|Toy Fox Terrier
"The Toy Fox Terrier is also known as the American Toy Terrier or Amertoy. The tail is docked short and carried high. The eyes are dark and round. The ears are v-shaped and erect. A definite stop separates the domed skull from the small narrow muzzle. The hair is short and thick. The coat is white with black and tan or tan markings. Other colors do occur.
The Toy Fox Terrier may be physically small, but this is a robust little terrier that retains all the passion of its Fox Terrier ancestors. This breed thinks he is big! The breed is tough and bright, but stubborn. Curious and active, the Toy Fox Terrier keeps its young spirit throughout its life. They are intelligent, loving, sensitive and pleasant. It is very alert, inquisitive and quick. This is a companion dog that has not forgotten its ancient terrier instincts, and will therefore fight mice and small animals. This athletic little dog loves the hunt. Affectionate and very loyal. This breed is an exceptionally intelligent, trainable dog. Some have been trained to assist handicapped people around the home. It has proven to be an excellent hearing dog for the deaf. It can be trained to take its human companion to the sources of sounds, such as the telephone. The Toy Fox Terrier I met was not a yapper. His owner said he only barked when necessary. He was friendly with children, but I would not recommended him as a small child companion due to its tiny, fragile size. This happy dog is sure to bring smiles to the faces of nearly all who meet it, due to its energetic and forever youthful antics.
Height: about 10 inches (25 cm.)
Weight: 3.5-7 pounds (1.5-3 kg.)"
The Toy Fox Terrier was developed in the USA in the 1930's. It is directly descended from the Smooth Fox Terrier, whose standard dates from 1876. It was miniaturized in the United States through careful breeding. Crosses with English Toy Terriers, Chihuahuas, and Italian Greyhounds have refined its features, and calmed its disposition. Its first use was hunting rats. It is currently seeking AKC recognition.
UKC, NKC, NTFTA, AKC, APRI, ACR?"