A surefire recipe for fun: Take the lovability of a lapdog. Combine with terrier tenacity. Pour the mixture into a beautifully balanced container. Wrap in a tight-fitting satin coat. Top with large, erect ears and dark eyes that sparkle with eager intelligence. This is the Toy Fox Terrier, a lithe but sturdy little comedian standing under a foot tall but packed with enough charisma for a whole kennel of ordinary dogs. The breed’s admirers like to say, “Toy Fox Terriers are truly a toy and a terrier.”
TFTs are so funny, so cute, so cuddly that owners might overlook indiscretions that bigger dogs of lesser charm wouldn’t get away with. Mistake. TFTs must be trained and socialized, and boundaries must be set. They are, after all, terriers—feisty and willful. “They can take over your home, and before you know it they’re in charge,” a breed expert says. “They can have a bit of a Napoleon complex. A Toy Fox has to be taught to be a member of the household.”
Did You Know?
The Toy Fox Terrier is the AKC's 148th breed.
The crossbreeding that created the Toy Fox Terrier calmed the feisty terrier disposition of the Fox Terrier to create a milder toy breed.
The Toy Fox Terrier is an American breed, resulting from a cross of Fox Terriers with toy breeds such as the Miniature Pinscher, Italian Greyhound, and Chihuahua.
The Toy Fox Terrier is also known as the AmerToy.
The Toy Fox Terrier was developed in the 1930's.
Originally, the Toy Fox Terrier idea was conceived after runts were born in Smooth Fox Terrier litters (Smooths being brought over from the UK in the 1870's). Crossbreeding over the years created the new breed.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
|Description||Desc.||Standard Colors||Std. Colors||Registration Code||Reg. Code|
|White & Black||202|
|White & Tan||217|
|White Black & Tan||219|
|White, Chocolate & Tan||397|
|White & Chocolate||287|
|Description||Desc.||Standard Markings||Std. Markings||Registration Code||Reg. Code|