The Mauxie is fairly new in the designer dog community, however, it has become incredibly popular in the last few years.
It is said to have first been bred in the United States during the 2000s, with the purpose of being a beautiful, companion dog.
The Maltese are considered an ancient breed. There is finding that relate it to existing in Malta 6000 years ago, meaning that it’s fluffy loveable aesthetic has been pleasing owners for centuries.
It is widely speculated that it is a descendant of various Spitz breeds.
The Dachshund, while equally cute as the Maltese, was a hunting dog.
It was used by owners to catch small prey like rabbits, badgers, and rodents, and is a direct descendant of the Pinscher, and the Pointer.
When purchasing a Mauxie, you are guaranteed a loving dog that is easy to train and lives for the acceptance of its owner.
It still has some hunting instincts, but they have been wide fizzling out through modern domestication.
Although the Mauxie is always abiding by its owner’s orders, its owner needs to prepare for this dog’s assimilation in their house, and that can be a lot of hard work.
If you are considering the Mauxie as the dog for you, then you have come to the right place.
This guide has been designed so you can learn more about this breed, and inform you of what you need to do to prepare for this dog’s welcome into your household.
I will go over all the vitals including its health, costs, and traits, and a plethora of other things. When you are finished with this article, you will be ready for the Mauxie in your life.
So if you feel like the Mauxie is a dog you may be interested in, read on to keep learning!
Mauxie: Before You Buy
Now, you just can’t dive into the deep end when it comes to purchasing a puppy. There are tons and tons of things that you have to prepare, and trust me; the load is heavy!
Before entering into this 10-15 year bond, you need to evaluate several different factors to accommodate this puppy efficiently. These things include:
– The spaciousness of your household. The Mauxie is a smaller dog and can live in apartments and houses, so all you will need to do is designate an area where it can play and rest.
– Your daily schedule. You or a member of your family have to make time to socialize this dog, or it can become moody and destructive.
Make sure someone is home every day during these infant years for it to become comfortable and happy.
– Gender, color and spaying/neutering preferences.
How much does a Mauxie cost?
Cost is a huge factor when it comes to purchasing a puppy. It can determine what style, size, and breed you get, as well as if you’re really in the right place and mindstate to own a dog overall.
Luckily the Mauxie is quite the affordable crossbreed and it will suit all types of budgets.
The Mauxie will cost around $250-$500 from a reputable, which is significantly more affordable than the $1000 Maltese, and the $700-$800 Dachshund.
The Mauxie is a great dog for those looking for a lap companion on a budget.
When it comes to purchasing this dog, it may be cheaper to seek out your local shelter to adopt one. However, this may incur fees that differ at each shelter.
How do I find a reputable breeder?
Finding a reputable breeder is one of the hardest parts of the dog purchasing process. There are so many breeders out there today that it can be overwhelming, and anxiety-inducing.
It is common knowledge that if a breeder is unethical and demonstrates a lack of caring, which can affect the dog’s health and behavior throughout its whole life.
Things you need to consider when purchasing from a breeder include:
– The area where the dogs live. This space should be ample, with enough room for the Mauxie to rest, stretch and play.
– The way the breeder treats the dogs. The breeder should be friendly, social and rewarding, for the dogs to establish trust with humans and assimilate into a world outside its kennel.
– The cleanliness and size of the puppies. These puppies need to bathe, fed and groomed regularly, and the breeder should provide this when pending purchase.
– The knowledge of the breeder. The breed should have an immense amount of information on the Mauxie, as well as the Dachshund and the Maltese.
The Breeder should also have experience in raising these breeds.
– The way the breeder approaches you. The breeder should be eager to help you and ensure that you’re a happy owner, with the information to raise a happy dog.
Three little-known facts about the Mauxie
- Its parent breeds the Maltese are said to have originated in Malta. However, there’s theories and archeological finding that show it was also in Egypt and Greece.
- The Mauxie is the rare type of dog that can have three different nose colors. These are black, brown and Isabella.
- The Mauxie is said to act like a big dog stuck in the body of a little dog, with a high amount of courage and aggression when threatened.
The Physical Traits of the Mauxie
The Mauxie is a hybrid and therefore can look like either one of its parent breeds. It is known to resemble both a purebred Maltese and a purebred Dachshund.
It is also known to inherit traits that are completely its own, as well as resemble a complete mix of its parent breeds. It depends on each puppy’s genetic makeup, in each particular litter.
The Mauxie is small and fluffy, resembling that of a plush toy. It has a dense, medium-length coat, ranging colors of cream, brown, grey and silver.
It can also be a combination of these and can appear multi-colored, or tri-colored. They have erect tails and large beady eyes that can be either brown or hazel, all topped off with a knobby nose.
They are expressive, yappy dogs, with short legs and a big personality.
How big is a full-grown Mauxie?
The Mauxie is considered a toy breed, and its size wears that title fittingly. It’ll grow up to 7-9 inches long, making it no longer than a school ruler.
It is easy to carry around in a handbag or have sitting on your lap at home. Its small size is one of the reasons why it’s become so popular.
Weight-wise, it is bigger than you’d expect but still small. It grows to a maximum of 20 pounds, with 10 being the minimum. This is a little bigger than other toy breeds but is still incredibly light.
What is the life expectancy of the Mauxie?
The Mauxie is expected to live up to 14 years, with 12 being the minimum.
This is the average for most small breeds but is smaller than both the 12-16 years of a Dachshund and the 12-15 years of a Maltese.
Usually, most crossbreeds inherit less serious illnesses than their purebred parents, but with the Mauxie this is not the case.
Because of this, you must keep watching for any symptoms and schedule regular trips to the vet.
Personality, and Behavioural Traits of the Mauxie
The Mauxie is not a reserved dog. It is loud, abrasive and bossy, which is what makes it so adorable. It loves playing with dogs and other pets and has a deep love for its family.
It is well behaved with kids, however, they will not tolerate rough play and may nip if that happens.
They often bark, which is a trait that can be fizzled out in training.
To train the Mauxie, make sure to use plenty of positive reinforcement to teach them right from wrong The Mauxie is often curious about strangers and loves to get to know new people.
The dietary requirements of the Mauxie
The Mauxie weighs more than the average toy breed and therefore will eat more than the average toy breed.
It is recorded that the Mauxie will eat around 1 and a half cups of dog food per day, and this can vary throughout the week depending on appetite.
Roughly, the costs of the diet will round up to around $30 a month.
The Mauxie is fussy when it comes to brands, and will only accept premium dry dog food that fills it up, and provides the needed nutrients.
It will also enjoy fruits, vegetables, kibble, and other fiber-based foods.
How much exercise does the Mauxie need?
The Mauxie is going to need about 50-60 minutes of moderate exercise per day, and 7 miles of that a week should relate to walking.
You can easily meet the physical needs of the Mauxie with short walks and ball games, as well as various inside activities.
Health concerns and conditions of the Mauxie
Possible illnesses include:
- Canine Glaucoma
- Shaker Dog Syndrome
At the end of the day, the Mauxie is a loud, lovely and funny dog that will bring happiness to your life.
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When she’s not nerding out on dogs, you’ll find her on a snowboard or in the kitchen baking chocolate brownies.
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- Mauxie: Before You Buy
- The Physical Traits of the Mauxie
- Personality, and Behavioural Traits of the Mauxie
- The dietary requirements of the Mauxie
- Health concerns and conditions of the Mauxie
- Mauxie Conclusion