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Toxirn

Cairn Terrier / Chihuahua Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

Close up front view - A wiry looking, perk eared, tan with white Toxirn dog sitting in sand looking forward. There is a ball with a rope through it to the left of it. It is wearing a black dog tag that reads 'BEAN'. The dog has wide round dark eyes and a black nose.

Bean the Toxirn at 3 years old—"This is Bean, a Chihuahua / Cairn mix. She weighs in at about 5 pounds at 3 years old. She has the best temperment of any small dog I've ever met. "

Other Names

CairnHuaHua

Cairin-Chi

Cairnchi

Description

The Toxirn is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Cairn Terrier and the Chihuahua. 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

DBR = Designer Breed Registry

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®

Recognized Names

American Canine Hybrid Club = Toxirn

Designer Breed Registry = Cairnchi

Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Cairin-Chi

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry® = Cairn-Chi

Close up front side view - A tan long-haired Toxirn dog sitting on a bed looking to the right. It has long hair, a blak nose and an underbite.

Dolce the Toxirn at 6 years old—"My little guy was thrown away at about 3 weeks old. He's a fighter, heartbeat and my love. When I got him he weighed about 3lbs. He now is a fat 23lbs! Dolce' thinks he is a person and I let him! He has the attitude of a puppy and his funny ways make me laugh daily! What a smart and caring dog I was blessed with. I am happy to be his owner! Dolche' in Italian means sweet/love."

Close up side view - A wiry looking, tan Toxirn dog laying on its left side and it is looking forward. The dog has large, round dark eyes, a black nose, big perk ears and a large underbite that makes its bottom teeth show.

Mr. Gibbs the Cairn Terrier/ Chihuahua mix at 1 year old—"We got him through a rescue service. He was one of 4 puppies (Eenie, Meenie, Minie and Mo). He was Meenie. He picked me to adopt him. I love him because he makes me laugh everyday. He is quite a character"

Top down view of a tan with black Toxirn puppy that is standing across a rug and its head is slightly tilted to the left. The dog has wiry looking hair, perk ears, round eyes and a black nose.

"This is my Cairn Terrier / Chihuahua hybrid (Toxirn) named Roxy at 6 months old. She is an amazing dog. Very intelligent, loves to exercise and play."

Top down view of a wiry looking, tan with black Toxrin dog that is sitting on a rug, it is looking up and to the right. It has perk ears and longer hair on its snout and face.

Cairn Terrier / Chihuahua mix breed dog (Toxirn) named Roxy at 6 months old

A tan with black Toxirn dog laying across a white pillow and it is looking forward. It has short hair on its legs and back and longer wiry hair on its face, large round brown eyes, a black nose, black lips and large dark perk ears.

Daisy the Toxirn (Cairn / Chihuahua mix breed dog) at about 3 years old

Top down view of a wiry looking, black with white and tan Toxirn dog that is laying on a blacktop surface and it is looking up. It has soft looking almond dark eyes, ears that are set wide apart folded up and down to the sides, a black nose and a white belly with a black body and some gray on its neck.

Miss Beana the Toxirn (Cairn / Chihuahua mix breed dog)—"This is Miss Beana. She is a true Toxirn. Her mother is a blonde Cairn Terrier named Cookie and her father is a tan and white Chihuahua named Max. We are good friends with the family we got her from, so we know this to be fact. I fell in love with her the first time I held her at 10 days old and she's been my best friend ever since. She is smart, dedicated and deeply loyal. She is kind and extremely loving to all that she meets. She is also one rough and tough girl and loves playing hard with her two brothers. Johnny, who is a German Shepherd, Lab/Pit Bull mix and outweighs her by 40 pounds and the other is a Yorkie named Baby Woody. She is also friends with all of my adopted cats and gets along great with dogs that she just meets at the dog park. All in all, Miss Beana is one great dog with a personality that keeps going and going. She is very vocal and I swear she says Mama every so often. We love her so much we wanted to share her beauty and essence with everyone."

Close up - A short-legged, wiry looking, black with white and tan Toxirn dog sitting on a dog bed on a table and it is looking forward. The dogs brown round eyes are wide open and its nose is black.

Miss Beana the Toxirn (Cairn / Chihuahua mix breed dog)

The left side of a soft looking, black and tan with white Toxirn dog sitting across a hardwood porch looking to the left. Its mouth is open and it looks like it is smiling. There are raindrops on the wood of the porch. The dog has dark eyes and a black nose.

Miss Beana the Toxirn (Cairn / Chihuahua mix breed dog) with her coat shaved sitting on the deck in the rain

The right side of a short-legged, black and tan with white Toxirn that is laying across a step.

Miss Beana the Toxirn (Cairn / Chihuahua mix breed dog) with her coat shaved sleeping by the stairs

Top down view of a black and tan with white Toxirn that is sitting across a hardwood floor, it is looking up and to the left. Its mouth is open and it looks like it is smiling. It has wiry hair around its snout and brown eyes.

Miss Beana the Toxirn (Cairn / Chihuahua mix breed dog) with her coat shaved

Top down view of a black and tan with white Toxirn puppy is sitting on a blanket looking up. It has wide round brown eyes, a black nose and small ears that fold forward in a v-shape.

Miss Beana the Toxirn (Cairn / Chihuahua mix breed dog) as a puppy

Close up - A scruffy looking, tan Toxirn dog sitting on a carpet looking forward. There is a bed and a potted plant behind it. The dog has small perk ears with fringe hair hanging from them, dark eyes, a black nose and black lips.

Zeppelin the Toxirn (Cairn / Chihuahua mix breed dog)—"This is Zeppelin, my 5 year old Cairn Terrier/Chihuahua hybrid. His mother was a Cairn Terrier and his father was a Chihuahua. He is a hog for attention and is very playful. Zeppelin is very smart, so it was easy to train him; but it has been a challenge for him to get along with dogs not from our household."

A wet tan with white Toxirn dog sitting in a doorway looking forward. It has large perk ears that are sticking out to the sides and a black nose.

Zeppelin the Toxirn (Cairn / Chihuahua mix breed dog) all wet

A small tan with white Toxirn dog sitting on the trunk of a fallen tree wearing a blue ribbon looking to the right. The dog has short hair with longer wiry hair on its cheeks, a black nose and dark eyes.

"I have a Cairn Terrier/Chihuahua hybrid. His name is Diego Sanders. His birthday is November 11th. I got him as a Christmas present. He's a very friendly little guy. He's also very hard headed, but everyone loves him."

The upperhalf of a tan with white Toxirn dog standing across a log and it is looking to the right. It has a darker short undercoat with thin lighter hair coming out that gives it a scruffy look. It has perk ears.

Diego Sanders the Toxirn (Cairn / Chihuahua mix breed dog) at 2 years old

Front side view - A tan with white Toxirn dog laying across a black arm chair and it is looking forward. The dog has large perk ears.

Diego Sanders the Toxirn (Cairn / Chihuahua mix breed dog) as a puppy at 9 months old

Top down view of a short-haired, tan with white Toxirn puppy laying across a bed looking forward. The dog has a tan body and a black snout wiht dark eyes and small ears that stick up and fold over to the front in a v-shape.

Diego Sanders the Toxirn (Cairn / Chihuahua mix breed dog) as a puppy at 8 weeks old