Foxton

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15-25 lbs
10-12"
Unknown
Boston Terrier
Toy Fox Terrier
Toy Foxton

Lovable, goofy, and humorous, the Foxton is an intelligent hybrid breed developed from the Boston Terrier and the Toy Fox Terrier. Known for his love of exploring, the Foxton is great at being outdoors and hunting small game. His social personality makes him a great companion for families with young children. While his history is not widely known, it is known that this breed is excellent for companionship, hunting, and even guarding. The Foxton weighs an average of 15 to 25 pounds and stands between 10 to 20 inches tall. This small-sized breed loves to be surrounded by people and thrives on learning new tricks. His high range of energy levels will require intense activity daily.

Purpose
Companion, Hunting
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Boston Terrier, Toy Fox Terrier

Foxton Health

Average Size
Height: 13-20 inches Weight: 15-25 lbs
Height: 10-12 inches Weight: 15-25 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Cherry Eye
  • Cataracts
  • Heart Murmur
Minor Concerns
  • None Known
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Deafness
  • Allergies
  • Reverse Sneezing
Occasional Tests
  • Physical Examination
  • Optical Examination
  • Angiocardiogram

Foxton Breed History

While the origin behind the Foxton is not widely known, it is believed that the breed was developed as a result of designer dog trends in the last two decades. The Toy Fox Terrier can be traced back to the 1500s in England when it was still part of the Smooth Fox Terrier. The breed was originally developed to coax foxes from their dens during the hunt. The Toy Fox Terrier widely varied in size between 7 to 20 pounds and did not have a breed standard at the time. The smaller Smooth Fox Terrier was favored over the rest of the breed due to its quick reflexes. In 1912, the first Smooth Fox Terrier was registered by the United Kennel Club. It was not until the mid-1920s that a petition was created to separate the two sizes in the breed. In 1936, the Toy Fox Terrier was registered. In 2003, the American Kennel Club officially recognized the breed. While the Boston Terrier originated in Boston, Massachusetts in the late 1800s, there is no single documentation of how the breed was developed. It is believed that the Boston Terrier was initially developed from a dog named Judge. Judge was described as well-built, weighing about 32 pounds with a dark brindle color and a blocky head. In 1889, the Boston Bull Terrier owners formed the American Bull Terrier Club, calling them the Round Heads. At the time, Bull Terrier and Bulldog fanciers rejected the title and forced the Boston Bull Terrier owners to change the name to Boston Terrier Club. In 1893, the Boston Terrier was officially recognized by the AKC and was one of the first Non-Sporting dogs in the United States. The Boston Terrier was seen with silent film stars in Hollywood and became increasingly popular.

Foxton Breed Appearance

The Foxton is a small-sized hybrid breed that was developed from the Toy Fox Terrier and the Boston Terrier. His short, fine coat comes in several color combinations such as black, tan, white, and brindle. His large erect ears are inherited from the Boston Terrier. His happy, goofy gaze is inherited from the Toy Fox Terrier who is always on the alert. The Foxton's legs are shorter than his body. His tail is always carried up high and is usually wagging. His eyes are dark brown with a dark nose. This curious canine's stance is reminiscent of an on-the-go machine.

Eye Color Possibilities
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
Pied
Brindle
White
Brown
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Foxton Breed Maintenance

The Foxton is not considered a hypoallergenic breed and will shed moderately throughout the year. To keep his short, smooth coat looking sharp, it is important to brush him with a rubber curry brush, pin brush or slicker brush (all will work well on his coat) between 10 to 15 minutes to eliminate dead hairs. Recommended shampoos include hypoallergenic formulas to prevent possible irritation to the skin. If he has itchy skin, an oatmeal shampoo would help sooth the itch. Consult your veterinarian for advice on how often to bathe this hybrid. Teeth and nail care are important also; daily tooth brushing and bi-monthly nail trims are suggested. Not a smelly dog, he does not tend to drool either. 

Brushes for Foxton
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

Foxton Temperament

The Foxton is known to make an excellent companion as well as a suitable hunter. His quick reflexes and ability to socialize with others make him a favorable option for families, and he is a wonderful playmate for young children. This lovable breed is clever and has a funky sense of humor. His guard dog abilities allow him to effectively protect his family. Positive instruction is highly recommended to ensure he has good manners and the ability to distinguish between friendly strangers and intruders. This will provide him with the tools he needs to feel comfortable with those he does not know. This curious canine's personality allows for easygoing relationships with other dogs; although due to the Foxton's original purpose of hunting small game, getting along well with small animals will require early socialization and training.  His intelligence means he is very likely to listen to commands and will pick up on your ideas quickly. 

Foxton Activity Requirements

The Foxton possesses a high level of energy that will require between 45 to 60 minutes of activity per day to keep him from becoming a bit of a nuisance. Your playful dog is a curious explorer who would be more than happy to trail along for walks in the park. Other activities he may enjoy are running, fetching, and swimming. Two walks per day should be the minimum and in addition, one on one time with you will be welcomed. An ideal environment for your Foxton is an average-sized rural home with a fenced-in yard and a warm climate. Your Foxton is a talented jumper and extra supervision should be provided when he is out and about in the yard to prevent escapes. Apartment living would be acceptable as long as he is provided with adequate outdoor exercise.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Foxton Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.9 - $1
Monthly Cost
$25 - $30

Foxton Owner Experiences

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