Facts & Origin
Doxie-Chin (Dachshund and Japan Chin Mix)
The Doxie-Chin is a mixed breed dog that is the result of crossing a Dachshund and a Japan Chin. Both parent breeds have a long history and place in the dog world, with the Dachshund bred in Germany for hunting badgers and the Japan Chin highly prized as a companion dog among the Japanese aristocracy.
Suitability and keeping
Doxie Chins are excellent for families, couples or individuals. They are flexible and adaptable, which means they can be just as happy in an apartment as they are in a house with a large garden. They make excellent companion dogs and love spending time with their humans. Their moderate activity level means they don't require the most intense exercise, but still enjoy regular walks and playtime.
|Origin||Germany - Japan|
|Life expectancy||12 - 16 years|
|Care requirements||low-maintenance - high-maintenance|
|Activity level||average - low|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
The Doxie-Chin is known for its friendly and affectionate character. They are usually very sociable and enjoy the company of their humans. The dogs of this breed are intelligent and curious, which makes them quick learners. However, the Dachshund influence can sometimes make them a bit stubborn. Their Japan Chin heritage makes them calm, good-natured companions who can adapt well to different life situations.
In summary, the Doxie Chin is an adaptable, loving and loyal companion . With proper care and affection, this charming mongrel will undoubtedly become a valuable member of your family.
Care and health
In terms of grooming, the Doxie Chin's coat requires regular brushing to keep it clean and free of tangles. The breed can be prone to the same health conditions that affect Dachshunds and Japan Chin, including eye problems, patellar luxation, and back problems. A balanced diet and regular vet exams are essential to ensure your Doxie Chin stays healthy.
What does this mixed breed look like?
In terms of appearance, the Doxie Chin inherits traits from both parents. Typically, they have the longer body shape and short legs of the Dachshund, coupled with the fluffy coat and expressive face of the Japan Chin. Coat colors can vary, but are often a mixture of the colors of the parents. The size is usually between 20 and 30 cm and the weight between 4 and 8 kg.
By dachshund paralysis (discopathy) veterinarians mean paralysis of the limbs in dogs.
Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!
Herniated disc in dogs (discopathy). Herniated discs or dachshund paralysis cause dogs severe pain.
Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.
A Doxie-Chin should be brushed regularly. In addition, short walks and sufficient exercise in the fresh air should be provided. It is also important that the teeth are cared for regularly.
They are usually well behaved with other animals and people. However, since they are very energetic and lively, it is necessary that they are properly trained in interaction with other animals and people.
This hybrid breed has a weight of 4 and 8 kg.
Coat colors can vary, but are often a mixture of the colors of the parents.
This hybrid breed can be susceptible to eye disease, respiratory disease, and skin disease.