Toy Fox Terrier Potty Training


How to potty train a Toy Fox Terrier puppy with the Potty Training Puppy Apartment crate. We have Toy Fox Terrier house training solutions, so housebreaking Toy Fox Terrier puppies will be fast and easy. Over 50,000 dogs have been successfully potty trained with our world-famous indoor dog potty, called the Potty Training Puppy Apartment, including Toy Fox Terriers. The free video below is a short version of our free 15-minute video which is located on our Home Page. The training techniques and tips are being demonstrated by Miniature Pinscher puppies, however, the techniques are exactly the same for a Toy Fox Terrier puppy or a Toy Fox Terrier adult dog. Toy Fox Terrier puppies are also known as American Toy Terrier puppies and Amertoy puppies. If you are seeking Toy Fox Terrier puppies for sale or adoption, please visit our Breeders page. At the bottom half of this page is specific breed information about the temperament and traits of a Toy Fox Terrier. If this breed is available in a teacup, toy or miniature size it will be mentioned below.



The Toy Fox Terrier has all the same traits that make the Smooth Fox Terrier such a successful hunter -- just in a diminutive package. This is an athletic, agile and graceful dog with surprising strength and the stamina to frolic all day. The gait is smooth and effortless. The coat is short and smooth, perfect for caressing. TFTs are TNT in a small bundle. Feisty and fun-loving, they are hunting terriers at heart and will spend hours investigating the yard, your cabinets and places you never knew existed. They love to play with people and toys, and make excellent companions for careful older children; however, they do not tolerate inconsiderate handling. They can entertain for hours and are also content to snuggle on a warm lap during recess. This is a one-family, even one-person, breed that doesn't warm to strangers initially. The TFT's intelligence, energy and penchant for showing off make it a quick study and impressive trick dog.

Upkeep consists of making sure the TFT is supplied with toys, playmates and an appreciative audience. It needs the opportunity to exercise its mind and body, but it can do so in a small area. Without sufficient attention, exercise, and training, it will dig and bark. The Toy Fox Terrier appreciates a warm, soft bed or lap. It does not care to be wet or cold, and should wear a sweater and even protective earmuffs in cold weather. This is not an outdoor dog! Coat care could not be easier.

Smooth Fox Terriers have long been a favorite of farmers and pet owners. American farmers found smaller individuals, or what they called runts, were particularly scrappy, as well as handy for catching rodents around the farm. Pet owners found them especially entertaining and handier for having around the house. In the early 1900s, these smaller fox terriers were crossed with several toy breeds, including the Toy Manchester Terrier, Chihuahua, and possibly Italian Greyhound. The result was a smaller version of the Smooth Fox Terrier with a few important differences. The fiery temperament was still there, but tempered a bit... just a bit. The smaller dogs were still registered with the UKC as Smooth Fox Terriers, but, in 1936, the UKC granted them their own name and breed status. The Toy Fox Terrier is easier for many people to live with, without sacrificing the traits that drew them to the Fox Terrier family in the first place. They remained one of the most popular non-AKC companion breeds in the country until 2003, when they entered the AKC show ring for the first time.