Doxie-Chon

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10-25 lbs
9-11"
United States
Bichon Frise
Dachshund
Doxichon

The Doxie-Chon is a mix between the Dachshund and the Bichon Frise. The Doxie-Chon is a cute and spunky hybrid, typically with a wiry coat. Described as fearless, loyal, clever and a bit stubborn, they are playful and devoted to their owners. Families with small children may not be the best for the Doxie-Chon as he can be startled by their quick and not so gentle movements, causing him to be a bit jumpy and perhaps prone to fear. This hybrid is known to bark and will be best suited in a home where he is not alone all day. 

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Dachshund, Bichon Frise

Doxie-Chon Health

Average Size
Male Doxie-Chon size stats
Height: 9-11 inches Weight: 10-25 lbs
Female Doxie-Chon size stats
Height: 9-11 inches Weight: 10-25 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Allergies
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Diabetes
  • vonWillebrand’s Disease
  • Atopy
Minor Concerns
  • Seborrhea
  • Epilepsy
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Mitral Valve Dysplasia
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • Fecal Examination
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Urinalysis
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Buccal Mucosal Bleeding Time (BMBT)
  • Allergy Testing
  • Skin Scrape
  • Impression Smear

Doxie-Chon Breed History

It is believed that the Dachshund originated in Germany in the early 1600s, bred as a hunter skilled at rousing game from their dens. Keen on the scent and gifted with powerful legs, this breed was a helpful companion to the hunter.  Ancestors of the smooth variety are thought to be the Braque, the French Basset Hound and the Pinscher. The wirehaired and the longhaired cousins were developed by breeding the Dachshund with Spaniels and Terriers. The first American Dachshund Club was founded in 1881 and the breed was registered with the American Kennel Club in 1885. Still a hunting companion in parts of Europe, the Dachshunds living in North America are primarily family companions. It is believed that the Bichon originated from the Barbet. The Barbet is a French water dog. Some historians believe that French sailors first brought the dogs home from the Canary Islands. The Bichon Frise was a treasured member of the French royal courts during the 16th century. King Henry III of France had a special basket that hung around his neck, carrying his little white dogs wherever he went. Favorites of the noble families in Spain as well, it was hundreds of years later before the Bichon Frise made his way to the Americas.  Arriving in the United States in 1956, the breed was added to the roster of the American Kennel Club in 1975.

Doxie-Chon Breed Appearance

The Doxie-Chon  will be a small muscular dog, weighing between 10 and 25 pounds. The Doxie-Chon  comes in a variety of colors including black, tan, brown, rust and white. His coat can be dense, fine, wiry and medium in length. The head may be narrow and the Doxie-Chon's muzzle will be longer than a Bichon's. Even though he is small, he may have a strong jaw like his Dachshund parent who has maintained this feature since his early days as a hunter. The Doxie-Chon will be larger in size than the Bichon Frise and taller than a Dachshund. His tail may be feathered and medium in length. His eyes and nose will be dark in color and his ears may fold or have some length. He will have an alert facial expression.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Doxie-Chon eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Doxie-Chon nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
white Doxie-Chon coat
White
brown Doxie-Chon coat
Brown
black Doxie-Chon coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Doxie-Chon wiry coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Doxie-Chon Breed Maintenance

The Doxie-Chon has a wiry medium length coat, which should be brushed out once a week to remove loose hair and eliminate tangles. A wire pin brush may work best on his coat but be careful that the brush is in good working condition so it does not snag or catch on the fur. Yearly stripping of the hair may be needed. Most often, this hybrid should be bathed every four to six weeks using a canine shampoo.  Occasional professional grooming may be necessary, a few times a year to keep the coat the proper shape and thickness.  His teeth should be brushed weekly to prevent tartar buildup and gum disease. Nails should be clipped monthly with care if they do not wear down naturally. A dog’s toenails have blood vessels in them, and if you cut too far down it can cause bleeding. A veterinarian or groomer can show you how to correctly trim his nails. It is recommended that dogs be seen by a veterinarian once a year for a wellness check. Some Bichon Frise are vaccine sensitive, which means they can develop hives, facial swelling and soreness after the vaccination. Therefore, it is important to keep an eye on your Doxie-Chon after his puppy shots and annual vaccinations.

Brushes for Doxie-Chon
Pin Brush
Comb
Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Doxie-Chon requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Doxie-Chon Temperament

The Dachshund is usually bold, playful and fearless.  He is loyal and protective of his owners. Sometimes fearful of strangers, this hybrid should be introduced often to new people. He may show signs of being territorial with other dogs in proximity of his home. The Dachshund can be stubborn and strong-willed. They do not like being left alone and can suffer from separation anxiety. The Bichon Frise loves to be around people and children. He is a very happy and playful dog. Because the Bichon Frise loves to please, he is easy to train. They excel in advanced obedience training. They usually get along well with other animals and are not territorial. They do suffer from separation anxiety, which can cause them to chew, bark and cry out.  The Bichon Frise has a high pitch bark. A stop barking command should be taught. Your Doxie-Chon will have qualities of both his parents.  He will be a happy and playful dog that loves his owners.  Early socialization and obedience training is recommended.  Because they suffer from separation anxiety they will need to have frequent play and interaction with the family. The Doxie-Chon is not meant for a person that is not often at home.  

Doxie-Chon Activity Requirements

Your Doxie-Chon will have a low to moderate energy level. This does not mean that he will want to stay at home. He is always eager for action and will enjoy daily walks and interactive play. Your Doxie-Chon puppy may enjoy meeting and playing with other dogs at the dog park and this is indeed essential to help curb his territorial tendencies. He should not be walked off-leash because he may be tempted to begin a chase. The Doxie-Chon can live happily in an apartment but he would rather a home with a fenced yard to run, explore and play in.  His Dachshund side may make him sensitive to high temperatures.  Therefore, during the summer months he should be walked on shady streets in the cool of the day.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
6 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes

Doxie-Chon Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.8 - $1
Monthly Cost
$25 - $30

Doxie-Chon Owner Experiences

Angus
10 Months
2 People
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Very good dog so far potty train within a couple months. very friendly and playful very affectionate towards friends and family.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
Elsa
2 Years
3 People
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Funny cute little dog . Who loves to run .
7 months ago
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