Toy Fox Terrier

Toy Fox Terrier
Vital Statistics:
Place of Origin: United States
Group: Toy, Terrier
Height: 8 1/2 – 11 in.
Weight: 5-8 lbs.
Life span: 12-15 yrs.
Trainability: high
Good with children: yes, with older children
Good with other pets: yes

What is the origin of the Toy Fox Terrier?

The Toy Fox Terrier is descended from the English Fox Terrier. It was miniaturized in the U.S. by careful breeding.

What does the Toy Fox Terrier look like?

The Toy Fox is 8 1/2-11 1/2 inches tall and weighs 5-8 lbs. Eyes are round, slightly prominent and dark. Ears are erect and pointed, set high. The tail is set high, carried erect, docked where this practice continues. The coat is smooth and shiny with a fine texture. Colors are white with or without body marking matching head color. Groom by brushing once or twice a week.

What is the temperament of the Toy Fox Terrier?

These pint-size dogs are very courageous and ready to take on larger critters. They are highly intelligent, very playful and mischievous. Toy Foxes should have positive consistent training. They are good with older children and with other pets if raised with them. Toy Foxes have lots of energy and need daily walks and playtime in a secure area. Because of their size, fences need to be secure enough so they can’t get out. They can live in apartments as well.

What is the Toy Fox Terrier used for?

Toy Foxes were used to keep the mouse and rat population down on farms. They are loving, loyal, protective companions.

Possible Health Issues

Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, hypothyroidism with goiter, patellar luxation, von Willebrand’s Disease, lens luxation



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