Toy Fox Terrier
The Toy Fox Terrier is a small, alert breed that makes an excellent companion. They are friendly, spirited and require minimal grooming.
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- Large, dark, round eyes
- Inverted V-shaped, erect ears
- Coat: Short, smooth hair
- Colors include: Tri-color, white and chocolate with tan, white with tan, white with black
- Docked tail
- Height: 9 to 11 inches
- Weight: 3.5-7 pounds
- Average lifespan: 13-14 years
- Tough, active, curious, smart, alert, loving, sensitive, can be stubborn
- Interaction with people: Not recommended for small children
- Training: Easy to train
- Hypothyroidism with Goiter
- Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
- Patellar luxation
- von Willebrand's Disease (blood disorder)
- Skin disorders (including demodicosis)
While the listed ailments may be common in this breed, not all members of the breed suffer from these conditions. Responsible breeders screen for orthopedic and genetic diseases.
- OK for apartments
- Needs daily walks
- Easy to groom
- Light shedder
- Brush with firm-bristle once a week
- Also known as the American Toy Terrier
- Used as hearing dogs for the deaf
- The Toy Fox Terrier was bred from the Fox Terrier to have a milder, less feisty disposition
- Originated during the 1930s in the U.S.
- Developed by crossing Smooth Fox Terriers, English Toy Terriers and Chihuahuas
- Originally used as ratters
- Miniaturized through selective breeding