The Bichon Frise Dachshund Mix temperament makes her a good family dog, though she’s not great around small children.
Read on to learn more about the Doxie-Chon temperament, and find out if this Bichon Frise Dachshund Mix is a poor match for you and your family.
But First…. Check out this video with Liam the Doxie-Chon
Bichon Frise Dachshund Mix Temperament and Personality
The Bichon Frise Dachshund Mix temperament is pleasant enough, though it does come with some caveats.
While the Bichon Frise side of her makes her a family dog, the Dachshund side of her personality makes her a bit jumpy.
For this reason, if you have young children, you’re better off sticking with the Havachon or Puchon, rather than the Doxie-Chon.
Younger children are, essentially, bulls in a China shop. The Doxie-Chon does not do well with the unpredictability that comes with young children.
Because children are fast-moving, less-than-gentle creatures, the Doxie-Chon may live in fear whenever the child is around.
Families with older children, however, will do just fine with the Doxie-Chon.
She’s a Barker
The Bichon Frise Dachshund mix has a penchant for barking.
This is especially true if you leave her alone for long periods of time, as she may develop separation anxiety.
One of the things anxious dogs do to relieve stress is bark. The other is destructive chewing.
Neither of these are desirable behaviors in a dog. Make sure someone can be home as much as possible for this dog.
Failing that, you can always ask your vet for anti-anxiety medication.
She’s Curious…Often to a Fault
The Doxie-Chon is a curious dog, and she loves seeking out new things to do. Sometimes, these things aren’t the best ideas, like digging up the flower bed.
Train her out of these bad behaviors early. While it may not be as bad while she’s a puppy, she can certainly do more damage once she’s bigger.
She is Strong-Willed
Some people call strong-willed dogs “independent”; others call them “stubborn.”
Either way, she may look sweet, but don’t be fooled – she’ll stand her ground if you command her to do something she doesn’t want to do.
Remain persistent with her training. If you find you’re not getting through to her, then you need to do whatever you have to in order to get her trained – including hiring a professional trainer.
She Needs Her Space
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