Foxker

10-25 lbs
10-14"
Unknown
English Cocker Spaniel
Toy Fox Terrier

Loyal and family-friendly, the Foxker is a hybrid breed developed from the Cocker Spaniel and the Toy Fox Terrier. This intelligent breed is well-mannered and will only bark occasionally, usually to alert you of strangers nearby. While his history is widely unknown, it is commonly accepted that the Foxker was initially developed in the 1990s. Weighing in at 10 to 25 pounds, this eager canine also stands at 10 to 14 inches tall. This medium-sized hybrid breed enjoys being a companion to his family but also loves to explore his surroundings. His moderate energy level will require daily exercise. His soft, fluffy coat will also require regular grooming maintenance.

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
1990s
Ancestry
Cocker Spaniel, Toy Fox Terrier

Foxker Health

Average Size
Male Foxker size stats
Height: 10-14 inches Weight: 10-25 lbs
Female Foxker size stats
Height: 10-14 inches Weight: 10-25 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hypothyroidism
Minor Concerns
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Epilepsy
  • Hip Dysplasia
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination
  • Serum Chemistry
  • Complete Blood Count

Foxker Breed History

It is suspected that the Foxker was developed in the 1990s from the Cocker Spaniel and the Toy Fox Terrier. The Toy Fox Terrier can be attributed to England as far back as the 1500s. The breed was developed in order to coax foxes from their dens during the hunt. In the beginning, it was developed from the Smooth Fox Terrier who widely varied in size between 7 to 20 pounds. The smaller dogs were always prized more than the bigger dogs due to their innate ability to be eager when it came to ratting, hunting, and defending their home. In 1912, the United Kennel Club registered the first Smooth Fox Terrier. In the mid-1920s, there was a petition created in order to develop a separate category for the smaller dogs. In 1936, the Toy Fox Terrier was registered. It was not until 2003 when the American Kennel Club officially acknowledged the breed. The Cocker Spaniel descended from the Spaniel family. The word “spaniel” means “Spaniel dog” and it is suspected that the breed originated in Spain. In the 1800s, the Spaniels were divided into two groups: toys and large hunting dogs. The Cocker Spaniel was highly talented with field hunting woodcock. In 1892, the Cocker Spaniel was recognized as a breed in England. In the late 1870s, the English Cocker Spaniel was imported to the United States and was registered in the first studbook of the National American Kennel Club (later known as the American Kennel Club). In 1881, the oldest breed club in America, the American Spaniel Club, was developed. Throughout the years, breeders began favoring the smaller Cocker Spaniel due to his conformation. In 1940, the breed gained much popularity with the addition of Brucie, who won Best American Breed in Show at the Westminster Dog Show. In 1946, the AKC recognized the American and English Cocker Spaniels as two distinct breeds.

Foxker Breed Appearance

The Foxker is a medium-sized hybrid breed that was developed from the Cocker Spaniel and the Toy Fox Terrier. His wavy, fine coat contains fuzzy legs, torso, ears, and tail. His long, straight legs are parallel to his body. This happy pup possesses big paws with dark, black nails. The Foxker's ears are fluffy and wavy in texture. His coat comes in various color combinations such as brown, buff, black, parti, and white with black or brown patches. This sometimes scruffy canine often has a longer body than it is tall. This hybrid has dark, beady, yet alert, eyes with an upturned black nose. He always has a friendly, inquisitive expression.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Foxker eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Foxker nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
brown Foxker coat
Brown
black Foxker coat
Black
white Foxker coat
White
pied Foxker coat
Pied
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Foxker wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Foxker Breed Maintenance

The Foxker is not considered a hypoallergenic breed and will shed moderately throughout the year. Brush his coat between 10 to 15 minutes with a firm bristle brush and a greyhound comb daily, in order to remove dead hairs. It is recommended to bathe your dog every 6 to 8 weeks. This hybrid will require regular grooming due to his medium-length coat. Professional grooming should be provided every 4 to 6 weeks to prevent a scruffy dog with mats. Trimming may be needed on the legs, feet and ears. If you brush his teeth several times a week, you should be able to avoid excessive dental bills that may result from neglected gums and teeth. Check his nails a few times a month for length. This hybrid may be prone to ear infections if he has droopy ears that inhibit air flow; check them often for excess moisture or the presence of dirt.

Brushes for Foxker
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Dematter
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Foxker requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Foxker Temperament

The Foxker is often described as a gentle medium-sized breed with a huge heart. This smart canine prefers to spend time with his family and accompany children around the yard. His loving nature is always present as long as he is not provoked. This breed will usually maintain a good relationship with other dogs but will require early training and socialization in order to become fully welcoming of other dogs. The Foxker is wary around strangers and may not take to them too positively - training and the opportunity to interact with people he does not know on a regular basis will help him to be comfortable. Training your Foxker may be tedious and require extra patience and time; keep it interesting and be willing to give him a break when he has had enough. Doing so will make the sessions more interesting for all involved. Always ensure training sessions with kids and other animals are undertaken with adult supervision to prevent risk of injury to your Foxker, or to the children or other family pets.

Foxker Activity Requirements

The Foxker has a moderate energy level. Interact with fun, physical activities 30 to 40 minutes minimum per day. Walking about the neighborhood is a good way to let him meet new people and other dogs, as is a visit to the dog enclosure at the park. He may be a good running partner as long as the activity is not too long and is undertaken in the cool part of the day. He may be keen to try agility, and obedience classes should always be a part of a young dog's training. He is adaptable to all home living environments; if he has access to a yard, supervise him at all times - he may attempt to dig his way out just for fun.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
9 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
40 minutes

Foxker Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2 cups
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00

Foxker Owner Experiences

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