Question by Libby D: What Is The Difference Between A Dachshund And A Doxie?
I was thinking about getting a double-dapple Doxie but when I found pictures of Dachshunds, I got confused about the difference. They look pretty much the same but some have long hair and some have short hair. The colors are also all different. Could someone give me information on both these breeds? I also asked about dog coat colors in another question but it didn’t get posted on here so PLEASE answer it! Thanks. Libby.
Answer by Elena
There is no difference. ‘Doxie’ is just a nickname for the Dachshund. There are a few different colours that the Dachshund can come in and there are three types of Dachshund; long hair, wire hair and short haired. The smaller ones you see are called ‘Miniature’ Dachshunds, the bigger ones are Standard sized Dachshunds. Just like others say “Yorkie” when talking about the Yorkshire Terrier, “Sheltie” when talking about the Shetland Sheepdog or “Husky” when they’re talking about the Siberian Husky. Go to http://www.dogbreedinfo.com and research the Dachshund. When you decide that it’s the best breed for your lifestyle, go and adopt one from http://www.petfinder.com/index.html .
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