Toy Fox Terrier

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Toy Fox Terrier History

The Toy Fox Terrier is a terrier that originated in the British Isles. The ancestors of the modern-day toy fox terrier were small, feisty and tenacious working dogs. The modern day toy fox terrier descends from the English White Terrier, which was first recognized by the Kennel Club of England in 1885. The contemporary version of the toy fox terrier was standardized in 1874, and was then split off into two distinct breeds in 1891; one with smooth coats and the other with rough coats. The Rough and Smooth varieties are still recognized by the American Kennel Club, with the Smooth variety now commonly referred to as the “Toy Fox Terrier”. The Miniature version, which weighs between 3 and 7 pounds (1.4 and 3.2 kg), was officially recognized as a separate breed in 1979.

Toy Fox Terrier Physical Characteristics

The Chihuahua is a small, toy-sized breed of dog that is typically 7 to 11 inches in height and weighs about 5 to 7 pounds. They have a small, elegant build and a flat face with a pointed muzzle. They have large, round, dark eyes and erect ears. Their tails are long and thin and their ears are folded down over their eyes. They have a soft, silky coat that is in a variety of colors and is often trimmed and clipped. They are graceful and agile and have a friendly, playful personality.

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Height Range

Male Height Range: 8 – 11 inches

Female Height Range: 8 – 11 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 3 – 7 lbs

Female Weight Range: 3 – 7 lbs

Toy Fox Terrier Health

Description of breed health.


14-15 yrs

Toy Fox Terrier Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Lens Luxation, Von Willebrand’s Disease, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Allergies, Hypothyroidism

Toy Fox Terrier Temperament and Behaviour

The Toy Fox Terrier is an energetic, playful, and mischievous breed of dog. They are curious, loving, and devoted to their families. They are generally very good around children and other household pets, but should be supervised when playing with small children.

Toy Fox Terrier Activity Requirements

The Toy Fox Terrier is a small, sweet-natured dog that was first developed in England by crossing Smooth Fox Terriers with Miniature and Standard Wire Haired Fox Terriers. They are excellent companion dogs and are beloved for their loyalty, devotion, and companionship. As with most terrier breeds, the Toy Fox Terrier has a reputation for being feisty and stubborn. They generally do well with training, but they can be demanding at times. Training is an important part of owning any dog, and is especially important for very small breeds like the Toy Fox. While your Toy Fox may be small, they still require regular exercise. They can adapt to living in apartments, but they still need a daily walk and some time outside.

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Daily Food

0.8 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Recognized by the American Kennel Club

Toy Fox Terrier is part of the Toy group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Toy Fox Terrier is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Toy Fox Terrier is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club

Toy Fox Terrier is part of the Toy group.

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