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This breed, the Toy Fox Terrier, is one of a kind. Long history. Good, dedicated breeders. Healthy, happy, very solid mind, good physics, small but not too small. A terrier but not a hunting terrier – everything that you have wished for!

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The Toy Fox Terrier breed has a very long history, lasting for a century. Toy Fox Terriers could easily been used in circus shows by clowns, and they are said to make great companions for owners with a good sense of humor!As a terrier breed, they are often active, but not as hyper-active as the Jack Russell Terrier, and are said to be well suited for older and not hunting hobbyist owners. Note, Toy Fox Terriers do not have hunting traits.

They are quite trainable and often cited as making wonderful companions for people with disabilities. They are also very lovable and loyal to their owners. In addition, dogs of this breed tend not to bark very much if they are trained well. Toy Fox Terriers, much more than many active and intelligent breeds, can learn to respond to a number of words.

The Toy Fox Terrier is easy to groom, although grooming is generally seen as unneeded due to how short the hairs are (under a centimetre in length most of the time). Sometimes, it is necessary to comb and brush the coat. The hairs shed very frequently.

Toy Fox Terriers adapt well to apartment life but love to have room to run. They are active indoors and will do without a yard, as they can usually take care of their own exercise needs. They often have trouble tolerating cold weather without careful acclimation. Their life expectancy is about fifteen years but this is individual information. We have Toy Fox Terriers that are 21 yrs old and still going strong!

Toy Fox Terriers are significantly healthful and resilient, however, as with many toy breeds, some are prone to patellar luxation (slipped stifle). Legg-Calvé-Perthes syndrome and von Willebrand's disease are uncommon.

Some Toy Fox Terrier breeders can trace their dogs’ lineage back to a Smooth Fox Terrier called "Foiler", the first fox terrier registered by the Kennel Club in Britain, circa 1875-76.

United Kennel Club (UKC) and National Toy Fox Terrier Association (NTFTA) plays a huge and imoportant role in this breed. Here in Europe the European Toy Fox Terrier Association (ETFTA) is the hub for for healthy, active and happy Toy Fox Terrier.

Breed Standard

With this breed the weight point is much more on the "total dog" than many others. Everyone knows these irritating small, hysteric, barking dog breeds - the Toy Fox Terrier is something totally different. Solid minded, strong built, healhy... A DOG! Small but still a dog.

Keep this in mind when reading the breeding standard - click here.


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