Toy Fox Terrier

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Average size and lifespan

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Height: 0ft 8in - 1ft 0in
Weight: 3-8lbs
Lifespan: 13 - 14 Years


  • Affection4/5
  • Kid-Friendly2/5
  • Stranger-Friendly2/5
  • Dog-Friendly3/5
  • Barking Amount3/5


  • Grooming Difficulty2/5
  • Shedding Amount3/5
  • Easy to Train4/5
  • Can Be Alone1/5
  • Exercise Need4/5


  • Cold Tolerance1/5
  • Heat Tolerance3/5
  • Apartment-Friendly5/5

Toy Fox Terrier Information

Toy Fox TerrierThis pup is both a toy and a Terrier, and it shows in his personality. He has the sweet, lapdog qualities of a toy breed coupled with the courage, cleverness and boldness of a Terrier. This dog is an adorable, eager companion with an impressive appearance: satiny coat combining white, black and tan; pointy, erect ears; melt-your-heart eyes; and tiny, impossibly cute body.

The Toy Fox Terrier was created in the United States by combining the small Smooth Fox Terriers with various toy breeds, including Chihuahuas, Italian Greyhounds, Miniature Pinschers and Manchester Terriers. Boundaries must be set with this willful, active breed, but once you do, you’ll be rewarded with a cute, cuddly, well-behaved little furball.

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breed stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

Breed FAQs

Can Toy Fox Terriers be apartment dogs?

The Toy Fox Terrier is an excellent apartment dog. They don't need as much space for activity and will be happy in a condo or apartment.

Can Toy Fox Terriers be left alone?

Toy Fox Terriers are extremely social and need lots of interaction with their owners. They don't like being left alone and will likely become destructive or anxious if left for long periods.

Are Toy Fox Terriers good with kids?

Toy Fox Terriers can be difficult to handle with the rowdy behavior of a child. They should be watched very closely.

Are Toy Fox Terriers friendly with strangers?

Toy Fox Terriers tend to be uncomfortable with strangers. They will require extra training effort to socialize them with those outside their family.

Do Toy Fox Terriers get along with other dogs?

Although Toy Fox Terriers will mostly get along with other dogs, they may have some issues. They can typically be dealt with by socializing them with other dogs.

Do Toy Fox Terriers bark a lot?

As far as dogs go, Toy Fox Terriers bark an average amount. You can expect them to bark to alert you, get your attention, or when there are strangers or other dogs.

Do Toy Fox Terriers shed a lot?

Toy Fox Terriers shed a medium amount. They will have seasonal shedding, but aren't terrible to clean up after.

Do Toy Fox Terriers need a lot of grooming?

Toy Fox Terriers don't require very much effort for grooming. You'll just need to provide typical maintenance and baths.

Do Toy Fox Terriers need a lot of exercise?

The Toy Fox Terrier has a good amount of energy and will need to be exercised with some walks and play to keep them happy.

Are Toy Fox Terriers easy to train?

Typically, Toy Fox Terriers are easy to train. They enjoy the bonding process with their owner and are quick to learn.

Can Toy Fox Terriers handle cold weather?

Expect Toy Fox Terriers to not do well with the cold. If you live in a cold climate you'll need to take special consideration for this breed.

Can Toy Fox Terriers handle hot weather?

Although Toy Fox Terriers can tolerate hot conditions, be careful not to expose them for too long.

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