The Toy Fox Terrier originated in the United States and was bred to be a ratter and to hunt small vermin. Their ancestor is the Smooth Fox Terrier but these dogs were bred to be much smaller which was done by mixing in the Italian Greyhound, English Toy Terrier and the Chihuahua. Today these dogs resemble the Jack Russell Terrier as their body and facial expressions are very similar to them. The Toy Fox Terrier also goes by the name American Toy Terrier.
The Toy Fox Terrier has a compact small body that is muscular and athletic. Their muzzle is long and their eyes have a curious expression to them. They have toned legs which help them in the hunt for mice or rats, and a naturally long tail that is docked for show purposes. The Toy Fox Terrier has a short hard coat that will come in white with black accents on the face, body and tail. Tan accents also occur in this breed.
This little dog has a mischievous and inquisitive personality that they love to show off. They have the mind set of a much larger animal and is outgoing with other big animals. They tend to get along great with people and are used for helping the deaf as a hearing dog!