Learn about the temperament and personality of the Toy Fox Terrier. Discover what he's like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves. And look at lots of Toy Fox Terrier photos.
The Toy Fox Terrier has the brains and devotion of a toy breed but is also a true working terrier. It's a firecracker combo: courageous, outgoing, friendly, funny, entertaining, alert, spirited, determined, fearless, and fiercely loyal to his family. His intelligence is legendary. The Toy Fox Terrier is adaptable and can live anywhere, in a tiny apartment or on a farm. He loves to play outside and has unending energy and zeal for play. He will want to spend every moment with you. He can anticipate your thoughts, and seems to understand what you say. He will even try to speak to you, and will expect you to understand what he means. Many Toy Fox Terrier owners have resorted to spelling out words like, "car," "walk," and "ice cream." He is an excellent watchdog and has a fierce bark to thwart intruders. Yet, they are usually not problem barkers. They love children, but because they are such a small and fragile breed, they are probably not safe in a home with toddlers unless interactions are supervised. They do well with other dogs and most do well with cats. They are quick to housetrain, which is rare with toy breeds. This is a big dog in a small package: alert, sassy, and wired for action. If you want him cuddled up in your lap, he'll be there. If you want to go for a walk in the rain, he's your man. If you want him to make you laugh, he will do that too. He is a wonderful companion: loving, loyal, and lovable.
Toy Fox Terrier Training
The Toy Fox Terrier is intelligent and quite easy to train. He learns new commands quickly at an above average rate.
Toy Fox Terrier Shedding
The Toy Fox Terrier sheds a fair amount of hair. You'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home.
Toy Fox Terrier Grooming
The short coat of the Toy Fox Terrier only requires an occasional brushing. But because he sheds you may find yourself brushing him once or twice a week to remove loose hair. (What you get out with a brush doesn't fall out in your home!)
Tells you how easy or difficult a breed is to train.
A higher rating means the breed is easier to train, a lower rating means the breed is harder to train.
An easy to train breed require less time and patience to train.
Tells you how intelligent a breed is in terms of how quickly it can learn commands from humans. A higher rating means the breed will learn your commands faster (and is therefore generally considered to be more intelligent), while a lower rating means the breed will learn your commands more slowly (and is therefore generally considered to be less intelligent).
Keep in mind that this is only one way to measure a dog's intelligence and a low rating might still mean the breed is highly intelligent in other ways.
Tells you how much hair the breed sheds. The higher the rating the more hair the breed sheds.
Tells you how good the breed is at being a watchdog and raising the alarm when a stranger approaches. A higher rating means the breed will bark vigorously to warn you of a stranger's presence on your property. A low rating means the breed probably won't bark much if a stranger enters your property.
Rating: Guard dog
Tells you how good the breed is at being a guard dog due to the appearance, size, and strength of the breed. A breed with a high guard dog rating will make an intruder think twice before stepping foot on your property.
Tells you how popular the breed is in terms of ownership. A higher rating means that more people own the breed. The more popular a breed is the easier it is to find and purchase one because there are more breeders breeding it.
Tells you how large or small the breed is. A lower rating means the breed is smaller and a higher rating means the breed is larger. It gives you a quick idea of how physically large or small the breed is compared with all the other breeds.
Tells you how agile the breed is. A higher rating means the breed is fast and nimble on its feet while a lower rating means the breed is heavier and slower on its feet.
Rating: Good with kids
Tells you how good the breed is with children. A higher rating means the breed is good with children. Note: all breeds are generally good with kids when they're raised with them.