Dogs are a wonderful type of pet. They are considerate, caring, entertaining and a whole lot of fun, bringing a kind of friendship to one’s life that a human simply could not provide.
It is why the dog is such a popular animal in modern-day society, and always will be.
However, with fun times comes hard work, and the dog can be an animal that requires a little bit of labor. However, once you dedicate yourself to this bond, you will never want to back out.
The Doxiepoo is one of the unique crossbreeds in the designer generation. It is the combination of the Dachshund and the Poodle, and it is not the first mix that would come to one’s mind.
The Poodle has been a popular dog in Germany, France, and America for a generation now, and was initially used in older days to fetch ducks.
The Dachshund used to be a renowned rabbit and badger hunter in Germany, however, it has become an incredibly popular companion in its homeland over the last few decades.
Both these dogs are cunning, intelligent and elegant, making for a great hybrid in the modern-day era of dog ownership.
I have crafted this guide for you as an almanac. Think of it as your handbook on your aspiring journey to becoming a dog owner.
The Doxiepoo is an incredibly interesting dog, and this guide will detail you on all the necessary information and needs of this particular canine to prepare you for purchasing one.
The guide will detail size, cost, diet, exercise and more, to make sure you know exactly what you’re getting with the Doxiepoo.
Still interested to find out more about this dog? Well scroll on down and keep on reading!
Doxiepoo: Before You Buy
Now now, don’t go rushing out to buy a Doxiepoo just yet.
There’s a slew of things that you need to plan and prepare for before even stepping out of your house to visit a breeder.
A dog can be as fussy about where they live and comfort than a human can, which means we truly have to make a conscious effort to accommodate them in the most luscious of ways.
They need space, they need to play, and they need a lot of your spare time.
Before getting a dog, make sure you have enough space in your household. The Doxiepoo is a small to medium size breed, which means it could live in a large apartment.
However, it should have a backyard in which it can stretch its legs and play about in, before coming to laze indoors and watch tv with you.
You also need to look at your work schedule and see if you can make more gaps to socialize the dog and prevent possible conditions like depression and separation anxiety.
However, if you have a family member’s home most of the time, it shouldn’t be a problem.
You also have to take care in choosing gender, color and spaying/neutering preferences.
How much does a Doxiepoo cost?
The price point of a dog can be a scary thing. They never seem to be cheap, and it can define what size and breed you can obtain, as well as if you want a dog anymore.
Luckily, the Doxiepoo is a considerably more affordable small to medium-sized designer breed and will suit those on a budget.
You can usually purchase a Doxiepoo for around $500-$600, which is cheaper than the $1000 price point for both the Poodle and Dachshund.
However, if you are looking for larger Doxiepoos, they can range up to $800.
So if you want the adorable, style of a Poodle or Dachshund to walk beside on you on the street, the Doxiepoo proves to be a great alternative.
How do I find a reputable breeder?
Finding a reputable breeder can be the toughest part of dog ownership preparation. You can never really peek behind the scenes of your local breeders, and it can be scary to try and trust one.
Luckily thanks to the information we have access to in this day and age, we can determine the factors and qualities of a reputable breeder by simply being attentive to their environment and character.
Before visiting anywhere, however, make sure to ask any dog owner friends or people around the neighborhood for recommendations, as this might save you a lot of time.
When visiting breeders, make sure to see whether or not they have a clean, professional environment in which they keep the puppies.
The Doxiepoo can range from small sizes to medium sizes, so it is dependent on the style the breeder keeps whether or not they need a large amount of space.
The area, however, should be clean, hygienic and provide adequately for stretching and activities.
These dogs also need to be socialized early, with the breeder beginning the process to make it easier for those who purchase them.
A breeder should have information on both parent breeds of the Doxiepoo as well, to follow the correct process during their breeding methods.
A good breeder will also assist you with information, tips, and strategies for raising the Doxiepoo, as well as recommendations and tips on equipment and toys.
Three little-known facts about the Doxiepoo
- It is hypoallergenic, meaning it sheds rarely and is sensitive to those with allergies.
- The Doxiepoo has a love for swimming.
- The Dachshund, the parent breed of the Doxiepoo, used to be known as the German Badger Hunter.
Physical Traits of the Doxiepoo
Like the majority of other crossbreed canines, the Doxiepoo can look like one of its two parent breeds.
Whether it looks like a Poodle, a Dachshund or a combination of both varies with each different puppy.
It has a medium to long coat that varies colors of white, brown, black, grey and cream.
It usually has the short torso and stubby legs of the Dachshund.
Its head is round, its eyes can be either black or hazel, and its nose is always black.
The Doxiepoo can range from a toy-sized dog to a medium-sized dog.
How big is a full-grown Doxiepoo?
As recently mentioned, the Doxiepoo has an incredibly varying size ratio and can be classified as either a toy breed or a medium breed.
They tend to grow anywhere between 8-21 inches long, which is bigger than the 10-12 inches of a Dachshund and in the same ballpark as the 11-15 inches of a regular Poodle.
Weight-wise, it can range anywhere up to 30 pounds, and as low as 5 pounds. The size of the Doxiepoo depends on whether a normal, miniature or toy-sized poodle was used inbreeding.
With the Doxiepoo, the male is usually the gender that is dominant in size.
What is the life expectancy of the Doxiepoo?
The life expectancy of the Doxiepoo is estimated to be around 12-15 years, which is the same as both the Dachshund and the Poodle.
This is around the average for both small size, and medium-size breeds.
To maintain proper expectations for life expectancy, make sure to monitor the health of your dog as that determines whether their lifespan increases or decreases.
Temperament, Personality and Behavioural Traits of the Doxiepoo
The Doxiepoo inherits a stern stubbornness from both its parent breeds and will need to be trained to phase this out.
Due to their intelligence, they tend to think that they are the boss, and this needs to be fizzled out in obedience training with positive reinforcements such as snacks.
The Doxiepoo as a result of successful obedience training is great with kids, strangers, and other pets simultaneously, while also providing its owners with immense amounts of affection.
It will need mental stimulation constantly, or it can get bored, and it will not cope well with being left alone too long.
What are the dietary requirements of the Doxiepoo?
The Doxiepoo will eat 1-2 cups of food depending on its size, and that’ll cost an owner roughly $30 a month. This is a cost-effective price for maintaining a dog’s need for cuisine.
A larger size will enjoy the occasional meats such as Chicken, but the smaller sizes will struggle due to its tiny torso.
It is recommended that with the Doxiepoo, you stick to a relatively strict regime of dry dog foods, grain, and fruits for its nutritional needs.
How much exercise does the Doxiepoo need?
The Doxiepoo is a dog with moderate energy, therefore needing daily exercise.
It is recommended you participate in 60 minutes of exercise a day with the Doxiepoo, with activities ranging from training, frisbee, walking, and jogging.
It will need daily walks to meet the recommended 8 miles a week estimation and will enjoy trips to the beach for swimming.
The Doxiepoo can live in an apartment if provided with frequent trips outside.
Health concerns and issues of the Doxiepoo
Concerns and illnesses include:
- Intervertebral Disc Disease
- Addison’s Disease
Overall, if provided with the persistence needed to train, the Doxiepoo is a dog that is adaptable to any social situation, while not being too heavy on the bank.
It may be challenging to raise a Doxiepoo for a first-time owner, but the companionship it provides is worth the hard work.
Emily started this blog out of pure passion. She LOVES her 3 dogs; Chew Barka, Cooper & Nelson, and spends countless hours every day playing with them.
When she’s not nerding out on dogs, you’ll find her on a snowboard or in the kitchen baking chocolate brownies.
She’s been featured in PetAware, Dogtime, and ModernDog.
- Doxiepoo: Before You Buy
- Physical Traits of the Doxiepoo
- Temperament, Personality and Behavioural Traits of the Doxiepoo
- Health concerns and issues of the Doxiepoo
- Doxiepoo Conclusion