The Toy Fox Terrier was originally created as a smaller version of his larger ancestor the Smooth Fox Terrier and was mainly used to hunt small game such as rabbit and squirrel. The average height of a Toy Fox Terrier is 8 inches to 11 inches weighing about 13 to 15 pounds. They have a lifespan of 12 to 14 years.
Originally bred to hunt small game and be a working dog the Toy Fox Terrier is a very intelligent and skilled in everything he does. He is very friendly, outgoing, courageous, entertaining, determined, alert and highly devoted to his master and his family. The Toy Fox Terrier loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many others. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might become very loud and destructive. The Toy Fox Terrier is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Basic training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference if you want to have an obedient dog.
Toy Fox Terrier Training:
Toy Fox Terrier is a very intelligent dog breed. They can learn new commands very quickly which makes them quite easy to train. Usually they enjoy any type of activity so training will not be a problem for them. In fact it can be something that they will really enjoy.
Toy Fox Terrier Shedding:
To be honest, the Toy Fox Terrier is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.
Toy Fox Terrier Grooming:
The Toy Fox Terrier, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.
Toy Fox Terrier History:
Terrier-type dogs have been existed in England since 1500 however the Toy Fox Terrier was recognized as an official breed by the United Kennel Club only in the year 1936. It was only in the year 2003 when the American Kennel Club recognized the Toy Fox Terrier as an official dog breed.