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Fo-Tzu

Shih Tzu / Toy Fox Terrier Hybrid Dogs

Information and Pictures

Close Up upper body shot - A white with brown wiry-looking Fo-Tzu puppy is laying on a pillow on top of a couch

Chloe the Fo-Tzu puppy at about 1 year and 8 months old—"'We love Chloe. She is definitely the baby of the family. She loves to be active when we are and to lounge around when we do. She goes jogging with me almost every day for 3 to 5 miles and she literally prances while I huff and puff next to her. She is quite the athlete and is so graceful. Sometimes she reminds me of a deer when she runs.

"Every night she sleeps with one of my children. They take turns with her. She knows that she is supposed to stay in whichever bed I place her. It's amazing how she just knows that she needs to stay where I put her. She usually goes to sleep with one of my younger children. Then, when my 16-year-old goes to bed, he often 'steals' Chloe from one of his younger siblings.

"Chloe also loves to play with other dogs and gets along well with all types of dogs. Our neighbors all have bigger dogs and Chloe loves to run around with them like she is part of their pack. It's funny seeing a little dog like that who is perfectly comfortable hanging out and frolicking with Labs and Boxers.

"Chloe still occasionally has an accident in the house, but it is rare. She is well potty-trained. She is also very healthy and weighs about 13 pounds."

Other Names

Toy Fo-Tzu

Description

The Fo-Tzu is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Shih Tzu and the Toy Fox Terrier. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Recognition

ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®

A white, black and tan Fo-Tzu puppy is standing at a beach with a person holding its paws up in the air with its hands.

Byelka the Fo-Tzu puppy living in Austria

A white, black and tan Fo-Tzu puppy is wearing a harness and laying on rocks and looking up

Byelka the Fo-Tzu puppy living in Austria

A white, black and tan Fo-Tzu puppy is standing on a floor jumped up on its hind legs against a person

Byelka the Fo-Tzu at 7 months old living in Austria

A wiry-looking white, black and tan Fo-Tzu is wearing a harness while laying on a tan throw rug and looking to the left.

Byelka the Fo-Tzu at 9 months old living in Austria

A wiry-looking white, black and tan Fo-Tzu is sitting on a grey bench and looking up.

Byelka the Fo-Tzu at 11 months old living in Austria

Close Up - A wiry-looking white, black and tan Fo-Tzu is sitting in the corner of a grey bench

Byelka the Fo-Tzu at 11 months old living in Austria

A wiry-looking white, black and tan Fo-Tzu is laying on a human's and there are two pillows behind it

Chloe the Fo-Tzu puppy at 8 ½ weeks old

A wiry-looking white, black and tan Fo-Tzu is standing on a porch in front of a house and looking forward. There is an RV in the background

Chloe the Fo-Tzu puppy at about 1 year and 8 months old

One tan and white Fo-Tzu dog laying down and there is another tan and white Fo-Tzu sitting next to it on top of a blanket on the floor in front of a couch.

Chloe and her brother Tucker (also shown below)—Tucker is the puppy on the left in this picture, and Chloe is on the right. Their owners are also siblings, so they get the dogs together from time to time to play with each other. Both owners say their dogs love to play together.

A tan white and black Fo-Tzu puppy is laying on a blue blanket

Tucker the Fo-Tzu puppy at 3½ months old (Shih Tzu / Toy Fox Terrier mix)

A tan white and black Fo-Tzu puppy is wearing a big blue bone tag and sitting on a blue blanket

Tucker the Fo-Tzu puppy at 3½ months old (Shih Tzu / Toy Fox Terrier mix)

A tan white and black Fo-Tzu puppy is sitting outside in grass surrounded by leaves

Tucker the Fo-Tzu puppy at 3½ months old (Shih Tzu / Toy Fox Terrier mix)

A tan, white and black Fo-Tzu Puppy is laying on a black backdrop

Tucker the Fo-Tzu puppy at 5 ½ weeks old (Shih Tzu / Toy Fox Terrier mix)

A white and tan Fo-Tzu is laying in grass. He has a big underbite and his bottom row of teeth are showing

Beans the Fo-Tzu full grown at 1 year old (Shih Tzu / Toy Fox Terrier mix)

A white and tan Fo-Tzu Puppy is sitting on top of tan pillow on a tan couch

Beans the Fo-Tzu full grown at 1 year old (Shih Tzu / Toy Fox Terrier mix) on the sofa

A white and tan Fo-Tzu puppy is walking across sand at a beach at night.

Beans the Fo-Tzu full grown at 1 year old (Shih Tzu / Toy Fox Terrier mix) at the beach

A white and tan Fo-Tzu dog is standing in front of a body of water. He has an underbite and his bottom row of teeth are showing.

Beans the Fo-Tzu full grown at 1 year old (Shih Tzu / Toy Fox Terrier mix) at the beach

A tan and white Fo-Tzu Puppy is sitting on a purple backdrop

Beans the Fo-Tzu puppy at 5 ½ weeks old (Shih Tzu / Toy Fox Terrier mix)

A tan and white with black Fo-Tzu puppy is standing in grass and there are yellow leaves around it

Tucker the Fo-Tzu puppy at 3½ months old (Shih Tzu / Toy Fox Terrier mix)

A tan and white Fo-Tzu puppy is sitting on a brown and tan carpet and looking up

Berkie the Fo-Tzu puppy at 3 months old (Shih Tzu / Toy Fox Terrier hybrid)

Side view - A tan and white Fo-Tzu is wearing a purple harness standing on a blacktop surface and looking up

Berkie the Fo-Tzu at 9 months old— "She is very active and spoiled. She's a delight to have, with a very cheerful temperament and very loveable. At the time of these pictures, she weighed approx. 10 lbs."

A tan and white Fo-Tzu dog is laying outside on a white with brown paw print dog bed

Berkie the Fo-Tzu at 9 months old on her pillow bed

A tan and white with black Fo-Tzu puppy is sitting on a black backdrop

Fudge the Fo-Tzu puppy at 5 ½ weeks old (Shih Tzu / Toy Fox Terrier mix)

A tan and white with black Fo-Tzu puppy is outside walking across a wooden table

Fudge the Fo-Tzu puppy 4 months old (Shih Tzu / Toy Fox Terrier mix)

Close Up - A tan and white Fo-Tzu puppy is standing in grass.

Fudge the Fo-Tzu puppy 4 months old (Shih Tzu / Toy Fox Terrier mix)

A black and white with tan Fo-Tzu is laying on a black and red blanket

"Bentley the Fo-Tzu loves all people and all pets. Not a mean bone in his body. Knows how to sit, lie down, stay and stand on command. I've heard him bark maybe twice in the year and a half I've had him. He is 1 year and 4 months old at the time. He's a cuddler as well when he winds down."