West Highland Doxie Breed Maintenance
The West Highland Doxie will need maintaining regularly, especially if it inherits a coat similar to that of the West Highland Terrier. This breed needs to be groomed regularly and may require trimming around the feet, the eyes and the ears occasionally. Shedding is occasional and seasonal, but you should keep your West Highland Doxie clean by wiping down the coat and brushing, but be as gentle as possible with him. You should also check the ears once each week for abnormalities. This hybrid will need daily walks, and also daily play time to keep their minds stimulated. Learning new tricks, flyball, agility and earthdog games are ideal. It is recommended that the nails need trimming if you hear them click on the floor, and it is recommended that teeth are brushed daily, or at least 3 to 4 times each week. Both parent breeds are prone to injuries and illnesses so ensure he is regularly checked to keep your dog as healthy as possible. Due to being a small breed, it is best to split the exercise by walking twice each day, and it is also recommended to feed twice per day also, by splitting their daily allowance into two. The Dachshund is sometimes difficult to train, and the West Highland Terrier can snap and lose trust easily, so its best to use positive techniques and reward good behavior. You should be calm, gentle and patient also, especially whilst training. Your West Highland Doxie will love attention, so show him plenty of love and affection.