Toy Foxker

Home > Dog Breeds > Toy Foxker
12-16 lbs
11-13"
Unknown
Cocker Spaniel
Toy Fox Terrier
Mini Foxker, Foxker

This happy, confident dog is perfect for anyone looking for a loving companion to share their home. In a unique combination of its parentage - the Cocker Spaniel and Toy Fox Terrier - Toy Foxkers are just as alert and intelligent as they are gentle. A great watchdog, the Foxker is a feisty bundle of energy with an inquisitive mind and a strong desired to be involved in everything you do. Give him the love and attention he desires and this ultra-loving pooch will be your best friend for life!  

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Toy Fox Terrier and Cocker Spaniel

Toy Foxker Health

Average Size
Height: 11-13 inches Weight: 14-21 lbs
Height: 11-13 inches Weight: 12-16 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Seborrhea
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Eye Conditions (Cataracts, Lens Luxation)
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Ectropion
  • Allergies
  • Phosphofructokinase Deficiency
  • Skin Fold Dermatitis
  • Hypothyroidism
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None Known
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Hip
  • Blood
  • Knee
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination
  • Blood Tests

Toy Foxker Breed History

Not much is known about the origin or history of the Toy Foxker, but we can determine part of its history through its parentage. The Toy Foxker is a cross between the Cocker Spaniel and Toy Fox Terrier; two intelligent, friendly breeds. Spaniels have been around since antiquity, but the Cocker Spaniel dates back to late 19th century England, where the breed was largely used as a bird dog for sport on land and water. Over time, the Cocker Spaniel became more well-known for its gentle nature and unbreakable loyalty, making it the perfect dog for families with small children. This continues to be true today. Along with its family-friendly attitude, the Cocker Spaniel also excels as a show dog and therapy companion. It is harder to pinpoint exactly when the Toy Fox Terrier came into existence, but the earliest recordings of the breed are at the start of 20th century, America, where the bread was often confused with its cousin, the Smooth Fox Terrier. Small in stature but overflowing with energy, these small dogs were often sought after for their agility. In fact, many of these dogs were used as performance animals in circuses, doing stunts and tricks to wow audiences. They were also commonly bred to catch rats and other rodents, though, today, are most often kept as companion animals. Both breeds love to be around people and are constantly seeking praise and attention; something that can be said of the Toy Foxker as well. This unique breed possesses the natural abilities of its ancestors: it excels at hunting and capturing its prey, while also maintaining an incredibly strong sense of loyalty towards its owners. 

Toy Foxker Breed Appearance

Slight of build, the Toy Foxker is a small dog with a laid-back personality. His short fur is straight and often interspersed with wiry patches due to his Terrier genes. The Foxker's coat can be white, black, brown or cream, and it can be patterned with spots or completely solid. It is quite possible that a combination of these will appear in the same litter of pups. The Foxker has two large ears that, when he is alert, point straight upward from his head. However, in a relaxed position, it is common for the tips of the ears to flap forward. This adorable pup knows exactly how to use his big brown eyes to get exactly what he wants, and it takes no time at all to fall in love with his precious face! 

Eye Color Possibilities
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
Fawn
Cream
Brown
White
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Toy Foxker Breed Maintenance

The Wire Foxker is not hypoallergenic and does shed seasonally. He should be brushed at least once per week in order to keep his coat healthy, shiny, and free of knots or mats. Monthly grooming and bathing are also recommended, though this will often depend on the individual dog. It is highly important to check your pup’s ears at least once a week to ensure they are clean and no signs of ear infections are present. Foxkers, just like their Cocker Spaniel ancestors, are susceptible to frequent ear infections, so it is important to note if your dog seems to be favoring or scratching his head to an unusual degree. The best way to keep your pretty pooch happy is by maintaining a proper grooming schedule to ensure he is always clean, healthy and looking his best. 

Brushes for Toy Foxker
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

Toy Foxker Temperament

Kind, curious, and sometimes frisky, the Foxker can be your perfect napping partner or an unstoppable force for mischief depending on his mood. Don’t let those innocent eyes fool you, this curious little guy can get himself into trouble if he does not have an opportunity to productively release energy throughout the day. Easy to teach due to his desire to please you, it is important to include a variety of no-barking commands in the Foxker’s training to keep his barking urges under control. It is also in the Foxker’s nature to be territorial, so it is a good idea to begin introducing strangers and other animals to the pup starting at a young age in order to prevent most of these behaviors. Any interaction between a Foxker and children under the age of six should be supervised, especially if the dog is unaccustomed to being around children, as it may feel nervous or threatened. 

Toy Foxker Activity Requirements

With ancestors that are hunting and sporting dogs, the Foxker has a natural need to stay active. This energetic pup would do best in larger spaces with plenty of room to run around and explore his surroundings. A fenced-in yard would keep this curious explorer from chasing any potential pray out of the yard, while still giving him the freedom to go wherever he pleases (within reason!). His sturdy build and lineage make the Foxker adaptable to just about any climate, though it is important to note that the Foxker is an indoor dog and should not be kept outside for extended periods of time. Always make sure that your Foxker pup has plenty of water if it is hot outside and a warm place to curl up during colder weather. If you do these things, you will have a very satisfied dog!  

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

Toy Foxker Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.3 - $1.7
Monthly Cost
$36.3 - $48.8

Toy Foxker Height & Weight

6 Months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 11 lbs
Height: 8 inches Weight: 8 lbs
12 Months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 15 lbs
Height: 10 inches Weight: 12 lbs
18 Months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 17 lbs
Height: 12 inches Weight: 14 lbs

Toy Foxker Owner Experiences

Book me a walkiee?
Pweeeze!