The Mini Poxer is not a well-known hybrid, and its lineage may be confused with the Toy Fox Terrier. The Mini Poxer is a designer mix between the Pug and the Miniature Fox Terrier. There is little documentation on the Mini Poxer and no set standards for size, appearance, or disposition. Owners who wish to understand more about their Mini Poxers can review the respective histories of both parent breeds to learn about their dogs. The Miniature Fox Terrier developed in Australia within the last 200 years. It is a close cousin of the larger Fox Terrier of England and somewhat interchangeable with the Toy Fox Terrier of the United States. In fact, the breed is not recognized by either the American or the Australian Kennel Clubs. The small Terrier was developed to help farmers rid their fields and barns of small vermin as well as share their homes at night as companions. They have mild dispositions for Terriers and are often considered a little bit Toy and a little bit Terrier. The Mini Fox Terrier is lovingly referred to as the "Little Foxie" in Australia but is relatively unknown outside of the island continent. The Pug, by contrast, is exceptionally well-known worldwide as has been a favorite companion for hundreds of years. The breed is of the Mastiff line but significantly smaller in stature than most other Mastiffs today. The Pug has origins in the East in China but was introduced to Europe during by trade during the 1500s. Its large round head with prominent dark eyes and flat face were an instant attraction, and the breed soon usurped the much-loved toy Spaniel companions at courts throughout Europe. The Pug standardization occurred in England during the 1800s, and the dog made its way to the United States in the latter half of the 19th Century where the American Kennel Club recognized the Pug in 1885.