Foxhoodle

Foxhoodle Breed

 
 

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Characteristics

Physical Characteristics:
Height: 15-20”
Weight: 35-60 lbs.
Energy Level: Moderate – High
Colors:
The Foxhoodle is found in the following colors:

  • Black
  • Gray
  • Silver
  • White
  • Tan
  • Cream
  • Red


Health & Longevity

Average Life Span: 10-13 years
Also known as the Foxhounpoo, the Foxhoodle is a crossbreed between a Poodle and a Foxhound. These pups are only prone to a few minor health issues, thanks to the good genetics of both parent breeds. They are rarely affected by any major health issues that usually plague mid-sized dogs. Most of the more dangerous ailments that your Foxhoodle could encounter are detectable by a veterinarian, so regular check-ups are important.

Thrombocytopathy – Also known as Von Willebrand’s Disease, this condition occurs when a Foxhoodle, or other dog, lacks clotting agents in their bloodstream. It causes their blood to flow freely, and in excess, from wounds. Symptoms include bruising, nose bleeds, anal bleeding, and lethargy. Transfusions and surgical interventions are the preferred methods for handling and correcting this condition.

Cherry Eyes – This condition is caused when a dog’s inner bottom eyelid, or third eyelid, swells above the lid line. It gives the appearance of a popped membrane, reminiscent of a pimple or blood-red protrusion against the eyeball. This is rarely painful or dangerous, but owners can opt for cosmetic surgery to fix this condition for their pup.

Other minor health issues that your Foxhoodle could develop include skin allergies, hip dysplasia, bloat, and epilepsy. Most Foxhoodles live between 10-13 years, but there have been a few cases where they’ve lived upwards of 16 years.

Temperament & Train-ability

Energetic and intelligent, the Foxhoodle is the perfect dog for an outdoorsman, especially a hunter. These pups have been formally trained in the past to chase down and fetch small prey, like squirrels and rabbits. They bark to alert their owners when they catch the scent of another critter. If you’re not a hunter, but you love the outdoors, the Foxhoodle could keep you company on hiking trails. He is very active, social, and high-energy—perfect for an afternoon of exploration and adventure.

The Foxhoodle is a curious pup when it comes to new sceneries. He loves to explore, so expect him to dig up your backyard if given the chance. He can also bounce and be very rambunctious, so a high fence around your backyard is a must. While the Foxhoodle gets along well with most children and other dogs, you should socialize them early on to ensure a well-behaved pup at all times.

When excited, the Foxhoodle will jump and bark to let their owner know how energetic and playful he feels. Exercise for such an energetic pup is extremely important, so walk your Foxhoodle at least 3 times a day to help him use up his excess energy. You should also keep a small stockpile of chew toys, tug-of-war ropes, and Frisbees to occupy his mind, especially when you’re not home to play with him.

When you train your Foxhoodle, keep a positive, firm tone to your voice. These crossbreed dogs are very intelligent, but they can get bored and distracted easily. Use the promise of treats and praise to encourage him to comply with your instructions. He catches on to commands quickly, so keep plenty of treats handy to reward his obedience.

Grooming

Poodles are double-coated with curly, coarse hair, but Foxhounds are single-coated with short, dense hair. Your Foxhoodle could have either one of these coat types, or a mixture of the two. If he leans more towards a Poodle coat, he will need to be brushed daily to ensure shiny, soft, tangle-free fur. If his coat resembles a Foxhound, brush him 4 times a week with a thick-bristle brush to remove debris and snags.

Bathe your Foxhoodle once a month with gentle dog shampoo, preferably vet recommended. Feel free to use a gentle dog conditioner to make his coat extra smooth and soft to the touch. If you have qualms about trimming his toenails yourself, take him to a professional groomer every 3-4 weeks. You can also ask them to clean his ears, brush his teeth, and trim up any stray hairs in his coat.

Diet

The Foxhoodle is extremely active, so he burns through tons of calories. Replenish his energy with 3 cups of high-quality, dry dog food per day. You can ask your vet to recommend a nutritious wet food that you can mix with the dry food for a tastier, heartier meal. Divide his food into two meals to keep him satisfied for longer throughout the day.

While many owners give their dogs table scraps, try to avoid it. This could result in negative, nagging behavior, like begging and food stealing. Even worse, he could develop food aggression when around other dogs. Additionally, give him hearty, meaty treats as rewards.
 

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Cost

The costs of a Foxhoodle vary because these crossbreed canines can be hard to find. Check a local shelter first to see if there is any way you can give one of those pups a second chance at happiness in your home. Adoption fees for a Foxhoodle range between $150 to $300, but it usually includes an initial vet visit and up-to-date vaccinations.

If you opt for a breeder, expect to shell out at least $1,000 for a Foxhoodle puppy. A reputable breeder will include a first vet check-up and health certification, so be sure to shop around before you invest with a breeder. You should also factor in the costs of necessities and accessories, like chew toys, wholesome food, and monthly flea and deworming treatments. In total with everything considered, you could be looking at over $1,500 for a Foxhoodle puppy.






Paws ‘N’ Pups Ranking

Paws ‘N’ Pups ranks every breed out of 4 with 1 being easiest to integrate into your life and 4 being the toughest – The lower the ranking the better.

Ranking takes into account a few basic factors including cost, skill level needed, high vs low maintenance and how critical regular training is to success. The Foxhoodle ranks a 2.5 because of his energetic nature. Ideal for an active family, couple, or single, this crossbreed pup takes patience to train, but he catches on fast. You might have a problem with him chasing small animals, but you can make that a focal point in his training. With dedication and hard work, your Foxhoodle could be a loyal, perfect pet.

 

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