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Toy Rat Doxie

Dachshund / Rat Terrier Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

Close up front view - A black with tan and white Toy Rat Doxie dog sitting on a chair that has been placed on a porch.

Walter the Toy Rat Doxie hybrid dog at 3 years old—"My dog Walter is a 3-year-old Dachshund / Rat Terrier mix. He is very friendly and affectionate. He loves kids and going on long walks and playing with his toys. He is very playful, but also can be lazy. When we are up and moving, he is up and moving; if we are sitting on the couch, so is he. He also has a hunting and digging instinct. He digs in my blankets until he is under them. He is also very intelligent. He knows sit, down, shake, left paw/right paw, speak, crawl, sit pretty, roll over, "BANG," spin, and when I say one he barks one time, when I say two he barks two times, and he knows all the way up to five. He also knows math and he is a good agility dog. He also loves to swim and play outside all day. But he has separation anxiety. He only has it when I leave him at a different house or I leave and no one else is home. He is also a little scared of big dogs he does not know. He is a great watchdog and barks at any living thing that passes the house. He is a great dog and is training to be a service and therapy dog."

Other Names
  • Toy Ratshund Terrier

The Toy Rat Doxie is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Dachshund and the Rat Terrier. 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.

  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DBR = Designer Breed Registry
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
Recognized Names
  • American Canine Hybrid Club = Toy Rat Doxie
  • Designer Breed Registry = Toy Ratshund Terrier
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Toy Ratshund Terrier
The front of a black, tan with white, short legged, low to the ground dog with a wide chest looking to the right. The dog has a long pointy muzzle and a black nose. It is sitting next to a bed of bright pink flowers.

Walter the Toy Rat Doxie mix breed dog at 3 years old

Close up - The front left side of a tan Toy Rat Doxie that is wearing a colorful t-shirt standing on sandy, patchy grass looking forward. The dog has a short coat, round brown eyes, a black nose and very large perk ears that are set wide apart.

"His name is Frankie and he is very loyal, affectionate, playful, independent, great companion, and does not play well with other dogs. He's about 8 inches and about 10 pounds. He is 1½ years old in these pictures. He loves cuddling, lying in the sun and fetch. He hates water, other dogs and cold weather. Doesn't really have any quirks, maybe rubbing his ears across the ground."

A tan Toy Rat Doxie is sitting on a carpeted floor wearing a Santas Jacket and a golden lei looking up. It has very large perk ears. One ear is pinned back. Its eyes are wide, dark and round. Its legs bow outward.

Frankie the Toy Rat Doxie at 1½ years old, 8 inches and about 10 pounds (Dachshund / Rat Terrier mix breed dog)

Top down view of a long bodied, tricolor black and white with tan Toy Rat Doxie dog standing across a tan tiled floor looking to the left. Its tail is level with its body and it has a long snout and a black nose.

"Spunky is a 10-month-old Rat Terrier and Dachshund mix. He is very sweet and playful and very protective of his owners. He can be real laidback, too. When one of us goes down for a nap, so does he. His body isn't as long as purebred Dachshunds, but he is longer than Rat Terriers."

Top down view of a black and white with tan Toy Rat Doxie dog standing across a tan tiled floor looking forward. It has a long body, a long snout ears that hange down in a v-shape to the front and a tail that is level with its body.

Spunky the Toy Rat Doxie (Rat Terrier / Dachshund mix breed dog) at 10 months old