Toy Fox Terrier
The toy fox terrier, also known as the American toy terrier, is a breed of domestic dog that originated in the United States. This breed was developed from a smooth fox terrier called the “foiler,” which was Britain’s first registered fox terrier. It is thought that this breed was crossed with other smooth fox terriers to create the modern breed. It is recognized by major organizations including terrier is recognized by the UKC and the AKC.
The toy fox terrier reaches an average height between 8.5 and 11.5 inches at the withers, or shoulder blades, and an average weight between 3.5 and 9 pounds. Its body is muscular and lithe, despite its small size, and it has a notably compact head. Although the tail is said to be long and glossy, most breeders dock the tail a few days after birth. Its short coat is soft and can vary in color from black and tan with tan on the face, brown and tan with tan on the face, and white and tan. The fur does not require grooming, although it can help with shedding, but dental hygiene is recommended to prevent periodontal disease. Like other terrier breeds, the toy fox terrier is intelligent and active, although not overly so. It is loyal and loving and takes to training quickly, so it makes a great pet for elderly or disabled people.
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