5-14 lbs
United States
Fox Terrier
Toy Foxingese, Smooth Foxingese, Wire Foxingese, Tekingese

The Foxingese is a small to medium-sized breed that is a hybrid of a Fox Terrier and a Pekingese. The size and appearance of the breed depend on the type of Fox Terrier that is used in the development of the Foxingese. Because the Pekingese is only 6 to 9 inches tall, the Foxingese can range from 7 to 13 inches tall and weigh about 5 to 14 pounds. Their coat may be thin, thick, or wiry, depending on the Fox Terrier parent. This breed is not good with small children and other pets but may be trained to get along with older children. They are not easy to train and are not great pets for first-time dog owners.

purpose Purpose
Family pet
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Pekingese and Fox Terrier

Foxingese Health

Average Size
Male Foxingese size stats
Height: 9-13 inches Weight: 9-15 lbs
Female Foxingese size stats
Height: 7-10 inches Weight: 5-14 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Skin Fold Dermatitis
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
  • Exposure Keratopathy Syndrome
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Cataracts
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • MRI
  • CT Scan
  • Eye Examination
  • Respiratory Tests
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Blood Tests

Foxingese Breed History

The Pekingese originated in China in the 8th century and were treated as royalty. They were bred to be lap dogs during the T’ang Dynasty and were named after the city of Peking, which is now Beijing. They were called the Lion Dog because they have a furry mane like a lion. The story is that the Chinese people believed that the Pekingese was the result of a lion and a marmoset that fell in love and they come in all sorts of colors such as white, brown, red, sable, gray, fawn, cream, and black. They were thought to have magical powers like the ancient guard lions from China and could protect the temples and palaces. This breed was so valued that they had their own servants, and the penalty for stealing one was death. Until 1860, nobody was allowed to own a Pekingese besides royalty and they were not allowed to leave the palace. Western soldiers took over the palace in 1860 and found five of these dogs. They kept four of them and gave one to Queen Victoria. In 1906, they were officially recognized by the American Kennel Club and they are now the 93rd most popular dog breed in America. The Wire Fox Terrier has an uncertain history but is thought to have come from the working terriers of Durham, Derbyshire, and Wales in the 1800s. The Smooth Fox Terrier is also a bit of a mystery but dates back to the 1700s in England. It is thought that they were bred from the Beagle, Greyhound, Bull Terrier, and Smooth Coated Black and Tan Terriers. The Toy Fox Terrier is a mix of the Smooth Fox Terrier, Manchester Terrier, and the Chihuahua and originated in the United States in the 1800s. All of the Fox Terriers were used for hunting vermin and tracking foxes. The Smooth and Wire Fox Terriers were both accepted by the AKC in 1885 and are the 101st and 124th most popular breed in America.

Foxingese Breed Appearance

The appearance of the Foxingese depends on the type of Fox Terrier used in breeding. The Toy Fox Terrier is only about 8 to 10 inches, the Wire Fox Terrier is 12 to 15 inches, and the Smooth Fox Terrier is 13 to 15 inches tall. They can have short, fine hair like the Toy or Smooth Fox Terrier, dense and wiry like the Wire Fox Terrier, or long and thick like the Pekingese. The coat color may be tan, black, cream, red, white, or a combination of these. They are generally a compact but solid looking dog with floppy ears, a short muzzle, and a long tail that curves over the body.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Foxingese eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Foxingese nose
brown Foxingese nose
Coat Color Possibilities
brown Foxingese coat
black Foxingese coat
cream Foxingese coat
red Foxingese coat
white Foxingese coat
pied Foxingese coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Foxingese wiry coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Foxingese Breed Maintenance

The maintenance requirements of your Foxingese depends on the type of coat she ends up with. If her coat is thin and fine, you should only need to give her a good brushing a few times a week. However, if your dog has a thicker coat like the Pekingese, you need to brush her with a wire pin brush daily and may even need to get her professionally groomed every few months or so. However, if the coat is wiry, you will need to strip her coat with a stripping knife every few weeks to keep her coat healthy. Bathing is only recommended when absolutely necessary due to their skin sensitivity and you should always use a shampoo or soap that is recommended by the veterinarian. Clean her ears once a week and trim her toenails when needed.

Brushes for Foxingese
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Foxingese requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Foxingese Temperament

Although some Foxingese may get along well with other pets and children, the breed is temperamental and can be snappy with small children and other pets. They are also a bit hard to train because they are stubborn and sensitive but can be trained if you are patient and consistent. They are especially difficult to house train and some owners choose to use puppy pads. The Foxingese is a hunter and will chase squirrels, rabbits, and other small prey when outdoors. They bark often and although they are intelligent, they are just too stubborn to listen sometimes. It is best to use positive reinforcement rather than physical punishment.

Foxingese Activity Requirements

Your Foxingese needs at least 60 to 90 minutes of activity every day but since she is small, you can usually do most of that in the home if you want. However, they do need to get outside at least once a day and should be supervised due to their small size because they can be seen as prey to large birds and other animals outdoors. A game of fetch, a walk around the neighborhood, or a trip to the beach are some good ideas for this breed. The dog park is not recommended unless your dog is well socialized and gets along well with other dogs.

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
6 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes
activity minutes

Foxingese Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2 cups
cup per day cost cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.00 - $2.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$30.00 - $60.00
food bag monthly cost

Foxingese Owner Experiences

5 Months
5 People
House & Yard
She is great! And she is THE cutest little thing ever!!
3 years, 2 months ago
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