The Foodle, a cross between a Toy Fox Terrier and a Poodle, is a small-sized dog with long, slender legs. Characterized by long floppy ears, black nose, round black eyes, and a furry tail, these designer dogs are commonly kept as family pets. Their small and lightly-built stature makes them agile and active.
|Other names||Toy fox terrier-poodle mix, toy foodle, foxipoo|
|Coat||Short length either thick and dense or fine, the lower legs have curly fur|
|Color||Black, white/cream, black and tan, dark brown/chocolate, or a combination of these colors|
|Group of Breed||Terrier|
|Weight||9-13 lbs (4-5.9kg)|
|Size and Height||Small; 10-12 inches|
|Shedding||Light to moderate|
|Temperament||Loyal, friendly, loving|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||USA|
|Competitive Registration||DBR, IDCR, DDKC, DRA, ACHC|
Known for its affectionate and loyal nature, this dog has the tendency to attach itself closely with any one member of the family. However, it does not mean that the foodle is not fond of the other family members. It mingles freely with children, but proper training is required at a young age. Since it has the inherent marking and hunting instincts of its Poodle parent, it is not compatible with the other small household pets. It is naturally attentive and alert to its surroundings, making it suitable for watching and guarding activities. The foxipoo alerts its owner of an impending danger with a loud bark.
Since the foodle inherits the characteristic intelligence of its parent breeds, it can easily be trained. To make it more sociable and friendly, especially with the other pets, introduce the puppies to obedience and socialization training by adopting firm and consistent methods. You may take professional help while teaching the dog how to perform tricks, but do employ innovative methods because repetition of the same tricks may induce boredom and stubborn behavior.
The foodle requires the same kind of diet common to other small-sized dogs. You may provide it with dry dog food regularly, divided into two equal amounts each measuring around half a cup. Fresh fruits and vegetables make excellent treats, but do not give onions, garlic, cherries, raisins, grapes, mushrooms, currants, raw potatoes, apricots, and rhubarb as they are fatal for your pet.