Mini Fox Pinscher

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Mini Fox Pinscher History

The Miniature Fox Terrier, also known as the “Foxy”, is a cross-breed terrier originating from the United States. It is a smaller version of the American English Springer Spaniel, created through breeding between the Smooth Fox Terrier and the American Cocker Spaniel. The Miniature Fox Terrier has a compact square body, with a moderate length of leg. Its tail is docked and comes in various colours, including black-and-tan, red, brindle, pied, white, and merle. The coat is short and dense, and may be straight or slightly wavy. The ears are pricked, and the tail is docked. The head is round, with a cropped muzzle, and the nose is black. The eyes are dark, as are the teeth. The legs should be strong, with well-boned knees and hocks. Its gait should be active. The temperament of the Miniature Fox Terrier is steady, outgoing, confident, and adaptable. They are highly trainable, and tend to be good with children, although its small size means that its bite should not be underestimated. The Miniature Fox Terrier is a medium-sized, strong, and hardy working dog. The coat is very short, and sheds little to no hair. The colour of the coat is fox-red, rust, tan, silver, or blue. The coat is straight, with tight, but flowing waves. The ears are erect, and the tail is docked. The muzzle is slightly shorter

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Mini Fox Pinscher Physical Characteristics

The Miniature Fox Pinscher is a toy-sized breed of dog that typically stands between 9 and 11 inches at the shoulder and weighs between 8 and 15 pounds. They have a compact, muscular body and short, smooth, silky fur. The head is round and the ears are erect. The eye color is dark amber. The nose is large and black. The tail is curled and bushy. The feet are flat and well-muscled. The Mini Fox has a short, double-layered, soft, fine, and shiny outer coat that comes in solid red, orange or fawn. The undercoat is thick and woolly. This breed is clever, determined, and alert.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors

Black, Brown

Coat Colors

White, Black, Fawn, Brown, Red

Height Range

Male Height Range: 9 – 11 inches

Female Height Range: 9 – 11 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 6 – 10 lbs

Female Weight Range: 6 – 10 lbs

Mini Fox Pinscher Health

Description of breed health.


13-15 yrs

Mini Fox Pinscher Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Lens Luxation, Von Willebrand’s Disease, Legg-Calve Perthes Disease, Cataracts, Allergies, Hypothyroidism, Mitral Valve Disease, Corneal Dystrophy

Mini Fox Pinscher Temperament and Behaviour

The Miniature Fox Pinscher is an energetic, playful, and curious breed of dog. They are clever, but not overly so, and are thus easy to train. They are brave, agile, and athletic, and are great at sports. They are quick to make new friends, but are somewhat suspicious with new people or animals. They are fun-loving, mischievous, and boisterous, and make great family pets.

Mini Fox Pinscher Activity Requirements

The Mini Fox Pinscher is a small, compact dog that is typically friendly, playful, and energetic. They are known for their intelligence and their outgoing personality. Most Mini Fox Pinsers will benefit from a daily walk. This will provide both physical and mental stimulation. They are also fairly active indoors and will enjoy playing games of fetch or doing a short training session. The Mini Fox Pinscher is well suited to apartment living or to smaller homes. They don’t need a lot of space, but they do require daily walks.

Miles Per Day

6 miles

Activity Per Day

20 minutes

Daily Food

0.5 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Mini Fox Pinscher is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Mini Fox Pinscher is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Mini Fox Pinscher is part of the Unclassified group.

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