Living with a Doxie-Chon
Temperament: Doxie-Chons are happy and social dogs. If properly socialized, they love to be around people otherwise they can be submissive and shy around strangers. They are sweet and cuddly dogs.
Family Dog: Doxie-Chons make good family dogs and are good with children. They may be shy around strangers but will warm up to them over time.
Shedding: The Doxie-Chon sheds a little but not nearly as much as a purebred Dachshund.
Grooming: Doxie-Chons will need to be brushed regularly depending on their exact coat type, a wire brush will work best for a longer, fluffy coat. Their coat does not grow real fast. They can be taken to a professional groomer or trimmed at home.
Training: The Doxie-Chon learns very quickly with positive reinforcement techniques.
Behavior: The Doxie-Chon is a very affectionate, cuddly dog. They may be a little on the submissive side and like to play with other dogs in the family but may be possessive with their toys toward them. They may may or may not like to dig like a Dachshund.
Barking: Some Doxie-Chons do not bark much while others bark at anything foreign that moves.
Exercise: The Doxie-Chon needs a fair amount of Daily exercise. Their exercise requirements are similar to those of the Bichon with about the same energy level indoors.
Physical Ability: The Doxie-Chon is a very fast runner.
Size: Doxie-Chons are about 7 to 14 pounds when fully grown.
Companionship: Doxie-Chons are very lovable and social dogs. They make great companions.
Head: The head of the Doxie-Chon is narrow.
Nose: The nose of the Doxie-Chon is black in color.
Eyes: The eyes of the Doxie-Chon are dark brown in color and very expressive with long eyebrows.
Ears: The ears of the Doxie-Chon are not as long as a Dachshund's. They have a triangular tip and are similar in length or slightly longer than a Bichon's. They have a soft, medium length coat on them.
Muzzle: The Doxie-Chon's muzzle is narrow and longer than a Bichon's but shorter than a Dachshund's.
Body: The body of the Doxie-Chon is long with short legs.
Gait: The Doxie-Chon has a stocky, slightly muscular type gait. They do not typically prance like a Bichon.
Feet: The Doxie-Chon has a very fluffy coat on their feet. They have dark nails.
Tail: The tail has a feathered coat which is usually the same color and texture as hair on the back.
Color: Doxie-Chons come in a wide variety of colors including Black & Tan, Black, Tan or Rust.
Coat: Doxie-Chons can have a fluffy, wavy or wirey coat.
Life Expectancy: Doxie-Chons can live to be between 13 - 15 years of age.
Characteristics: Doxie-Chons are very playful and cuddly dogs.
Dental Health: Doxie-Chons have good dental health.
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