Mini Foxie

Group 1: Terrier
Height: 24 – 30.5 cm
Weight: 3.5 – 5.5 kg

Energy Level:  Moderate – high
Original Function: Hunting
Lifespan: 10 – 15 yrs

Recommended for: Most people.

Mini Foxie

About This Breed

The Mini Foxie were popular in Australia as far back as the 1800’s. They were initially a rural breed, popular for their hunting skills as well as alerting their owners to strangers. They became more popular in urban areas around the 1900’s as more people became aware of the qualities of these wonderful little dogs. They make great pets because of their adaptability. They can go from bubbly little dogs playing with the children to a couch-potato happily curled up beside you. They are loyal and very protective of their territory and their owners.

General Characteristics

Appearance: A small sized dog, strong active agile terrier, with a lightly chiselled semi flat head pointed V shape ears erect or folded. They love family life, children, and are also great for older people as a companion.

Temperament: Fearless and bold, confident and eager to learn, showing loyalty to the owners.

Characteristics: The dog’s inborn skill for hunting and its internal strength and fortitude.

Colour: Predominantly white, with either black or tan or both colour combinations. White and black. White and black with tan markings or white and tan. No other colours are permitted.

Coat: The coat is short with a fine smooth texture

Grooming: A low maintenance dog. With their short coat bathing and brushing need rarely be done. Nails need to be clipped regularly.

Exercise: They loved to be walked but need to know you are in control. If you have a large backyard they don’t need much walking although small yard and flat dwellers need at least 20-30 minutes per day. They love playing with balls and other throw toys so a romp in the park is great.

Health: Luxating Patella (slipping kneecap) can occur in small breeds and surgery is expensive. To eliminate this problem the Mini Foxie Club screens all its breeding dogs and only approved dogs can be registered for breeding. Pups bred from these approved dogs can be purchased from breeders who are registered with the Mini Foxie Club of Australia Inc (MFCA).