toy fox terrier

noun

Definition of 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.

First Known Use of toy fox terrier

1874, in the meaning defined above

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“Toy fox terrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toy%20fox%20terrier. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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