The Toy Fox Terrier is a small terrier breed of toy dog, directly descended from the larger Fox Terrier but considered a separate breed. Toy Fox Terriers are small dogs with a muscular and athletic appearance. Notable characteristic traits include a short glossy and predominantly white coat, coupled with a predominantly solid head, and a short, high-set tail.
The breed has been deemed elegant and graceful with V-shaped ears and large eyes. The height ranges from 8.5–11.5 inches at the shoulder and weight from 3.5-9 pounds. They are in many ways similar to the Miniature Fox Terrier.
The Toy Fox Terrier – The Playful Companion
The Toy Fox Terrier is also called the America Toy Terrier and the Amertoy. This robust toy dog is a playful companion dog. He may be small in size but he thinks he is big! He is determined and not easily intimidated. These dogs are a well balanced and have grace and agility in equal measure with stamina and strength.
The Toy Fox Terrier has an alert expression with a muscular body and an elegant outline. He has a black nose with round and dark eyes. His ears are v-shaped and are erect with a docked tail that is short and carried high. His hair is short, thick and glossy which is predominately white with black and tan markings. These dogs weight between 3.5 – 7 pounds, are around 10 inches tall and usually live between 13-15 years.
CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT
The Toy Fox Terrier’s are wonderful indoor companions that are highly animated and can be highly comical and entertaining. They tend to be a playful dog their whole life’s. These dogs love human company, are eager to please and are great lap dogs. With their high intelligence, they are very trainable and learn quickly. This also makes them easily house trained.
They have excellent hearing and are a great hearing dog for the deaf. They can be trained to take a person to the source of sounds like a phone ringing. He will make a good family pet but not recommended for a family with small children. He is hurt to easily because of his size. He does like to play fly ball and fetch with older children. He will accept other dogs in the family.
The Toy Fox Terrier does still have his ancient terrier instincts and he likes to hunt like chasing squirrels and rodents. They however make good apartment dogs and are active indoors. These dogs are prone to legg calve perthes, sifle, and allergies. They cannot tolerate cold weather so if outside in the cold they need a coat. They easy to groom with occasional brushing and keeping nails short. They are light shedders.