Toy Fox Terrier
This all-American breed is a diminutive yet fun-loving companion.
Height: 8.5 to 11.5 inches at shoulder
Weight: 3.5 to 7 pounds
Coat: short and smooth
Life span: 13 to 14 years
Breed Group: Companion Dogs
Originally created as smaller versions of their larger Smooth Fox Terrier ancestors, Toy Fox Terriers have been used for a variety of tasks, serving as ratters on farms and as hunters of small game such as squirrel. They have been successful circus dogs and performers and their intelligence helps them to do well in obedience and agility competitions. Their most important purpose, however, is to be a loyal, loving, and devoted companion that amuses and entertains their families.
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General Characteristics
Amount of shedding
Apartment appropriate
Cold tolerance
Dog friendly
Drooling potential
Predatory tendencies
Potential for weight gain
Affectionate with family
Compatible with kids
Easy to groom