Mini Foxingese

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6-10 lbs
7-10"
United States
Pekingese
Mini Fox Terrier
Toy Foxingese, Tekingese

The Mini Foxingese, a mix between a Toy Fox Terrier and Pekingese, is a toy breed with an average lifespan of 13 to 15 years, weight of 6 to 10 pounds, and height of 7 to 10 inches tall. It is a relatively new and unusual hybrid that is not fully stabilized or recognized by the American Kennel Club. Nonetheless, the Mini Foxingese have already earned the reputation as an alert and dignified lapdog. Its prance-like gait and lustrous coat only underscore this breed’s regal demeanor. Like its parent breeds, Mini Foxingese require a lot of human attention and tend to become very attached to one person in its household.

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
20th Century
Ancestry
Toy Fox Terrier, Pekingese

Mini Foxingese Health

Average Size
Male Mini Foxingese size stats
Height: 7-10 inches Weight: 6-10 lbs
Female Mini Foxingese size stats
Height: 7-10 inches Weight: 6-10 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Entropion
  • Lens Luxation
  • Skin Fold Dermatitis
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
  • Exposure Keratopathy Syndrome
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Allergies
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry Eye)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None Known
Occasional Tests
  • Blood Analysis
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Buccal Mucosal Screening
  • Skin Biopsy
  • MRI scan of the spinal cord and brain
  • Orthopedic Exam
  • Hormone Analysis
  • Cardiac Test

Mini Foxingese Breed History

The name Mini Foxingese is a nod to this dog’s size and the names of its parent breeds: Toy Fox Terrier and the Pekingese. The Toy Fox Terrier is one of the few purebred breeds that originated in the United States. It is a robust combination of the Smooth Fox Terrier and several other small breeds including the Italian Greyhound, Toy Manchester Terrier, Miniature Pinscher, and Chihuahua. It was bred to hunt and kill small rodents in the 1900s and became very popular in farms across the country because of this skill. Eventually, Toy Fox Terriers were adopted by carnies and became common performance animals in carnivals and circuses during the 20th century. Around this time, families also started to adopt the small breed as a house pet, and it was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2003. The Mini Foxingese’s other parent breed, the Pekingese, is one of the oldest known breeds. It hails from ancient China and was named after the capital city of the country, Peking (now Beijing). The Chinese believed the Pekingese possessed spiritual powers and was the manifestation of the mythical “Foo” dog who protected its owners from evil spirits. As such, it comes as no surprise that Pekingese were adored by the elite classes in imperial China. The Chinese maintained tight control over the breed for much of its history; however, several Pekingese were smuggled out of the country in the 1860s by invading Western European forces during the Second Opium War. After the rest of the world was introduced to the Pekingese, it quickly grew in popularity – particularly in the United Kingdom and North America, where it was recognized by the AKC in 1909. Due to the presence of both parent breeds in North America since the 1900s, the Mini Foxingese is thought to have been breed sporadically for nearly a century. It has only recently been recognized as a designer breed, however – though not by the AKC.

Mini Foxingese Breed Appearance

A Mini Foxingese is a small and compact breed that can inherit any combination of physical characteristics from both of its breeds. Generally, it is short with a curled tail and pendant ears, like a Pekingese, yet athletic and alert like a Toy Fox Terrier. It typically weighs between 6 and 10 pounds and grows to be between 7 and 10 inches tall. Mini Foxingese have dark round eyes and a black or brown, button nose. Their muzzles are slightly tapered with a fairly level bite thanks to the Terrier influence. They also have medium length coats that are straight, silky, and come in combinations of colors and patterns that are common to both parents. Finally, they have a light gait that is facilitated by their small, round paws.  

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Mini Foxingese eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Mini Foxingese nose
Black
brown Mini Foxingese nose
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
white Mini Foxingese coat
White
red Mini Foxingese coat
Red
cream Mini Foxingese coat
Cream
gray Mini Foxingese coat
Gray
fawn Mini Foxingese coat
Fawn
black Mini Foxingese coat
Black
brown Mini Foxingese coat
Brown
sable Mini Foxingese coat
Sable
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Mini Foxingese straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Mini Foxingese Breed Maintenance

Mini Foxingese are not a hypoallergenic breed and thus are not suitable for pet owners with allergies. Their dense coats are medium in length, shed moderately, and require occasional grooming. Owners can keep their pets’ coats soft, neat, and free of debris by using a pin or slicker brush and/or dematter on a weekly basis. Some owners opt for a professional groomer, while others clip or trim particularly long parts of the coat on their own. This breed also requires a monthly bath in which the ears and eyes should be cleaned meticulously. Like all breeds, Mini Foxingese should also have their teeth cleaned daily to avoid plaque buildup and other dental diseases.

Brushes for Mini Foxingese
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Dematter
Scissors
Brushing Frequency
Mini Foxingese requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Mini Foxingese Temperament

The Mini Foxingese inherits a pleasant balance of the Toy Fox Terrier’s alertness and the Pekingese regal demeanor. These pups require a lot of human attention and are eager to please their owners. As a result, Mini Foxingese are very trainable and make great travel companions. In fact, Mini Foxingeses tend to get very attached to one person in a household. They may even take to following this individual around constantly. This can be an endearing trait; however, it also means that Mini Foxingese are prone to separation anxiety. As a result, this breed will do best in environments where its owner is present most of the time. When it comes to other animals, children and adults (other than its owners), Mini Foxingese tend to be suspicious. They may bark or become skittish around strangers. The best way to ensure your Mini Foxingese gets along with others, is to expose it to early and consistent socialization. Overall, these loyal and amusing pets thrive in affectionate environments where they have constant companionship. 

Mini Foxingese Activity Requirements

On average, Mini Foxingese require 15 to 30 minutes of light exercise. They enjoy play sessions with their owners and short walks. Because of their size and energy level, this breed is probably not equipped for or inclined to dog park environments; however, owners should determine this on a case by case basis. They have a high impulse to hunt and wander, so owners should be especially vigilant when introducing a Mini Foxingese to unfenced or off-leashed areas. Otherwise, Mini Fixingese do well in all types of climates and environments. Are great for owners in urban and/or apartment households as long as they get enough one on one time with their preferred humans.

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

Mini Foxingese Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
0.5 cups
Daily Cost
$0.70 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$20.00 - $20.00

Mini Foxingese Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Mini Foxingese size stats at six months
Height: 5 inches Weight: 2 lbs
Female Mini Foxingese size stats at six months
Height: 5 inches Weight: 2 lbs
12 Months
Male Mini Foxingese size stats at 12 months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 4 lbs
Female Mini Foxingese size stats at 12 months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 4 lbs
18 Months
Male Mini Foxingese size stats at 18 months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 8 lbs
Female Mini Foxingese size stats at 18 months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 8 lbs

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