The Doxiepoo, developed from the Dachshund and the Toy Poodle, is one of the most unpredictable among the crossbreed dogs. They can inherit the Dachshund’s long body covered with the Poodle’s curly coat, or even the vice versa. Even the siblings of the same litter might vary from each other in appearance. They are designer dogs with a round face, bright, round eyes, a short, dark muzzle, and a pair of floppy ears that hang down near their cheeks. When fully grown, adult Doxiepoos typically weigh between 5 to 15 pounds.
|Other Names||Doodle, Doxie Poo|
|Coat||Long, short, rough|
|Colors||White, brown, black, gray, black and tan|
|Breed Group||Designer Dog, Companion Dog, Watchdog|
|Lifespan||10 to 15 years|
|Height (size)||Small; Max. 21 inches|
|Temperament||Friendly, intelligent, social, loyal|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with other Pets||Yes|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Competitive Registration||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR|
The loving, affectionate and easy-going Doxiepoo is good with people of all ages. They are friendly, intelligent, people-oriented and are loyal to their families. The Doxie is comfortable to be around children and pets, but supervision is recommended. Though, these dogs often pick up the bad traits of its parents, like the stubborn behavior of the Dachshund.
The Doxiepoo is mischievous and funny that would love to dig and play around or get cuddled. They would often develop excessive barking behaviors, which might at times be obnoxious, but adds to its quality of being a good watchdog.
Skin and nasal allergies can also be a concern to your doxiepoo. Those with longer or denser hair types might be even more susceptible to these conditions.
By virtue of its inherited intelligence, training your doxiepoo is not at all tough. They would pick up training very quickly, though, at times might display obstinate behavior. This can easily be resolved by means of rewards and positive reinforcements.
Begin your obedience training at its puppy-age and allowing them socialize frequently. This should keep a check on possible behavioral issues like barking habits and stubbornness, as they grow up.
Serve your doxiepoo with protein-rich foods. Insist on a raw meat diet. At that, a chicken meal can be the first choice, especially for the pups. There is also liver, lamb meal, salmon meal, and other mineral-enriched dog foods that we generally serve to the dogs of its size, with the same health history. You can also enhance the flavor adding olive oil to your pet’s food, which in turn is extremely good for them. If you feed your dog with dry kibble, be sure they are of high quality.
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