Toy Fox Terrier
Also known as: American Toy Terrier
Breed origin: USA
Original purpose: Hunting and companion dog.
AKC recognized: 2003
AKC group: Toy
Weight: 3½ to 9 lbs
Size: Height: 8½ to 11½ inches
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Tri-color; white, chocolate and tan; white and tan; white and black.
14 to 15 years.
The Toy Fox Terrier is confident, spirited, intelligent, alert, friendly, outgoing, playful, courageous, and loyal. They are fast learners and are eager to please. They remain playful throughout their entire lives, and make great playmates for children. However, because of their small size, they do not tolerate rough handling by very young children. They are active dogs and need plenty of exercise, but their exercise requirements can easily be met with very little space, even without a yard.
Good with children?
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Yes with older children.
OK in apartments?
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Easy to train?
Suitable canine sports/activities:
conformation, obedience, agility, flyball
They have high energy levels, but they are active indoors and generally take care of their own exercise needs by running around.
A quick brush weekly and an occasional bath is all the coat needs.
Known health problems:
Demodectic mange, patellar luxation, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, von Willebrand's disease, hypothyroidism, allergies.
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Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
American Toy Fox Terrier Club
Wikipedia breed information page
American Toy Fox Terrier Club Rescue