Description: This breed may be small physically, but is a robust little terrier that retains all the passion of its Fox Terrier ancestors. This breed acts bigger than it is and is tough and bright, but stubborn. Curious and active, the Toy Fox Terrier keeps its young spirit throughout its life and still has retained the hunting instincts of its larger cousins.
These dogs are intelligent, loving, sensitive, pleasant, very alert, inquisitive and quick. He learns new tasks quickly, is eager to please, and adapts to almost any situation. He is a highly animated toy dog that is comical, entertaining and playful all of his life. This is a companion dog that has not forgotten its ancient terrier instincts, and will therefore fight mice and small animals. Affectionate and very loyal, this breed is an exceptionally intelligent, trainable dog. Some have been trained to assist handicapped people around the home. It has proven to be an excellent hearing dog for the
Height: 8.5 - 11.5 inches
Weight: Female Ibs, Male Ibs
Colors: Fifty percent of body is white with or without black body spots, with a rich and clear colour. It has tan markings on cheeks, lips, and eyes.
Coat: Has a short, satiny, fine in texure and smooth to the touch and is slightly longer at the rufff, uniformly covering the body.
Temperament: The Toy Fox Terrier is intelligent, alert and friendly and completely loyal and protective to it owner. He learns quick, eager to please and adapts to almost any situation and he is not easily intimidated.
With Children: Yes, entertaining and playful and companions for children
Special Skills: Superior Intelligence
Care and Training: The Toy Fox Terrier enjoy to explore the outdoor kingdom, but should not be kept outside continually, in cold weather a coat is necessary and do not like to be wet. They eat little and maintain a neat apperance with no speial grooming required.
Learning Rates: Intelligent, alert, quick to learn
Activity: Very High
Living Environment: A home with a fenced yard.
Health Issues: Skin Problems, Demodectic mange. Patellar Luxation which dislocates the kneecap
Country of Origin: America
History: The Toy Fox Terrier is a true American created by a loyal following who crossed small smoothFox Terriers with various toy breed including Min Pin. It was a working terrier and all year around.
First Registered by the AKC: 1936