Breed standard

 Toy Fox Terrier

 

Country of Origin: United States of America.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL STANDARD: 08.07.2003.
USAGE: Decorative terrier companion.
CLASSIFICATION FCI: Group 9. Decorative dog companions.
Is not recognized by the FCI.
GENERAL APPEARANCE: The Toy Fox Terrier - a well-balanced, small dog of athletic appearance, showing as much a grace and agility and strength with tireless. His lithe muscular body has a smooth elegant lines, giving the impression of easy movements and endless stamina. The nature of the dog is a sleek, proud, active and always on the alert. The backbone should be strong, but not excessively, and is always proportional to the size of the dog. Overall balance is very important. The characteristic features of the breed are: elegant head, short shiny coat dominant white color combined with a predominantly fully painted head, high set, a short tail.
BEHAVIOUR AND TEMPERAMENT: The Toy Fox Terrier does have features like toy dogs and terriers. Signs and those and other influence on the personality and character toy fox terrier . As a terrier, toy fox terrier demonstrates a shrewd mind, courage and liveliness. As a toy, it is characterized by a miniature size and the ability to give his boundless love unfailing to owner.Toy fox terrier - smart, attentive, friendly and loyal to their owners. He learns new commands quickly, eager to please, and adaptable to almost any situation. Toy fox terriers, like other terriers, cold-blooded, energetic, decisive, they are not easily intimidated. This is a very lively, playful and cheerful little dog. The lack of any individual typical terrier properties and characteristics considered a fault and the fault, depending on the severity.

 

HEAD : elegant, balanced, with no sign of rudeness. Expression intelligent, caring, insightful and interested.
Cranial: moderately broad, slightly rounded and slightly wedge-shaped. Moderate transition from forehead to muzzle, quite noticeable. Seen from the front head is gradually expanding from the nose to the base of the ears. The distance from the nose to the transition from forehead to muzzle the distance from the stop to the occiput. Cheeks flat and muscular, the area under the eyes is well filled.
Muzzle strong rather than a dry, generally proportional to the head, the skull and muzzle are parallel.
Nose: black, except for the brown-colored dogs, whose nose is in the tone of brown spots.
Lips: Thin, tight.
Teeth: The preferred full set of strong white teeth with a scissor bite. Loss of teeth is not regarded as a disadvantage that when the bite can be defined as correct.
Eyes: clear, bright and dark, including the edge of the eyelid, with the exception of a brown-colored dogs, edging eye which should be in the tone of brown spots. The eyes are round, slightly convex, but not protruding, with a pleasant intelligent expression. They are well planted on the sides, but not in the slanting, with a tight-fitting lids.
Ears erect, pointed, triangular, set high and close together, but never touching. The size of the ears and the body is proportional to the head.

NECK: well set on, proudly posed with a slightly convex nape, gracefully curved, lean, muscular, bezpodvesa. It is proportional to the head and body, gradually expanding, moving smoothly into the shoulders. Neck length approximately equal to the length of the head. The topline is flat in stance as well as in movement.

BODY: balanced and tapers slightly from ribs to the waist.

Topline: with pronounced withers, straight, horizontal and muscular. Short and strong in loin.
Croup: in one level with the topline and well-rounded.
Chest: Deep and muscular, with well-sprung ribs. Chest deep reaches to the elbows. The front part of the chest is well developed.
Underline: moderately tightened, emphasizing grace and elegance.
TAIL: Set on high, carried erect, proportional to the size of the dog. The tail is docked at the level of the third or fourth vertebra. Not docked tail is not penalized.

FOREQUARTERS AND HINDQUARTERS

FOREQUARTERS: when viewed from the front are straight and parallel. Front angulation well expressed.
Shoulders: supplied steadily advanced, but not too muscular.
Shoulder blades: well laid back, a smooth transition from the neck to the back.
Elbows close to chest and sent straight back.
Pastern: Strong and direct, but also flexible.
FEET: Small, oval, facing forward, with no partition, and clubfoot. Toes strong, arched and tight with thick pads.

HINDQUARTERS: when viewed from behind are straight and parallel. Corners of the hindquarters are well-marked.
Upper and lower thigh: Strong, muscular, of good length.
Knees are clearly marked, with good angulation.
Hocks: Strong.
Hocks short and straight. Dewclaws must be removed
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COAT: Short, shiny, silky, good structure, soft to the touch. Wool is a little long around the neck, uniformly covering the body.

COLOUR: Spotted - the dominant white color in combination with a predominantly fully colored head.

Tri-color. Predominantly black head with a distinct tan markings on the cheeks, jaw and above the eyes. The body is white more than 50%, black spots or without them. 

White, chocolate and tan. Predominantly brown head with a distinct tan markings on the cheeks, jaw and above the eyes. The body is white more than 50%, with brown blots with or without them.

White and tan. Predominantly tan head. The body is white more than 50% from tan spots or without them.

 

White and black. Predominantly black head. Torso white more than 50%, black spots or without them.

 

Colors should be vivid and clear. White blaze is acceptable, but it should not reach the eyes and ears. Pure white is preferred, but a small amount of speckling is no reason to reduce the assessment. In three-color black-headed dogs spots on the trunk should be black. Chocolate-headed dogs should have brown spots on the trunk. Both tri-color colors may be a little fallen along the spots on the chest and under the tail, as in the conventional two-color spot.

SIZE: 21.5 - 29 cm (8.5 - 11.5 inches), preferably 23 - 28 cm (9 - 11 inches). Toy Fox Terrier has a square format. The growth is measured from the withers to the ground, and the length of the body - from the shoulder - blade junction to point of buttock. Little more stretched in females is possible.

MOVEMENT: Free, flowing with good reach and strong drive. The topline is straight, head and tail are kept raised during the motion.

FAULTS: Any departure from the above points is regarded as a defect or flaw, depending on the severity.
- apple head
- The spots that extend below the elbow or hock, except ticking.
- Prancing step.

 

DISQUALIFICATION:
          - Aggressive or overly shy
          - Any dog below 21.5 cm and 29 cm above
          - Ears not errect on any dog over 6 months of age
          - Light nose
          - Wry mouth, overshot more than 3 mm
          - A white blaze extending to the eyes or ears.
          - Any color other than under the standard.
Dogs that have physical or behavioral abnormalities shall be disqualified.
N.B. Every male-dog should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

Sources: official website of the RKF, http://www.atftc.com/