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.