The Mini Toy Foxter has not been around long enough to build its own history so it is best to go by the histories of the Mini Fox Terrier and Toy Fox Terrier. The Mini Fox Terrier, or Mini Foxie, is the only Terrier from Australia and was bred from British Fox Terriers in the 1800s. According to many, they were also crossbred with Whippets, English Toy Terriers, and Toy Manchester Terriers. They have always been known for their excellent hunting ability and were used as rat and snake exterminators all over Australia. The Mini Fox Terrier was soon found to be a wonderful family companion and became quite popular with everyone, including some famous Australians such as the Olympic swimmer, Ian Thorpe and Anthony Field of The Wiggles. They are not as popular in the United States as of yet but their relatives, the Toy Fox Terrier, Smooth Fox Terrier, and Wire Fox Terrier are all well-known and loved in America. The Toy Fox Terrier was discovered in the 1900s in the United States and used to hunt squirrels, vermin, and foxes. They were bred from the Toy Manchester Terrier, Miniature Pinscher, Chihuahua, and Smooth Fox Terrier. These little dogs were not just hunters, but were also used as performers in the circus and then soon after in dog shows. The Toy Fox Terrier Association was formed in 1949 and then the breed was acknowledged by the American Kennel Club in 2003. The Toy Fox Terrier is currently the 116th most popular dog breed in the United States.