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.