Miniature Fox Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Miniature Fox Terrier so you can get to know the breed more.

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Origin Australia flag Australia
Other Names
What other names does the Miniature Fox Terrier have?
Mini Foxi Mini Foxie Mini Fox Terrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Miniature Fox Terrier Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Miniature Fox Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$400-$600
If you choose to purchase the Miniature Fox Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Miniature Fox Terrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Miniature Fox Terrier gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Miniature Fox Terrier?
Average: The Miniature Fox Terrier is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Miniature Fox Terrier Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Small
Weight
How much does the Miniature Fox Terrier weigh? Miniature Fox Terrier weight:
Male: 8-10 pounds (4-5 kg), Female: 7-9 pounds (3-4 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Miniature Fox Terrier? Miniature Fox Terrier average weight:
Male: 9 pounds (4.5 kg), Female: 8 pounds (3.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Miniature Fox Terrier? Miniature Fox Terrier height:
Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 9-11 inches (23-28 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Miniature Fox Terrier average height:
Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10 inches (25.5 cm)

Miniature Fox Terrier Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Miniature Fox Terrier have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Dense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Miniature Fox Terrier's coat?
Black & White Black & Tan Tricolor
Grooming
How to groom the Miniature Fox Terrier and how often?
Effortless: The Miniature Fox Terrier requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Miniature Fox Terrier is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Miniature Fox Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Mini Foxi?
Miniature Fox Terriers shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Miniature Fox Terrier need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Miniature Fox Terrier every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Miniature Fox Terrier Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Miniature Fox Terrier have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Alert Intelligent Fearless Playful Friendly
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Miniature Fox Terrier? Are they intelligent?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Miniature Fox Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Miniature Fox Terriers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Miniature Fox Terrier is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Miniature Fox Terrier sensitivity:
Miniature Fox Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally by moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
High: Miniature Fox Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Mini Foxi need? Miniature Fox Terrier social needs:
Miniature Fox Terriers need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Miniature Fox Terrier dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Mini Foxi bark?
Average to High: The Miniature Fox Terrier is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have a different meanings. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Miniature Fox Terrier good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Miniature Fox Terriers are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Miniature Fox Terrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Miniature Fox Terriers strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Miniature Fox Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Mini Foxi? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Miniature Fox Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Miniature Fox Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Miniature Fox Terrier has a hard bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Miniature Fox Terrier bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI. However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are. They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Miniature Fox Terrier do?
Miniature Fox Terriers have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Miniature Fox Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Miniature Fox Terrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Miniature Fox Terrier roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Miniature Fox Terrier is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Miniature Fox Terrier have high prey drive?
Miniature Fox Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Miniature Fox Terrier dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Miniature Fox Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Miniature Fox Terrier indoors.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Miniature Fox Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Miniature Fox Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Miniature Fox Terrier Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Miniature Fox Terrier temperament with other people:
Miniature Fox Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Miniature Fox Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Miniature Fox Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Miniature Fox Terriers are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Miniature Fox Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Miniature Fox Terrier temperament with children:
Miniature Fox Terriers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Miniature Fox Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Miniature Fox Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Miniature Fox Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Miniature Fox Terrier dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Miniature Fox Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Miniature Fox Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Miniature Fox Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Miniature Fox Terriers good office dogs? Do Miniature Fox Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Miniature Fox Terriers be office dogs?
No
Miniature Fox Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Miniature Fox Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Mini Foxi temperament with senior people? Are Miniature Fox Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Miniature Fox Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.

Miniature Fox Terrier Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Miniature Fox Terrier dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Miniature Fox Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Miniature Fox Terrier breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Miniature Fox Terrier see the vet?
Average
The Miniature Fox Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Miniature Fox Terrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Miniature Fox Terrier be? What is the age limit of the Miniature Fox Terrier? How many years can the oldest Miniature Fox Terrier live?
10-14 years
The average lifespan of Miniature Fox Terrier: 12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Miniature Fox Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
No
Miniature Fox Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Miniature Fox Terrier have? What is the activity level of the Miniature Fox Terrier?
Miniature Fox Terriers are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Miniature Fox Terrier dogs require per day?
Miniature Fox Terriers need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Miniature Fox Terriers don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Miniature Fox Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Miniature Fox Terrier risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Miniature Fox Terrier's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Miniature Fox Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers warm weather
Dogs that prefer warm weather conditions are typically breeds that were originally bred in warmer climates.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Miniature Fox Terrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Miniature Fox Terrier drool?
The Miniature Fox Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Miniature Fox Terrier could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Miniature Fox Terrier. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Miniature Fox Terrier As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Miniature Fox Terrier be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Miniature Fox Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Miniature Fox Terrier be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Miniature Fox Terrier be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Miniature Fox Terrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Miniature Fox Terrier be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Miniature Fox Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Miniature Fox Terrier be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Miniature Fox Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Miniature Fox Terrier be a boat dog?

Not really

Miniature Fox Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Miniature Fox Terrier be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Miniature Fox Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Miniature Fox Terrier dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Miniature Fox Terrier Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Miniature Fox Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Miniature Fox Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-3 puppies

Miniature Fox Terrier Recognition

AKC Group
Is Miniature Fox Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Miniature Fox Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Miniature Fox Terrier Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: Miniature Fox Terriers are easy to train.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Miniature Fox Terrier requires minimal grooming.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Miniature Fox Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Mouthiness: Miniature Fox Terriers have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Adaptability: Miniature Fox Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Miniature Fox Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Miniature Fox Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Miniature Fox Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Miniature Fox Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Miniature Fox Terrier's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Miniature Fox Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Miniature Fox Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Miniature Fox Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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Miniature Fox Terrier Comments, Reviews and Questions

  • Keanna

    Dec 24, 2019, 8:17:47 AM:

    Perfect DOGGO

  • Jim

    Dec 24, 2019, 8:17:12 AM:

    My Mini Girl is the cutest and most intelligent!!! Very affectionate, perfect for the family.

  • Ellie

    Dec 24, 2019, 8:16:04 AM:

    The best dog. Deserves number 1 spot. This website is rigged....

  • Carmel

    Nov 19, 2019, 10:20:23 AM:

    Our Mini Foxie is funny, loyal, playful and simply adorable. She loves going for walks and playing fetch. A great dog.

  • The joker

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