Wire Chisoxy

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6-9 lbs
7-8"
United States
Wire Fox Terrier
Chihuahua
​​Wire Chiwoxy, Wire Chitoxy, Wire Fox Chi
The Wire Chisoxy is a cross between a Chihuahua and the Wire Fox Terrier. At only 7 to 10 inches tall and approximately 6 to 10 pounds, they have been bred to be companion dogs, but they are fiery tempered, making them perfect watch dogs as well. They have round heads, big eyes and ears, and a double coat that comes in a variety of colors such as yellow and tan, brown, white and red. The Wire Chisoxy is also a very active dog, requiring 60 to 90 minutes of activity per day to unleash pent up energy. They can easily become snippy and agitated if they are not allowed to run around. Speaking of a quick temper, it is best to supervise the Wire Chisoxy around children, because they may feel picked on or threatened and retaliate. Families with older children would be best for this breed.
Purpose
Companion, Watchdog
Date of Origin
2009
Ancestry
Chihuahua and Wire Fox Terrier

Wire Chisoxy Health

Average Size
Male Wire Chisoxy size stats
Height: 8-9 inches Weight: 7-10 lbs
Female Wire Chisoxy size stats
Height: 7-8 inches Weight: 6-9 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Color Dilution Alopecia
Minor Concerns
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Collapsed Trachea
  • Heat Stroke
Occasional Tests
  • Hip X-Rays
  • Complete Physical Examination
  • Heart Testing
  • Knee X-Rays

Wire Chisoxy Breed History

Since the Wire Chisoxy is a relatively new breed, their history isn't well known. However, because it is a mixed breed, there is quite a bit known of both the Chihuahua and the Wire Fox Terrier parents. The Chihuahua has been stated to come from Egypt, others claim China, but the most common belief is that they were abandoned after the Aztecs were conquered in the 16th century by the Spaniards. Later, they were found in Chihuahua, Mexico, hence their name. Many of them were malnourished and sickly at the time, but the hardiest survived to put the breed back on the map. What makes the Chihuahua even more interesting is that while there are countless renditions of them being from Egypt or China, there is also a letter from Christopher Columbus to King Ferdinand of Spain, stating that he had found a small dog in what is now known as Cuba. The dog's description is surprisingly similar to the Chihuahua. Meanwhile, the Wire Fox Terrier originated in 17th century England, when farmers sought an agile hunting breed capable of hunting fox and vermin. During fox hunts, they would remain on horseback with the riders until the foxes were chased into their dens. The Wire Fox Terriers were then unleashed to chase them underground. Perhaps it's no surprise they are National Dog Show winners. For a long time, they were not distinguished from Smooth Fox Terriers, but that changed in 1984. They didn't appear in the United States until the 1800s.

Wire Chisoxy Breed Appearance

The Wire Chisoxy is a small, light and active dog with a short and moderately dense coat and long tail. Colors may vary greatly and include black, grey, sable and red, among others. Its round head and large eyes and ears are optimal for keeping watch and investigating anything that goes on in or around the home. Commonly known as little dog syndrome, the Wire Chisoxy has a volatile temper and has been known to get snippy with its owners, young children, and strangers. Its territorial nature makes it the perfect watchdog, despite its unassuming appearance. And unassuming it is, with short legs, a short muzzle and small feet. However, due to their need to stay active, they are muscular and fast. With an agile gait that shows purpose, this sturdy little canine has an expression of determination and intelligence.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Wire Chisoxy eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Wire Chisoxy nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
white Wire Chisoxy coat
White
sable Wire Chisoxy coat
Sable
gray Wire Chisoxy coat
Gray
black Wire Chisoxy coat
Black
fawn Wire Chisoxy coat
Fawn
red Wire Chisoxy coat
Red
brown Wire Chisoxy coat
Brown
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Wire Chisoxy straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Wire Chisoxy Breed Maintenance

It is not commonly known if the Wire Chisoxy is hypoallergenic, but it's a low to average shedder. Despite this, their coat should be brushed regularly, at least three times per week. The slicker brush and the pin brush are both good choices to use. Owners are also encouraged to hand-strip the coats by holding hairs between their thumbs and index fingers, then pulling upwards from the roots. This should be done every six months, twice per year, to keep hair shiny and vibrant. A professional groomer can recommend when this needs to be done. They are not known as drooling breeds, and if maintained properly, will not smell. The teeth should be brushed a few times a week as small dogs are prone to tooth decay and poor dentition.
Brushes for Wire Chisoxy
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Wire Chisoxy requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Wire Chisoxy Temperament

The Wire Chisoxy loves to be around people, especially the one person in the family that they mostly gravitated to. This is in large part because they are loving and affectionate, and do well with people who can be home often. Despite this, the Wire Chisoxy also has a quick temper. If not active enough, or given enough attention, they do get grumpy and tend to lash out. If not socialized properly while young, they can wind up being skittish and aggressive. These fearless, curious, smart dogs make great companions and offer loyal protection. They can get along well with other canines as long as they are given the chance to interact on a regular basis.

Wire Chisoxy Activity Requirements

It may be a small breed, but that is just an advantage to the Wire Chisoxy. They are known to jump at least 3 feet high with a running start, and are at their happiest when they get a variety of lengthy exercise. Trips to the park, going for runs or jogs, and long games of fetch are optimal for preventing grumpiness and boredom. The Wire Chisoxy has plenty of nervous energy and a high metabolism, so the objective is to alleviate pent up energy. Perfectly suited for either apartment living or a home environment, this canine will fare well as long as he has plenty of supervised outdoor time and fresh air.

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

Wire Chisoxy Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.8 - $1
Monthly Cost
$20 - $30

Wire Chisoxy Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Wire Chisoxy size stats at six months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 3 lbs
Female Wire Chisoxy size stats at six months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 2 lbs
12 Months
Male Wire Chisoxy size stats at 12 months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 9 lbs
Female Wire Chisoxy size stats at 12 months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 7 lbs
18 Months
Male Wire Chisoxy size stats at 18 months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 9 lbs
Female Wire Chisoxy size stats at 18 months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 7 lbs

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