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.
Other Names |
What other names does the Toy Fox Terrier have? The dog breed also known as...
|American Toy Terrier, Amertoy|
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
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.|
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? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Toy Fox Terrier price:
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.
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.
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Toy Fox Terrier size:
How much does the Toy Fox Terrier weigh? Toy Fox Terrier weight:
|3.5-7 pounds (1.5-3 kg)|
Avg. Weight |
What is the average weight of the Toy Fox Terrier? Toy Fox Terrier average weight:
|3.6 pounds (1.4 kg)|
How tall is the Toy Fox Terrier? Toy Fox Terrier height:
|10 inches (25 cm)|
Avg. Height |
What is the average height of this fido? Toy Fox Terrier average height:
|10 inches (25 cm)|
What type of coat does the Toy Fox Terrier have? What does this canine coat 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 American Toy Terrier? Toy Fox Terrier shedding level:
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.
What kind of personality does the Toy Fox Terrier have? What characteristics does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank |
How smart is the Toy Fox Terrier? Are they intelligent?
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 for 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.
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?
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 considered as a 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 American Toy Terrier 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? 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?
Toy Fox Terriers are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Do Toy Fox Terrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
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 American Toy Terrier? 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.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Toy Fox Terrier do?
Toy Fox Terriers have 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?
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?
Toy Fox Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
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 |
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Toy Fox Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog |
Where Toy Fox Terrier dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
|Not really |
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they friendly with strangers?
Toy Fox Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly |
Are Toy Fox Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Toy Fox Terrier and children:
Toy Fox Terriers are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice for 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?
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? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Toy Fox Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
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 American Toy Terrier temperament with senior people? Are Toy Fox Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Toy Fox Terriers are not the best breed for elderly people.
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.
Good For First Time Owners |
Is Toy Fox Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Toy Fox Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog |
Are they good as service dogs? Can Toy Fox Terrier be a service dog?
|Not really |
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?
|Not really |
This breed 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 to 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?
|Not really |
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?
|Not really |
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Toy Fox Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog |
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Toy Fox Terrier be a boat dog?
|Not really |
Toy Fox Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog |
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Toy Fox Terrier be a drafting dog?
|Not really |
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.
Health Issues |
Is it a healthy breed? Do Toy Fox Terrier dogs have health problems?
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 health problems does the Toy Fox Terrier breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Toy Fox Terrier breed? Health risks of Toy Fox Terrier:
|Demodectic MangeLegg-perthes DiseaseVon Willebrand's Disease|
Life Expectancy |
How long do Toy Fox Terrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Toy Fox Terrier be?
Is the Toy Fox Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
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?
Toy Fox Terriers are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need |
How much exercise does this dog 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 this fido 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.
Avg. daily food consumption |
How much food does the Toy Fox Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
|1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.|
Weight Gain Potential |
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 & Climate |
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
|Prefers average to warm weather conditions|
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 for 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 minimal 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.
Gestation Length |
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
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 bitch 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 bitch’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.
|How often can the Toy Fox Terrier have a litter?||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? What is the average litter size of this fido?
Toy Fox Terrier Pros & Cons
- Trainability: Toy Fox Terriers are easy to train.
- Apartment Friendly: Toy Fox Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
- Grooming: Effortless: The Toy Fox Terrier requires minimal grooming.
- Drooling tendency: The Toy Fox Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
- Weight Gain Potential: Low to Average.
- Mouthiness: Toy Fox Terriers have 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.
- 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: 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.
- Good For First Time Owners: Toy Fox Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
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May 28, 2020, 1:18:02 PM:
The best pet I have owned.