Taco Terrier puppies are a small dog with lots of personality that feature the best of both parent breeds – the Chihuahua and the Toy Fox Terrier. Its parent breeds are companion dogs that originate from countries of the United States and Mexico.
Taco Terrier (Chitoxy) Puppy Quick Stats
» A combination of a Chihuahua and a Toy Fox Terrier
» Recognized as an official mixed breed by the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC), Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC) and International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR)
» Average estimated lifespan of between 12 – 15 years
» Average estimated weight of between 6 – 10 pounds
» Average height of approximately 8 – 10 inches
» Training difficulty – Low
» Grooming requirement – Low
» Exercise requirement – Low
Appearance of Taco Terriers
These small puppies have short hair with no undercoat and are average in terms of shedding.
Maintaining their coat takes very little work. They require a bath on an as needed basis and should be brushed once per week.
Fully grown, the Toy Fox Chihuahua mix weighs six to ten pounds. Most puppies grow to be a maximum of eight to ten inches in height.
Their large ears are pointed like a Chihuahua and their bodies are muscular like a Toy Fox Terrier. Their legs are moderate in length and their body is well proportioned. The muzzle is long and narrow.
Many have a reddish tint to their brown or tan coat. Though coat colors vary from black, white, brown, tri-colors, brindle, merle, and solid colors with Fox Terrier markings.
Part of the puppy’s appeal is its large, round, dark eyes. Their heads are similar to that of a fox giving them a unique look.
Personality Traits of Toy Fox Chihuahua Mixes
Fox Terrier and Chihuahua mix puppies are clever and energetic. Taco Terrier breeders breed for both physical health and temperament which creates a puppy that is healthy, affectionate, and loyal.
Caring for and Training the Chitoxy Puppy
This small breed is perfect for owners who live in apartments or condos. If there’s a backyard at the home it should be fenced-in since these dogs often overestimate their size which can lead to injury from other animals if they are let loose.
It’s essential to provide your puppy with adequate exercise and mental stimulation. Walking them twice a day for 15 to 20 minutes and giving them attention will ensure optimal health.
The breed does not tolerate the cold very well and shouldn’t be forced outside in chilly or wet weather. It is advisable for owners to house train the dog to use a litter box indoors to avoid problems in the winter. If the puppy must go outdoors they should wear a coat in colder months.
The Chihuahua Toy Fox Terrier blend is intelligent, sensitive, trainable, and pleasant. These brave and agile puppies are protective of their owners.
Both breeds are stubborn and strong-willed and therefore these types of puppies can develop small dog syndrome. This is most often true when owners neglect their responsibility with regards to training a puppy.
If left unchecked, this will lead to pack leader behaviors, including jumping on humans, jealousy, aggression, and separation anxiety. Therefore, it’s important to establish your position as leader of the pack from the start.
Puppies that are a mix of Fox Terrier and Chihuahua can be snappish with children and strangers. They do not always do well with other pets in the home. However, firm yet gentle positive reinforcement can help the puppy live in harmony with children and animals.
Health Issues Present in Chihuahua Toy Fox Hybrids
The Toy Fox Terrier and Chihuahua mix has an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years and the breed is usually healthy. However, they’re a relatively new breed and an accurate list of health problems has yet to be determined.
Some problems that could be inherited from its parents include Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, patellar luxation, collapsing trachea, allergies to beet pulp, corn, or wheat, rheumatism, slipped stifle, colds, and gum problems.
Choosing a Taco Terrier Puppy
Always use a reputable breeder and take the time to meet the puppy’s parents. View Taco Terrier pictures online beforehand to get an idea of what a healthy puppy looks like and you’ll soon realize that here are a variety of Taco Terrier puppies for sale.
If you’re looking for a companionable, energetic, loyal pet, Taco Terrier puppies may be the answer for you and your family.
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