Toy Fox Terrier Resource

Toy Fox Terrier

The TFT is dynamite in the shape of a dog. Descended from the larger Fox Terrier, the Toy was developed in the 1920s. The United Kennel Club began registering the breed in 1936. Prized as a watchdog, vermin killer and playmate, the breed has prospered in rural areas. However, its size and hardiness make it equally adaptable to the city. Toy Fox Terriers love children and make great playmates as well as intelligent watchdogs. However, small children might be too rough for this little dog and should be supervised when playing with one. The TFT weighs between 3.5 and 7 pounds. The coat is short and satiny, and weekly grooming and minimal exercise requirements help make this affectionate dog a great buddy.

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Breed Details

Country of Origin:
Small Dog Breed
Predominantly white. Combinations of white, chocolate and tan, white and tan, white and black or tri-color (while, black and tan).

Shiny, satiny, fine in texture and smooth to the touch. It is slightly longer in the neck, uniformly covering the body.


Weekly grooming.

Life Expectancy:
13 to 14 years
AKC Group:
Toy Group
UKC Group:
8 to 11 inches at the shoulder
Proportionate to height
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