Mini Scottish Fox Terrier

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8-13 lbs
United States
Scottish Terrier
Mini Fox Terrier

If you like small Terriers, then you will love the Mini Scottish Fox Terrier. It is a hybrid mix of the Scottish Terrier and the Mini Fox Terrier. They are both tiny dogs so the Mini Scottish Fox Terrier will not get much bigger than 11 inches tall and should weigh less than 15 pounds. The tiny Terriers have a dense wiry coat that is flat and hard. It may be short like the Fox Terrier or longer like the Scottish Terrier. Their coloring is white with black, brown, or brindle accents although some dogs can also be red or cream. An alert and energetic breed, the Mini Scottish Fox Terrier makes a great watchdog and family pet. 

Date of Origin
Miniature Fox Terrier and Scottish Terrier

Mini Scottish Fox Terrier Health

Average Size
Height: 8-12 inches Weight: 10-15 lbs
Height: 7-11 inches Weight: 8-13 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Craniomandibular Osteopathy
  • Eye Conditions (Cataracts, Lens Luxation)
Minor Concerns
  • Allergies
  • Scotty Cramp
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Deafness
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
Occasional Tests
  • Hearing
  • Dna Test For Vwd
  • Eye Examination
  • Ultrasound
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Thyroid Panel
  • Allergy Testing

Mini Scottish Fox Terrier Breed History

Your Mini Scottish Fox Terrier is a hybrid that has only been around for about 20 years so their history is not well known. However, by looking at the background of the parent breeds, you can get an idea of your dog’s characteristics. The Miniature Fox Terrier is a combination of several different Terriers and the Whippet. Some of the Terriers thought to have been used in developing this breed are the Toy Fox Terrier, Toy Manchester Terrier, British Fox Terrier, and English Toy Terrier. They originated in Australia in the 19th century and became popular for hunting rats, mice, and snakes. The Miniature Fox Terrier is now a popular family pet and is owned by several celebrities such as Tony Field of the Wiggles and Ian Thorpe, an Olympic athlete. The breed is not recognized by the American Kennel Club but they have been part of the United Kennel Club since 1936. The Scottish Terrier originated in Scotland back in the 17th century from the West Highland White Terrier, Cairn Terrier, and Skye Terrier. The breed is known for its awesome fox and badger hunting ability and bravery. In fact, they became famous for their part in the battle of the Royal Scots and the group of Terriers was nicknamed Dumbarton's Diehards by George Douglas, the first Earl of Dumbarton. Also, President Franklin D. Roosevelt owned a Scottish Terrier named Fala who got more fan mail than most presidents did. The little Scots were officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 and they are the 58th most popular dog breed.

Mini Scottish Fox Terrier Breed Appearance

The Mini Scottish Fox Terrier is small and wiry, with dark brown eyes and a black or brown nose on a large, square muzzle. They usually weigh between 5 and 15 pounds and average about 8 to 12 inches high. The length of your dog’s coat depends on the parentage but they typically have short to medium length wiry fur that is white with black, brown, white, brindle, or red accents. They may have a beard like the Scottish Terrier, they have short legs, and a long tail that usually stands up straight when it is not wagging.

Eye Color Possibilities
Nose Color Possibilities
Coat Color Possibilities
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Mini Scottish Fox Terrier Breed Maintenance

The coat of your Mini Scottish Fox Terrier must be stripped every 8 to 10 weeks to get rid of the dead hair. This can be done with a stripping blade or by hand. They must also be brushed with a slicker brush at least once a week to keep them from shedding and improve circulation for healthy skin. Cleaning your dog’s ears with a soft cloth every week or so is also recommended. In addition, your dog’s toenails need to be clipped every month to prevent them from cracking or becoming ingrown. Finally, brushing your dog’s teeth with special dog toothpaste every day will help prevent dental issues.

Brushes for Mini Scottish Fox Terrier
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

Mini Scottish Fox Terrier Temperament

Your Mini Scottish Fox Terrier is an excellent and brave watchdog that will protect you and your family from whatever they see as a threat. She is happy and energetic with a lot of spirit and feistiness and will make you laugh with her antics. Training must be rigid and strict so she knows she is not the boss because these little dogs are susceptible to the Napoleon Complex. They should be socialized as a puppy so they are comfortable around pets and children. They are very intelligent though and can learn anything you want to teach them. The Mini Scottish Fox Terrier is good with children but you need to supervise them carefully. 

Mini Scottish Fox Terrier Activity Requirements

These little Terriers are full of energy and need at least one to one and a half hours of vigorous exercise every day to keep them from getting anxious. Dogs that do not get enough exercise usually end up with behavioral problems like barking at everything or nothing, chewing on your belongings, and even aggression. The Mini Scottish Fox Terrier has hunting in its blood and would enjoy a couple of hours chasing birds and squirrels in the yard or park every day. A trip to the dog park, day at the beach, or a brisk walk would also be good exercise. 

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

Mini Scottish Fox Terrier Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.8 - $1
Monthly Cost
$20 - $30

Mini Scottish Fox Terrier Height & Weight

6 Months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 6 lbs
Height: 7 inches Weight: 4 lbs
12 Months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 9 lbs
Height: 8 inches Weight: 7 lbs
18 Months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 12 lbs
Height: 9 inches Weight: 10 lbs

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