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Taco Terrier

History

Taco Terrier is a crossbreed, it is a mix between the Chihuahua and Toy Fox Terrier. It is one of the popular choices of the dog lovers.

Facts About Teco Terrier

Breed Group Terrier, Toy
Breed Type Crossbreed
Country of Origin Not Known
Other Names Chihuahua Fox Terrier mix
Size & Height 9-10 inches (small)
Weight 6-10 Lbs
Competitive Registration / Qualification Information DDKC, ACHC,IDCR,DRA
Shedding Average
Hypoallergenic Yes
Litter Size N.A
Color chocolate, black, and tan, red, brindle, gloomy and white, Crimson, tri-spotted, sable, drop
Life Expectancy 12-15 years
Coat Single layered, Short, Straight
Price $300-$900

Temperament & Personality

Teco Terrier is stubborn and energetic. It is not an ideal watchdog as it does not informs its owner about any unknown presence inside their territory. However, it can protect its family from any possible danger. It is affectionate and devoted to its family and likes to get cuddled at times. It mostly develops a unique bond with a single person in the family. The dog has a playful nature due to which it mixes well with kids. The trained and socialized dog is affectionate, friendly and well behaved.

Care

Exercise

Taco Terrier is an energetic breed and requires at least ninety minutes of exercising regularly. Long walks with ample play time in a fenced yard will be adequate for the dog. However, most of its exercising requirements can be completed indoors as they are tiny creatures and do not require much space. Additional activities like visiting the dog park, fetching games, and running around a fenced yard will keep the dog busy and provide mental stimulation. These are small dogs which can stay in an apartment, but due to its high spiritedness, a house with a yard is preferable.

Grooming

Maintenance entirely depends upon its coat. If it inherits a medium length coat, it will need regular brushing with a pin brush and a metal comb. To keep their coat healthy, clean and dirt free, brushing it four or five days a week will be ideal. On the other hand, if the dog inherits a shorter coat, brushing them twice a week with a slicker brush will be adequate. Additionally, nails will require trimming two to three times a week with a nail clipper to avoid cracking and splitting. Its ears will retain moisture and wax which will need cleaning every week to prevent painful ear infections. Teeth brushing every twice or thrice will avert tartar collection and tooth decay.

Health Problems

Major Problems

  • Tracheal Collapse
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Pulmonic Stenosis

Minor Problems

  • Eye Conditions (Cataracts, Lens Luxation)
  • Molera
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Skin Diseases and Disorders

Occasional Tests

  • Blood And Urine Analysis Cardiac Test DNA
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Eye Examination
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)

Occasional Diagnosis

  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Von Willebrand’s Disease
  • Heart Murmurs

However, random veteran checkups and occasional tests will keep the dog healthy and fit.

Training

These are intelligent dogs and make training sessions more comfortable. However, a firm trainer is necessary to train these dogs as they become stubborn at times. Early socialization will help them to get used to unknown people and pets. Positive training methods like praises and treats will help the dog to learn quickly.

Feeding

Commercial dry dog food ½ to 1 cup will be adequate to fulfill its nutrient requirement. During their growth stage, owners can add proteins like chicken, beef, salmon in their diet. Moreover, dividing their meals into two halves will ensure proper digestion.

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