The Fox Terrier is one of the energetic and most impulsive of all the Terriers. They’re small in size and very athletic. Learn more about then here!
This very robust dog was developed to go to ground and evict foxes from their dens. They have great stamina, potential for a fiery temperament and a short enough stature to fit into the fox holes.
The Fox Terrier can be excitable and very noisy and at times requires great patience to live with. Definitely best suited for someone with experience, they’re high spirited and at times mischievous. Training should start early and be consistent and fair. The most important skill to learn is to come when called and to stay on command – this will help overcome their tendency to run off.
The Fox Terrier is a very loyal and courageous dog, making them a good home protector and a reliable friend who loves to play and snuggle. They do well in a city environment as long as they’re given adequate exercise, but better suited to living in a house with a fenced yard than an apartment.
The Fox Terrier is best with children who are at least 7 or 8 years old, though can be quite good with younger children if raised with them. The Foxy can play far too rough and can be very dominant to be considered 100% safe around very young children. Unfortunately they’re not always well suited for homes with other pets, Fox Terriers are hunters and will see small animals as prey and tend to be scrappy with other dogs.?
The Fox Terrier was developed in England possibly as early as the 1500s, but really made their mark in the 1800s when fox hunting became popular across England.
The Fox Terrier needs lots of exercise to keep them happy and a fenced yard is highly recommended as there is the tendency to run off. The Foxy loves to play and loves to chase balls, which is an excellent way to help them vent some extra energy.
- An adaptable and adventurous dog and assuming barking is under control, makes an excellent traveling companion.
- Can be very possessive of food and toys – it is important to establish leadership early.
- Despite their small size, adorable looks and affectionate nature, the Foxy is not a lap dog and will not enjoyed the role of pampered baby. They should be treated like the intelligent hardy dog they are.
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