Welsh Mini Fox Terrier

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10-15 lbs
10-13"
United States
Welsh Terrier
Mini Fox Terrier
The Welsh Mini Fox Terrier is a combination of the Miniature Fox Terrier and the Welsh Terrier. Since these breeds are both small, the Welsh Mini Fox Terrier will not get much bigger than 15 inches high and 15 pounds. They are generally healthy dogs that live about 10 to 14 years and can make excellent family pets with the right training. They need to be brushed often because their short to medium coat may have a bit of curl to it and they do tend to shed a bit. They are typically easy to train and enjoy being with their human family as well as playing with other pets.
Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Miniature Fox Terrier and Welsh Terrier

Welsh Mini Fox Terrier Health

Average Size
Male Welsh Mini Fox Terrier size stats
Height: 12-15 inches Weight: 15-20 lbs
Female Welsh Mini Fox Terrier size stats
Height: 10-13 inches Weight: 10-15 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Allergies
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Eye Conditions (Cataracts, Lens Luxation)
  • Skin Conditions
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Epilepsy
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS)
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • DNA

Welsh Mini Fox Terrier Breed History

To get an idea of the history of the Welsh Mini Fox Terrier, you have to examine the backgrounds of the parent breeds. The Miniature Fox Terrier is an American breed that dates back to the early 1900s when they were bred from the Smooth Fox Terrier, Miniature Pinscher, Chihuahua, and Manchester Terrier. They were bred to be vermin hunters that were small enough to get into the holes of rats and other small critters. However, it was soon discovered how smart and athletic these dogs were and they started becoming stars of the circus, performing with clowns in the ring. The Miniature Fox Terrier was also a star in several commercials and were popular in earthdog trials, agility courses, and flyball races. Eventually, the breed was accepted by the AKC in 2003 and they are the 116th most well-liked dog breed in the United States. The Welsh Terrier came from Wales in the 18th century, bred from the Old English Black and Tan Terrier to hunt badgers, foxes, otters, and rats. These dogs were very talented at tracking animals to their dens and chasing them out for the hunters. They started being shown in dog shows in England in the early 19th century and was first listed as an Old English Terrier until 1885, when their name was changed to the Welsh Terrier. The breed was brought to the United States in the late 1800s and was accepted by the AKC in 1888. They are now the 111th most common dog breed in the United States.

Welsh Mini Fox Terrier Breed Appearance

The Welsh Mini Fox Terrier is a small breed with a short to medium coat that may be wavy or straight and of medium density. They are typically a combination of tan, brown, and black but may also be pied, brindle, sable, or grizzled. These squarish dogs have a short and straight tail with a short body, long legs, floppy triangle ears, and a long muzzle. Their large oval eyes are usually dark brown and their nose may be brown or black, depending on coat color. These dogs may also have a beard like the Welsh Terrier that many people think makes him look like an old man. 

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Welsh Mini Fox Terrier eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Welsh Mini Fox Terrier nose
Black
brown Welsh Mini Fox Terrier nose
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
brindle Welsh Mini Fox Terrier coat
Brindle
sable Welsh Mini Fox Terrier coat
Sable
pied Welsh Mini Fox Terrier coat
Pied
brown Welsh Mini Fox Terrier coat
Brown
black Welsh Mini Fox Terrier coat
Black
brindle Welsh Mini Fox Terrier coat
Brindle
sable Welsh Mini Fox Terrier coat
Sable
pied Welsh Mini Fox Terrier coat
Pied
brown Welsh Mini Fox Terrier coat
Brown
black Welsh Mini Fox Terrier coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Welsh Mini Fox Terrier wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Welsh Mini Fox Terrier Breed Maintenance

Maintaining your Welsh Mini Fox Terrier is not as difficult as the Welsh Terrier but not as easy as the Miniature Fox Terrier. To keep your dog’s skin and coat healthy and reduce shedding, you should brush his coat at least three or four times per week using a steel comb and hard bristle brush or pin brush. Some people also recommend using a slicker brush but it depends on the thickness of your dog’s coat. To keep your dog’s ears clean, you should wipe them with a cotton ball or soft cloth once a week and check them for mites or excess wax. Also, to prevent your dog’s nails from splitting, you should trim them once a month or as needed.
Brushes for Welsh Mini Fox Terrier
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Welsh Mini Fox Terrier requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Welsh Mini Fox Terrier Temperament

Because the Welsh Mini Fox Terrier is a Terrier, they tend to be a bit hyper and have a lot of expendable energy. While they are usually easy to train and eager to please, they are still hunters at heart and should not be trusted alone with any pet that may be considered prey such as rabbits or hamsters. You should socialize them early and often to be sure they get along well with other dogs. They do not usually have issues being left alone so you do not have to worry much about separation anxiety.

Welsh Mini Fox Terrier Activity Requirements

Terriers have tons of excess energy no matter what kind they are and the Welsh Mini Fox Terrier is no exception. These dogs need to get about an hour or 90 minutes of vigorous activity on a daily basis to stay healthy. You can take them for a couple of walks every day and maybe take them to the dog park once a week to play with other dogs. This is a great way to keep them socialized as well. This breed also enjoys hunting and any kind of outdoor sports such as fetch, agility training, frisbee, swimming, hiking, and flyball.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
75 minutes

Welsh Mini Fox Terrier Food Consumption

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

Welsh Mini Fox Terrier Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Welsh Mini Fox Terrier size stats at six months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 7 lbs
Female Welsh Mini Fox Terrier size stats at six months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 5 lbs
12 Months
Male Welsh Mini Fox Terrier size stats at 12 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 12 lbs
Female Welsh Mini Fox Terrier size stats at 12 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 7 lbs
18 Months
Male Welsh Mini Fox Terrier size stats at 18 months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 17 lbs
Female Welsh Mini Fox Terrier size stats at 18 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 12 lbs

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