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West Highland Doxie

West Highland Doxie

Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-15 Years

West Highland Doxie Build Information

The West Highland Doxie is a small hybrid dog created by mixing the Dachshund and the West Highland Terrier. Reaching heights no greater than 11 inches, they have medium to long coats that are typically white but may be brown, tan, or black with solid spots.

Length (Male):13-20 in.
Length (Female):10-12 in.
Weight:15 - 25 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

They are friendly, highly social dogs that love to bark at everything. Although they are highly affectionate and sociable with family, they can sometimes be somewhat aggressive. These dogs are well-suited for busy owners as they require relatively little exercise. West Highland Doxies are also very adaptable to apartment living and don't require a yard to run around in. Training these dogs is fairly simple as they are quite smart and eager to please.

Activity Level:Slightly Active
Affection Level:Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Colors:Black, Chocolate
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Silky

West Highland Doxie Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Training:Moderately easy to train
Trainable for Tricks:Yes