Toy Fox Terrier

Toy Fox Terrier
Toy Fox Terrier

He’s a terrier but a smart one whose usually learns quickly and is easy to housetrain

Vital Statistics:

  • Life span:
    13-15 years
  • Adult weight:
    4-7 pounds
  • Adult height:
    8.5-11.5 inches

What’s good and bad about the TFT?


  • He should be at the top of his obedience class as he’s intelligent and learns quickly
  • He’s probably the easiest of the Toy breeds to housebreak
  • Recognized as a Toy breed in 2003, he has not been overbred and genetic health problems are few compared to other breeds
  • Good watchdog who will bark at strangers
  • Born with a naturally docked tail


  • Terrier instincts to chase, dig and flee remain
  • He’s generally considered to be a one-person dog. The good news is he will be devoted to that one person
  • Can be snappy with children. He’s best with adults and he loves to be cuddled
  • Spindly legs can be broken. Don’t let him jump on and off furniture

 Here’s a cute video that shows how brave these little guys can be.