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The Doxiepoo is also known as Dachdoodle, Dachshunddoodle, Dachshundpoo, Doxiedoodle, and Doxiepoodle. He is a hybrid dog created through crossbreeding a Dachshund and a Poodle. The Doxiepoo is primarily developed to be a wonderful family companion.
The Doxiepoo is an extroverted dog with a lively personality. Amongst other hybrids, he is one of the most unpredictable dogs when it comes to inheriting the traits of his parents. A litter of Doxiepoos will be a mix of different temperaments, body types, coats, and colours.
The amount of grooming a Doxiepoo needs depends on how much he takes after his parents. If he inherits the coat of the Poodle, he will need regular brushing and trimming. If he inherits the coat of the Dachshund, only minimal brushing is necessary. The breed is yet to be recognised by the Kennel Club.
What is a Doxiepoo dog?
The Doxiepoo is the result of crossing a purebred Dachshund and a purebred Poodle. The origins of the Doxiepoo remains unclear so learning about the designer dog’s parent breeds will help in getting to know more about the Doxiepoo.
Around the 1500s to 1600s, the Poodle was created in Germany as a highly-skilled water retriever dog that is greatly favoured by hunters. He is adept at swimming and possesses a water-resistant coat.
Meanwhile, the Dachshund existed around the 17th century. He was a valuable companion for hunters and farmers. The Dachshund proficiently hunted rabbits and badgers. He is also used for tracking.
Once he arrived in Great Britain, his main purpose shifted from being a hunter and tracker to a loving home companion. The popularity of this Poodle hybrid started to rise in the 2000s.
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What does a Doxiepoo look like?
Since the Doxiepoo is a mixed breed, it’s hard to predict what his physical appearance and temperament would be. Generally, he is a small to mid-sized dog that can weigh 5 to 11 kg and stand about 22 to 25 cm tall and 18 cm in height.
The Doxiedoodle has a solid and compact build. He has a round head and big dark eyes. His black nose is proportionate to the muzzle. His back is short and should not be too elongated. He has straight legs.
The Doxiepoo’s coat will depend on the parent gene that he inherits. Sporting a Poodle’s coat would mean that his fur is long and wavy. On the other hand, those that acquired the Dachshund's coat will have harsh and wiry fur. The coat colours of the Doxiepoo can be apricot, black, cream, brown, grey, tan, and white.
When is Doxiepoo full grown?
If your Doxiepoo is a cross between a Dachshund and a Toy or Miniature Poodle, it is expected that he will be a small dog. Small breeds typically reach their full size when they are about 10 months to 1-year-old.
Meanwhile, a Doxiedoodle that has a Dachshund and a Standard Poodle as parents will most likely be a medium-sized dog. He will be fully grown when he turns 12 to 15 months of age. He would reach his full weight at around 18 months.
To know if a Doxiepoo is fully grown, compare his size to an adult’s size. Mature Doxiepoos typically measure about 22 to 25 cm tall and 18 cm in height. They can be as heavy as 5 to 11 kg.
How to care for a Doxiepoo?
Clean your Doxiepoo’s ear weekly since he has drooping ears. It is prone to ear infections because it quickly accumulates dirt and bacteria. Make sure to check for signs of ear problems including bad smell, redness, swelling, and inflammation.
Trim your dog's nails at least once a month. This is to prevent splitting and cracking of his nails which can be very excruciating. Daily toothbrushing must be incorporated in his grooming routine as well.
The most effective way to prevent periodontal diseases is through daily brushing. If this proves to be a challenging task, you can settle for 2 to 3 times a week of toothbrushing.
Do Doxiepoos shed?
The Doxiepoo does shed but the amount of shedding may vary depending on his coat type. Those that have the poodle’s long and curly coat will need regular brushing. Trimming is also recommended at least once a month to keep it neat and clean. Generally, Doxiepoo’s coat should be brushed at least twice a week.
Bathing should only be done when your Doxiedoodle gets too dirty or smelly. Frequent washing strips off healthy oils that nourish his skin and hair. It can lead to dryness, skin infections, and coat problems.
Is Doxiepoo a good family dog?
A warm and loving companion dog, the Doxiepoo treasures his family a whole lot. He is known to be highly sociable and a devoted family pet. His friendly and approachable nature allows him to get along well with strangers.
However, if he senses a threat, he will not hesitate to be on his guard. He will bark to deter the intruder and to alert his family. This makes the Doxiepoo a good watchdog. With that said, early socialisation is important to prepare him for this duty.
Dogs that are not properly socialised tend to be aggressive or shy around strangers, regardless if they are a threat or not. Therefore, be sure to expose him to different environments, people, sounds, and scents for him to become a well-rounded dog.
The Doxiepoo's barking also has its drawbacks if not managed correctly. He may become an excessive barker. Through proper and consistent training, his incessant barking tendencies can be curbed.
A Doxiepoo is great with children. He is gentle and patient around kids, however, he may be subjected to rough handlings such as pulling the ears and tail. Thus, adult supervision is crucial every time they interact. Teaching children to carefully and gently handle pets to avoid hurting them is a must.
The Doxiepoo can be quite territorial of his family if he has a new furry companion but this doesn’t mean that they won’t be able to get along. As long as both pets are properly introduced and socialised, they will eventually warm up to each other. It might take a while for some pets to become friends, but with proper introduction and socialisation techniques, they can be buddies in no time.
Is the Doxiepoo easy to train?
The Doxiepoo can be slightly challenging to train because of his Dachshund lineage. Aside from having a stubborn streak, the Doxiepoo is prone to having a deaf ear. To encourage your Doxiepoo to do his best during training, be patient, consistent, and firm with your leadership.
Never use harsh training methods to correct his mistakes. This will only lead him to lose his trust in you. Instead, apply positive reinforcement during training. Praising him, giving him treats, or rewarding him with a fun playtime is a great way to motivate him to obey commands.
What should a Doxiepoos eat?
The best choice of diet for your Doxiepoo is a high-quality dog food specifically tailored to his activity levels, age, breed, and size. This is to ensure that he acquires the right amount of nutrients that he needs. You may ask help from the vet to narrow down the possible choices of premium-quality food.
Avoid commercial dog food that contains harmful ingredients such as preservatives and additives. This type of dog food lacks the nutritional requirements needed to keep your Doxiepoo healthy. Freshwater should always be available especially during hot weather to prevent heatstroke and dehydration.
How much should a Doxiepoo eat?
Doxiepoo puppies ages 1 to 3 months old need about ½ to 1 cup of dog food daily. Once they reach 4 to 5 months of age, feed them 2/3 to 1 1/3 cup of dog food per day. Six to eight-month-old puppies should have ½ to 1 ½ cup of dog food each day.
When they reach 9 to 11 months, their meals must be of the same amount as adults. Every meal should be split into 3 smaller portions for easier digestion. Full-grown Doxiepoos require approximately 1.5 to 2 cups of dog food every day. Their portions must be divided into two smaller servings to prevent overeating.
How long do Doxiepoos live?
If a Doxiepoo is properly looked after, he may live for about 12 to 15 years. The best way to prolong his life is simply by providing his basic needs. Give him ample amounts of exercise and playtime, a healthy and well-balanced diet, regular grooming sessions, and a happy and loving home environment.
What are the health problems in Doxiepoos?
The Doxiepoo is a healthy and hardy dog breed. However, like most hybrid dogs, he is still prone to inheriting his parents' health issues. Below are the most common diseases found in Doxiepoos:
The most effective way to prevent your Doxiepoo from developing these problems is by making sure he undergoes complete health checks. Regular visits to the vet are important as they will keep you updated with his health and get advice and tips from the vet on how to keep your Doxiepoo healthy and strong.
How much exercise does a Doxiepoo need?
The Doxiepoo inherited Dachshund and Poodles' energy levels. He has moderate to high activity levels, thus, he requires around 60 minutes of exercise. Walks and jogs are great ways to expend your Doxiedoodles extra energy.
You can also engage in fun dog activities such as Frisbee, hide-and-seek, and obstacle course. This will not only keep him physically fit but mentally stimulated as well.
How much are Doxiepoo puppies?
A healthy Doxiepoo costs anywhere from £800 to £1,000. Expect to pay more for a well-bred pedigree Doxiepoo puppy from a KC-registered breeder. On top of the purchase price, you may have to spend about £200-£400 for essential dog supplies and equipment such as leashes, collars, crates, beds, grooming kits, and toys.
Yearly costs for high-quality dog food may £240 to £288. Budget about £60 for each session of vet check-ups, £100 for first vaccinations, and £50 for booster shots. Getting your Doxiedoodle pet insurance will add £20 to £40 to your monthly bill depending on the policy cover.
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The Doxiepoo prefers warmer temperature but adapts well to different climates. But it is still important to keep him warm during the cold season and well-hydrated during the summer.
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