Other Names: American Toy Terrier, AmerToy
Height: 10 inches Weight: 3.5 – 7 lbs.
Colors: White and black, white and tan. Coat: Short, satiny and shiny; fine in texture and smooth to the touch.
Temperament: Toy Fox Terriers are self-possessed, spirited, determined With Children: Not recommend for small children because of their size. With Pets: Will accept other dogs into the family.
Watch-dog: High, “not a fearful bone in their body”. Guard-dog: Low
Care and Exercise: Occasional bath the Toy Fox Terrier when necessary. Trim toe nails when necessary. Superior intelligence makes them easy to house train. Minimal exercise is required as they will generally self-exercise themselves.
Activity: High Living Environment: Toy Fox Terriers are equally at home in a house or apartment or condo. They are not an outdoor dog. May need a sweater in cold weather.
Health Issues: Allergies, leg problems.
Life Span: 13 – 14 years
Country of Origin: England History: Their immediate ancestors are the larger Smooth Fox Terriers. The original Fox Terrier breed standard was established in England in 1876 indicating a size of 18 to 20 lbs. Owners of the Fox Terrier found the smallest (runts) were the scrappiest of the bunch. These smaller dog were developed and eventually were found in the seven-pound range. In 1936 the Toy Fox Terrier was registered by the United Kennel Club.
First Registered by the AKC: 2001 AKC Group: Miscellaneous Class: Terrier Registries: UKC, AKC