The smart, confident, and friendly Toxirn is a breed of small-sized dog developed by crossing the Chihuahua and the Cairn Terrier. While it is common for a Toxirn to form close bonds with its family, it sometimes becomes aggressive towards strangers due to its characteristic loyalty and protectiveness. Like its parent breeds, it has a robust little body with large pointy ears, black eyes, and roundish nose.
|Other names||CairnHuaHua, Cairn Terrier-Chihuahua Mix, Cairnchi, Cairn-Chi|
|Coat||Short to medium-sized with either a soft, smooth feel or a doublecoat with rough topcoat over a fuzzy undercoat|
|Color||Variety of patterns and colors; brindle or solid colors are also possible; usually black, gray, and white|
|Group of Breed||Toy|
|Lifespan (Life Expectancy)||12-15 years|
|Weight||6-18 lbs (2.72-8.16 kg)|
|Size and Height||Small; about 10 inches (25.4 cm)|
|Temperament||Playful, loving, loyal, courageous, lively, affectionate|
|Good with Children||Not suitable for young children; supervision is required to prevent harm on the part of both the kid and the pet|
|Barking||May bark excessively at times|
|Country Originated in||Unknown|
|Competitive Registration/Qualification Information||DBR, DRA, DDKC, IDCR, ACHC|
They are one of the best housemates that you could have. They combine the traits of an active working dog with that of a loving lap dog. Being devoted, sensitive, and responsive by nature, the Toxirns thrive on companionship. They do not like to be treated harshly and will feel distressed when you are angry with them.
Known to be bold and fearless, these dogs will not hesitate to defend their family or territory. However, this aggressive behavior sometimes gets them into dangerous situations, because they may get into disputes or even challenge bigger pets in the house. They have terrier-like hunting instincts towards smaller animals, and they might chase your neighbor’s cat if given the chance.
For this reason, the Chihuahua-Cairn Terrier mixes need early socialization that will help them to familiarize with different people as well as pets.
Introduce your Toxirn puppies to different dogs as well as other household pets. This will make them more sociable and teach them to share their household with other animals. Training them is not always easy, as these dogs might show occasional stubbornness. Obedience classes will teach them to respect your orders and commands, as also the basic etiquettes of living in a family. Be consistent, kind, and positive in your approach. Always train them in a secured area and have them on a leash.
Your little Toxirn’s diet should be rich in high-quality kibble. It is sometimes allergic to ingredients like soy, wheat, and corn. Therefore, look for quality commercial foods that have meat as the primary constituent. However, foods containing preservatives like BHT and BHA should be avoided. Avoid free feeding your Toxirn since it is prone to obesity. Provide 1/2 to 1 cups of dry food on a regular basis to keep your pet in a good shape. Treats like dog biscuits can be given sparingly. Make sure that your pet gets plenty of fresh water throughout the day.