It is normally believed that the Miniature Fox Terrier dog breed got development by crossing various smaller dogs including toy Manchester terrier, Fox terrier, English Toy Terrier and Whippet. The reason for his creation was to get a dog that is capable of hunting little pets with a remarkable speed and tolerance in a smaller package. He was origination in Britain but was development in Australia. In Late 19th century, the dog breed became well-known as a small dog that was capable of hunting rats, rabbits, and snakes in Australia. He is smaller in size and lightweight and relates to working dog terriers and also used to hunt the vermin just like the other fox terriers.

Miniature Fox Terrier

Crucial Stats

  • Dog Breed Group: Companion Dog
  • Height: 09 to 12 inches
  • Weight: 15 to 20 pounds
  • Life Span: 10 to 14 years
  • Recognition: UKC, MFCA, DRA and ACA

 

He is also famous as the Mini Foxie in Australia. The Miniature Fox Terrier is the first cousin of the Toy Fox Terrier and is equipped with agile nature, sweet face, and diminutive hunting characteristics. He has got the gutsiness, fearless courage, strength and energy of Fox Terrier with a smaller dimension. He is a great spirited, cunning and warm and really handy pet at home. The breed may eliminate the existence of mice and rats from the house. The Mini Foxie is tireless, fun-loving, humorous and spunky of the family and the children too.

It is easy to train and eager to please. During the training, he would love to pick up even fairly difficult commands and obey them as his owner wishes and he would also like to possess love and some attention. At very first, he will observe the unfamiliar happening around the house. He can notice his environment and surroundings enthusiastically and analyze and defend his people extremely from any expected threats. He does not have the habit of barking but he knows how to alert his owner by barking when he feels any threat. His dignified head is differentiating with ears that are upright and may set immediately up or fold just at the tips.

Another individual angle is his oval-shaped, eloquent feet. The dog breed standard allows tail either docked or not. The Breed standard has got only three colors including black and white, tan and white and tri-colored (tan, white and black).

 

Miniature Fox Terrier History

It is normally believed that the Miniature Fox Terrier dog breed got development by crossing various smaller dogs including toy Manchester terrier, Fox terrier, English Toy Terrier and Whippet. The reason for his creation was to get a dog that is capable of hunting little pets with a remarkable speed and tolerance in a smaller package. He was origination in Britain but was development in Australia. In Late 19th century, the dog breed became well-known as a small dog that was capable of hunting rats, rabbits, and snakes in Australia.

 

Miniature Fox Terrier Litter Size

Litter size of the breed is not known yet, but occasionally it is seen 2 to 4 puppies per litter.

 

Miniature Fox Terrier Appearance

His dignified head is differentiating with ears that are upright and may set immediately up or fold just at the tips. Another individual angle is his oval-shaped, eloquent feet. The dog breed standard allows tail either docked or not. The Breed standard has got only three colors including black and white, tan and white and tri-colored (tan, white and black).

 

Miniature Fox Terrier Temperament

Miniature Fox is a loyal, lovely, active, bold, flexible and nature with full of curiosity and dual character as well. He quite wary and can alert his owner to any danger. He stays as a lap dog breed at home but at once he changes his mood and becomes an amazing watchdog by feeling a threat. The breed is not the only watchdog but a good hunter of vermin as well.

He can get on with those kids who are able to differentiate between mini dogs and the plush toy dogs. He can normally exist with other pets at home. But keep in mind that he is a terrier and equipped with terriers’ habits to chase and hunt as well. He sometimes cannot differentiate between reptile, rodent pets and vermin. So he should not remain home alone with these types of animals in unsure conditions. He must get socialization from his puppy-hood.

If he does not have enough training, socialization and introduction, he can be devastating. You must give him exercise because when you don’t, He comes bored and may have the tendency to become a dangerous dog for the pets at home as well as for family members. A long walk is compulsory on daily basis. He is normally playful and friendly with great trainability. The dog breed has got some talents such as hunting, companionship and watchdog.

He is a great spirited, cunning and warm and really handy pet at home that may eliminate the existence of mice and rats from the house. The Mini Foxie is tireless, fun-loving, humorous and spunky of the family and the children too.

It is easy to train and eager to please. During the training, he would love to pick up even fairly difficult commands and obey them as his owner wishes and he would also like to possess love and some attention. At very first, he will observe the unfamiliar happening around the house. He can notice his environment and surroundings enthusiastically and analyze and defend his people extremely from any expected threats.

 

Miniature Fox Terrier with children and other pets

He does well with attentive kids and pets if they are raised together. As a terrier dog, he may injure smaller animals at home by chasing them. He must get socialization and introduction with them during early the age.

 

Miniature Fox Terrier Health

The dog breed has got only some genetic issues of health.

 

Miniature Fox Terrier Training

The owner is responsible for training the dog breed to make an outstanding dog as he wishes to have. He will require getting positive training with firmness at an early age and makes sure the correct introduction and socialization have been given to the breed. He will learn how to get on with strangers and other pets at home with steady and calm social guidance.

 

Miniature Fox Terrier Exercise

The Miniature Fox Terrier is flexible and may adjust to any lifestyle either in the village or in the city. He may also feel comfortable in an apartment if he has got some average amount of exercise. A long walk on daily basis is mandatory to keep him healthy and fit. He can be happy by playing in the yard with toys.

 

Size

Male:  Stands 09 to 12 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 15 to 20 pounds

Female: Stands 08 to 11 inches tall

Weight: 08 to 12 pounds