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Wire Foxie Doxie Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Wire Foxie Doxie so you can get to know the breed more.

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Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Dachsund and the Wire Fox Terrier mix

Wire Foxie Doxie Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Wire Foxie Doxie puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Wire Foxie Doxie in the United States? How much money is a Wire Foxie Doxie?

Where to buy a Wire Foxie Doxie with a good pedigree?

$500-$700
If you choose to purchase the Wire Foxie Doxie, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Wire Foxie Doxie for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Wire Foxie Doxie gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Wire Foxie Doxie? How many Wire Foxie Doxie are there in the world?
Average: The Wire Foxie Doxie is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Wire Foxie Doxie Size

Size
Is a Wire Foxie Doxie small, medium or large dog?

How big do Wire Foxie Doxie get?

What is the average size of a Wire Foxie Doxie?

Small
Weight
How much does the Wire Foxie Doxie weigh? How much should a Wire Foxie Doxie weight? What is the normal weight of a Wire Foxie Doxie? How much does a full-grown Wire Foxie Doxie weight?
Male: 15-20 pounds (7-9 kg), Female: 13-18 pounds (6-8 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Wire Foxie Doxie?
Male: 17.5 pounds (8 kg), Female: 15.5 pounds (7 kg)
Height
How tall is the Wire Foxie Doxie? Wire Foxie Doxie height:
Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Wire Foxie Doxie?
Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Wire Foxie Doxie Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Wire Foxie Doxie have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
WiryFine
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Wire Foxie Doxie coats?
BlackTan Red Blue White SilverBrown White & Black White & TanWhite & Black & TanWhite & Tan & Black
Grooming
How to groom the Wire Foxie Doxie and how often? How often should I take my Wire Foxie Doxie to the groomer?
Average: The Wire Foxie Doxie requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential.

Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Wire Foxie Doxie, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.

Shedding Level
How much do Wire Foxie Doxie dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Wire Foxie Doxie? Do Wire Foxie Doxie dogs shed a lot?
Wire Foxie Doxie dogs shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car being covered by dog hair. Wire Foxie Doxie dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Wire Foxie Doxie need a bath? How often should you give a Wire Foxie Doxie a bath? Can I bathe my Wire Foxie Doxie every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.

Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Wire Foxie Doxie Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Wire Foxie Doxie have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
PlayfulStubbornAlertCourageousIntelligentFriendlyQuickDevotedLivelyBoldFearlessKeenClever
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Wire Foxie Doxie? Is the Wire Foxie Doxie breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.

The Wire Foxie Doxie ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Trainability
Are Wire Foxie Doxie dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Wire Foxie Doxie?
Wire Foxie Doxie dogs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Wire Foxie Doxie is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Wire Foxie Doxie sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Wire Foxie Doxie dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routines, noisy households, and frequent guest visits really well.

They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Wire Foxie Doxie a good family dog?
High: Wire Foxie Doxie dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dogs for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Wire Foxie Doxie need? Wire Foxie Doxie social needs:
Wire Foxie Doxie dogs need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Wire Foxie Doxie dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Wire Foxie Doxie bark?
A lot: Wire Foxie Doxie is a particularly loud breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. If you want a quiet dog, not the best choice.

The main triggers for barking are fear, attention, alarm, boredom, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking, and defense.

Watchdog Ability
Is Wire Foxie Doxie good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Wire Foxie Doxie dogs are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Wire Foxie Doxie dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Wire Foxie Doxie dogs strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Wire Foxie Doxie bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Wire Foxie Doxie? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Wire Foxie Doxie? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Wire Foxie Doxie has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Wire Foxie Doxie has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Wire Foxie Doxie? How much bite force does a Wire Foxie Doxie have?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Wire Foxie Doxie bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.

However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are.

They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Wire Foxie Doxie do?
Wire Foxie Doxie dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Wire Foxie Doxie dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Wire Foxie Doxie to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Wire Foxie Doxie roam?
Wire Foxie Doxie dogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Wire Foxie Doxie have high prey drive?
Wire Foxie Doxie dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Wire Foxie Doxie dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Wire Foxie Doxie good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Wire Foxie Doxie in an apartment?
Apartment-friendly dog the Wire Foxie Doxie breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Wire Foxie Doxie dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Wire Foxie Doxie be left alone? How long can you leave a Wire Foxie Doxie alone?
Wire Foxie Doxie dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Wire Foxie Doxie Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Wire Foxie Doxie temperament with other people:
Wire Foxie Doxie dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Wire Foxie Doxie dogs get along with other pets? Are Wire Foxie Doxie dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Wire Foxie Doxie dogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Wire Foxie Doxie dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Wire Foxie Doxie temperament with children:
Wire Foxie Doxie dogs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Wire Foxie Doxie dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Wire Foxie Doxie breed live with a cat?
Wire Foxie Doxie dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Wire Foxie Doxie good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Wire Foxie Doxie dogs get along with other dogs?
Wire Foxie Doxie dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Wire Foxie Doxie is not a good choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Wire Foxie Doxie breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Wire Foxie Doxie breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Wire Foxie Doxie dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Wire Foxie Doxie dogs good office canines? Do Wire Foxie Doxie dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
No
Wire Foxie Doxie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Wire Foxie Doxie dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Wire Foxie Doxie temperament with senior people? Are Wire Foxie Doxie dogs good for elderly owners?
Wire Foxie Doxies are usually recommended for elderly people.

Wire Foxie Doxie Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Wire Foxie Doxie dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Wire Foxie Doxie is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Wire Foxie Doxie breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Wire Foxie Doxie breed? Most common health risks of Wire Foxie Doxie:
Legg-perthes DiseaseCancerEye ProblemsProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)BloatEpilepsyDeafnessIntervertebral Disk DiseaseElbow DysplasiaArthritisDemodectic MangeMitral Valve DiseaseCushing's SyndromeAcanthosis NigricansBaldnessCanine Diabetes MellitusLymphocytic ThyroiditisNarcolepsy
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Wire Foxie Doxie breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Wire Foxie Doxie see the vet?
Average
The Wire Foxie Doxie should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Wire Foxie Doxie dogs live? How old can a Wire Foxie Doxie be? What is the age limit of the Wire Foxie Doxie? How many years can the oldest Wire Foxie Doxie live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Wire Foxie Doxie?

How long is the lifespan of a Wire Foxie Doxie?

11-15 years
The average lifespan of Wire Foxie Doxie: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Wire Foxie Doxie breed hypoallergenic?
No
Wire Foxie Doxie dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Wire Foxie Doxie have? What is the activity level of the Wire Foxie Doxie?
Wire Foxie Doxie dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Wire Foxie Doxie need? How much exercise do Wire Foxie Doxie dogs require per day?

Do Wire Foxie Doxie dogs need a lot of exercises?

Wire Foxie Doxie dogs need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Wire Foxie Doxie breed need?
Wire Foxie Doxie dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Wire Foxie Doxie need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Wire Foxie Doxie breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Wire Foxie Doxie? How much food should I feed my Wire Foxie Doxie?
1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Wire Foxie Doxie risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Wire Foxie Doxie's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Wire Foxie Doxie weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Wire Foxie Doxie has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Wire Foxie Doxie drool?
The Wire Foxie Doxie is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Wire Foxie Doxie could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Wire Foxie Doxie.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Wire Foxie Doxie As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Wire Foxie Doxie be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Wire Foxie Doxie is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Wire Foxie Doxie be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Wire Foxie Doxie be an emotional support animal?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Wire Foxie Doxie breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Wire Foxie Doxie be a sniffer dog?

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Wire Foxie Doxie breed is a good choice for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Wire Foxie Doxie be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Wire Foxie Doxie is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Wire Foxie Doxie be a boat dog?

Not really

Wire Foxie Doxie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Wire Foxie Doxie be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Wire Foxie Doxie is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Wire Foxie Doxie dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Wire Foxie Doxie Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Wire Foxie Doxie pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Wire Foxie Doxie breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Wire Foxie Doxie: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Wire Foxie Doxie have in a litter? How many puppies can the Wire Foxie Doxie breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Wire Foxie Doxie have? How many puppies can a Wire Foxie Doxie give birth to?
4-8 puppies

Wire Foxie Doxie Recognition

AKC Group
Is Wire Foxie Doxie recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Wire Foxie Doxie recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Wire Foxie Doxie breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.

Wire Foxie Doxie Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: Wire Foxie Doxie dogs are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Wire Foxie Doxie breed.
  • Shedding Level: Wire Foxie Doxie dogs shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Wire Foxie Doxie is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Adaptability: Wire Foxie Doxie dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Wire Foxie Doxie dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Wire Foxie Doxies are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Wire Foxie Doxie dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog: After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Wire Foxie Doxie dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Wire Foxie Doxie's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Mouthiness: Wire Foxie Doxie dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wire Foxie Doxie dogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Wire Foxie Doxie dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Cat Friendly: Wire Foxie Doxie dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Wire Foxie Doxie dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Wire Foxie Doxie is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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