The Toy Fox Terrier is a descendant of the Smooth Fox Terrier. While the latter were bred partly to catch foxes (hence the name), the Toy Fox Terrier was much more suited to smaller quarry like squirrels.
These energetic little dogs are across the pond from their larger relative – as they were developed in the United States during the 1930s. Quite a lot of breeds are thought to have gone into making them – including English Toy Terriers, Chihuahuas, Italian Greyhounds and Manchester Terriers.
Toy Fox Terriers were first recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1936. They’re also known as 'American Toy Terriers' and 'Amertoys'. Not to mention all the other cute names we call them.