Moxies can have a beautiful mantel of long, silky hair or short hair. They may
sometimes have a hint of lemon or tan on their ears, although this is undesirable in the
show ring. They are short, petite sized dogs and have short triangular drop ears. They
may be slightly aggressive to strangers. They are low to the ground, long in body and
short of leg with robust muscular development. The breed has an intelligent, alert, facial
Moxies are agile, entertaining and happy dogs. They are generally good with older
children, and are fairly adaptable. They are comforters, fastidious and loyal. They are
wary of strangers, but friendly. Moxies are lively, intelligent, courageous and bold. They
are fun-loving, but a challenge to train. They are affectionate, friendly and outgoing.
A record of a Greek historian named Strabo reported in 25 A.D. that "There is a town in
Sicily called Melita whence are exported many beautiful dogs called Canis Melitei." This
may point to an origin in Italy. These small dogs were very popular from their
beginnings. Dachshunds are derived from the oldest breeds of German hunting dogs.
First came the smooth haired Dachshund, and then the other two followed.
Dachshunds were bred to hunt and burrow for badgers and the miniature was created
to hunt hares.
Short or long soft or wirey
Maltese: Italy, Dachshund: Germany
Bold, playful, spirited and lively
A Moxie is a cross-breed of a Maltese and a
Miniature Dachshund and may demonstrate any
combination of traits from those two breeds.