Height: 10 inches
Weight: 3-7 lbs.
Life Span: 13-15 yrs.
Breed Group: Terriers
The toy fox terrier, also called the American toy terrier, is spunky, loyal,
and sometimes protective. Early socialization and obedience training are
important to counteract this dog's tendency to be a little scrappy with
other dogs and to chase cats.
The toy fox is usually comfortable with gentle children eight years of age
or older. Because of its small size, it is well suited to apartment living.
The toy fox terrier's short, smooth coat is satiny to the touch. Color is
predominantly white on the body, sometimes with black spots; the head is
black, with tan on the cheeks and in spots over the eyes. White and black
(without tan) and white and tan (without black) are also seen.
Among the breed's distinguishing features are relatively large, erect ears.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
The toy fox terrier needs to be brushed once a week and bathed occasionally
to keep its coat shiny. This frisky entertainer needs several short, brisk
walks as well as a play session in a secured area daily.
The toy fox terrier was produced by breeding together runts of the smooth
fox terrier. Still adept at ratting, these bright, energetic dogs are more
likely to be used today as service dogs for the deaf or family companions
than as vermin exterminators.
Breed-related health concerns include patellar luxation.
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club