Mini Chisoxy

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6-8 lbs
9-10"
Unknown
Mini Fox Terrier
Chihuahua
Taco Terrier
The Mini Chisoxy, or the Taco Terrier, as he is sometimes known, is a hybrid dog. His parent breeds are the Mini Fox Terrier and the Chihuahua. The Mini Chisoxy is a very small dog; in fact, he is considered a toy-sized dog. He is sweet, affectionate, and highly intelligent. He is somewhat energetic, and his antics will keep you entertained. He is a hypoallergenic dog, which makes him a great companion for someone with allergies. He barks only occasionally; he can also be somewhat leery of new people. However, he eventually warms up to them. He is great with children, especially with early socialization.
Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Mini Fox Terrier, Chihuahua

Mini Chisoxy Health

Average Size
Height: 9-10 inches Weight: 8-10 lbs
Height: 9-10 inches Weight: 6-8 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Demodectic Mange
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Open Fontanel
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Hypothyroidism
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None – generally a healthy small dog
Occasional Tests
  • Dna For Vwd
  • X-Rays
  • Thyroid Testing
  • Full Body Physical Examination especially of the joints

Mini Chisoxy Breed History

The Mini Chisoxy is a fairly rare hybrid breed, so, in order to understand the origins, one should study the histories of the parent breeds. The Miniature Fox Terrier is one who can trace the origins of his ancestors to England in the 1500s. The Fox Terrier was developed to find foxes in their dens and to help roust them out of their dens as well. Surprisingly, "runts" of the Smooth Fox Terrier litters seemed to be more prized as they were feisty and seemed better at ratting and hunting foxes. They were also unafraid when it came to defending their territory. At one time, the Smooth Fox Terrier, regardless of size, was registered under the same breed. Today, especially after the introduction of smaller dogs in order to develop a toy-sized dog, the Miniature Fox Terrier is recognized as a breed all its own. The Chihuahua finds its roots in Central and South America. Most people associate the Chihuahua with Mexico, but this breed has roots in the ancient empires of the Aztecs. A hairless dog similar to the Chihuhua was thought to have healing powers, and would often be placed in the bed of those who were ill. They were also used to keep people warm - the term "three-dog night" comes from this practice. The modern-day Chihuahua was first recognized in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. American visitors to the area brought the small dog to the United States, where the breed became one of the most popular in America.

Mini Chisoxy Breed Appearance

The "Taco Terrier" will be very small at maturity, weighing no more than ten pounds. He will be no more than ten inches in height as well. His coat is generally short and is straight. He may come in a variety of colors, depending on the dominant parent breed: crimson, chocolate, black and tan, sable, drop, red, brindle, tri-colored (spotted), and white. He will have rather long ears that tend to stand straight out from his head. He will have   a medium-length straight tail. His legs will be long compared to the smallness of his body, but they will be muscular and sturdy. He will likely have a small, round head (often referred to as an "apple-head").
Eye Color Possibilities
Hazel
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
Black
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
Black
Gray
Brindle
Sable
Pied
Red
Brown
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Mini Chisoxy Breed Maintenance

The Mini Chisoxy will not require much in the way of maintenance. You will need to brush him once a week to maintain his sleek, shiny coat. During the spring and fall, you might want to brush him twice or three times a week to prevent hair from getting on your clothes and furniture as dogs tend to shed more during these seasons. Bathe him only when necessary. His natural oils will keep his coat looking healthy. Brush his teeth two or three times a week in order to fight tartar build-up and bad breath. However, as with many small dog breeds, the Taco Terrier may have dental problems, so brushing his teeth daily is recommended to prevent tooth decay and tooth loss. Trim his nails every other week unless they wear away naturally. A good rule of thumb is if you can hear his nails clicking on the tile floor, it is time to trim his nails.
Brushes for Mini Chisoxy
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

Mini Chisoxy Temperament

The Mini Chisoxy is a sweet, intelligent, and loving companion. He will be loyal and protective of his family. He wants to be an active member of the family, so don't be surprised if he follows you from room to room in an effort to know what you're up to. He is a great watchdog, and he is not hesitant to let you know if anything is amiss in his territory. Some Mini Chisoxies are considered couch potatoes; others have high energy levels. This will be dependent upon the dominant parent breed's genetics. While the Chihuahua parent breed is known to bond to one family member, it is not likely that the Mini Chisoxy will do this. He loves everyone in his family and craves attention from them. He may not do well being separated from you for long periods of time, and dogs with separation anxiety can be destructive. If you are away from home for long periods of time, this is something to consider when thinking about the Mini Chisoxy.

Mini Chisoxy Activity Requirements

The Mini Chisoxy may be a live wire, or he may prefer to lounge on the couch with you. Regardless, he will need some daily activity in order to maintain his health. He loves to run and play outside, but he will need to be in an enclosed area as he loves to chase small animals such as squirrels. He will enjoy a game of fetch as well. Trips to the dog park are great for the Taco Terrier, and he will go on long walks with you as well. The Mini Chisoxy will stay active as long as you allow him to, but learn to watch for signs of fatigue. Never allow your Chisoxy to stay outdoors unsupervised. Because he is so small, birds of prey such as hawks will pick him up right out of your yard if you are not present. Be sure not to over exert the Chisoxy, and, especially on hot days, make sure that ample water is available to him.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
5 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Mini Chisoxy Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.7 - $1
Monthly Cost
$20 - $30

Mini Chisoxy Height & Weight

6 Months
Height: 4 inches Weight: 4 lbs
Height: 4 inches Weight: 4 lbs
12 Months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 6 lbs
Height: 6 inches Weight: 6 lbs
18 Months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 7 lbs
Height: 7 inches Weight: 7 lbs

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