Doxiepoo Puppy, Dog, Full Grown – Questions Answered
Description: The Doxiepoo is a hybrid from the cross of the Dachshund and the Toy Poodle. This is a dog that can vary greatly depending on the dogs used. For example the Dachshund has three sizes and three coat types.
The Poodle is also different in as much as if the Toy, Miniature or teacup size is used. So straight away you have a dog that can be vastly different within this new hybrid breed. Check up on the dogs used and really read up on the dogs and what coat they may have which can only help you to get a better picture. They are all small and they will all have a long body.
The Doxie Poo legs will be short but also well boned. The face will be round and have hanging ears that can be covered in curly fur or shorter with slightly wavy fur.
The nose will tend to be the same as the coat coloring in the darker colors and in the cream, white and apricot the nose should be black. The eyes are wide set and round in shape. The muzzle tends to be short and slightly broad offering a more rounded facial look. The Doxie Poo height is still not fixed but it can be between 8-12 inches and the weight is around 6-11 pounds depending on the dogs used. The life expectancy is not yet known but it should be around 12-15 years.
History: The Doxiepoo is still making the first part of their history and have great history behind them with the pure breeds used to make this new breed. It would be wise to really find out about the pups origins in as much as what generation are they, and to find out if they are from the first, second or even the third generation. Check that the breeder has good health records and know the bloodline of the pup you wish to own. Is this pup pure breed mix or are they Doxiepoo to Doxiepoo.
Temperament: The Doxiepoo is a mix so read up on both blood lines dogs used. It is known that the Dachshund comes from a line of working dogs and is courageous. They can hunt well and can be harder to train so a good pack leader is a must for the Doxiepoo. Where as the Poodle is intelligent and can be trained fairly easily. They are also less inclined to be stubborn. Both can suffer from small dog syndrome, a dog attitude problem, and they can become aggressive and nippy, without good leadership and house rules allowing the dog to know you are the leader. When you are the leader the dog can relax and once again you see the dog more evenly balanced and not at all snappy or over protective of toys or people.
The Doxiepoo will bond well with the family and want to be in the middle of all the activities. They are good with children but will not like children that tease. Some care should be taken when introducing this Doxiepoo to other non-canine pets but once you are 100% sure all is fine then things should settle well. They will require training and this should start from a young age. Socialize this dog well to help them cope with new situations and also overcome any shyness they may have. The Doxiepoo will need walking daily and some mental stimulation.
Health issues: The Doxiepoo can be an over eater and to help them not get back problems it is best to do good portion control and keep treats to a minimum as part of their overall balanced diet. Check the health of any pup you get and look at the health of the breeding pair. There are several genetic problems that can be passed on to the pup and it is important that the breeder you get your pup from has recorded good health in the breeding pair.
Grooming: So much about grooming will depend on the dogs coat and it can be a daily task to a weekly task. Grooming needs to be talked about with the breeder who will have the knowledge of both parents’. Whatever the coat type, the Doxie poo will require fair to high grooming.
Living conditions: The Doxiepoo can live in an apartment and will only need a small garden.
If you can’t find a local breeder in your area don’t worry, many breeders are using the major airlines like American, Delta, Continental and Northwest airlines for shipping their puppies.
At this time the airlines will ship puppies to the following States: Alabama AL – Alaska AK – Arizona AZ – Arkansas AR – California CA – Colorado CO – Connecticut CT – Delaware DE – Florida FL – Georgia GA – Hawaii HI – Idaho ID – Illinois IL – Indiana IN – Iowa IA – Kansas KS – Kentucky KY – Louisiana LA – Maine ME – Maryland MD – Massachusetts MA – Michigan MI – Minnesota MN – Mississippi MS – Missouri MO – Montana MT – Nebraska NE – Nevada NV – New Hampshire NH – New Jersey NJ – New Mexico NM – New York NY – North Carolina NC – North Dakota ND – Ohio OH – Oklahoma OK – Oregon OR – Pennsylvania PA – Rhode Island RI – South Carolina SC – South Dakota SD – Tennessee TN – Texas TX – Utah UT – Vermont VT – Virginia VA – Washington WA – Washington, D.C. – West Virginia WV – Wisconsin WI – Wyoming WY – Hawaii HI.