Fox Terriers were originally bred to flush foxes out of their hiding places during fox hunts. Today they’re primarily family companions and show dogs, although you’ll occasionally find them in the hunt country of the northeastern United States, still performing their traditional role.

Watch and learn about Fox Terrier dog’s key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Fox Terrier Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Fox Terrier Dog Terrier Dogs Up to 1 foot, 3 inches tall at the shoulder 15 to 19 pounds 10 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Fox Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Fox Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Fox Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Fox Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Fox Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Fox Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Fox Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level. This means Fox Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level parameter.

Fox Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone. This means Fox Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Being Alone parameter.

Fox Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather. This means Fox Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather parameter.

Fox Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather. This means Fox Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Fox Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness. This means Fox Terrier has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness parameter.

Fox Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family. This means Fox Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family parameter.

Fox Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. This means Fox Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs parameter.

Fox Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Friendly Dog. This means Fox Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog parameter.

Fox Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers. This means Fox Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers parameter.

Health Grooming:

Fox Terrier is rated 2 out of 5 in Health Grooming. This means Fox Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Health Grooming parameter.

Fox Terrier is rated 2 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding. This means Fox Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Amount Of Shedding parameter.

Fox Terrier is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential. This means Fox Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential parameter.

Fox Terrier is rated 2 out of 5 in Easy To Groom. This means Fox Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Easy To Groom parameter.

Fox Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in General Health. This means Fox Terrier has scored high and is suitable in General Health parameter.

Fox Terrier is rated 2 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain. This means Fox Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Potential For Weight Gain parameter.

Fox Terrier is rated 2 out of 5 in Size. This means Fox Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Size parameter.

Trainability:

Fox Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Trainability. This means Fox Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Trainability parameter.

Fox Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Train. This means Fox Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train parameter.

Fox Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Intelligence. This means Fox Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence parameter.

Fox Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness. This means Fox Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness parameter.

Fox Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Prey Drive. This means Fox Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive parameter.

Fox Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. This means Fox Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl parameter.

Fox Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential. This means Fox Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Fox Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Fox Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Fox Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Energy Level. This means Fox Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level parameter.

Fox Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Intensity. This means Fox Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Intensity parameter.

Fox Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Fox Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Fox Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness. This means Fox Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Terrier Dogs

Height

Up to 1 foot, 3 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

15 to 19 pounds

Life Span

10 to 15 years

Highlights

Fox Terriers like to eat and can become overweight. Be sure to monitor their food intake and give them regular exercise to keep them in shape.Fox Terriers can be hard to housetrain — crate training is recommended.Fox Terriers bark a lot and their barks typically are high-pitched.Fox Terriers are prone to chasing rabbits, birds, cats, and even other dogs. They’re scrappy and will pick fights with other dogs, even those that are much larger than they are. Be sure to keep your Fox Terrier on leash when he’s not in a secure area.Fox Terriers should not be trusted alone with non-canine pets unless they have been trained to get along with them.Fox Terriers are highly energetic and need about 30 to 45 minutes of vigorous exercise each day. If they don’t get a chance to burn off their natural energy, they can become destructive or turn into nuisance barkers.While they’re loyal to their families and love to play, Fox Terriers are too rough and energetic to play with young children.Fox Terriers are escape artists. They can jump higher than you might think and will dig holes or otherwise try to escape from their yards.Fox Terriers are a fairly rare breed. If you’re buying a puppy, you may find it hard to track down a good breeder — and even when you find one, you may have to wait several months for a litter to be born.