The answer is two fold:
Firstly - pull up resistors are enabled by default on all input ports when WPUEN# in OPTION_REG is cleared. This will affect analog inputs like VREF+ and may affect analog outputs like DACOUT. I'm not certain on the last point as I have not tested that assertion - it seems wrong on the face of it though. This is true for the PIC16F1825 but may not be true for other PIC micros in other ranges.
Secondly - the DACOUT and VREF+ pins are, on this micro, shared with the PGD and PGC pins. If a PICKIT3 is connected, that device has 4k7 pull down resistors on both these pins.
If using VREF+ or DACOUT, make sure pullups are disabled and the PICKIT3 is disconnected.