Thinking about purchasing an Toy Fox Terrier? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Toy Fox Terrier breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Toy Fox Terrier owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Toy Fox Terrier and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Toy Fox Terrier Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Toy Fox Terrier and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Toy Fox Terrier Profile
The Toy Fox Terrier, also known as the AmerToy or the American Toy Terrier, are so small they can be carried in one arm. Toy Fox Terriers remain playful most of their lives. Their comical antics can entertain you for hours, as they were once used as circus dogs. Toy Fox Terriers are bold and curious, exhibiting their intelligence with easy training. Despite their diminished size they are courageous and are not intimidated by other pets. They do accept other dogs, however, and get along with children who are not rough with them. Toy Fox Terriers make a wonderful indoor companion, obtaining most of their exercise from run of the house. Generally they are a one person or one family dog. A miniature of the Smooth Fox Terrier, Toy Fox Terriers are square in body shape and have tall prick ears that are always on the alert for new sounds. They generally come in colors of Tricolor, Chocolate, or Tan and White. They have large black eyes and a black nose. The Amertoy's tail may be docked or kept. A dog adaptable and small enough to fit into almost anyone's lifestyle, the American Toy Terrier is a lovely companion who can live anywhere from an apartment to the suburbs.
Other Names: American Toy Terrier, AmerToy
Height: 8.5 -
White and black, white and tan, white, chocolate and tan, all of them
will have a predominant color on the head and at least 50% white on the
Fox Terriers are self-possessed, spirited and determined. They are intelligent,
bold and athletic. Having the mind of a terrier, they are highly inquisitive
and playful. They remain playful all of their life. Small as they are, they
are still rather hardy and easily trained. They enjoy being around their humans,
and can adapt to their human's lifestyle by being active or sedentary. They
are not as active or high-strung as the Jack Russell Terrier.
Watch-dog: High. "Not a
fearful bone in their body".
Toy Fox Terrier Care and Exercise: Occasionally bathe the Toy Fox Terrier when necessary. Trim toe nails when necessary. The occasional brush is needed to remove dead hairs, but care is minimal. Superior intelligence makes them easy to house train. Minimal exercise is required as they will generally self-exercise themselves. But if you wish to exercise with them, they should have a quick walk and a play session every day.
Toy Fox Terrier Health Issues: Allergies, Legg-Perthes disease, and patellar luxation.
Life Span: 13 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
Toy Fox Terriers
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