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Toy Fox Terriers are truly a big dog in a small package.They love chasing squirrels and are expert lizard hunters, but are calmer than other toy terriers and take their job of family couch potato very seriously.

The breed’s colors are white, chocolate and tan; white and tan; white and black; or tri-color.

They require an owner that can keep up with their high energy life-style. They excel at many activities such as obedience, agility and long walks in the woods. Older kids love them because of their endless sense of play but they are too small to do well with very young children.


This is a true American breed and was created by crossing various terrier and toy breeds including Miniature Pinschers, Italian Greyhounds, Chihuahuas and Manchester Terriers. They are a mix of terrier and toy -- neither as active as the one nor as soft as the other.

By the Numbers

Size: 8.5" to 11.5” at the shoulder. He is square in proportion.
Coat Care: 1 – Very low; . Requires an occasional bath
Trainability: 8: quite willing and eager, though is very easily distracted.
Energy level: 7 They are active and happy dogs that require an owner that can keep up with them.
Good with Children: 6 but only children older than 6; they can be delicate as a puppy.
Noise level: medium -- 6 
Low Shedding/hypoallergenic: 3 -- low Despite the short coat, they do shed and are not hypoallergenic.

To find a quality breeder, start your search with What Makes a Responsible Breeder and the American Toy Fox Terrier Club, To make sure YOU have what it takes, check out What Makes a Responsible Pet Owner.

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