The Taco Terrier is probably one of the sweetest-looking tiny dogs in the terrier family. Here are several of its distinctive characteristics:
- Taco Terriers are a mix between the Toy Fox Terrier and the Chihuahua.
- Tacos are also known as a Chitoxy or the Chihuahua Fox Terrier Mix.
- Chitoxy’s live between 12 and 15 years.
- These little pets are incredibly protective and devoted to their owners.
- Their small size belies a colossal heart, being much braver than perhaps they should be for their stature.
- Taco Terriers reach heights of 6 to 10 inches and weigh from 7 to 10 pounds.
- They have a low tolerance for cold and dislike being alone for lengthy periods.
- Coat lengths are short and black, with a low level of shedding, requiring brushing only three times a week.
- They are sensitive to touch, so be gentle when brushing and interacting with them.
- Luckily, the Taco Terrier is not big on barking as with many other small canines.
- Chitoxy’s must be socialized from a young age if you want to introduce other pets into the home.
- Also, they do better with older children.
- These dogs adapt well to small spaces, so they are suitable for apartment living.
- Potential health issues include heart problems, hypoglycemia, the potential for a collapsed trachea, CHG, an open fontanel, Von Willebrand’s disease, Patellar luxation, Legg-calve-Perthes.
- What is the average cost to purchase the Taco Terrier? Puppy prices are high, ranging between $300 and $900.
- Average medical costs can also run pretty high over a year, reaching up to $500.
If you’re a one-dog type of person, the Taco Terrier tends to bond better with one person and makes for a loving pet.