The Toy Fox Terrier stands
8.5 to 11.5 inches tall at the shoulder. He has naturally erect
ears, and his short, sleek coat is tri-colour, white and black, white and tan,
or white, chocolate and tan.
His small size and lack of heavy protective fur make him sensitive to
temperature extremes. An easy-care and long-lived dog whose
grooming needs are minimal, the Toy Fox Terrier today is a beloved
companion and good watchdog.
The Toy Fox Terrier has all the
personality of the original Fox Terrier wrapped up in a pint-sized
package. Comical and playful, Toy Fox Terriers have been used in 'dog and
pony' shows and performed tricks for the circus. The Toy Fox Terrier has
the lively, outgoing, and spunky terrier nature. Like the other terriers,
he has a "big dog personality in a small dog body". He knows no
fear and will not back down even when confronted by much larger dogs. Devoted and
loving, the Toy Fox Terrier tends to be a one-person or one-family dog. A
definite house dog, he
loves to be with his people and does not like living in a kennel.
A truly easy-care dog, the Toy Fox
Terrier can get just about all the exercise he needs by running around the
house. Intelligent, and easily trained and housebroken, the Toy Fox
Terrier will benefit from early obedience training and socialization. Like many smaller dogs, he
is too fragile for the rough housing of very young children.