Taco Terrier:Chihuahua and Fox Terrier Mix
Facts & Origin
Chihuahua and Fox Terrier mix - a hybrid breed.
The Chihuahua and Fox Terrier mix is a friendly and energetic dog that loves to play. They are intelligent and easy to train, which makes them a great pet for families.
What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?
The Chihuahua-Fox Terrier mix is a small dog with a slender body. It typically weighs between 2 and 4 kg and has a shoulder height of 20 to 30 cm. The breed has a short coat that can be either straight or wire haired. The coat is usually black, brown or white, with markings of tan, brindle or gray.
|Origin||Mexico / UK|
|Life expectancy||12 - 20 years|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of Chihuahua and Fox Terrier mix - Such is probably his nature.
The Chihuahua and Fox Terrier mix is a unique and lovable breed. As with any mixed breed, there can be some differences in appearance, but most have the small, alert stature of the Chihuahua with the white and black markings of the Fox Terrier.
This breed is not for everyone. They are energetic, yappy dogs that need a lot of attention and exercise.
This breed is best suited for a home with an experienced owner who can train them consistently. They can be stubborn and headstrong, so patience is key. However, they are also intelligent dogs that learn quickly and are easy to train once you have their attention.
The Chihuahua-Fox Terrier mix is not a good choice for families with young children. They can be bitey with people they don't know, and their small size makes them prone to injury. They are best suited for a home with older children or no children at all.
If you are looking for a small dog with a big personality, the Chihuahua-Fox Terrier mix might be the right mixed breed dog for you. With the right owner*in, they can be the perfect companion.
Health and breeding information
What diseases can occur in Chihuahua and Fox Terrier mix.
Chihuahua-Fox Terrier mixes are known to be prone to a number of health problems. These include elbow and hip dysplasia, patellar dislocation, von Willebrand disease, epilepsy, and hypoglycemia. Some of these conditions can be alleviated with proper care and treatment, but others can be more serious and require lifelong treatment. It is important to consult with your veterinarian to determine the best course of action for the animal.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The coat of a Chihuahua-Fox Terrier mix is usually short and smooth with a shiny sheen. The most common colors are black, brown and white, but these dogs can also appear in other colors, such as blue, gray, red or silver.
|Fur length||medium - short|
|Fur||flat coated - rough-haired|
|Ear shape||Standing Ears - Tilt-ear|
|Tail||lang - short|
|Anatomy||slim, muscular, square|
|Size ♀||15 - 39 cm|
|Weight ♀||2 - 9 kg|
|Size ♂||15 - 39 cm|
|Weight ♂||2 - 10 kg|
Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
If an insulin dose was overdosed or accidentally administered twice, the dog may experience hypoglycemia.
If dogs don't get a good food or sugary food, tartar can quickly appear.
Ataxia (from Greek ἀταξία ataxia 'disorder' 'irregularity') is a generic term in medicine for various disorders of movement coordination. Ataxia can occur even when there is no paralysis (paresis), that is, when there is normal muscle strength.
May occur with age.
Degenerative myelopathies of dogs are a series of slowly progressing neurological diseases associated with destruction of the spinal cord. These diseases are associated with slowly progressive movement disorders of the hindquarters.
Often occurs in old age.
A Chihuahua-Fox Terrier mix typically has a small, stocky build and a short coat that is smooth to the touch. The head is typically shaped like that of a fox, with pointed ears and a long, pointed muzzle. The eyes are typically dark in color and may be almond-shaped or round.
A Chihuahua-Fox Terrier mix is usually an active and playful dog that enjoys being with people. They are usually friendly and outgoing, but can also be protective of their family and home.
A Chihuahua-Fox Terrier mix usually needs moderate exercise, such as a daily walk or play session. They also need plenty of mental stimulation, so activities such as puzzles, training and socialization are important. A Chihuahua-Fox Terrier mix's coat does not need much grooming, but occasional brushing will help remove loose hair.
Chihuahua and Fox Terrier mixes are generally healthy dogs, but like all breeds, they can be prone to certain health disorders. These include patellar luxation, heart disease and von Willebrand disease.
You can purchase a Chihuahua-Fox Terrier mix from a reputable breeder or adopt it from a shelter or rescue organization. Be sure to do your research to find a reputable source and learn more about the care and needs of this breed before taking a dog home.
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