Taco Terrier

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Taco Terrier History

The Taco Terrier is a recent hybrid, or designer, dog breed that was developed by crossing the Bedlington terrier with the miniature Chihuahua. The Taco Terrier is a cross between the Chihuahua and the Bedlington terrier. The Taco is a short haired, small, compact, sturdy, alert, and nimble little dog. The breeder(s) of the Taco Terrier are as yet unknown. The Taco is a new and rare cross-breed, created in 2007. The breeders of the breed are currently unknown, although one breeder, Cathleen Neikirk, has mentioned breeding the Chihuahua with a golden doodle. The Taco is a fairly new addition to the toy group, and is relatively rare.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Taco Terrier Physical Characteristics

The Taco Terrier is a small, medium sized, compact, short-legged, long-bodied, and broad-chested multi-purpose terrier breed that typically stands between 12 and 16 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 12 and 32 pounds. They have a thick, soft, double coat of a brindle or grizzle color with lighter underparts and a narrow white stripe on the throat. They have a dark mask around the muzzle and dark eyes. The tail is curled over the back. The head is conical in shape with a short, blunt muzzle. They have small, erect triangular ears. The nose is black. The jaws are strong with a perfect scissor bite. They are energetic, courageous, energetic, and curious.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors

Black, Brown

Coat Colors

Black, Brown, Red, Cream, Fawn, Blue, White, Brindle, Sable, Pied

Height Range

Male Height Range: 8 – 11 inches

Female Height Range: 6 – 9 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 5 – 8 lbs

Female Weight Range: 3 – 6 lbs

Taco Terrier Health

Description of breed health.


12-16 yrs

Taco Terrier Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Pulmonic Stenosis, Hydrocephalus, Tracheal Collapse, Hypoglycemia, Molera, Skin Diseases and Disorders, Eye Conditions (Cataracts, Lens Luxation)

Taco Terrier Temperament and Behaviour

The Taco Terrier is a lively, intelligent and energetic dog. They are brave and protective of their families, and will quickly make their presence known if a stranger approaches. They are gentle with young children and are known to be very good with families.

Taco Terrier Activity Requirements

The Taco Terrier is a small, high-energy terrier that loves to play. They are intelligent, curious, and fearless, making them an excellent watchdog. They are also quick learners and are easy to train. Like all terriers, the Taco Terrier has a lot of energy. They are best suited to families that can provide them with plenty of exercise and attention. A daily walk or outdoor play session is perfect for this sweet, loyal dog. If you are looking for a small, playful dog, the Taco Terrier may be for you. They need lots of activity and attention from their human companions. If you can provide this, you will have a loyal and loving friend for life.

Miles Per Day

11 miles

Activity Per Day

90 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Taco Terrier is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Taco Terrier is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Taco Terrier is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Taco Terrier is part of the Unclassified group.

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