Fox Terrier Dalmatian Mix


The Fox Terrier Dalmatian Mix, is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Fox Terrier and the Dalmatian. Both of these dogs have very sweet personalities and will probably have a moderate energy level. The Fox Terrier is obviously a different type of dog than the dalmatian. It is much smaller and a different type of dog. What does this mixed breed look and act like? Is it more like the Fox Terrier or the Dalmatian? Those are the questions we will try and answer below. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Fox Terrier Dalmatian Mix.

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Here are some pictures of the Fox Terrier Dalmatian Mix




Fox Terrier Dalmatian Mix History

All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below.  If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. If you have a few minutes, please sign our petition to stop puppy mills.

Dalmatian History:

The first illustrations of the dog have been found in Croatia in the 1600’s. Like nearly every dog breed, they were used as dogs of war, to help hunt, and to protect the villages and houses. To this day, the breed retains a high guarding instinct; although friendly and loyal to those the dog knows and trusts. They have a strong hunting instinct and have been used as an excellent exterminator of rats and vermin and bird dogs among other things. You can’t talk about Dalmatians without talking about their role working for the firefighters for their role as firefighting apparatus escorts and firehouse mascots. It is thought they became so compatible with firehouses since they and horses are very compatible. the dogs were easily trained to run in front of the carriages to help clear a path and quickly guide the horses and firefighters to the fires. They are also pretty good watchdogs and were used to help protect the firehouse from would be thieves stealing strong, steady horses.

Fox Terrier History:

Small dogs were observed by the Romans in England in 54 BC being used by hunters to chase quarry into burrows and dens, demonstrating the instinctive terrier behaviour of "going to earth" Not much is known of early 19th century breeding practices that came to create the modern Fox Terrier. However it is thought that the Beagle, Old English Bulldog, English Toy Terrier, Pointer and even Dalmatian were all used in the creation and stabilisation of the breed.


Fox Terrier Dalmatian Mix Size and Weight

Fox Terrier

Height: 14 - 15 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 15 - 20 lb.

Lifespan: 12 - 15 years


Dalmatian

Height: 22 - 24 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 35 - 70 lb.

Lifespan: 10 - 13 years



Fox Terrier Dalmatian Mix Personality

This is a very loving and friendly dog that will greet you at the door each night with a smile and a wagging tail. They aim to please and love to be with their family. He wants to  be with the “pack” and is a loving member of the family. He does not like being left alone for long and can suffer from separation anxiety. He prefers to be around people and a part of activities. Early socialization and positive reinforcement are vital for all dogs. He is intelligent so training should be moderately easy. He should be rather affectionate and enjoy spending lots of time with you. Don’t plan on leaving him alone for long periods as he won’t do well alone. He wants to be with the “pack.”


Fox Terrier Dalmatian Mix Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.

The Dalmatian mixed with the Fox Terrier might be prone to Joint dysplasia, allergies, among other problems.


Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.



Fox Terrier Dalmatian Mix Care

What are the grooming requirements?

This will be a moderate shedding dog. Be prepared to brush them a few times a week and get a good brush. Some of the fox terriers shed more than what you might think. Also, get ready to invest in a good vacuum if you want to keep your floors clean! Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.

What are the exercise requirements?

Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down. This mix will more than likely have a higher energy level. Although smaller dogs, such as the Fox Terrier don’t typically need as much exercise as other dogs. This exercise will keep them from being destructive. A tired dog is a good dog.

Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down. A tired dog is a good dog.

What are the training requirements?

All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. The Fox Terrier is known for being hard-headed so plan on having to put a little more energy into that part. Proper socialization is imperative to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.



Fox Terrier Dalmatian Mix Feeding

A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.

Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.

A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.


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