Ocherese Potty Training


How to potty train an Ocherese puppy with the Potty Training Puppy Apartment crate. We have Ocherese house training solutions, so housebreaking Ocherese puppies will be fast and easy. Over 50,000 dogs have been successfully potty trained with our world-famous indoor dog potty, called the Potty Training Puppy Apartment, including Ochereses. The free video below is a short version of our free 15-minute video which is located on our Home Page. The training techniques and tips are being demonstrated by Miniature Pinscher puppies, however, the techniques are exactly the same for an Ocherese puppy or an Ocherese adult dog. If you are seeking Ocherese puppies for sale or adoption, please visit our Breeders page. At the bottom half of this page is specific breed information about the temperament and traits of an Ocherese. If this breed is available in a teacup, toy or miniature size it will be mentioned below.



The Ocherese is a relatively new breed of dog developed in the United States by Janet Dilger in the 1970’s. Pronounced “Oh sure ease”, the name is a combination of ‘ocher’ and ‘ese’. ‘Ocher’ hints at the golden ‘ochre’ color tones common among Ocherese (though Ocherese can sometimes have black and gray tones). The ‘ese’ is borrowed from Pekingese and Maltese, two of the three breeds involved in the creation of the Ocherese breed. The Ocherese has soft, silky, non-shedding, non-matting hair, in a wide variety of colours, and should have a thin, but apparent undercoat. The body is compact, with short, feathered legs, and a long, plumed tail. Their eyes are not set far apart like the Pekingese, but are very dark and round, giving them an aware, intense expression. Typical weight of a full-grown Ocherese is between 6-12 lbs, with a height of 9-12 inches. Ocherese tend to be kind, eager to please, intelligent, and trusting. Though typically gentle and calm, they can become very sprightly and fun-loving when excited. They are widely considered to be ideal household companion dogs.

Circa 1970, Janet Dilger, a Pekingese breeder located in Southern Indiana, had become increasingly concerned by birth defects she was discovering in her newborn puppies and decided to take action. Her goal was to produce a small, calm, healthy animal, with long hair that did not shed. To achieve this end she crossed her show Pekingese with a small Toy Poodle. The results, known as Pekapoos, aimed her in the direction she wanted to go, but she was not satisfied with the coat texture. The final step was taken when she then mated one of her female Pekapoos with a male Maltese. The puppies from this mating were described by Dilger as ‘nothing short of marvelous, so she decided to continue with these as the foundation stock of a new breed, which she christened the Ocherese.