Toy Fox Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts
Collection of all the general dog breed info about Toy Fox Terrier so you can get to know the breed more.
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Other Names |
What other names does the Toy Fox Terrier have?
|AmertoyAmerican Toy Terrier|
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
How much does the Toy Fox Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is a Toy Fox Terrier?
If you choose to purchase the Toy Fox Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Toy Fox Terrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Toy Fox Terrier gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Toy Fox Terrier? How many Toy Fox Terrier are there in the world?
Frequent: The Toy Fox Terrier is easier than average to get. Maybe there is some risk of overbreeding, as it is a popular breed.
Due to its popularity, inbreeding may occur. A new study shows that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.So be careful and seek the help of an experienced person or a professional, in making your decision.
Is a Toy Fox Terrier small, medium or large dog?
How big do Toy Fox Terrier get?
How much does the Toy Fox Terrier weigh? How much should the Toy Fox Terrier breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Toy Fox Terrier?
|3.5-7 pounds (1.5-3 kg)|
Average Weight |
What is the average weight of a Toy Fox Terrier?
|3.6 pounds (1.4 kg)|
How tall is the Toy Fox Terrier? Toy Fox Terrier height:
|10 inches (25 cm)|
Average Height |
What is the average height of a Toy Fox Terrier?
|10 inches (25 cm)|
Coat / Hair Types |
What type of coat does the Toy Fox Terrier have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Toy Fox Terrier's coat?
How to groom the Toy Fox Terrier and how often?
Effortless: The Toy Fox Terrier requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.
Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Toy Fox Terrier is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level |
How much do Toy Fox Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Amertoy?
Toy Fox Terriers shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency |
How often does the Toy Fox Terrier need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Toy Fox Terrier every day?
| 4-6 weeks |
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.
Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.
What kind of personality does the Toy Fox Terrier have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank |
How smart is the Toy Fox Terrier? Is the Toy Fox Terrier breed dumb or smart?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Toy Fox Terrier obey the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
The Toy Fox Terrier ranks below average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.
Are Toy Fox Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Toy Fox Terriers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
How playful is this breed?
The Toy Fox Terrier is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level |
How sensitive are they? Toy Fox Terrier sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Toy Fox Terriers don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits really well.
They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level |
How affectionate are they? Is a Toy Fox Terrier a good family dog?
High: Toy Fox Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs |
How much social interaction does the Amertoy need? Toy Fox Terrier social needs:
Toy Fox Terriers need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Do Toy Fox Terrier dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Amertoy bark?
Low to Average: The Toy Fox Terrier rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason.
Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability |
Is Toy Fox Terrier good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Toy Fox Terriers are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial |
Do Toy Fox Terrier dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Toy Fox Terriers strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential |
Do Toy Fox Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Amertoy? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Toy Fox Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?
The Toy Fox Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force |
Does the Toy Fox Terrier has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Toy Fox Terrier? How much bite force does a Toy Fox Terrier have?
Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽
Toy Fox Terrier bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.
However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are.
They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Toy Fox Terrier do?
Toy Fox Terriers have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Toy Fox Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam |
How likely is the Toy Fox Terrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Toy Fox Terrier roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Toy Fox Terrier is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive |
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Toy Fox Terrier have high prey drive?
Toy Fox Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Toy Fox Terrier dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly |
Is Toy Fox Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Very house-friendly dog the Toy Fox Terrier breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Toy Fox Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone |
How long can a Toy Fox Terrier be left alone?
Toy Fox Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Toy Fox Terrier temperament with other people:
Toy Fox Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly |
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Toy Fox Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Toy Fox Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Toy Fox Terriers are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Child Friendly |
Are Toy Fox Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Toy Fox Terrier temperament with children:
Toy Fox Terriers are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from this breed.
Cat Friendly |
How well do Toy Fox Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Toy Fox Terrier breed live with a cat?
Toy Fox Terriers are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly |
Is Toy Fox Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Toy Fox Terrier dogs get along with other dogs?
Toy Fox Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners |
Is Toy Fox Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Toy Fox Terrier breed suitable for first-time owners?
Toy Fox Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly |
Are Toy Fox Terriers good office dogs? Do Toy Fox Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Toy Fox Terriers be office dogs?
Toy Fox Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly |
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Toy Fox Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Amertoy temperament with senior people? Are Toy Fox Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Toy Fox Terriers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Health Issues |
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Toy Fox Terrier dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Toy Fox Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems |
What genetic/health problems does the Toy Fox Terrier breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Toy Fox Terrier breed? Most common health risks of Toy Fox Terrier:
|Demodectic MangeLegg-perthes DiseaseVon Willebrand's Disease|
Veterinarian Visits |
How often does the Toy Fox Terrier breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Toy Fox Terrier see the vet?
The Toy Fox Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy |
How long do Toy Fox Terrier dogs live? How old can a Toy Fox Terrier be? What is the age limit of the Toy Fox Terrier? How many years can the oldest Toy Fox Terrier live?
What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Toy Fox Terrier?
The average lifespan of Toy Fox Terrier: 13 years
Is the Toy Fox Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
| No |
Toy Fox Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level |
How much energy does the Toy Fox Terrier have? What is the activity level of the Toy Fox Terrier?
Toy Fox Terriers are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need |
How much exercise does a Toy Fox Terrier need? How much exercise do Toy Fox Terrier dogs require per day?
Toy Fox Terriers have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need |
How much sleep does the Toy Fox Terrier breed need?
Toy Fox Terriers don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Average daily food consumption |
How much food does a Toy Fox Terrier need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Toy Fox Terrier breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Toy Fox Terrier? How much food should I feed my Toy Fox Terrier?
|1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.|
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity |
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Toy Fox Terrier risk for obesity:
Low to Average: The Toy Fox Terrier has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.
If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Toy Fox Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate |
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
| Prefers average to warm weather conditions |
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Toy Fox Terrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency |
Does the Toy Fox Terrier drool?
The Toy Fox Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Toy Fox Terrier could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Toy Fox Terrier.
If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Service Dog |
Are they good as service dogs? Can Toy Fox Terrier be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).
Toy Fox Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog |
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Toy Fox Terrier be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Toy Fox Terrier be an emotional support animal?
This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.
Toy Fox Terrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog |
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Toy Fox Terrier be a sniffer dog?
They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Toy Fox Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) |
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Toy Fox Terrier be a search and rescue dog?
This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.
The Toy Fox Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog |
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Toy Fox Terrier be a boat dog?
Toy Fox Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.
Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog |
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Toy Fox Terrier be a drafting dog?
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.
Toy Fox Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog |
Where Toy Fox Terrier dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Gestation Length |
How long is a Toy Fox Terrier pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Toy Fox Terrier breed is pregnant?
Reproductive cycle of the female Toy Fox Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.
During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.
The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.
The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.
The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.
The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size |
How many puppies can the Toy Fox Terrier have in a litter? How many puppies can the Toy Fox Terrier breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Toy Fox Terrier have? How many puppies can a Toy Fox Terrier give birth to?
AKC Group |
Is Toy Fox Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
|Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2003 as a Toy breed.|
FCI Group |
Is Toy Fox Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
|Not recognized by FCI.|
Breed Recognition |
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Toy Fox Terrier breed?
|American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryDog Registry of America Inc.National Kennel ClubNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.United Kennel ClubAmerican Canine Association, Inc.|
Toy Fox Terrier Pros and Cons
- Trainability: Toy Fox Terriers are easy to train.
- Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Toy Fox Terrier breed.
- Grooming: Effortless: The Toy Fox Terrier requires minimal grooming.
- Drooling Tendency: The Toy Fox Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
- Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Low to Average: The Toy Fox Terrier has a low to the average risk for obesity.
- Mouthiness: Toy Fox Terriers have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
- Adaptability: Toy Fox Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
- Cat Friendly: Toy Fox Terriers are very cat-friendly dogs.
- Good For First Time Owners: Toy Fox Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
- Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
- Hypoallergenic: Toy Fox Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
- Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Toy Fox Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
- Tolerates Being Left Alone: Toy Fox Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
- Child Friendly: Toy Fox Terriers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
- Office Friendly: Toy Fox Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
- Senior Citizens Friendly: Toy Fox Terriers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Toy Fox Terrier History
Terrier breeds have been documented in England as far as back as the 1500s. One of those breeds was the Smooth Fox Terrier developed to rout foxes from their dens during the hunt. The Smooth Fox Terrier was the largest contributor to the creation of the Toy Fox Terrier which was developed in the United States in the 1900s. It was created by breeding the Smooth Fox Terrier and several smaller breeds, which may have included the Toy Manchester Terrier, the Miniature Pinscher, and the Chihuahua. The idea of the Toy Fox Terrier came to those involved in breeding after the Smooth Fox Terrier litters had runts born in the group. The Smooth Fox Terrier has been brought over to the United States from the UK around the 1870s. By the early 1900s, the Smooth Fox Terrier was such a popular pet in America that the RCA Victor Co. chose the breed for its logo. However, not so much later the American farmers were in search of a “runt” or smaller animal to exterminate rodents and crossed the smaller Fox Terriers with toy dog breeds such as the Italian Greyhound, the Chihuahua, and the above mentioned in the early 20th century. This resulted in a smaller variety of the Smooth Fox Terrier with some notable differences, its fiery nature was slightly mellowed for example. Meanwhile, pet owners started loving this little Fox Terrier as an enjoyable little companion and excellent entertainer. The Toy Fox Terrier was first recognized and registered by the United Kennel Club in 1936. Then the National Toy Fox Terrier Association was founded in 1949 and they developed the breed’s standards. The American Toy Fox Terrier Club was also formed in 1994. However, the breed was only admitted into the American Kennel Club in 2003. Since then, the breed loves being the center of attention and they are often seen in TV commercials as well.
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Sep 22, 2022, 3:19:01 AM:
I love my TFTs! They are very smart and tenacious, but they can be stubborn. You get the best of both worlds; very active most of they're life, and they are great lap dogs. Mine even watch TV. They are also great security alarms.
May 28, 2020, 1:18:02 PM:
The best pet I have owned.