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What Is a Piebald Dachshund?

The piebald dachshund is a variety of the breed that is characterized by its unique coat pattern. It is as a result of mating between two dachshunds with the recessive piebald gene. This manifests physically as dark color patches or specks on a white coat. The spots are usually of one color and can either be tan, brown, black or even blue. The gene mutation on piebalds is also associated with pigment-linked health issues. Other than that, this dog is very similar to traditional dachshunds in terms of personality, build and so much more.

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What Is a Chihuahua Dachshund (Chiweenie) Mix?

A chiweenie is a mix between a chihuahua and a dachshund. The result is a small dog with a typical dachshund silhouette, marked by the long torso and short, stubby legs. This mix breed is known for being loud, playful and sometimes aggressive which is for the most part accredited to the chihuahua bloodline contribution to the mix. The Chiweenie has been around since the 90s and to date is still one of the most popular mixed dog breeds available.

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What Is a Dachshund Pitbull Mix?

A dachshund-pitbull mix as the name suggests is a product of breeding a pitbull and a dachshund. The product is a medium-sized dog with a combination of aesthetics, physical traits and temperament from both breeds. The head and face resemble those of a pitbull with the wide skull, wide-set round eyes, and muscular jaw. The body, on the other hand, is reminiscent of the sausage silhouette of the dachshund with the long torso and short muscular legs. When it comes to temperament, the dachshund-pitbull mix is known for the feisty yet affectionate personality.

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What Is a Wire Haired Dachshund?

The wire haired dachshund is one of the three classifications of this breed based on coat texture. The others are the smooth short-haired and the long-haired dachshunds. The wire haired variety have a double coat. The outer coat is long and coarse while the inner one is finer. The variety is very rare in the American continent but is the most common of the dachshunds in Europe.

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What Is A Dapple Dachshund?

A Dapple Dachshund is a type of Dachshund dog with the merle gene. This results in a unique coat pattern. It manifests as a primary base and a secondary color in the form of patches or speckles over the base. Contrary to popular belief, the dapple variation does not affect the colors on the fur but instead touches more on the patterns on the coat. Other than the merle gene and its set of physical manifestations, the dapple is similar in build and biology to the traditional doxie.

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What Are Some Common Bichon Frise Health Issues?

Bichon Frise dogs suffer from a variety of health issues. Some are life-threatening while others simply affect the quality of life the dog gets to enjoy. Some of the most common in both cases include:
Hemangiosarcoma (Cancer And Tumor), Hip Dysplasia (Joints), Allergies
Patella luxation, Diabetes, Hyperadrenocorticism (hormonal imbalance)’
Parvovirus infections (digestive system).

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Do Brichon Frise Shed?

So given their fluffy white coat, do Bichons shed? Yes Bichon Frise do shed. Dog breeders and pet sellers may tell you that Bichons do not shed but the truth is that all creatures that have fur or hair actually shed. However, the good news about the double-coated Bichons is that the hair shed from the small dog is normally caught in the undercoat and doesn’t fall to the ground, giving it a false image of a hypoallergenic dog breed.

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How Much Does a Bichon Frise Cost?

A Bichon Frise will cost you between $700 to $2000 in terms of initial purchase price. This depends mainly on where you get the dog with breeders more often than not being more expensive than rescue centers. The age and purity of the breed will also determine the price tag. It will cost you a further $600 to $1000 per year in terms of maintenance expenses for the special grooming needs, nutrition, and health services.

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How Long Do Yorkies Stay in Heat?

So how long do yorkies stay in heat? Yorkie females stay in heat for about 2 to 4 weeks every single cycle. The cycles themselves come at intervals of between 4 months and 8 months after the dog reaches maturity at around the 12th month. The length and frequency of heat cycles depends on a lot of factors including genetics, the yorkie’s health status and whether or not they have been spayed.

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