Iggy – Male Doxiepoo/Doodle
CONGRATULATIONS TO IGGY!! 🙂
Iggy is a wonderful poodle/longhaired dachshund mix (also known as a Doxiepoo or Doodle) surrendered by his owner because he was part of an unwanted litter. Poor Iggy was left homeless because his parents weren’t spayed or neutered.
A baby less than two months old when he came to Pammy’s in June 2013, he was just a little guy when he was surrendered. He loves to cuddle, be held and play with the other dogs. He has one of the sweetest, calm and lovely demeanors you will ever encounter in a puppy.
If you fall in love with Iggy, you might want to take home his brothers Eddie and Mikey as well. It’s great to have a pair of cuddle bugs that can keep each other entertained so they don’t cry while you’re away.
For more about Iggy or to inquire about his brothers Eddie and Mikey, contact Pammy’s 2nd Chance Rescue today!
Read on to learn more about the Doxiepoo (aka “Doodle”).
The Doxiepoo is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Dachshund and the Poodle. 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.
The Dachshund originated in Germany in the early 1600s. Bred to hunt small game such as badger and rabbit, the Dachshund has shortened legs to hunt and follow these animals to ground inside the burrows where they could fight the prey to the death. “Dachs” is the word for badger. Smaller Dachshunds were bred to hunt hare and stoat. Dachshunds have many “terrier” characteristics. They are versatile and courageous dogs and have been known to take on foxes and otters too. The breed’s population dwindled during World War l, but dogs were imported from Germany to the USA and the gene pool once again increased. The Dachshund was recognized by the AKC in 1885.
The Poodle has been known throughout Western Europe for at least 400 years and is depicted in 15th century paintings and in bas-reliefs from the 1st century. The subject is controversial of where the dog was officially developed and no one really knows the breed’s true country of origin. France has taken a claim on the origin, but the AKC gives the honor to Germany, where they say it was used as a water retrieval dog. Other claims have been Denmark, or the ancient Piedmont. What is certain is that the dog was a descendant of the now extinct French Water Dog, the Barbet and possibly the Hungarian Water Hound. The name “Poodle” most likely came out of the German word “Pudel,” which means “one who plays in water.” The “Poodle clip” was designed by hunters to help the dogs swim more efficiently. They would leave hair on the leg joints to protect them from extreme cold and sharp reeds. Hunters in Germany and France used the Poodle as a gundog and as a retriever of waterfowl and to sniff out truffles lying underground in the woods. The French started using the breed as a circus performer because of the dog’s high intelligence and trainability. The breed became very popular in France, which led to the common name “French Poodle,” but the French people actually called the breed the ”Caniche,” meaning “duck dog.” The Toy and Miniature Poodle varieties were bred down from larger dogs, today known as Standard Poodles. In the 18th century, smaller Poodles became popular with royal people. The three official sizes are the Toy, Miniature and Standard Poodle. Some of the Poodle’s talents include: retrieving, agility, watchdog, competitive obedience and performing tricks.