Taco terrier, a popular choice with dog lovers, is a small and charming hybrid between the Toy Fox Terrier and Chihuahua. The taco terriers have large, dark, round eyes and the head similar to a fox, combining the characteristics of its parent breeds. With a muscular body like the Toy Fox Terrier, large pointed ears like the Chihuahua, and long, narrow muzzle, this breed has a well-proportioned body.
|Other names||Chitoxy, Chihuahua Fox Terrier mix|
|Coat||Short, straight, single-layered|
|Color||Crimson, chocolate, black and tan, sable, drop, red, brindle, tri spotted, gloomy and white|
|Group of Breed||Toy, Terrier|
|Life span||12-15 years|
|Weight||6-10 lbs (2.72-4.5 kg)|
|Size and Height||Small; 9-10 inches|
|Temperament||Affectionate, clever, energetic|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||Unknown|
|Competitive Registration||IDCR, DRA, DDKC, ACHC|
Despite its small size, the Chihuahua and Terrier mix are quite energetic and stubborn. Although the taco terrier is least likely to alert its owners about the presence of trespassers, it can defend its family when it senses a possible threat. On being threatened, it does not back away easily and can even show aggression. Being affectionate, it likes an occasional cuddle from their owners. Due to its lovable and playful nature, it gets along well with kids. Since it can be wary of other small animals, keeping it away from other pets in the family is a good option.
Since these dogs are intelligent, they make the training process a lot easier. However, their stubbornness calls for the adoption of smooth and persistent training methods. Introduce the puppies to housebreaking and obedience training. Give them rewards when they obey your orders correctly, but be firm and consistent to prevent the development of any unwanted behavior.
Like other small dogs, taco terriers should be served with 1/2-1 cup of formulated dry dog food. To ensure that they grow and thrive properly, include a source of protein like salmon, beef, or chicken in their diet. Also, make sure they drink adequate quantities of water regularly.
These dogs cannot tolerate cold and wet weather. They are often seen wearing a coat that keeps it warm and comfortable during the colder months. They are usually kept indoors for avoiding serious health issues in the winter.