Doxiepoo is a cross between two small and medium-sized dogs: Dachshund and Miniature Poodle. It is a cheerful and curious pet with a cheerful disposition. With regular walking, cute pets feel great in the apartment, adore all family members, and get along easily with children. They love to express their emotions.
This designer dog breed has appeared recently but has already won the hearts of its owners. So let’s get to know this breed!
Doxiepoos can be as small as a toy dog breed when they are adults, or they can grow to a medium-sized dog, depending on how much they take from each parent. This can make them weigh 10 to 30 pounds. Doxiepoos comes in a variety of hair lengths, colors, and textures. Colors range from black, brown, brown, gray, white, or a combination of two or more of these colors. Doxipu has a round head and large dark eyes full of expression. The nose is in proportion to the muzzle, black and round. Doxiepoo’s body is strong and shorter than long. Many Doxiepoos resemble Dachshunds in body, with shaggy soft Poodle hair.
Doxiepoos are very funny, intelligent, sensitive, and extremely trainable dogs. Many owners of this breed claim that these dogs understand human speech surprisingly well. Doxiepoos love to play with children. They love to entertain their owner by doing various tricks and being the center of attention. Doxiepoos tend to get along well with other animals and children. They love to be in the spotlight and are looking for that attention, although sometimes they pretend that this is not at all the case. Some Doxiepoos get nervous around strangers or animals.
Sometimes these dogs are very jealous and very sensitive to the fact that the owner communicates with another animal. Doxiepoos do not tolerate loneliness. Without sufficient attention and activity, they can develop destructive behavior.
When you take a baby at 2.5-3 months old from a breeder, raising Doxiepoo at home is not difficult. Most likely, he passed the first and important stage of socialization – he is not afraid of people, knows how to communicate, is accustomed to hygiene. You just have to introduce him to the house rules, show him the place. If you don’t want to raise a beggar dog, stop your pet from going to the kitchen and to the dining table. Do not react to his plaintive whine if you know he is not hungry. The same is the case with the master’s bed. There is only one rule – do not teach, otherwise, it will be impossible to wean.
Use games aimed at developing mental activity in education, for example, play hide and seek, search for a toy. Such classes strengthen mutual understanding between the owner and the pet, then help to train and teach more complex skills. While raising a Doxiepoo puppy, you need to teach him basic commands to make life easier for yourself and your pupil. Already by 4 months, he should respond correctly to the commands of the owner. In the classroom, show affection and patience, praise your baby in time. Praise is more important in Doxiepoo training than treats. Do not be indifferent to the success of the puppy – this offends him very much. Moreover, he perceives indifference as the most severe punishment. Never use physical force, otherwise, the pupil will receive psychological trauma.
The Doxiepoo is a hypoallergenic dog and sheds very little if its coat is like a Poodle. The Dachshund also does not shed much. Medium to long hair on Doxiepoo needs to be brushed daily to prevent tangling. It is recommended to bathe the animal once every 7 days with shampoo and conditioner. The puppy is taught this procedure as early as possible. Cotton swabs treated with petroleum jelly are inserted into the dog’s ears. It is important to ensure that the dog is not allergic to detergent. After bathing it should be blotted with a towel, combed, and dried with a hairdryer.
Doxiepoo ears are prone to inflammation and should be examined and treated weekly. Brushing your teeth is necessary with the same frequency. You need walks at least twice a day. The dog is very active and needs physical exercise. The nails are trimmed once a month.
The digestive system of Doxiepoos is very sensitive, so you should know the rules for feeding these dogs. Food frequency:
- In 2-3 months – 4-6 times. In this case, the regime is strictly observed.
- By 4 months. the puppy’s number of meals is reduced to 3. But if he is very impatient between breaks, then 4 meals are allowed.
- 6-12 months – as needed 3 or 4 times a day.
- A year and older – a 2-3-fold diet scheme is followed.
Dry food should be chosen as expensive and high quality, in accordance with the age of the pet. Instructions with all norms and recommendations are indicated on the package. The dog should have a bowl of clean water at all times.
Doxiepoo’s natural diet should be carefully balanced. Sweets, smoked products, fats, baked goods are immediately excluded; artificial food, whole milk, legumes.
The place for eating the puppy is given a constant, the bowl is placed on a stand. From an early age, it is not recommended to teach your pet to beg. We must not forget about mineral and vitamin supplements.
Because it is a cross-bred dog, the Doxiepoo can inherit any of its parents’ health issues. Dachshunds are at-risk for canine crushing disease, eye care problems, hip dysplasia, intervertebral disk disease, urinary tract problems, heart disease, patellar luxation, and seizures. Toy poodles are subject to just as many genetic diseases, including Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA), slipped stifle, diabetes, epilepsy, heart disorders, ear infections, skin problems, and digestive tract problems.
Doxiepoo is a gullible and kind animal, devoid of aggression. Therefore, it is important to socialize it early and not allow someone to offend the pet. An injured animal can become nervous and frightened. A pet cannot imagine its life without its owner. Therefore, it is undesirable to leave him alone at home. The dog is suitable for absolutely every owner, especially for families with children.