Mini Fo-Tzu

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Mini Fo-Tzu History

The Mini Fo-Tzu is a mixed-breed dog that is a cross between the Shih Tzu and the Lhasa Apso. The Mini Fo-Tzu is not officially recognized by any major canine registry, including the AKC, UKC, or CKC. The origin of the name “Mini Fo-Tzu” is unknown. According to one theory, the name is a portmanteau of the words “miniature” and “fo-tu”, which are the first two letters of the dog’s name. The theory is that “miniature” refers to the size of the dog, and “fo-tu” is a reference to the small tuft of hair on the animal’s head. Another theory is that “mini” is a reference to the fact that the Miniature Pinscher is the ancestor of the Mini Fo-Tzu.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America, Australia

Mini Fo-Tzu Physical Characteristics

The Miniature Bull Terrier is a toy-size breed of dog that is typically 8 to 11 inches in height at the withers and weighing between 5 and 12 pounds. They have a blocky, cobby, compact, sturdy, muscular, stocky, and short-legged frame. They have a rectangular head with a very wide muzzle. Their short, smooth coat can be any color, including red, fawn, white, brindle, black, or a mixture of these colors. They have a straight tail that is usually docked. The Miniature Bull Terrier is a courageous, alert, and confident little dog that is loyal to his family.

Eye Colors

Brown, Amber

Nose Colors

Black, Brown

Coat Colors

Short, Medium, Long

Height Range

Male Height Range: 10 – 15 inches

Female Height Range: 9 – 14 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 10 – 15 lbs

Female Weight Range: 8 – 13 lbs

Mini Fo-Tzu Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Mini Fo-Tzu Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Canine Hip Dysplasia, Kidney Problems, Von Willebrand’s Disease, Legg-Calve Perthes Disease, Liver Problems, Allergies, Ear Health and Infection, Reverse Sneezing

Mini Fo-Tzu Temperament and Behaviour

The Miniature Foo-Tu is a small, compact dog. They are extremely loyal to their owners, protective of them, and dependent on them for their well-being. They are full of personality and make great apartment dogs. They like to bark, but are generally quiet and sweet. They get along well with children and other household pets, but tend to be a bit mischievous.

Mini Fo-Tzu Activity Requirements

The Mini Fo-Tzu is a cross between a Pomeranian and a Toy or Miniature Poodle. They are sometimes referred to as a “Toy-Shih Tzu,” or “Teacup Pom-Pei.” They are small, compact, and come in a variety of colors and markings. The Mini Fo-Tzu is an energetic little dog that enjoys a daily walk. While they don’t need a ton of exercise, they do benefit from some mental stimulation. A game of fetch or tug of war is a great way to give your Mini Fo-Tzu the mental and physical workout they need. The Mini Fo-Tzu is a relatively friendly, outgoing, and adaptable breed. They make excellent companions for people of all ages. They are also great house dogs and tend to be very calm, even-tempered, and non-aggressive.

Miles Per Day

9 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Mini Fo-Tzu is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Mini Fo-Tzu is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Mini Fo-Tzu is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Mini Fo-Tzu is part of the Unclassified group.

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