Toy Fox Terrier

Toy Fox Terrier History/Evolution:

The Toy Fox Terrier was developed in the early 1900s by American fanciers who crossed small Smooth Fox Terriers with Toy breeds such as Miniature Pinschers and Manchester Terriers. The breed retains the working abilities of the Terrier but has a mild and amusing character that makes these dogs wonderful home companions. Accepted by the AKC in 2001, the Toy Fox Terrier does well on the farm, in the show ring, and in conformation, agility, and obedience trials.

Toy Fox Terrier Size:

Small, 81/2 to 111/2 inches, 3 to 7 pounds.

Toy Fox Terrier Color:

Tricolor; white, chocolate, and tan; white and tan; white and black, all with predominately colored head.

Toy Fox Terrier Temperament:

Alert, spirited, determined. Animated, playful, loyal; may not warm to strangers right away.

Toy Fox Terrier Energy level:

Medium to high

Toy Fox Terrier Best owner:

Active individual or family with post-toddler children.

Toy Fox Terrier Needs:

Exercise, training and attention to divert it from digging and barking; fenced yard for hunting and exploring.

Toy Fox Terrier Life expectancy:

13 to 14 years.