8.5 -11 inches
13 - 14 Years
Thick, dense, shaggy neck, chest & legs
White, black, tan, chocolate
Self-possessed, spirited and determined
3.5 - 7 pounds
Medium - High
A miniature of the Smooth Fox Terrier, Toy Fox Terriers are square in body shape and
have tall prick ears that are always on the alert for new sounds. They generally come in
colors of Tricolor, Chocolate, or Tan and White. They have large black eyes and a black
nose. The Amertoy's tail may be docked or kept.
Toy Fox Terriers are self-possessed, spirited and determined. They are intelligent, bold
and athletic. Having the mind of a terrier, they are highly inquisitive and playful. They
remain playful all of their life. Small as they are, they are still rather hardy and easily
trained. They enjoy being around their humans, and can adapt to their human's lifestyle
by being active or sedentary.
Their immediate ancestors are the larger Smooth Fox Terriers. The original Fox Terrier
breed standard was established in England in 1876 indicating a size of 18 to 20 lbs.
Owners of the Fox Terrier found the smallest (runts) pups who were the scrappiest of
the bunch and bred them with toy terriers, such as the Manchester Terrier, Chihuahua
and possibly the Italian Greyhound. The Toy Fox Terrier was created in the 1900s.
Superior intelligence makes the Toy Fox
easy to house train.