Rosie, Deogie and Paisley the Doxie Heelers at about 11 years old sitting on the front porch.
The Doxie Heeler is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Dachshund and the Australian Cattle Dog. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.
Note: the Australian Cattle Dog is also called Australian Heeler, Hall's Heeler, Queensland Heeler, Blue Heeler, Red Heeler, Australian Cattledog and Australischer Treibhund.
Rosie the cinnamon and sugar colored dog and Deogie the salt and pepper dog— "Their father is a purebred Miniture Dachshund and the mother is a purebred Australian Cattle Dog. They came from different litters but have the same parents."
Deogie the Miniture Dachshund / Australian Cattle Dog mix breed dog
Rosie the Miniture Dachshund / Australian Cattle Dog mix as a newborn puppy