen understanding and empathy. It is important to always be consistent and affectionate with him, because he is very sensitive to the voice and body language of his counterpart.

This lively little dog is also very stubborn, thanks to the Dachshund, but never vicious. He likes to protect and defend the pack. His alertness and intelligence make him an ideal companion and playmate. However, one should not keep his two breeds too much in front of his eyes, otherwise he can quickly become malicious.

The small hybrids attach great importance to company and regular care. Despite their innate timidity, they usually become trusting and playful when they feel comfortable in their environment. They maintain a strong bond with their owners, who should support them in regular interactions. Although sometimes difficult, they are very attentive and love to play or exercise.

The Italian Greyhound Dachshund mix is a lively and playful buddy who builds a strong bond with his owners and enjoys being with them. He is extremely intelligent and learns quickly how to treat him. Since he is very sensitive to voice and body language, it is important to show him consistency and love. With regular care and attention, he will develop a strong bond and intense friendship with his family.

Diseases of the Italian Doxie

The mixes, also known as Ita-Dox, are a popular cross between two of the most popular dog breeds. They can be a small or medium sized animal, with a typical mix of the characteristics of both parents. Unfortunately, the cross also has certain diseases that both parents share.

They are prone to diseases of the eye, including cataracts, glaucoma, and progressive retinal atrophy. All of these conditions can affect vision and lead to blindness. Regular eye exams should be performed to prevent these eye diseases.

Other health problems that can occur in Italian Greyhound Dachshund mixes include patellar luxation and respiratory problems. Patellar luxation is a condition where the kneecap slips out of its normal position, and respiratory problems affect the dog's lungs and airways. Both conditions are treatable, but treatment is often time consuming and expensive.

Hip dysplasia is another problem found in other dog breeds and can also occur in Ita doxes. The dog's hip shifts, causing pain and stiffness. Since the condition is difficult to diagnose, you need to see your veterinarian if you notice your dog is having problems but can't figure out why.

Although Ita doxes are prone to some conditions, it is important to note that many of these problems can be treated and remedied to keep the pet healthy. With good nutrition, regular exercise and a weekly visit to the vet, you can help keep your dog healthy for a long time.

An Italian Doxie Dachshund mix has a slender, muscular body, a short back and small legs. Its head is medium sized and the tail is thin and narrow. The dog's coat is generally short and smooth. The mongrel weighs between 4.5 and 8 kg and is 25 to 30 cm tall.

What does this mixed breed look like?

This mixed breed is a striking and unique looking dog. Its coat is usually short, neat and silky. It comes in a variety of colors, including white, black, brown, cream, dark gray, and reddish brown. Some animals even have speckled patterns. Its coat has a neat sheen and a compact texture. The ears are medium sized and the face is nicely oval. The head is usually longer than the body and the hind legs are higher than the front legs. The tail is straight and is often carried on the back as a "flag". They are intelligent, affectionate and energetic animals that require some training to keep them happy and healthy.

Fur length short
Fur rough-haired - flat coated
Ear shape Floppy Ear - Tilt-ear
Tail short - lang
Anatomy strong, slim, dainty, sporty
Size ♀ 4 - 9 cm
Weight ♀ 7 - 38 kg
Size ♂ 4 - 27 cm
Weight ♂ 7 - 38 kg
Suitable For -
  • Dachshund Paralysis

    By dachshund paralysis (discopathy) veterinarians mean paralysis of the limbs in dogs.

  • Overweight

    Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!

  • Disc problems

    Herniated disc in dogs (discopathy). Herniated discs or dachshund paralysis cause dogs severe pain.

  • Italian Doxies are very lively, lovable and affectionate. They are also intelligent and easily learn new tricks. They like to be on the move and are always looking for new adventures.

  • Italian Doxies have a short and denser coat that is usually medium to dark brown, with speckles of copper, gray or cream.

  • These mixed breeds can be prone to problems with eyes, bones and joints. In addition, the breed may be prone to allergies and underweight.

  • This hybrid breed likes to be kept busy and needs at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise per day. It is best to break up their daily exercise into several shorter sessions.

  • Yes, Italian Doxies are very fond of children and are adaptable if well socialized. However, they are not suited to the lifestyle of a resting senior.

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