Toy Foxy Russell

10-11 lbs
Jack Russell Terrier
Toy Fox Terrier
Foxy Russell
The Toy Foxy Russell, also simply called the Foxy Russell is a hybrid dog. His parent breeds are the Toy Fox Terrier and the Jack Russell Terrier. The Toy Foxy Russell is a small dog; he is likely to weigh less than twenty pounds at maturity. He is highly energetic, and he is always great with children. He can spend many hours playing with any family member. Highly intelligent, the Toy Foxy Russell never meets a stranger. His antics will entertain you and your family for hours on end. He will need little in the way of maintenance. However, he can be somewhat stubborn, and training may not always be easy. Persistence and patience is key, but well worth the initial work.
purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Jack Russell Terrier, Toy Fox Terrier

Toy Foxy Russell Health

Average Size
Male Toy Foxy Russell size stats
Height: 13-14 inches Weight: 11-12 lbs
Female Toy Foxy Russell size stats
Height: 13-14 inches Weight: 10-11 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Demodectic Mange
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Lens Luxation
  • Canine Glaucoma
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Deafness
Occasional Tests
  • Dna For Vwd
  • X-Rays
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Full Body Physical Examination especially of the joints
  • Thyroid Panel

Toy Foxy Russell Breed History

The Toy Foxy Russell is a hybrid dog, and, while he is not a rare hybrid, there is little information on the history of the mixed breed. In order to learn more about the origins of the Foxy Russell, we can study the history of the parent breeds. Terriers as a breed have been in existence since the 1500s. They were prized for their hunting skills. The Smooth Fox Terrier was bred to flush prey - particularly foxes - from their dens on to the hunting grounds. At the time, Smooth Fox Terriers varied greatly in size. The smaller runts were valued as they seemed spunkier, more attuned to the hunt and would stop at nothing to apprehend their prey. They were also great watchdogs who had no problem defending their territory. It is thought that the smaller Smooth Fox Terriers were bred with the Toy Manchester and possibly the Chihuahua in order to develop a small dog with gritty character. In 2003, the Toy Fox Terrier was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club. The Jack Russell Terrier was also bred to bolt foxes from their hiding places; he was used in conjunction with hounds, and hunters on horseback particularly valued his ability to flush out his prey. The Jack Russell Terrier is thought to have been developed in southern England by a Parson John Russell sometime in the 1800s. The Jack Russell had made his way to the United States by the 1930s, where several local clubs celebrating the Jack Russell were chartered. Over time, these clubs would merge to become the Jack Russell Club of America. The Jack Russell was registered by the American Kennel Club in the year 2000. 

Toy Foxy Russell Breed Appearance

The Toy Foxy Russell will be a small dog, weighing no more than twelve pounds at maturity. He often looks like a larger Chihuahua, with tall, erect ears, a small, slim body, and a smooth coat. His snout will be average length, and his nose will be black. His small chest is wide at the shoulders and tapers into a v-shape. His short legs are muscular. His medium-length tail may be slightly curved at the end. He may be a variety of colors: brown, tan, fawn, red, white, white with fawn-colored spots. He may also be a cream color. Of course, this will be dependent upon the dominant parent breed.
Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Toy Foxy Russell eyes
brown Toy Foxy Russell eyes
amber Toy Foxy Russell eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Toy Foxy Russell nose
Coat Color Possibilities
brown Toy Foxy Russell coat
red Toy Foxy Russell coat
cream Toy Foxy Russell coat
pied Toy Foxy Russell coat
white Toy Foxy Russell coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Toy Foxy Russell straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Toy Foxy Russell Breed Maintenance

The Toy Foxy Russell is likely to need little in the way of maintenance. He is expected to inherit the smooth coat of his Toy Fox Terrier parent breed. Because of this, you can expect to brush him only once a week. He will not need to be clipped nor stripped. He will need his teeth brushed two or three times a week in order to prevent bad breath and the build-up of tartar. In order to prevent tooth decay, however, brush his teeth daily. Trim his nails every two weeks unless you notice his wearing down the nails on his own. A good rule of thumb is if you can hear his nails clicking on the tile floor, it is time to cut his nails. Most experts recommend that you begin a grooming regimen early in a puppy's life so that he or she can get used to a maintenance routine and will know what to expect.
Brushes for Toy Foxy Russell
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Toy Foxy Russell requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Toy Foxy Russell Temperament

The Toy Foxy Terrier is a sweet, loving, energetic little dog. He is also extremely intelligent. He can literally play all day, so you will need to provide him with toys and activities that stimulate his mind. He is not always the easiest breed to train; he does have a tendency to be stubborn. However, persistent repetition will teach him what you expect of him. Never punish him for misbehavior or miscues. He responds much better to praise for a job well done. He never meets a stranger, and he will welcome your visitors into your home just as you do. He is always entertaining, and you may teach him a few tricks. He is likely to develop a few entertaining behaviors as well. Look for him to follow you from room to room as he wants to be in the middle of any family activity.

Toy Foxy Russell Activity Requirements

The Toy Foxy Russell is literally a ball of energy. He will enjoy walks around the neighborhood with you. You may want to split this activity into several short periods in order to keep his activity level steady. He will also enjoy playing at the dog park. He does well with other animals, and he will enjoy the interaction with other dogs. The Foxy Russell will be happy in an apartment of any size or a home with a yard; however, this yard should be fenced-in. Take extra caution in making sure the fence reaches at least six feet. The Jack Russell Terrier parent breed is known to jump high enough to scale smaller fences. Regardless of how you provide activity for the Toy Foxy Russell, he will need a great deal every day.
Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes
activity minutes

Toy Foxy Russell Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.90 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $32.00
food bag monthly cost

Toy Foxy Russell Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Toy Foxy Russell size stats at six months
Height: 6.5 inches Weight: 6.0 lbs
Female Toy Foxy Russell size stats at six months
Height: 5.5 inches Weight: 6.0 lbs
12 Months
Male Toy Foxy Russell size stats at 12 months
Height: 8.5 inches Weight: 8.5 lbs
Female Toy Foxy Russell size stats at 12 months
Height: 8.5 inches Weight: 8.5 lbs
18 Months
Male Toy Foxy Russell size stats at 18 months
Height: 11.0 inches Weight: 10.0 lbs
Female Toy Foxy Russell size stats at 18 months
Height: 11.0 inches Weight: 10.0 lbs

Toy Foxy Russell Owner Experiences

2 Years
2 People
Walking and playing
Really fun doggie to own! Never a dull moment!! He is such a blessing!
4 years, 7 months ago
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