Mini Toy Foxter

6-9 lbs
United States
Mini Fox Terrier
Toy Fox Terrier
MIni Foxter, Mini Foxy, Mini Fox

The Mini Toy Foxter is a beautiful blend of the Mini Fox Terrier and the Toy Fox Terrier so it is a tiny dog. They are about 8 to 13 inches high and weighs about 6 to 10 pounds. This little dog is active and alert and has a ton of energy, so be ready to play. They are great watchdogs and will take on much larger dogs or anyone they see as a threat to their family. While they are small enough to be kept in an apartment, they would much rather be outside running around because they are very athletic and energetic. 

purpose Purpose
Vermin Hunter, Companion
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Mini Fox Terrier and Toy Fox Terrier

Mini Toy Foxter Health

Average Size
Male Mini Toy Foxter size stats
Height: 9-13 inches Weight: 8-10 lbs
Female Mini Toy Foxter size stats
Height: 8-12 inches Weight: 6-9 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Myasthenia Gravis
Minor Concerns
  • Distichiasis
  • Allergies
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Eye Conditions (Cataracts, Lens Luxation)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Deafness
  • Wobbler Syndrome
Occasional Tests
  • Dna For Vwd
  • Eye Examination
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Hearing and Ear Tests

Mini Toy Foxter Breed History

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.


Mini Toy Foxter Breed Appearance

The Mini Toy Foxter is a small dog with bright and alert brown oval eyes with black eye rims, a black or brown nose, and has a compact body with slender legs. Their tail is usually medium length with short, thin, hair that either stands up or curves a bit over the back. The Mini Toy Foxter has small, triangular ears that may be hanging or erect. Their muzzle is about the length of the skull, which is small and wedge-shaped. Their coat is dense, smooth, short, straight and is mostly white with patches of darker colors such as black, brown, or cream. 

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Mini Toy Foxter eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Mini Toy Foxter nose
brown Mini Toy Foxter nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Mini Toy Foxter coat
brown Mini Toy Foxter coat
cream Mini Toy Foxter coat
white Mini Toy Foxter coat
pied Mini Toy Foxter coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Mini Toy Foxter straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Mini Toy Foxter Breed Maintenance

Your Mini Toy Foxter needs very little maintenance. In fact, you only have to brush them once or twice a week with a rubber curry or slicker brush to prevent excessive shedding and increase circulation. You should only need to bathe them once in a while when they get especially dirty but be sure to use a mild dog shampoo that will not cause dry skin. In addition, your dog’s ears will need to be cleaned once a week to prevent a buildup of dirt and earwax. The Mini Toy Foxter should also have their toenails clipped every couple of months or as needed. 

Brushes for Mini Toy Foxter
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Mini Toy Foxter requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Mini Toy Foxter Temperament

The Mini Toy Foxter can get along with anyone, including other pets and children but need to be socialized early on and trained well. They should also be supervised with smaller children and you should not leave them alone with small pets like guinea pigs and rabbits because they have a high prey drive. This breed should be kept on the leash when outdoors because they will not hesitate to run up to or chase other animals. Training your Mini Toy Foxter should be pretty easy but they can be stubborn so it may take a little extra time and patience.


Mini Toy Foxter Activity Requirements

This breed is a high energy dog that needs at least an hour and a half of exercise every day. They do best when they are able to spend at least a few hours per day outdoors running around and chasing the local wildlife. However, they also need the mental stimulation of playing with their human family and learning new tricks and games. Some things your dog may enjoy include going to the dog park, playing fetch, spending the day at the beach, or hiking in the woods. This breed is also excellent at agility training and would do well in competitions. 

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
12 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes
activity minutes

Mini Toy Foxter Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.80 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$20.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

Mini Toy Foxter Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Mini Toy Foxter size stats at six months
Height: 9.0 inches Weight: 7.0 lbs
Female Mini Toy Foxter size stats at six months
Height: 8.0 inches Weight: 6.0 lbs
12 Months
Male Mini Toy Foxter size stats at 12 months
Height: 10.0 inches Weight: 8.5 lbs
Female Mini Toy Foxter size stats at 12 months
Height: 9.0 inches Weight: 7.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Mini Toy Foxter size stats at 18 months
Height: 11.0 inches Weight: 9.0 lbs
Female Mini Toy Foxter size stats at 18 months
Height: 10.0 inches Weight: 7.5 lbs

Mini Toy Foxter Owner Experiences

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