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Doxiepoo Breed Summary
Comical, Intelligent, Stubborn, Energetic and Loving
These doggies are a cross between a Dachshund and a Miniature Poodle. It's thought that the breed may have been developed as the parent breed, the Poodle is hypo-allergenic and the Doxiepoo can also inherit this, meaning they make good pets for those 'hoomans' with allergies.
They have since become a very popular breed, mainly for their sweet dispositions and intelligent, friendly ways! However, they can sometimes be a little stubborn - nothing a bit of training can't sort out though!
Fun Fact: They get on very well with children!
|Lifespan||12 - 15 years|
|Height (at the withers)||Males and Females 20cm - 53cm|
|Weight||Males and Females 2kg - 13.5kg|
|Coat||The Coat is Dense, Medium in Length and the Texture is Wavy|
|Colour||White, Cream, Grey, Black, Brown|
|Eye colour||Hazel, Brown|
|Common health issues||Intervertebral Disc Disease, Hip Dysplasia, Bloat, Addison's Disease, Legg-Calve Perthes Disease, Canine Cushing’s Disease, Patellar Luxation, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Von Willebrand's Disease|
As these little cuties are a relatively new breed, their temperaments can vary. However, it's thought (and hoped...) that the humour and trainability aspects of the Poodle, will lessen the stubborn streak found within Dachshunds! However, it's thought that Doxiepoo's are very friendly and love to be around 'humans'. They are also though to be very intelligent which will in turn mean training them is fairly easy. Additionally, these little guys are very energetic and love to run around and be played with, so will need to have some outdoor space. However, they should never be left to live outside, as not only is this chilly, but they are very sociable animals and need to be around their 'hoomans'.
A relatively new 'designer' cross breed, the Doxiepoo is thought to have been developed over the last ten or twenty years. They were created as a response to 'hoomans' wanting a dog that was more unique than other breeds, possessing distinctive physical characteristics. The Doxiepoo is a cross between a Poodle and a Dachshund and it's also claimed, although not proved, that cross breeds are hypo-allergenic and prone to fewer health issues. However, as a new breed, pups will vary from litter to litter with very different physical and mental traits. For example, some may look more Poodle-like in physical appearance, whereas others maybe more stubborn, in likeness to their parent, the Dachshund.