The Toy Fox Terrier is a happy little dog, full of the energy of life. She likes to hunt small vermin and is fairly easy to train. She may accept other dogs and larger pets especially if well socialized when young.
She is a bit fragile due to small size so older, calm children do best with her. As a reminder, never leave a child unsupervised with a puppy or dog. *Approximate Adult Size. The approximate adult size (two years old or older) of the Toy Fox Terrier is 10 inches to the withers (highest point of the shoulder) and 3.5 to 7 pounds. *Special Health Considerations.
Most dog breeds have certain inherited health problems associated with that specific breed and the Toy Fox Terrier is no exception. Although considered a very healthy breed, be on the look out for legg clave perthes and stifle. They may also shoe allergies to wheat, corn and beets.
This disease list is an informative guideline only. Other diseases may also be significant threats, please contact your veterinarian for a complete list. She should visit the veterinarian several times in the first year for shots, boosters and check up. Then, as an adult, she should visit the veterinarian yearly for shots and check up. As she gets older, six years and on, she should visit the veterinarian twice a year for check ups and shots. Remember; avoid feeding your dog sweets.
*Grooming. The Toy Fox Terrier has a smooth easy to care for coat. She should be brushed regularly.
Brushing will help her maintain a clean and healthy coat, help you keep a closer eye on her health and strengthen your emotional bond with her. Her teeth should be brushed at least twice a week with toothpaste and toothbrush designed for dogs. Brushing removes the accumulation of plaque and tartar which can cause cavities (rarely) and periodontal disease.
Dog periodontal disease can lead to pain, loss of teeth, bad breath and other serious disease. Her toenails may need to be examined for growth and clipped regularly. The toenails of the rear feet grow slower than the toenails of the front feet.
*Life Span. The Toy Fox Terrier can live between 13 and 14 years with proper nutrition, medical care and excellent living conditions. *History. The Toy Fox Terrier comes from England or it was developed in the USA, depending upon who you talk to.
They were first registered by the American Kennel Association in 2001. Some Registries: *UKC United Kennel Club *NKC National Kennel Club *CKC Continental Kennel Club *APRI Americas Pet Registry Inc. *AKC American Kennel Club *FCI Federation Cynologique Internationale *NZKC New Zealand Kennel Club *KCGB = Kennel Club of Great Britain *ANKC = Australian National Kennel Club *ACR = American Canine Registry Category: Toy Terms To Describe: Intelligent, personality, character, courage, athletic, affectionate, friendly, loyal, animated *SPECIAL GOOD POINTS Makes a good watch dog. Very affectionate. They shed lightly. *SPECIAL BAD POINTS Makes a poor guard dog.
Can not stand cold weather. Very light shedder. Can be stubborn.
*Other Names Known By: American Toy Terrier, AmerToy, *Every dog is an individual so not everything in this information may be correct for your dog. This information is meant as a good faith guideline only.
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