Toy Fo-Chon

7-10 lbs
8-10"
Unknown
Bichon Frise
Toy Fox Terrier
The Toy Fo-Chon is a hybrid designer dog. He is a mix between the Bichon Frise and the Toy Fox Terrier. Both the Bichon Frise and the Toy Fox Terrier are renowned for being ideal pets. This wonderful characteristic is one of many that they bestow onto the Toy Fo-Chon. The Toy Fox Terrier has a reputation for being unfriendly with small children but the Bichon Frise adores youngsters of all ages. The Toy Fo-Chon usually takes after the Bichon and loves little ones but some have been known not to get along with young children. Potential owners should take this into consideration when deciding on whether to adopt this hybrid. The Toy Fo-Chon usually stands 8 to 12 inches and weighs 7 to 12 pounds.
Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Bichon Frise and Toy Fox Terrier

Toy Fo-Chon Health

Average Size
Male Toy Fo-Chon size stats
Height: 8-12 inches Weight: 7-12 lbs
Female Toy Fo-Chon size stats
Height: 8-10 inches Weight: 7-10 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Inverterbral Disc Degeneration
Minor Concerns
  • Allergies
  • Eye Problems
  • Dental Disease
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None Known
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Allergy Tests
  • Wellness Check
  • Eye and Ear Examination

Toy Fo-Chon Breed History

The Toy Fo-Chon features the characteristics of both of its parent breeds. The Toy Fox Terrier is a true American. The spunky and active little dog was developed in the United States during the 1900s  by breeding several toy breeds such as the Manchester Terrier and the Chihuahua. This clever dog’s quick wit and spunky nature made it a favorite breed for circus trainers because the tiny dogs enjoyed doing tricks. The Toy Fox Terrier is highly intelligent and has become a favorite dog to compete in obedience, flyball, and agility. He always gives everything he has to make his owner happy. The Toy Fox Terrier was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2003 and entered into the Toy Group.  The Bichon Frise has a long Mediterranean history. Believed to be descended from the Barbet, the Poodle, and the Maltese, they were popular companion dogs for Spanish sailors. In the 1300s, these attractive and friendly dogs were noticed by the nobility in Italy and quickly become popular pets throughout the region. During the 1400s, the breed's popularity spread into France. His popularity would continue until the 1800s when he became a simple street dog throughout France. His cunning and intelligence allowed him to survive through hard times. After World War I, the breed again started to become popular in France. Many American soldiers brought the small white dogs back to the United States after the war. In 1972, the Bichon Frise was recognized by the American Kennel Club and entered into the Miscellaneous Group.

Toy Fo-Chon Breed Appearance

The Toy Fo-Chin looks very similar to the Toy Fox Terrier but with longer, scruffy fur. It is usually bi-colored with white being the dominant shade. His ears are fox like and tend to stand up. He has a small tail that he adores wagging. His facial look is almost foxlike. His eyes are usually either black or dark brown. They are always sparkling and alert. His nose is usually black or very dark brown. He has straight legs that allow for a spunky, active gait.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Toy Fo-Chon eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Toy Fo-Chon nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
brown Toy Fo-Chon coat
Brown
white Toy Fo-Chon coat
White
black Toy Fo-Chon coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Toy Fo-Chon straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Toy Fo-Chon Breed Maintenance

The coat of the Toy Fo-Chon is short and usually bi-colored. He benefits from occasional brushing with the pin brush and a once a month bath. He does not require professional grooming and his fur is virtually care-free, unlike the Bichon Frise. Many owners wipe out the dog’s ears weekly to remove any debris or excess moisture. His toenails should be clipped once a month if they do not naturally wear down during walks and other activities. Owners often brush their dog’s teeth several times a week in order to improve his breath, keep his teeth white, and prevent gum disease or tooth decay.

Brushes for Toy Fo-Chon
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Toy Fo-Chon requires monthly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Toy Fo-Chon Temperament

The Toy Fo-Chon is highly intelligent and easy to train. Owners usually adore teaching their hybrid tricks because of their quick wit and sheer eagerness to learn. Unlike many small breeds, the Toy Fo-Chon is very easy to housebreak as a puppy. This loving canine bonds very closely with his owner and can become protective, especially against strangers. He is not overly yappy, but he will bark when necessary. He is always up for a bit of playtime but he also enjoys just snuggling on his owner’s lap for quiet time. He must be socialized around young children who may not know when this feisty hybrid has had enough play time.

Toy Fo-Chon Activity Requirements

This little dog likes to make his owners happy. He is a true champion when it comes to learning obedience and ability. His intelligence makes him always ready to fulfil his owner’s wishes. Being a moderately active hybrid, this little guy is happiest when he is busily doing something fun. He can easily adapt to living in an apartment but should have daily walks and lots of play time. Although he likes to frequently be on the go, he will also relax and curl up in his owner’s lap while being petted and pampered. He will occasionally bark if he encounters a stranger or hears a noise that he does not recognize. 

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

Toy Fo-Chon Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$1.00 - $2.00
Monthly Cost
$20.00 - $30.00

Toy Fo-Chon Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Toy Fo-Chon size stats at six months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 4 lbs
Female Toy Fo-Chon size stats at six months
Height: 5 inches Weight: 4 lbs
12 Months
Male Toy Fo-Chon size stats at 12 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 9 lbs
Female Toy Fo-Chon size stats at 12 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 8 lbs
18 Months
Male Toy Fo-Chon size stats at 18 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 9 lbs
Female Toy Fo-Chon size stats at 18 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 8 lbs

Toy Fo-Chon Owner Experiences

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