meet theToy Fox Terrier


Training &Temperament

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.”

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    93% agree

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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