Taco Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Taco Terrier so you can get to know the breed more.

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Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Taco Terrier Price and Availability

How much does the Taco Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
If you choose to purchase the Taco Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Taco Terrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Taco Terrier gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Taco Terrier?
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.

There are very few of them, and there have been times when they have almost drifted to the brink of extinction, so few are left.

Taco Terrier Size

What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
How much does the Taco Terrier weigh? Taco Terrier weight:
7-10 pounds (3-5 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Taco Terrier? Taco Terrier average weight:
8.5 pounds (4 kg)
How tall is the Taco Terrier? Taco Terrier height:
8-10 inches (20-30 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Taco Terrier average height:
9 inches (25 cm)

Taco Terrier Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Taco Terrier have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Taco Terrier's coat?
Black Brindle Red Tan Brown White
How to groom the Taco Terrier and how often?
Average: The Taco Terrier requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential.

Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Taco Terrier, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.

Shedding Level
How much do Taco Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Taco Terrier?
Taco Terriers shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Taco Terrier breed.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Taco Terrier need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Taco Terrier every day?
8-12 weeks
Very rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible. For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.

Taco Terrier Personality / Temperament

What kind of personality does the Taco Terrier have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Affectionate Playful Loyal Friendly
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Taco Terrier? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Taco Terrier's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Are Taco Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Taco Terriers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
How playful is this breed?
The Taco Terrier is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Taco Terrier sensitivity:
Sensitive: Taco Terriers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits. This breed's emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
High: Taco Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Taco Terrier need? Taco Terrier social needs:
Taco Terriers are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Do Taco Terrier dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Taco Terrier bark?
Average to High: The Taco Terrier is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have a different meanings. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Taco Terrier good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Taco Terriers are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Taco Terrier dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Taco Terrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Taco Terriers strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Taco Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Taco Terrier? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Taco Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Taco Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Taco Terrier has a hard bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Taco Terrier bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI. However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are. They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Taco Terrier do?
Taco Terriers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Taco Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Taco Terrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Taco Terrier roam?
Taco Terriers have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Taco Terrier have high prey drive?
Taco Terriers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Taco Terriers are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Taco Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Taco Terrier indoors.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Taco Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Taco Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Taco Terrier Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Taco Terrier temperament with other people:
Taco Terriers are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Taco Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Taco Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Taco Terriers are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Taco Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Taco Terrier temperament with children:
Taco Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Taco Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Taco Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Taco Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Taco Terrier dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Taco Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Taco Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Taco Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Taco Terriers good office dogs? Do Taco Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Taco Terriers be office dogs?
Taco Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Taco Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Taco Terrier temperament with senior people? Are Taco Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Taco Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.

Taco Terrier Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Taco Terrier dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Very healthy dog breed. The Taco Terrier rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Taco Terrier breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Taco Terrier breed? Most common health risks of Taco Terrier:
Collapsed Trachea Heart Murmurs Hydrocephalus Hypoglycemia Open Fontanel Patellar Luxation Pulmonic Stenosis Shivering Demodectic Mange Legg-perthes Disease Von Willebrand's Disease
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Taco Terrier breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Taco Terrier see the vet?
The Taco Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Taco Terrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Taco Terrier be? What is the age limit of the Taco Terrier? How many years can the oldest Taco Terrier live?
13-15 years
The average lifespan of Taco Terrier: 14 years
Is the Taco Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
Taco Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Taco Terrier have? What is the activity level of the Taco Terrier?
Taco Terriers are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Taco Terrier dogs require per day?
Taco Terriers need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Taco Terriers don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Taco Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Taco Terrier risk for obesity:
Average: The Taco Terrier has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Taco Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers warm weather
Dogs that prefer warm weather conditions are typically breeds that were originally bred in warmer climates.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

The Taco Terrier has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Taco Terrier drool?
The Taco Terrier is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Taco Terrier As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Taco Terrier be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Taco Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Taco Terrier be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Taco Terrier be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Taco Terrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Taco Terrier be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Taco Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Taco Terrier be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Taco Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Taco Terrier be a boat dog?

Not really

Taco Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Taco Terrier be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Taco Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Taco Terrier dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Taco Terrier Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Taco Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Taco Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies

Taco Terrier Recognition

AKC Group
Is Taco Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Taco Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Taco Terrier breed?
American Canine Hybrid Club Designer Dogs Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. International Designer Canine Registry

Taco Terrier Pros and Cons

  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Taco Terrier's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Taco Terriers are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
  • Stinkiness: The Taco Terrier has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Watchdog Ability: Taco Terriers are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Taco Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Hypoallergenic: Taco Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Shedding Level: Taco Terriers shed above average.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Taco Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Taco Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.

Taco Terrier History

The Taco Terrier or in its other name, the Toy Chisoxy is a hybrid breed. The breed is a result of crossbreeding two purebred dogs, the Toy Fox Terrier, and the Chihuahua. The name Taco Terrier is a reference to the little Chihuahua in the commercials of a fast-food chain restaurant named Taco Bell in the United States. The Taco Terrier is thought to be developed around the 1980s when the popularity of hybrid breeds started to increase significantly in the United States. Consequently, this is a relatively new breed, thus their history is short too. However, in order to understand the motive behind the creation of this hybrid breed, we need to examine the two parent breeds.

One of the Taco Terrier’s ancestors is the Chihuahua. The Chihuahua is originated from Mexico, from sometimes around 3000 B.C., from the Techichi dog, which was an ancient Mesoamerican breed used during Toltec sacrificial ceremonies. According to the mythological documents, this little dog was serving as a guide in the afterlife for their families after they died. The modern Chihuahua, that we know today, was not common until the beginning of the 20th century when Spanish musician Xavier Cugat started to show his Chihuahua in his public appearances. The little dogs became popular in a short amount of time in the United States, and they have been owned by many celebrities too, including Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Madonna, and even Marilyn Monroe. The Chihuahua is recognized by most of the major kennel clubs including the AKC (American Kennel Club) since 1904.

The Toy Fox Terrier is the other parent breed of the Taco Terrier. The breed finds its origins in the United States, from the 1900s. The Italian Greyhound, Miniature Pinscher, Smooth Fox Terrier, and the Manchester Terrier are thought to be the predecessors of the Toy Fox Terrier. This Terrier breed was developed for the same reason as any other Terrier breeds; to chase and hunt foxes, and to control the rodent and vermin population around the farms. Toy Fox Terriers were also employed in circuses, performing tricks, and showcasing their agility capabilities. These tiny Terriers are very good jumpers, they can jump up to four feet high in the air. The Toy Fox Terrier, just like the Chihuahua also starred in many commercials around the globe. The AKC recognized the breed in 2003.

Breeders wanted to combine these two-parent breeds’ best abilities and traits, that is why they created the Taco Terrier. The breed almost instantly became popular among the Terrier community. The Taco Terrier fits into and can adapt to every lifestyle from the cities to the farms. The breed comes in several different colors, which is also compelling for future owners. They inherited the Chihuahua’s small physique, yet they are robust like other Terriers. Nowadays, they are mostly kept as family pets, but the breed is commonly showed at agility competitions. The Taco Terrier is ultimately a very intelligent and eager t please dog, that gets along very well with any animal or anyone. Despite its small size, the Taco Terrier is a great guard and watchdog. Just like any other new, hybrid breeds, the Taco Terrier is not recognized by the major kennel clubs yet.

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  • Clouds Edward Bauer

    Oct 14, 2020, 1:13:19 AM:

    He is exactly as described! And we love that, although stubborn, he is willing to listen when necessary, highly energetic, very playful, and very affectionate for a little dog, he does like to herd people though

  • sassy

    May 25, 2020, 4:45:30 AM:

    loveable sweet playful friendly loves her choc lab adopted mother lets you know when she wants something very alert