toy fox terrier


: any of a breed of small, intelligent, alert terriers that have large, erect ears, are 8.5 to 11.5 inches (21.6 to 29.2 centimeters) in height and 3.5 to 7 pounds (1.6 to 3.2 kilograms) in weight, and were developed by crossing smooth fox terriers with various toy dogs (such as the Chihuahua, Italian greyhound, or toy Manchester terrier)

Note: The toy fox terrier has a short, glossy coat with a body that is chiefly white and a head that is predominantly black, brown, or tan. To avoid disqualification in show dogs, the color of the spots on the body must correspond to the predominant head color.

Examples of toy fox terrier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This was the case in October 2022, when Pebbles the toy fox terrier passed away and the former record holder, TobyKeith the Chihuahua, briefly retook the title, before an even older Chihuahua mix called Gino Wolf came forward, and the title passed to him. Matt Reynolds, WIRED, 15 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

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“Toy fox terrier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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