Rachel
Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
SHARE
Medium Dogs

Docker Puppies

Rachel Poli Author
Rachel
Feb 24 ·
Docker Puppies

The Docker is a crossbreed between the Dachshund and the Cocker Spaniel. In addition, this doggo goes by a few other nicknames, such as the Doxie Spaniel, Spaniel Doxie, or the Doxie. Initially bred in the United States in 1999, this hybrid was first developed as a family companion pet. For instance, this breed is intelligent, fun, and sweet. To learn more about Docker puppies, keep reading.

Where to get Docker Puppies

You can begin your search for this pup by calling your local animal shelter or breed rescue organization. They might have Docker puppies, adults, or seniors available for adoption.

Most of these dogs have been at these places for a long time, waiting for the right family to come along. So, you can adopt and not shop while still getting a new furry friend. Plus, you’ll provide them with a forever, loving home. Toto…

On the other hand, if you have your heart set on getting a puppy and want to know where the dog came from, you can go through a reputable breeder. Since this breed is a designer dog, you won’t go through the American Kennel Club since they don’t recognize this breed. You’ll need to find ethical breeders on your own. 

Luckily, you’ll be able to tell a good breeder from the rest because they’ll do the following:

  • Health screen and genetically test the parents before breeding to ensure it’s healthy and safe to do so (then get the puppies tested)
  • Have health documents and family tree history available for you to bring home upon adoption
  • Allow the parents and the litter to live in their home as part of the family without the use of kennels (aside from crate training)
  • Socialize and train the puppies as early as possible
  • Ensure the puppies are up to date with all of their vaccinations

In addition, a good breeder will want to meet with you in person to get to know you so you can meet them, the parents, and the litter before deciding on adoption. Also, they’ll be open and honest with you. For instance, they’ll answer all of your questions about the breeder, the breed, the dogs and litter, the breeding process, and the adoption process.

So, if you find a breeder that doesn’t do the above, then you’ll want to avoid working with them. For instance, they might be a backyard breeder or a puppy mill, and they don’t breed the dogs in healthy or safe conditions. Also, they’re more interested in making a profit rather than finding the puppies good homes.

The Cost

The average coat of Docker puppies is around $1,000. However, the price can vary depending on a few factors, such as the time of year, the breeder’s location, the breed’s popularity, or the number of puppies in the litter. Dougie…

Appearance

Docker puppies will grow small to medium-sized dogs, with males being slightly bigger than females. For example, males can grow to be about 11 to 15 inches tall and weigh between 25 and 30 pounds. On the other hand, females can grow to be about nine to 13 inches tall and weigh between 20 and 25 pounds.

In addition, they can look like either parent’s breed but will often have a medium, dense coat. They can also have the following colors and markings:

  • Black
  • Brown
  • White
  • Cream

Temperament

There’s a lot to love about this mixed breed. For example, Docker dogs are loyal and affectionate with their family members. Also, they’re great around young children, other dogs, and meeting new people.

However, they can be wary at first, so you’ll want to provide them with early socialization and training when meeting new people and animals. Also, they’ll need supervision when playing with young kids.

Also, they have moderate energy levels. They can live well in an apartment but will prefer having a bigger house with a fenced-in yard all to themselves.

Docker Puppies – Veterinary Needs

You’ll want to bring this pup to the vet a few times for the first year. You’ll be able to keep track of their growth and development. Also, you can keep them up to date with their shots and boosters.

Then, for every year after that, you can bring them to the vet at least once a year for their annual checkup.

Unfortunately, this dog breed is known to inherit some health issues, such as:

  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Color Dilution Alopecia
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Lip Fold Pyoderma
  • Entropion
  • Ectropion
  • Exposure Keratopathy Syndrome
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Von Willebrand’s Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease

This mixed breed has an average lifespan of about 12 to 14 years with proper care. 

Diet

With your vet’s approval, you can provide high-quality kibble or canned wet food from a commercial dog food brand or homemade dog food. However, you also want to ensure that it’s appropriate for their breed size, age, weight, and metabolism. 

Grooming

Depending on which coat type this doggo inherits, grooming can be relatively high-maintenance. For instance, you can bring your Docker pup to a professional grooming salon about once every three to four months for a good cleaning. Also, you can bathe them at home as needed.

They do shed a moderate amount, as well. So, you’ll want to brush their coat at least once a day too. In addition, remember to keep up with trimming their nails, brushing their teeth, and cleaning their ears regularly.

Docker Puppies – Photos

Dougie…

Chilli…

Docker Puppies

Roxy…

Docker Puppies

Lennie…

Docker Puppies
Rachel Poli Author
WRITTEN BY
Rachel
Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
Recent posts
Shih-Poo Photos
If you’re looking to add a small dog breed to your family, then you can look no further than the Shih-Poo. This pooch is a crossbreed of the Shih Tzu and the Toy Poodle. Also known as the Shoodle or Pooshi, this doggo is hypoallergenic, lovable, and cuddly. They can grow up to 18 inches tall and weigh up to 18 inches. In addition, their average lifespan is about 13...
Chion Names
Are you looking for the best Chion names? Picking a name for your dog can be one of the hardest things to do but we have a little help here to get you started. These breed specific names should be a great help in terms of finding something that matches perfectly. You can read more about the Chion breed in detail here if you are still thinking about getting a...
Pet Shops In America – The 50 Best
If you are looking for the best pet shops In America we have you covered with this list of fantastic businesses. These are the best local spots in each state to get toys, treats, beds and all sorts of goodies for your dog. The pet shops on the list are chosen based on our ranking system which takes customer reviews, media coverage, amount of time in business and a number...
Find by breed
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Next