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.