Miniature Fox Terrier

The Miniature Fox Terrier is also known as Mini Foxie and Mini Fox Terrier. It is a small and lightweight terrier dog of Australia that is used as vermin hunter. This tenacious and persistent hunter was developed from crosses between Smaller Fox Terriers, Fox Terrier type dogs, Toy Manchestor Terriers and later the English Toy Terrier and the Whippet. Primary purpose of developing this breed was to create a small and speedy Fox Terrier that could be used for hunting smaller pests such as rabbits and rats. The dog has gained considerable popularity throughout Australia not only due to its skillful hunting abilities but also for its very loyal, devoted and family oriented temperament that make this dog a valuable part of the family.

This diminutive dog stands between 9-12 inches and comes with a unique and noble head with erectile ears that either stand up or fold at the tips. Oval shaped, medium size eyes are dark in colour. It has slightly arched neck that slopes down to deep, muscular chest and short back. Its tail, sometimes docked, is carried high. Only three colour combinations are allowed for this fine and short-coated breed. These are Black and white, Tan and White and Tricoloure (black, tan and white).

Relatively unknown outside its country of origin, Australia and neighboring NewZealand, this breed is NOT recognized by AKC however it is recognized by UKC.

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