Mini Fox Beagle

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19-23 lbs
12-14"
United States, Australia
Mini Fox Terrier
Beagle
Toy Fox Terrier Beagle
The Mini Fox Beagle inherits its looks and temperament from the cross breeding of the Toy Fox Terrier, and the loveable Beagle. They are a small to medium sized dog who tend to look much like the Beagle but can often have the curious and unflinching courage of the Terrier. They love to explore and prefer to do it with you at their side. The Mini Fox Beagle doesn't like being alone, they really like company. Their appearance shows a dog with a sturdy build, short legs and an expressive face that clearly lets you know how it is feeling. They make ideal family pets, with their mild and affectionate nature. While they do like to go out and walk around, they can adapt to apartment living if they get some daily exercise. Loyal and devoted, these dogs make perfect companions.
Purpose
Companion, Hunting
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Mini Fox Terrier, Beagle

Mini Fox Beagle Health

Average Size
Male Mini Fox Beagle size stats
Height: 12-15 inches Weight: 20-25 lbs
Female Mini Fox Beagle size stats
Height: 12-14 inches Weight: 19-23 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia (Chd)
  • Glaucoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cherry Eye
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Beagle Dwarfism
Occasional Tests
  • X-ray imaging
  • CT or MRI scan
  • Blood Tests
  • Full Physical Examination
  • Physical and Neurology Tests
  • Full Chemistry Panel Tests and Blood Count
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Complete Ophthalmologic Examination

Mini Fox Beagle Breed History

Because the Mini Fox Beagle's history is lacking in data, we can go to the parent breeds history to view their journey through time to where they are now. The ancestors of the Beagle are thought to be dogs from the Roman era, as well as descendants from the Talbot Hounds (now extinct) that William the Conqueror bought to England in 1066. The Beagle was popular as a Fox hunting dog but fell out of favor in the 1700s because of the faster and larger Foxhound that became the dog of choice for the hunter. Thankfully the farmers in England and surrounding areas still had a use for the beagle who was ideal to hunt rabbit and hare. During the 1880s Willet Randall developed the Patch Beagle, who became immensely popular in the 1940s and 1950s due to their ability to run so fast and track so well. The Beagle finally gained acceptance by the American Kennel Club in 1916. Ever since, the popular Beagle has gained a place in people’s hearts because of their earnest faces and adorable nature. The Toy Fox Terrier owes its origins to the breeds of Fox Terriers, Toy Manchester Terriers, English Toy Terriers and the Whippet. Their development was spurred by a need for a small dog that had the speed and lasting power during hunting for small animals and to this end they certainly achieved this in the Fox Terrier. Originally the Fox Terrier had its roots in England but the it was the Australians who developed it into the small powerhouse we know as the Toy Fox Terrier. These dogs were ideal to hunt rabbits, rats and snakes in the new land. They were recognised as a breed in the late 19th Century, and while great at hunting they were also found to be loyal companion dogs who were small in size but big in personality.

Mini Fox Beagle Breed Appearance

The Mini Fox Beagle has a sturdy body that is supported by medium length legs and rounded paws. The chest is average in size, and the neck supports the pointed face that is rounded at the top. The eyes are often wide set, round and dark brown in color. The ears are often floppy like the Beagles although it can vary to being held higher depending on the parent genetic influence. The nose is black with wide set nostrils. The muzzle is neat and has a scissors bite. Their coat is often Beagle in coloration and patches although they can also tend towards the Fox Terrier coloration. Even pups in the one litter can vary greatly in coloration and pattern. One thing that doesn't vary is their appealing faces, earnest eager faces, and their willingness to be an active part of the family.
Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Mini Fox Beagle eyes
Hazel
brown Mini Fox Beagle eyes
Brown
amber Mini Fox Beagle eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
black Mini Fox Beagle nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Mini Fox Beagle coat
Black
white Mini Fox Beagle coat
White
pied Mini Fox Beagle coat
Pied
brown Mini Fox Beagle coat
Brown
sable Mini Fox Beagle coat
Sable
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Mini Fox Beagle straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Mini Fox Beagle Breed Maintenance

The Mini Fox Beagle requires minimum maintenance as it is blessed with a smooth short coat and has minimal shedding. A good weekly brush with a strong bristle brush is adequate to keep them in good shape. Bathing is on a needs only basis, using a mild dog shampoo that will be gentle on the skin and will maintain the natural oils of the coats. Because their ears are floppy and cover up the inner ear, it is vital to do a regular check of the ears to ensure that they are clear from dirt and inflammation. When the nails get a bit long clipping may be required, and brushing of the teeth is important to maintain oral hygiene. The Mini Fox Beagle is a loveable dog who is easy to maintain.
Brushes for Mini Fox Beagle
Pin Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Mini Fox Beagle requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Mini Fox Beagle Temperament

It is easy to see the Terrier inheritance in the Mini Fox Beagle, as it is a brave and curious dog. But it also gains the affectionate and devotional nature of the Beagle. A true companion dog, they do not like living outside, their place is at your side so be warned. The Mini Fox Beagle makes an ideal family dog who loves everyone, and they will entertain the children for ages. These dogs are not a guard dog as they tend to welcome strangers. They do have strong hunting instincts so may take after small animals unless raised and socialised with them. Keep them on a leash when out because of this, or you may see them disappearing over the horizon as they follow their noses and are deaf to your pleas to return. In a well fenced yard or pet park, they will investigate all corners and all creatures, such is their curiousity. The Mini Fox Beagle is receptive to training, and their eagerness to please means that they pick up lessons quicker than most other breeds. They love variety and fun in lessons, and respond well to a firm but positive tone. Socialising while young will build them into well developed dogs.

Mini Fox Beagle Activity Requirements

The Mini Fox Beagle is an active dog but gets most of its exercise from nosing around home. But because of their hunting instincts they will still require a daily walk to satisfy their curious nature. Keep them on a leash as their noses can lead them astray or they may chase after smaller animals and birds. They love to play, enjoy challenging games that test their skills, and yet still enjoy curling up on or beside you and drinking in your attention. They can adapt to apartment living but do need that daily exercise. They adjust well to most temperatures and can be trained to bark only as a warning which makes the Mini Fox Beagle an ideal family dog who is easy to care for.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Mini Fox Beagle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.00 - $2.00
Monthly Cost
$26.00 - $35.00

Mini Fox Beagle Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Mini Fox Beagle size stats at six months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 10 lbs
Female Mini Fox Beagle size stats at six months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 8 lbs
12 Months
Male Mini Fox Beagle size stats at 12 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 14 lbs
Female Mini Fox Beagle size stats at 12 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 13 lbs
18 Months
Male Mini Fox Beagle size stats at 18 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 22 lbs
Female Mini Fox Beagle size stats at 18 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 21 lbs

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