Toy Fox Terrier
- AKC recognized in 2003
- Lifespan: 13-15 years
- Size: Small
- Energy: Medium
- Recommended Crate Size: 18” – 22” dog crate*
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The Toy Fox Terrier are a small dog breed with an athletic and sturdy appearance. They are descended from the larger Fox Terrier but are considered a different breed. They are also known as American Toy Terrier or Amertoy. The Toy Fox Terrier originates in the United States, which makes them “truly American”.
The American Kennel Club formally recognized the Toy Fox in 2003. These medium energy dogs are known as intelligent, quick, and very active dogs. With training, the Toy Fox Terrier will be able to respond to numerous words with ease. It is no wonder that this breed is often used in circus shows. That and they a good sense of humor. How about with kids you might ask? It is recommended that your Toy Fox Terrier is best suited for older kids. They are good with other dogs, as long as they are properly trained. They will bark when necessary.
Toy Fox Terrier dogs have muscular bodies with a short, high-set tail. Their coat is fine, shot, and glossy in black with tan, with areas of tan on the face. There are 5 colors registered in American Kennel Club which are White & Black, White & Tan, White Black & Tan, White Chocolate & Tan, and White Chocolate. They have about 8-12 inches in height and 3.5-7 pounds in weight.
It is recommended to provide feed formulated to extra small breeds. It is highly recommended that you discuss your dog’s feed with your veterinarian and/or breeder in order to determine size and frequency of meals in order to ensure a healthy, long life. It is also important to ensure that clean, fresh water is always available.
Fox Toy Terrier are easy to groom, and although many people say that grooming is unneeded because these dogs have such short hair, it is still important to do on a regular basis. Not just to keep them clean and healthy, but for a strong bonding experience with your dog. It is recommended to comb and brush their coat. They are prone to periodontal disease so daily brushing will really help to prevent any undesirable problems. Dental cleanings would be ideal if you have time and resources to take your dog to the vet. Giving them chewable toys or dental bones are also a good idea.
With their unquestionable intelligence, training is really good for them. They are too active to just lay under the sun or sit on the sofa to watch TV. They will need to walk or lightly jog in order to release their energy. They love to explore anything outdoors but if you live in an apartment or in a small house, providing indoor training such as catching ball is a great way to stay active in between outdoor trips.
Pet Crate Size
Pet Crates Direct recommends 18” to 22” dog crates* for most adult Toy Fox Terrier.
* Links for crate sizes will bring you to the most appropriate Amazon page.
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