This describes the most common canine health problems concisely but simply without using medical jargon. A section on Dog and Puppy Vaccinations is also included offering information on each of the diseases, symptoms and effects for which immunization vaccines are available. Not sure of the name of the dog or puppy illness? A Dog Illness Symptoms Sorter is also featured. The Online Encyclopaedia of Common Dog Health Problems should only be used as an informational guide and when and if any dog or puppies health problems occur it is essential to raise any questions you may have with a Dog Health care professional.
Information on Grooming and Care of the Toy Fox Terrier Dog Breed
The Toy Fox Terrier requires weekly care and grooming. All dog breeds require a certain amount of grooming and care is necessary to keep dogs and puppies looking at their best. Grooming consists of not only brushing out the coat and bathing but also giving attention to the eyes, teeth, ears, feet and nails. A regular routine also ensures that any potential health problems are identified as quickly as possible, especially important in puppies and older Toy Fox Terrier dogs.
Life Expectancy information of the Toy Fox Terrier Dog Breed
The life expectancy for this particular breed is 12 – 14 years.
Age comparison between the Toy Fox Terrier Dog Breed and a Human
Age comparisons between dogs and humans are always a matter of debate - we hope that the following information clarifies the situation. After the first year of life, a dog is equivalent to sixteen human years. After two years, they are equivalent to a 24 year old, at three years a 30 year old, and each year after, add 5 human years to determine a dog's age.
The Pictures reflect the Size of Adults - not Children and Puppies!
The pictures above allow for a useful comparison of sizes providing an accurate portrait of the size of an average Toy Fox Terrier - essential information but unique to this site. It should also be noted that the pictures feature adults. The size of puppies are naturally considerably smaller and the full grown size of the animal can easily be forgotten when confronted with cute puppies! The slogan " A dog isn't just for Christmas - it's for life!" was necessitated by well meaning people buying puppies at the Christmas, unaware of the puppies growth rate. The pictures provided make it extremely clear exactly how small puppies will develop and whether it will suit the life and living conditions of the family.
Terrier - Teacup Dogs and Puppies - An Unofficial Term
The term 'Terrier Teacup' is not recognised or endorsed by any of the major Canine Associations such as the AKC (American Kennel Club) or the British KC ( Kennel Club ). It is a purely descriptive term for a Toy dog which might, or might not, be smaller than the official size standard. Whether the term 'Terrier Teacup' is recognised or not people obviously like using it and regardless of varying Associations the phrases Terrier Teacup Dog or Terrier Teacup puppies are, no doubt, here to stay! The Teacup Dogs Agility Association is open to all dogs, regardless of breed or pedigree, measuring 17" or less, and who are at least 12 months of age. For additional information about 'Teacups' please click on the Site Map link to Teacup Dogs and Puppies
Terrier - Puppies Info and Names
The Puppies section, accessed via the Site Index, provides detailed information about Choosing the right puppy, Puppy Training, Puppy Care and Puppy Behavior, Growth & Development. We recommend that the following considerations should always be taken into account when choosing puppies:
- Budget - Purchasing, training, equipment, medication and feeding costs of the breed
- Convenience and Grooming time e.g. long or short hair
- Personal situation - time available and medical conditions such as allergies, asthma or back pain
- Exercising requirements for the Yorkshire Terrier breed
- Living Conditions for the dog breed - suitability for puppies
- Family - child suitability
- Puppy and Dog Names - The Importance of choosing the right names
If you are considering buying a Terrier Teacup dog or Terrier Teacup puppy it will almost certainly bring great you pleasure but caution must be adopted when purchasing a 'Teacup'. Remember that the diminutive size of Teacup Puppies have been achieved by selective breeding - and the price should not reflect a rare or special dog.
Origins and History of the Toy Fox Terrier Dog
The Toy Fox Terrier comes from ancient Egypt and is a dog of medium size. It was bred primarily to hunt gazelle and other small game. It is no coincidence that the Toy Fox Terrier's likeness in Egyptian art so strongly resembles the Egyptian god, Anubis, the Watchdog of the Dead, in fact the Toy Fox Terrier is the oldest domesticated dog in written records, dating back to before 3,000 B.C. Taken to Malta by traders (in antiquity), they are known there as the "Kelb tal Fenek", due to their use there in hunting rabbits. It is no surprise therefore, that in 1979, the Toy Fox Terrier was declared the National Dog of Malta.
Description of the Toy Fox Terrier Dog and Puppies - Coat and Colours
The Toy Fox Terrier's coat is normally a shade of tan, often with minimal white markings.
Description of the Toy Fox Terrier Dog and Puppies - Comparative Sizing Pictures
The pictures above allow for a useful sizing perspective between an average man (Five feet ten inches) or an average sized woman (Five feet six inches) in comparison to the average sized Toy Fox Terrier dog which we have detailed above. These pictures are extremely important as they provide an immediate and accurate visual representation of the height of an average Toy Fox Terrier compared to the height of a male or female - essential information but unique to this site. Use the pictures to help to estimate the size of the Toy Fox Terrier dog to each the various growing stages of children. Use the pictures to provide a guideline to the adult size of Toy Fox Terrier Puppies. The pictures will also prove to be invaluable when comparing the sizes and heights of other dog breeds. The dimensions will vary according to the sex of the dog or puppy. Girl dogs, or bitches, are on average, 2 inches smaller than boy dogs. Another useful piece of information when considering puppies.
Grooming and Care of the Toy Fox Terrier Dog Breed
The Toy Fox Terrier requires a little / moderate / considerable amount of grooming. Regardless of the breeds, a certain amount of grooming and care is necessary to keep dogs and puppies looking at their best. Grooming consists of not only brushing out the coat and bathing but also giving attention to the eyes, teeth, ears, feet and nails. A regular routine also ensures that any potential health problems are identified as quickly as possible, especially important in puppies and older dogs.
Temperament and Character of the Toy Fox Terrier Dog Breed
The Toy Fox Terrier is a very sociable breed, enjoying the company of other dogs and humans, they are playful, inquisitive, intelligent, affectionate, gentle, and good with children. Toy Fox Terriers are quite vocal and make a good guard dog, barking at any stranger approaching their home Territory.
The Toy Fox Terrier is a sightToy and this must be considered by anyone wishing to own this ancient breed. They are excellent hunters, and like many sightToys once the chase is in hand, not much else matters. Unfortunately because of their strong hunting instincts, they will chase and often catch neighbourhood cats if not firmly restrained, the Toy Fox Terrier can be highly trained ( easier in the absence of small fury things needing to be chased ), indeed several Toy Fox Terriers have been highly successful in competition in both the fields of obedience and agility.
Living conditions and Exercise Requirements of the Toy Fox Terrier Dog Breed
The Toy Fox Terrier dogs and puppies are well suited to living in the country because it requires a little / moderate / substantial amount of exercise.
Toy Fox Terrier Puppies
The following considerations should be taken into account when choosing Toy Fox Terrier puppies: